Wildwood Homes for Sale
Search all Wildwood homes for sale below in West Calgary. Wildwood is a community in southwest Calgary that’s beautifully situated on a plateau overlooking the Bow River. The history of this neighbourhood is much deeper than others in the area, beginning in 1883 when settlers began developing on this land. W.J. Tregillus was the name of one settler who operated a brick manufacturing plant and dairy farm in the area. Over the years he lived there he made many changes to the area and even helped to establish the Alberta Farmers Co-Operative Elevator Company.
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Wildwood Real Estate Information
It was in 1956 that Wildwood was finally established as a community, with much of the residential development being done during that time.
Over time this scenic community has continued to grow, encompassing a population of nearly 2,700 in 2014. The number of dwellings has also steadily grown, with 1,012 in the area as of the same year. While there have been new properties built in recent years for those who want custom dwellings, many of the homes in the area have been refurbished to reflect updated appearances.
It’s still possible to find the older styles of homes for those who want more character or a great deal. With around 98% of the properties here being single-family homes and 2% being condominiums or apartments, this is an area that tends to draw in homebuyers who want more space in an established community.
With its borders consisting of Bow River to the north, Bow Trail SW to the south, Sarcee Trail SW to the west, and 38 St SW to the east, the location of Wildwood is both convenient and beautiful.
Many of the homes overlook the Bow River Valley while just as many can see the lights of the downtown area that's only 7.7 km to the east. Buyers here can expect to find a wide range of options depending on their budget, with properties running anywhere from the low $500,000's to well over $2 million.
Wildwood Amenities and Highlights
Everything someone could need for daily life can be found just minutes away from Wildwood. This includes transportation with the LRT, major access roads for those who drive, and retail shopping. For groceries in particular, the Spruce Cliff Grocery store on 6 Spruce Ctr SW and Safeway on 37 St SW are both walkable or drivable.
For clothing, cafés, and about 70 other retail stores, the Westbrook Mall that's immediately southeast of Wildwood is easily accessible via Bow Trail SW. Situated right next to a dinner theatre and spa, this is an ideal place to spend a day exploring a variety of local spots.
Wildwood is served by Wildwood Elementary, although those looking for higher education can easily find the University of Calgary just 7,7 km to the north. When it comes to religious facilities, Wildwood is home to Woodcliff United Church and St. Dennis Church.
The community association is situated right in the middle of the community, and is a place for residents to meet their neighbours and get involved with the neighbourhood. This hosts events such as neighbour day and pancake breakfasts as well as the annual Wildflower Walk and community garden.
Wildwood is also just minutes away from some of the best health care in the area, with the Alberta Children's Hospital and Foothills Medical Centre both only 9 km to the north.
There's also a senior centre and health community centre located in the neighbouring community of Spruce Cliff.
Recreation in Wildwood
Recreation shines bright in Wildwood thanks to the beautiful Edworthy Park making up the northern border of the community.
Easily walked to from homes in the neighbourhood, this features trails, pathways, and easy access to the Bow River Pathway.
For those who want to cross the river to the northern border, the Harry Boothman Bridge is one of the best options. This even connects to a café on the other side. Outside of this park, Wildwood has many more recreational gems, including beautiful parks situated throughout. These feature playgrounds, ball diamonds, and soccer goals for organized sports all throughout the year.
Wildwood also enjoys the distinction of having one of the best skating rinks in the city. A volunteer group maintains this, making it a genuinely neighbourhood-friendly spot.
Anyone looking to play a round of golf won't have to go far, as the Shaganappi Golf Course is just minutes to the east of the community. For those looking for indoor activity centres, Sarcee trail has a large ice arena and 29th and 17th Ave has a large indoor pool.