Calgary’s Best Neighbourhood for Young Families

This area is home to a range of schools options, recreation areas, the summertime hotspot River Park at Sandy Beach and more.

Photograph by Steve Collins.

Winner: Altadore

If you’ve got kids at varying stages of independence, there are a range of things that make your life a whole lot easier if they happen to be nearby: schools, inclusive playgrounds, recreation areas, day care and preschool options, ice-skating rinks, grocery stores, the list goes on. Altadore encompasses a range of school options (the Lycée International de Calgary French-language academy among them) as well as the Flames Community Arenas complex, My Favourite Ice Cream Shoppe, the summertime hotspot River Park at Sandy Beach and some of the best places to park your stroller and have a coffee (NHBR, Monogram, et al) that the city has to offer. There’s also a supermarket in neighbouring Garrison Woods; boutique shopping, restaurants and breweries in the Marda Loop BIA on the northern edge; and an outdoor swimming pool and sand volleyball courts in neighbouring South Calgary.


Honourable Mentions:

Bowness, Brentwood, Capitol Hill, Riverbend


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This article appears in the July 2023 issue of Avenue Calgary.

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