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441, 1305 Glenmore Trail Sw
Kelvin Grove, Calgary, Alberta
- 2 Beds
- 1 Baths
- 969 Square FT
If you are looking for a quiet, affordable, and inclusive neighbourhood close to inner city Calgary, you are in the right place. Kelvin Grove offers all that and more. This area provides a variety of outdoor recreational areas and activities. It has excellent schools within its borders and surrounding regions and is close to a fantastic hospital and other amenities.
Kelvin Grove is situated in the southwest quadrant of Calgary. The neighbourhood is bordered by Glenmore Trail on the north, Elbow Drive on the east, 75th Avenue on the south, and 14th Street on the west.
Kelvin Grove Real Estate News
A few properties are typically for sale in Kelvin Grove. The highest-priced property is generally around the $1 million mark, and the lowest can be yours for under $200 thousand or so. The average price of a Kelvin Grove property today is around $250 per square foot. Properties in this neighbourhood stay on the market for approximately 65 days.
Kelvin Grove REALTOR® Tour of the Neighbourhood
Take a tour of Kelvin Grove 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.
Situated directly across from the Rockyview General Hospital. Real estate in this Calgary neighborhood enjoys stable pricing due to the proximity to major transportation arteries, Medical facilities, Natural Parkland at the Glenmore Reservoir and relatively quick commutes to the downtown core. The C-Train is within kilometers as is Heritage Park, the Calgary bike paths and Weaselhead Flats hiking trails.
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Amenities in Kelvin Grove — Live, Work, & Play
Earl Grey Golf Club is one of Calgary’s best private golf clubs and is about a 10-minute drive from the community.
Lakeview Golf Course and The Calgary Golf & Country Club are all north of the community. Toward the south is Go Go Golf and Golfaround Golf Programs (for women only).
Kelvin Grove residents are in luck when it comes to outdoor spaces like parks and other open areas. The neighbourhood is right next door to the Glenmore Reservoir and Weaselhead Flats. These areas offer excellent outdoor activities like hiking, biking, walking trails, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, and more.
For the younger children of the community, there are several community parks like 7th Street SW Playground and the Medford Pl SW Playground that have excellent playground amenities.
Kelvin Grove Park and CLE Community Association has a big playground, three sports fields, three tennis courts, a basketball court, three ball diamonds, two rinks, and a skateboard park.
Mayfair Food Market on Elbow Drive SW is Kelvin Grove’s convenience store to meet all your daily requirements.
Kingsland Shopping Centre is a shopping mall in neighbouring Kingsland that is excellent for quick shopping trips or a coffee. The mall has excellent restaurants as well.
For a fun day of shopping and eating out, try the Chinook Centre – Calgary’s largest shopping centre is a stone’s throw away from the neighbourhood, north of Glenmore Trail.
The CKE Community Association hosts various health and fitness classes like gymnastics, aerobics, yoga, strength training, multi-sport activities for girls, karate, dance, and more.
Restaurants and bars —
Mayfair Garden Café on Elbow Drive SW offers excellent service and great prices. It is perfect for a quick breakfast or a meal within the neighbourhood.
General feel and vibe — What's it like living in Kelvin Grove?
A small but lovely neighbourhood with lovely houses, vast green spaces, and a lot to do in terms of outdoor activities. A safe area with a crime rate that is lower than 15% of the Calgary average. A lovely place to settle down for young families with school-going children and older people.
Avenue Magazine Rankings
According to Avenue Calgary’s list of most desirable neighbourhoods, Kelvin Grove takes 148th place. Here’s a look at the scores assigned for various amenities and characteristics that make the community desirable.
