Springbank Hill is up for our analysis and review this week, so without further delay, here are some stats and details we have uncovered for you.
One of the larger communities on the hill, Springbank Hill is conglomerate of several communities located in the vicinity-Springborough, Summit of Montreux, Springbank Hill, The Slopes, Anatapi, and Spring Valley. Being such a vast area, it is bordered to the north by 17th Avenue, 69th Street to the east, Highway 8 (Glenmore Trail) to the south, and on the west side, it is bordered by 101st Street. Our map below shows its location on the West Side.
As we have included with the other zones and communities, we will dissect a little of the demographic information on this community. Looking at Springbank Hill, the last census of 2014 reflected a population of 9,640 in the community, where 23% of the population is under 15 years old, 63% are between 20-64 years, and lastly 6% of the population is over 65 years. Eighty-six percent of dwellings in all of the sub-communities of Springbank Hill are occupied by owners, which is quite desirable. Being so large, there is more variety of dwelling types in the community, but like all the communities on this hill, the majority of homes in Springbank Hill are single-family homes, making up 76% of the neighborhood. Duplexes and townhomes show a 6% and 2% representation, respectively, but another majority are apartments, coming in at 16%.
The median age is 35 and is listed as a community that is overwhelmingly english-speaking, since only 2% of the population doesn't speak English. The median household income is very comparable and almost equal to surrounding communities, and is coming in at $135,385.00. According to CREB, 138 detached homes sold in 2016 in Springbank Hill with a range price of $479,000-$2,949,000. For attached homes, 24 properties changed title in 2016 with a range price of $355,000-$1,100,000. For more information and as with all our information sources, you can view more concise details by visiting the City of Calgary’s neighborhood profiles, found here.
Moving onto crime details, below is a map depicting the crime stats over the last 6 months for Springbank Hill. As seen on the map, in the last 6 months, there have only been 33 reported incidents, the majority being theft from which is the most common offense on the West Side.
In terms of placement in the city, Springbank Hill is perfectly placed for downtown access and for a quick zip out of town. From the community, a quick drive east along Highway 8 or 17th Ave connects you to downtown, but the same roads heading west allow you to escape the city and hit the mountains in no time. Best of all, upon returning from the hills, you’re home in minutes upon entering city limits-this is a huge attraction for any and all of the communities on this side of town!
The 69th Street C-train station is just up the hill and connected by buses, Aspen Landing Shopping Centre is very close by and offers grocery stores, coffee shops, dry cleaners, banks, doctors, dentists, dance studios, clothing stores, a spa and heaps more. Take a look at the Landing's website to become more familiar with what is literally offered there and if you can’t find what you’re looking for, then West Hills and Signal Hill Shopping Centres will surely get you covered. Likewise and very close by, West Market Square has plenty to offer, including the highly reputable Sunterra Market. Everything is truly within reach.
A newer Fire Station is just down 69 Street, and if you feel like going for a run, a swim, a climb, or skating with your kids, West Side Recreation Centre is literally a few minute’s drive away. Like all the other neighborhoods on this hill, Springbank Hill is medically serviced by Foothills or Rockyview General Hospital, but also a quick drive into downtown to 4th Street will take you to the Sheldon M. Chumir Urgent Care Centre.
Schools representing the private sector are found immediately within the area and kids are bussed or driven to the public sector schools. With so many kids in the area, residents are truly blessed to have the opportunity to decide where to send their kids. Very close by are Webber Academy and Calgary Academy, though closest along 17th Avenue is Rundle College. Close by there is of course Waldorf School and the Calgary French & International School, for those families that choose to send their kids to private schools. Lastly, should your child be athletically gifted, the Edge School for Athletes is a short drive down highway 1 heading West.
In the Calgary Public School district, Battallion Park School, Glenbrook School, and A.E. Cross are designated elementary and junior high schools. Griffith Woods School is scheduled to be opened in September 2017 and will be K-9 school servicing the community of Springbank Hill. Of course, the public high school designated throughout is Ernest Manning.
In the Catholic District, St. Gregory and Sir John Costello are schools designated for these areas. In addition, Holy Name and St. Michael's Catholic Schools are also taking in students. St. Mary's High School and Bishop Carroll are currently the designated high schools in the Catholic district for Springbank Hill.
For places of worship, like all the communities on the West Side, there are many to choose from in the area. St. Michael's Catholic Church just up 85th Street is very close, as is the Bethel United Reformed Church, and the New Apostolic Church. A short drive south towards 17th Avenue, there is the Calgary Islamic Centre and on 69th Street there is the Korean Presbyterian Church and First Lutheran Church.
Residents of all the communities in Springbank Hill are encouraged to join the Spring Bank Hill Community Association. A household membership costs just $25 annually, but the perks are great and designed to be engaging and fun.
Thanks again for tuning in this week-Springbank Hill has a variety of beautiful houses and locations for you to pick from to find your dream home, so if there is anything you'd like to see or if you have any questions, I'm always available to talk or meet up. Next week, we profile Signal Hill. Stay tuned, stay warm!