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2326, 6224 17 Avenue Se
Red Carpet, Calgary, Alberta
- 2 Beds
- 2 Baths
- 930 Square FT
This quiet residential area is a popular choice in the city. If you are looking for a family home, you will find one that meets your requirements – in terms of size, style, and price. Red Carpet’s community is family-friendly, with several schools, parks, and other attractions in and around the area.
The neighbourhood of Red Carpet lies on the eastern edge of Calgary, between the CN tracks, 17 Avenue SE, 68 Street SE, and International Avenue. Surrounding communities include Forest Lawn, Penbrooke Meadows, Abbeydale, Marlborough Park, Pineridge, and Forest Heights.
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Amenities in Red Carpet — Live, Work, & Play
Within Elliston Park is a massive 20-hectare stormwater retention water body known as Elliston Lake. It’s the perfect location for a picnic or a quiet walk. The lake also has a fantastic bike trail that goes around it.
Elliston Park is the largest park closest to Red Carpet, situated along 17 Avenue. GlobalFest is hosted here every year, and each year, the residents of Red Carpet get a fantastic view of the firework display. This community park has grassy open areas and forested pathways, which is excellent for pet owners. The park has several playgrounds, benches, trails, rose gardens, and picnic tables. If you would like to let your dog romp around off-leash, the southern third of the park is an off-leash zone. The park is also home to the first BP BirthPlace Forest – where a tree is planted in honour of the birth of every newborn baby in Calgary.
Applestone Park on Applewood Drive SE is a lovely park for children. It hosts a playground that caters to the needs of preschoolers to older kids and includes swings, climbers with bridges, spinner, merry-go-round, and more. The park’s playground is known as one of the best in Calgary.
Forest Lawn Ramp Park is another park with a playground. It has wide-open spaces for walks and jogs and even tennis courts.
Mountainview Park, a two-minute walk from Red Carpet, has a playground, sports field, and football diamonds.
For tiny tots, there is the Appletree Rd SE Playground.
General feel and vibe — What's it like living in Red Carpet?
Red Carpet is a small and quiet neighbourhood made up of a blend of seniors, adults, and children. The area has a welcoming feel and has a lot to offer its residents in schools, parks, shopping, and more. The local community association hosts a wide range of events for its residents. It is well-connected by public transport, so you won’t have a hard time getting around.
Avenue Magazine Rankings
Red Carpet, Calgary ranks 150th overall in Calgary’s Avenue Calgary Magazine for the 2020s Best Neighbourhoods.
The scores assigned to various criteria that make this a desirable neighbourhood are as follows:
- Overall rank for Best Neighborhoods 2020: 150
- Restaurant access points: 5
- Public recreation facility access points:0
- Parks and green space points: 23
- Pathway points:18
- Walk score: 40
- Transit score: 52
Interesting Facts about Red Carpet
Schools In or Near Red Carpet
When it comes to schools, there are several schools in and around Red Carpet to choose. Here is a list of some of the schools in the area.
- Penbrooke Meadows Schools (kindergarten and elementary)
- Chris Akkerman School (kindergarten and elementary)
- Sir John Franklin School (elementary, middle, and high)
- Piitoaysis Family School (kindergarten and elementary)
- Jack James High School (high)
- Ernest Morrow School (middle and high)
- Forest Lawn High School (high)
- Sir Wilfrid Laurier School (middle and high)
- St. Peter School (kindergarten, elementary, and prekindergarten)
- St. Rose of Lima School (kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high)
- Ecole Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix (kindergarten, elementary, and prekindergarten)
- Father Lacombe High School (high)
- Bishop Kidd School (middle and high)
- Eastside Christian Academy
- Tyndale Christian School
According to the 2016 Census of Canada, Red Carpet has a population of 1,815. Approximately 70% of the population is between 15 and 64 years of age, and 16% are between 65 and 84 years of age. The neighbourhood has a significant population (14%) between 0 and 14 years. There are over 900 dwellings in Red Carpet, and the average household size is two.
Over 75% of the families are couples, with half of them living with their children. Lone-parent families make up a little over 20% of the population.
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FAQs about Forest Heights Real Estate and Neighborhood
What’s the closest hospital to Red Carpet, Calgary?
There are several hospitals around Calgary. Peter Lougheed Hospital is 5.25 km away (10 to 15-minute drive from Red Carpet) and provides a range of healthcare services, including a 24×7 emergency department. The most prominent public hospital for sick children, the Alberta Children's Hospital, is approximately 15 km away. Rockyview General Hospital offers a range of acute and outpatient services and is administered by Alberta Health Services. The hospital is about 13 km from Red Carpet.
What are the people of the Red Carpet community like?
The community of Red Carpet has a little over 900 families. The community consists of warm, friendly, and helpful families who take care of one another. Families are a blend of families and seniors.
How do I get around when living in Red Carpet?
Red Carpet is the 92nd most walkable neighbourhood in Calgary and has a Walk Score of 40. The neighbourhood is car-dependent, which means you will require a car to run most errands.
It has many good public transportation options and at least one bus line passing through it. Other bus routes include 1-Forest lawn, 42-Marlborough, 49-Forest Heights, 68-68 St E, 7 Applewood/17 Av SE, and 440 Chateau Estates/Franklin Station.
The closest LRTs are Marlborough, Franklin, Barlow, Rundle, and Whitehorn C Train Stations.
The area has minimal bike infrastructure.
Where can I find a library in Red Carpet?
The Forest Lawn Library, 4807 8 Avenue Southeast, is the closest library to Red Carpet. It is approximately 1.8 km from Red Carpet. Village Square Library on 56 St NE is a public library about 4.1 km from Red Carpet and located in the Village Square Leisure Centre.
Is there any childcare available in Red Carpet?
If you are looking for childcare in and around Red Carpet, you are in luck. Applewood Dayhome on Applewood Drive and Tender Loving Child Care on Penedo Crescent are both only 0.5 km from Red Carpet. Rainbow is another childcare center that is 0.7 km from the center of Red Carpet. More than a dozen other daycare centers for children are situated around a 1.5 km-radium distance from this lovely, family-friendly neighbourhood.