Calgary Community Profiles: Inglewood, Cranston & Mahogany

Calgary, Alberta has many green spaces, great for group activities or a quiet evening stroll. Conveniently located near the Rocky Mountains, weekend getaways are not just possible, they’re a breeze! 

Not only that, but Calgary’s downtown area is full of entertainment, shopping, and restaurants that offer a variety of international cuisine. Add in that schools located in the tranquil residential areas encourage communities to come together, it’s clear that Calgary residents are grateful to call this city home. 

To help buyers find a home in the city of Calgary, we have provided a snapshot of various popular inner and outer neighbourhoods. These community profiles outline demographic data, including population, schools, local activities, and amenities. 

Whether you’re looking for an urban apartment or a forever home in a family-friendly environment, Calgary House Finder has the information you need. 

Neighbourhoods

Offering a scenic view and convenient access to the Bow River, residents cherish their natural spaces. It allows them to enjoy a balanced lifestyle of urban activity and meditated thought as they commune with nature.

Inglewood 

Located in SE Calgary, Inglewood is the oldest neighbourhood in the city of Calgary. It was established in 1875 and formerly known as Brewery Flats until 1911 when it was renamed after the homestead of Col. James Walker, the founder of the Calgary Agricultural Society and the first justice of the peace.

Inglewood is a district heavily focused on arts and culture. It has over 200 businesses for residents and tourists alike. It hosts various festivals, including the Sunfest and Bleak MidWinter Film Festival while also offering live music venues. However, it also has Inglewood WIldlands with a bird sanctuary.  

According to the 2016 Census, Inglewood has a population of 3,845 residents in private households. The community is made of individuals who speak ENglish and French with other languages:

  • Spanish
  • German
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese
  • Urdu
  • Hindi
  • Thai

Inglewood itself has several schooling options:

  • Colonel Walker School: Public, K-6
  • Piitoayis Family School: Public, K-6, Indigenuous-Focused Programs
  • Social School: Entrepreneurial
  • Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism

It takes a minimum of 10 minutes to reach Downtown by car and 15-25 minutes by bus. Residents can take the 1, 101, 302, and 307 bus in the neighbourhood. A hub of eateries and shops are located along 9th Ave. SE and 12th Street SE.

Inglewood is a historically rich and vibrant place to settle down in. Search for Inglewood homes for sale using our map feature.

Cranston

As one of the furthest SE neighbourhoods from the heart of Calgary, Cranston is one of the more tranquil areas, but still has convenient access to essential services. This was a high priority behind the shape of its design when it was founded in 1999-2000, making it one of Calgary’s more contemporary locations for homes.

Cranston had a population of 18,120 in private households, according to the 2016 Census of Canada. Residents can join the Cranston Residents Association where they can participate in a wide range of activities from crafts to sports with members hosting personal events in rooms for rent. 

With about eight restaurants, bars, and coffee shops mainly located in Cranston Market, residents can take the 14 or 468 bus within the neighbourhood. Consequently, it’s a car-heavy area. However, it’s close to the Heritage Pointe Golf Club, a hot golf destination since the early 90s.

Cranston offers various schooling options, so parents don’t have to go too far:

  • Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic School: K-6
  • Christ the King Catholic School: K-9
  • Cranston School: K-3
  • Dr. George Stanley School: Grade 4-9 

Whether you want to take part in after-school activities or go for a breathtaking hike to view the Rocky Mountains, there are various playgrounds throughout the area along with the Rotary Park, part of the expansive Fish Creek Provincial Park.

As a close-knit community, there is an abundant amount of support and services, creating a stress-free place to live. Click here to search through some of our Cranston homes for sale.

Mahogany

Lakeside living makes every day special, whether you’re relaxing on your deck or hard at work. The essence of this neighbourhood is idyllic, giving you time to enjoy life away from the hustle and bustle in the city of Calgary. 

There are many single-family houses, condos, and retirement condos, all of which benefit from the sparkling 63-acre freshwater lake. It offers two private beaches, a fishing pier, a kids’ splash park, and a private beach club. Families, couples, and seniors can also partake in beach volleyball and rent paddle boards and boats.  

The Mahogany community had a population of 7,125 in private households, according to the 2016 Census of Canada. Along with English and French, there are other languages, such as:

  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • Tagalog
  • Punjabi
  • Korean 

There are several daycares in the neighbourhood and the Divine Mercy Catholic School that offers K-6 programs.

Mahogany homes are the envy of other communities because of its environment. As one of the youngest neighbourhoods in the province, Mahogany is still growing.

Alberta Statistics

Statistics Canada released new information as of June 17, 2021. Alberta’s population is now estimated at 4,444,277 since April of this year. It had a year-over-year population growth of 0.62%, which is much higher than that of the nation average of 0.40%. The population is expected to reach 6.4 million by 2046. The increase is expected to be due to:

  • International Migration (54%)
  • Natural Increase (31%)
  • Interprovincial Migration (15%)

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