Southview Calgary Real Estate
Single-detached houses are the most common real estate in Southview. Around 55% of the houses are occupied by owners, while the rest are rented. Other homes for sale include apartment buildings and duplexes. Some buildings in this neighbourhood are old and traditional, as many were constructed before 1960. However, you will also find some very modern houses with the latest amenities.
Southview Homes for Sale
The Bow River borders the neighbourhood along its western border. This lovely neighbourhood was the final community to be developed within the Greater Forest Lawn Area. It was established in 1950 and is now represented by Ward 9. 36 Street SE bounds Southview on the East, 17 Avenue SE on the north, 26 Avenue SE o the south side.
Like many of the well-established and well-known surrounding neighbourhoods, Southview has the advantage of several parks and wide-open spaces. The surrounding area includes Dover, Forest Lawn, Albert Park, Radisson Heights, Forest Heights, Erin Woods, Mayland Heights, and Inglewood.
Major landmarks surround Southview, including the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, St. George Island, Calgary Zoo, and St. Patrick Island.
Southeast Calgary is well known for its award-winning designs and craftsmanship, thanks to its builders and developers. So first-time homebuyers have a wide choice of types of homes to choose from. This part of Calgary is recognized for its suburban lifestyle, where it is almost impossible to find any high-rise buildings. The highest apartment buildings are restricted to four stories in height.
Southview REALTOR® Tour of the Neighbourhood
Take a tour of Southview 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.
Community Established 1950
While development of Albert Park/Radisson Heights and Forest Lawn areas began in 1910, Southview's history only dates back to 1950. The curvilinear street pattern and street names are characteristic of that period. Southview has good transportation access and views of the Downtown, the Bow River Valley corridor and the Rocky Mountains.
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Amenities in Southview — Live, Work, & Play
Golf Courses —
For golf lovers, Southview is a golfer’s paradise with several fantastic golf clubs around the neighbourhood. The Inglewood Golf & Curling Club is just a 7-minute drive away and offers excellent golf and curling and great food as well. About 10 km away (about a 20-minute drive) is the Calgary Golf & Country Club. The Winston Golf Club, one of the oldest golf clubs in Calgary, is just 8 km away and takes approximately 13 minutes by car. Willow Park Golf & Country Club, Earl Grey Golf Club, and Wingfield Golf Club are just some of the others within driving distance.
Like all the other surrounding neighbourhoods, Southview too has several parks in and around the area. So, if you love the open and would like to enjoy the outdoors with your family, you have plenty of options. Southview View Deck is a lovely park kept natural with wild plants and grasses.
The Prairie Winds Park is an 18-minute drive away and features a playground with a zip line, a water area, fitness stations, sports, and more.
Inglewood Wildlands and the Bird Sanctuary and Nature Reserve are less than 20 minutes away if you take 17 Ave SE.
Deerfoot Park – also known as Deerfoot Athletic Park, is a 10-minute walk.
Valleyview Regional Park and Forest lawn Park are some nearby parks.
Shopping and dining —
The closest grocery shop is just a short walk away. Clothing stores are aplenty in neighboring areas. Shopping malls around the area include Deerfoot Mall (9 km), Sunridge Mall (4.48 km), Market Mall (12.95 km), Chinook Centre Mall (7.14 km), and Southcentre Mall (10.47 km).
There are some lovely places to eat out, and some coffee shops as well.
General feel and vibe — What's it like living in Southview?
Life in Southview goes by at a slow and casual pace. The streets are usually quiet in this part of Calgary. There are several nearby parks to explore and a lot of close-by attractions. The community itself is made up of warm and friendly families willing to help a friend or neighbour in need.
Southview does not fall under the list of most dangerous neighbourhoods in Calgary, as it is considered quite a safe place to live.
Avenue Magazine Rankings
Avenue Magazine is a lifestyle magazine that gives readers a fantastic read of the city of Calgary. The magazine ranked Southview as the 43rd best neighbourhood in Calgary. Here are some scores that led to the ranking:
- Restaurant access points: 92
- Public recreation facility access points: 70
- Parks and green space points: 70
- Pathway points: 15
- Walk score: 74
- Transit score: 53
Interesting Facts about Southview
Schools In or Near Southview
When it comes to schools, the residents of Southview have the option of sending their children to any of several schools in the area. Here is a list of assigned schools:
- West Dover School (Kindergarten and Elementary).
- Holy Cross School (Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, High, and Pre-Kindergarten).
- Piitoaysis Family School (Kindergarten and Elementary).
- Sir John Franklin School (Elementary, Middle, and High).
- Ian Bazalgette School (Middle and High).
- Sir Wilfrid Laurier School (Middle and High)
- Forest Lawn High School (High).
- Jack James High School (High)
- 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).
- Delta West Academy
- Eastside Christian Academy
According to the 2016 Census of Canada, the population of Southview in 2016 was 1,825. Over 70% of the people fell in the 15 to 64 years category. The next largest population (15%) belonged to the 0 to 14 years’ category. About 13% of the people fell in the 65 to 84 years’ category. The average household size in 2016 was 2.2. Most of the families live with children at home. English is spoken in 85% of the households, but it is the mother tongue of only 75% of households. Other families speak French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Polish, and other languages. Over 75% of the families in 2016 were non-immigrants. The employment rate back in 2016 was 59%.
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FAQs about Southview Real Estate and Neighborhood
Where can I find a library in Southview?
Forest Lawn Library on 8 Avenue SE is the closest library, approximately 2 km away from Southview. The Library has free Wi-Fi, meeting rooms, computers and printers, a space for children, and parking. The Central Library (also known as the Calgary New Central Library) is a public library on 3 Street SE –less than 5 km from Southview.
How long will it take me to get to the airport from Southview?
The closest airport to Southview is the Calgary International Airport which is approximately 19.5 km away, toward the North. When you take the fastest route, you will make it to the airport in 20 to 30 minutes. Several other airports like the ones in Okotoks, Springbank, and Airdrie also serve Calgary.
How do I get around when living in Southview?
When you live in Southview, you will find that you can accomplish most errands on foot. The neighbourhood is the 14th most walkable neighbourhood in Calgary and has a walk score of 74. The community has many public transportation options. At least three bus lines pass through the area. Southview’s bike infrastructure is minimal.
The closest LRT to Southview is Franklin C-Train Station. But residents can also access the Barlow-Max Bell, Marlborough, Zoo, and Bridgeland C-Train stations, between one and two kilometers from Southview.
Will I feel safe in Southview? What’s the crime like?
You will be happy to know Southview is not included in the most dangerous neighbourhoods in Calgary list for 2021. The rankings are calculated based on the number of violent crimes in each community (per 100,000 people) and then compared with Calgary’s violent crime average. Southview is not known as a dangerous place to live.
Is there any childcare available in Southview?
Parents will be happy to know there are several daycare centers available for their young ones. Davar Child Development Centre is just 0.4 km away from the center of the neighborhood, on 19th Avenue SE. Kids Fun N Learn Centre is also the same distance away, on 30th Street, Southeast. Dover Daycare and Albert Park Child Care Centre are both less than a kilometer away.
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Listing information last updated on January 27th, 2022 at 1:15pm MST.