Britannia Calgary Real Estate and Homes for Sale
Are you looking for a unique and affluent neighbourhood that is small yet well-established, close to nature, and offers scenic views? You are in the right place. From sports facilities and schools to exclusive shopping destinations and restaurants - Britannia has all this and more to offer its residents.
Britannia luxury real estate, is renowned as one of the most prestigious and desirable communities in Canada. Large oversized lots set the stage for the beautiful custom builders to construct magazine cover-worthy dream homes. Modern architecture is mixed with mid-century bungalows on beautiful tree-lined streets. Peruse the listings below and let us know which ones fit your dreams and aspirations.
Nestled in the southwest quadrant of Calgary, atop a hill, is the small, close-knit, and upscale neighbourhood of Britannia. This gorgeous, close-to-nature community with beautiful landscapes is one of Calgary's wealthiest neighbourhoods. Splendid houses with elegant architecture – most dating back to as early as the late 1950s dot the beautiful landscapes of this small yet exclusive community. The spectacular Elbow River on the east offers residents magnificent views from their windows and balconies.
Britannia is also a mature, well-established neighbourhood, meaning residents don't have to travel far to the community's various amenities. Thick vegetation with some trees dating back to the early 1900s offers homes excellent privacy and shade during the warm summer months.
True to its very British name, the neighbourhood has a British theme that is evident as you make your way through the community. Streets have names like Edinburgh Boulevard, Coronation Drive, and Elizabeth Road. The landscape and architecture in the community boast British styles.
Britannia REALTOR® Tour of the Neighbourhood
Take a tour of Britannia with this video walkthrough of the neighbourhood. Learn about the community before you start looking at homes and make notes of what's important to you.
Britannia Real Estate
A mature well developed residential neighborhood located within the south west quadrant of Calgary, Britannia is surrounded by the Britannia Drive on the north, the Riverdale park on the west, the 50 Avenue S on the south and the Elbow Drive on the east.
Established back in 1956, the community in Britannia is home to some of the most luxurious properties in the entire city of Calgary. Given its strategic location with the city, the Britannia Real Estate offers a quiet and tranquil living experience for its residents living just a stone’s throw away from downtown. Homes for sale in Britannia comprise an eclectic mix of housing options from premium single family detached and attached units to upscale apartments and condominiums that are regularly listed an average price of around $2,560,000. This family oriented neighborhood offers its residents a myriad of recreational options ranging from restaurants, shopping complexes, walking trails to the famous Glencoe club and Lindsay Parks Sports Centre and so on.
Britannia Homes & Real Estate Listings
Annexed by the City of Calgary in 1910, Britannia’s development did not begin until the 1950’s. The community takes on a British theme and is named after the Roman name for Britain., with many of the streets in the community named after famous streets in the UK. Located approximately 4km south of downtown, Britannia has views of the Elbow River and the Rocky Mountains, as well as the colossal skyline of the city.
Calgary Real Estate Quadrant: SouthWest Calgary
Similar neighboring communities of Elbow Park and Windsor Park.
Community Established 1956
Real estate in Britannia has a distinctive British feel in the neighborhood. Street names such as Coronation Drive, Edinburgh Boulevard and Elizabeth Road run a web through the small island like community. Encompassed by waterways and green spaces Britannia homes enjoy magnificent city views as well views overlooking the Elbow River Valley, and the Rocky Mountains. Situated close to River Park, Stanley Park and the Calgary bike path, Britannia's elegant real estate is a desirable location. Downtown Calgary is minutes away and even within a quick cycle ride.
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Amenities in Britannia — Live, Work, & Play
The Elbow River gently winds along just off Britannia's western border, running through Sandy Beach Park and Riverdale Park – home to a wide variety of activities for the entire family. Britannia's residents also have easy access to the Elbow River pathway system.
The Calgary Golf & Country Club is Britannia's answer to golf lovers. Britannia houses the entrance of this premier golf club established in 1897, which is also one of Calgary's best golf courses.
Crescent Park is Britannia's fun park for children, fully equipped with a playground and a rock wall.
Britannia Slopes is a lovely dog park on Britannia Drive SW. The park offers beautiful views of the river and is a fantastic place to get some exercise with your four-legged friend.
Riverdale Park is on the ridge above Sandy Beach and has an expansive off-leash area. The park is fantastic for families too and is often a meeting place for various outdoor activities.
The Britannia Off-Leash and off-leash fenced-in areas are located side by side along the community's northwest border. They are both fantastic places to let your furry friends off their leashes to romp around with their doggy friends.
Stanley Park is a 21-hectare riverfront family park with a variety of features like picnic tables, a swimming pool, playground, baseball and tennis facilities, and even a BBQ grill. With the Elbow River running through the park, it's the perfect destination for a quiet, tranquil, and scenic walk.
Britannia Plaza Shopping Centre is a small shopping mall offering a wide range of exclusive, independent stores owned by local entrepreneurs. It also has over 15 brand name stores and stores for jewelry, home and cookware, technology, books, groceries, wine and spirits, and professional services. Some shops and services to check out here are:
- Ginger Laurier – for fashion and shoes.