- Overall rank for Best Neighbourhoods 2020: 148
- Restaurant access points: 9
- Public recreation facility access points: 33
- Parks and green space points: 7
- Pathway points: 10
Interesting Facts about Kelvin Grove
Schools In or Near Kelvin Grove
Families buying a home in Kelvin Grove have a wide variety of excellent schools to choose from for their children. The children of Kelvin Grove are served by the community’s Kindergarten, elementary and high schools. The neighbouring communities have good schools – here is a list of assigned schools:
- Chinook Park School (Kindergarten, Elementary)
- Woodman School (Elementary, Middle, High)
- Fairview School (Elementary, Middle, High)
- Le Roi Daniels School (Kindergarten, Elementary)
- Henry Wise Wood High School (High)
- École de la Source (Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, high, Pre-Kindergarten)
- Louis Riel School (Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, High)
- Willow Park School (Elementary, Middle, High)
- St. Augustine School (Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, High)
- St. Gerard School (Kindergarten, Elementary)
- St. Benedict School (Kindergarten, Elementary)
- École Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix (Kindergarten, Elementary, Pre-Kindergarten)
- Bishop Grandin High School (High)
- Akiva Academy
- The Calgary Jewish Academy
According to the 2016 Census of Canada profile published in 2019, 1,950 people lived in private households in Kelvin Grove that same year. The largest population is 15 to 64-year-olds, and the next largest population is children between ages 0 and 14. Seniors make up about 17% of the population.
There are almost 900 private households in Kelvin Grove, and the average size of each family is 2.3. Most families are couple families with children at home.
Almost 90% of the population comprises Canadian citizens, and the rest are not Canadian citizens. Immigrants include people from China, India, the UK, South Africa, and the Philippines.
Only a little more than half (50%) of the households are occupied by owners – the other half are rented out.
The community of Kelvin Grove was established in 1960 with the idea of building a neighbourhood that could offer affordable housing to people from all walks of life. The community is represented by the Ward 11 councillor in the Calgary City Council.
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FAQs about Kelvin Grove Real Estate and Neighborhood
How do I get about within the community?
The neighbourhood of Kelvin Grove is the 96th most walkable neighbourhood in Calgary. The area has excellent bike infrastructure, which makes this a very bikeable area as well. However, this is a car-dependant neighbourhood, and you will need a car to run most of your errands.
Downtown Calgary is a quick ride on public transport – an excellent public transport system connects the neighbourhood. Or, if you prefer, you can drive to the city center, which is not very far away.
There is at least one bus route passing through the community.
The nearest LRT is Heritage CTrain Station which is about 2 kilometers south of Chinook Centre. Other nearby LRT stations include Chinook CTrain Station and Southland CTrain Station. Anderson CTrain Station and 39 Avenue CTrain Station are less than three kilometers away.
Are there any cultural amenities nearby?
History buffs will be glad to know the Military Museums 3.5 kilometers northwest of the community.
Heritage Park Historical Village – Canada’s largest living museum is a seven-minute (approximate) drive away and spans over 127 acres. As well as being one of the city’s most visited tourist attractions, it is a fantastic place to hang out with the family. The park has various museums and daily activities. There is a seasonal living history village depicting life from the 1860s to the 1930s—other attractions include sailing on a paddlewheel boat and train rides in an antique steam train.
Which is the nearest hospital?
Rockyview General Hospital, one of Calgary’s well-known hospitals, is just west of the neighbourhood. The hospital offers excellent care and serves over 220,000 patients every year.
As well as Rockyview General Hospital, there are several other medical facilities within the community at the northeast corner. These include:
- Kaleidoscope Pediatric Consultants for children
- Chinook Care Centre for aged care
- Serac Eye and Skin Care Centre
- Mountain View Medical Centre
- Intercare Chinook Hospice
- Rockyview Health Centre
- Rockyview Maternity & Family Practice
- Innovative Sport Medicine – Mayfair
- Banff Plastic Surgery – Post-Operative Clinic
Is there childcare in the community?
Parents of toddlers and young children will be happy to know childcare is available within the community. Hopscotch in the CKE Community Association Centre offers before and after-school care. It also provides KinderCare.
What services do the community association offer?
CKE community association is the community association for Chinook Park, Kelvin Grove, and Eagle Ridge. The community association offers services such as childcare, fitness programs, sports events, and more. Residents can also get involved with the community garden.
Skate parks, ice rinks, playgrounds are all a part of the community association’s way of giving families the space they need to connect with their family and community.