Hillhurst Homes for Sale
View all Hillhurst homes for sale in City Centre Calgary. Hillhurst is the home of the popular Kensington area where dining, entertaining and boutique style shops line the streets. The architecture resembles a European touch as one would experience it while attending one of the several street festivals in the summer. Most properties in the area were rebuilt and the land often rezoned to accommodate infill style properties to be constructed.
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Hillhurst Real Estate Information
Hillhurst is one of Calgary's oldest communities that can be found immediately north of the Bow River. Its roots date back to the 1880s when a man by the name of Felix McHugh established his homestead on the land.
Years later in 1904, a rancher named Ezra Riley purchased the land and then sold it to the city. In 1914 Hillhurst was officially established as a community, and the dirt roads were quickly turned into paved streets to welcome the growing population.
To further enhance the location, the Mewata Bridge was built over the Bow River in 1954. Directly connecting residents to downtown, this sky-rocketed the popularity of Hillhurst.
Hillhurst Housing Highlights
Most of the real estate in Hillhurst is older homes that still represent the charm of the era in which they were built. However, with the influx of buyers who demand desire updated amenities, there are modern structures that have been recently built as well.
Many of the older homes have also been restored to further accommodate the needs of buyers today. While many homes for sale in Hillhurst are single-family dwellings, there are also multi-family complexes, townhouses, penthouses, luxury homes, and low-rise condos available.
The community of Hillhurst is considered by most locals safe, and thriving due to its proximity to the downtown area. With properties ranging from $300,000 to over $2 million, buyers with all budgets are likely to find homes that they’re interested in.
Hillhurst Neighbourhood Highlights
Hillhurst offers incredible convenience with the number of places that can be reached on foot, but the C-Train is also a viable option for those who do not want to drive. When it comes to shopping, residents here have a variety of options. This starts on 10th Street NW where there are a variety of specialty shops and local boutiques.
Around the corner from this is the exciting Kensington Village. As part of the Business Revitalization Zone, this has a number of retail shops, restaurants, cafes, health care offices, and other businesses that can all be walked to with ease. It's also home to Christmas events, the Sun and Salsa Festival, and Bizarre Bikes & Bazaar activities.
There are many schools that serve this community, including Hillhurst Community School, Queen Elizabeth Junior and Senior High School, The University of Calgary, and many other public/private institutions.
Many churches are available in the community as well, including St. John's Catholic Church and Calgary First Spiritualist Church. When it comes to health care, the Riley Park Grace Hospital, The Children's Hospital, and Foothills Medical Centre and Bethany Care Centre are very close by.
For senior care, the Hillhurst/Sunnyside Seniors Club and Extendicare Nursing Home are in the neighbourhood as well.
Anyone interested in performing arts will enjoy visiting the Jubilee Auditorium, which is in close proximity on 14 Ave NW. For more theatre options, the Plaza Theatre is a historic spot to visit that's been around since 1977. It features art films throughout the week as an alternative to traditional cinema. An additional amenity in close proximity is McMahon Stadium on Crowchild Trail NW. This is a football stadium that's owned by the University of Calgary.
Hillhurst residents have easy access to the incredible Bow River pathway system. While this does make it easy to walk to many nearby attractions, it also offers ample recreational opportunities.
More outdoor spaces can be found at Riley Park on 8 Ave NW, Hillhurst Sunnyside Park next door, and West Hillhurst Park. The Hillhurst Athletic Park is a great place for sports, as it has soccer pitches, ball diamonds, and tennis courts available to use.
The Senator Patrick Burns Memorial Garden is another beautiful place to visit for views of pine trees, bright flowers, exotic shrubs, and landscaping at its finest.
Hillhurst offers a recreation centre for residents to take advantage of throughout the year. Many events and activities are hosted here to keep community members connected and active.
There’s even an indoor soccer field at the community gym for times when the weather outside isn’t suitable for sports. For those who want to do something different, bowling can be found at Bow Valley Lawn Bowling Club. There are also two curling complexes in close proximity for those who enjoy this sport.
Those who enjoy golfing have several options nearby, including the Shaganappi Golf Course that's just south of the Bow River on 26 St SW.