- The Tech Shop – for running and walking shoes.
- Britannia Kitchen & Home – for distinctive homewares.
- Owls' Nest Books – for a wide range of books.
- Bon-A-Pet-Treat for pet food and more.
- Sunterra Market – for groceries
- Britannia Wine Merchants – for wine and spirits
- Village Ice Cream – for ice cream.
Some professional services here are Britannia Dermedics, Britannia Hair Company & Esthetics, Britannia Medical Clinic, and Chinook Optical.
Lagree YYC is a fitness center located on Elbow Drive SW, offering fantastic workouts by professional instructors.
Orangetheory Fitness is an established gym in the area on Elbow Drive SW. Fantastic staff and coaches and intense workouts ensure you see excellent results quickly.
Restaurants and bars —
A1 Cantina is a Mexican restaurant in Britannia Plaza Shopping Centre offering delicious and authentic Mexican food in a funky ambience. The restaurant is known for its tacos.
Monogram Coffee and Starbucks in Britannia Plaza are regular hangouts for those who want to grab a quick espresso before heading off to explore the mall.
Village Ice Cream has an incredibly delicious range of ice cream flavours.
Britannia's must-try restaurants include Brown's Social House – an upscale fine-dining restaurant, and Suzette Bistro for fresh crêpes.
General feel and vibe — What's it like living in Britannia?
Britannia is a tranquil, family-oriented neighbourhood housing some of Calgary's most luxurious properties. The area offers residents spectacular views of the river and the city. It's the perfect neighbourhood for older couples looking to lead a quiet, small-town life away from the humdrum of city life. The community treasures its green spaces and pathways.
Avenue Magazine Rankings
Britannia ranked 109 in Avenue Calgary's list of the most desirable neighbourhoods (2020).
- Overall rank for Best Neighbourhoods 2020: 109
- Restaurant access points: 11
- Public recreation facility access points: 26
- Parks and green space points: 11
- Pathway points: 13
- Walk score: 45
- Transit score: 45
Interesting Facts about Britannia
Schools In or Near Britannia
Britannia is a part of a community of assigned public, catholic, and public schools.
- Elboya School (kindergarten, elementary, middle, high)
- William Reid School (kindergarten, elementary)
- Killarney School (kindergarten, elementary)
- Glamorgan School (kindergarten, elementary, middle)
- Western Canada High School (high)
- École de la Source (pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, elementary, middle, high)
- Langevin School (kindergarten, elementary, middle, high)
- Willow Park School (elementary, middle, high)
- St. Augustine School (kindergarten, elementary, middle, high)
- École Ste0Marguerite-Bourgeoys (kindergarten, elementary, middle, high)
- St. Gerard School (kindergarten, elementary)
- St. Benedict School (kindergarten, elementary)
- Bishop Grandin High School (high)
- The Calgary Jewish Academy
- Lycée Louis Pasteur
According to the 2016 Census of Calgary statistics, 725 people were living in Britannia that year, and today, that number remains more or less the same. The community comprises a large population (nearly 20%) of children aged between 0 and 14. There is a significant population (about 15%) of seniors above 65. Owners occupy around 80% of the houses, and the rest are rented out.
Britannia's real estate is an eclectic mix of charming, mid-century family bungalows, modern, efficient, and elegant single-family homes, and some practical yet tasteful and sophisticated multi-unit condominiums. You can find massive plots that house magazine cover-worthy homes and smaller homes on smaller plots.
Britannia became a part of Calgary way back in 1910, but only years later, in 1956, the housing market was developed here. Most of the development in the area took place in the 1950s.
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FAQs about Britannia Real Estate and Neighborhood
Is there a pool in the area?
Britannia has an outdoor pool housed in Stanley Park. Residents can use the pool during the summer months when it is open.
What is the crime like in Britannia? Is this a safe neighbourhood?
Britannia is safer than 94% of cities in Alberta, and the year-over-year crime here has decreased by 17%. Most crimes are related to car-related thefts and vandalism, and violent crimes are very few – 69% less than the country's average. You have a rare (1 in 60) chance of becoming a victim of crime here. The nearest police facility and fire station are less than two kilometres away, giving residents peace of mind.
Which is the best restaurant in the neighbourhood?
Brown's Social House restaurant and bar on Elbow Drive is worth mentioning for a unique blend of two-handed burgers and hand-crafted cocktails in a wonderfully social atmosphere. The menu includes various types of food, including soups and salads, burgers, steaks, brunch, a kid's menu, and house-made desserts.
How do I get around the neighbourhood?
Britannia is a car-dependant neighbourhood, and most errands will require a car drive. It is somewhat bikeable, with some bike infrastructure. Some public transport is available for those who prefer the bus or train and a variety of taxi and ride-share companies service the area.
Where can I buy groceries?
Head to Sunterra Market in Britannia Plaza for all your groceries requirements. The market is one of the city's famous local markets and is the best place to buy everything you need for your dinner and entertainment requirements. It has a fantastic deli selection, a wide range of cheeses, desserts, and even locally made products.