Killarney Infills and New Homes Past and Future
Killarney (also known as Killarney Glengarry) is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Calgary. This inner city neighbourhood is one of in my top Calgary inner city neighbourhoods. Great location, lots of amenities nearby and a quick drive to downtown.
With the first subdivision plans registered with the Alberta Land Titles Office in 1906, the land was formally annexed by the City in 1910. Development before the Second World War was very slow; most houses built at the time were one-story clapboard structures. The community was filled out in the post-war era, when developers erected hundreds of small stucco and clapboard bungalows on the 25 and 50 foot wide lots. Since approximately 2002, developers have been replacing the older structures with low and medium-density infill housing.
Killarney/Glengarry is bordered by
- 17th Avenue to the north
- Richmond Road to the south
- Crowchild Trail to the East
- 37th Street to the West
- Killarney Elementary School- Public
- Holy Name Elementary School (Bilingual) – Separate
- Killarney is also served by the following schools in adjoining neighbourhoods:
- A.E. Cross Junior High School (public)
- Vincent Massey Junior High School (public)
- Ernest Manning High School (public)
Killarney has many amenities, with 17th avenues many shops and restaurant and a hop skip and a jump from Westbrook Mall. With the West LRT finishing in 2012 residents of Killarney will have an easier and faster commute to downtown.
Within the community there is the Main Hall featuring a lounge, kitchen, meeting rooms and its wheelchair accessible. The community association provides Dances, Seniors Programs, other events and an outdoor skating rink (whether permitting).
Since 1997, the Killarney Glengarry Community Organic Garden has maintained a beautifying landmark on the southwest corner of the hall. The Garden Group meets weekly to tend their own individual rented plots ($25 a year). This provides great opportunity to meet neighbours and of course to enjoy fresh produce.
Also in the area is the Newly renovated Killarney fitness and aquatic centre which features:
- Salt Water Swimming Pool
- Teach Pool, Dive Pool
- Salt Hot Tub/Whirl Pool
- 1 Meter Diving Board
- Steam Room
- Weight Room
- Multi-Purpose Room Rentals
- Babysitting ( all babysitters are certified with the Standard First Aid and Basic Rescuer CPR)
- Aquatic Fitness Classes, Dryland Fitness Classes
With everything this great inner city area has to offer, Killarney is a great option when looking for a new inner city home and a place to call home for your family. With the new LRT line and lower prices than Altadore, Killarney is a great inner city option for a new home !
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