Strathcona Park is located on the western side of Calgary in the city’s SW quadrant. Just head west on Bow Trail, up past Sarcee Trail and you’ll see Strathcona Park to your left. The area was annexed from Municipal District of Rockyview in 1956. Strathcona was developed in the 1980’s and is located on an elevated hill that allows for stunning eastward views of downtown Calgary and the Elbow and Bow River Valleys.
A newer extension to Strathcona, called Springhaven, was developed in the late 1990’s. Check the Calgary Board of Education and Calgary Catholic School Board websites for current school locations and/or busing programs. Many of the local schools in the area are capped and students are being bussed to neighboring communities so it’s important to check in advance.
You’ll recognize Olympic Heights Elementary School by the large rock formation at the back of their field.
They’ve also got a new playground, sandstone amphitheater, a prairie circle of native plants and a west garden for younger children to play. I believe there is a new Catholic school that may be built near the Westhills Shopping Center. I haven’t confirmed this yet, but stay tuned!
Strathcona is surrounded by a number of private schools, please check their websites for location, programs and space availability: Rundle College Junior and Senior High, Calgary Academy, Webber Academy, the Calgary French School and Calgary Waldorf.
Nearby Springborough has an outstanding pre-school program called Brite Studios.
The SCCA Strathcona Christie and Aspen Community Association is very active within the community.
The SCCA houses the Child’s Garden Preschool and a variety of activities for children, adults and seniors including martial arts, scouts, dance, bridge, art, fitness classes and more. Community recreation facilities such as the hockey rink, skating pond, and soccer fields all make Strathcona Park and Strathridge a great place to buy a family home.
The facilities and athletic programs for young and old alike at the Westside Rec Center are outstanding. Take your kids to enjoy the wave pool and slide or swim laps or take lessons. Upstairs is a massive running track and programs include a state of the art Spin Class with virtual rides.
Both Strathcona and Strathridge are home to a number of running and walking paths that run through Aspen lined ravines.
A quick walk or bike ride down through Strathcona Park takes you to the Sarcee Trail and Bow Trail intersection and just across that intersection is Edworthy Park. Edworthy Park has a long system of bike paths along the river, the Douglas Fir trail system, and picnic sites that are perfect for family events. Strathcona Park has two dog off-leash areas for the dog lovers who live nearby.
You’ll find Strathcona and Strathridge have several grocery stores to choose from all within a 5-10 minute drive: Sobeys, Safeway, No-Frills, Superstore, Coop, Sunterra Market and my personal favorite Blush Lane Organic Market.
Residents enjoy their newest shopping center, Aspen Landing.
Here are a number of listings available in this community. Please contact me by phone or text if you would like to preview any of these beautiful homes.
Strathcona Homes for Sale
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