Elbow Park Real Estate Market
Elbow Park real estate statistics as of February 21, 2018 - The number of active homes for sale in Elbow Park is 16 listings out of which 0 units are condominiums and 0 units are townhouses/attached homes. The average asking price of homes in Elbow Park is $2,138,913 or $655 per square foot based on an average size home with 3,217 square feet of living space (measured above grade). Active listings in Elbow Park have been on the market for an average of 72 days while the average number of days that homes have been listed on the MLS® in all of Calgary is 60 days.
Elbow Park Neighbourhood in City Centre Calgary
Tucked away in the southwest quadrant of Calgary is the luxury community of Elbow Park. Due to its excellent location that's only minutes away from downtown and adjacent to the Elbow River, it's easy to see why so many want to live in this part of the city. It's genuinely a pleasant place to live, with beautiful landscaping, quiet streets, and friendly neighbours throughout. What's even more special about this community is its rich history, which dates back to 1840. This is when groups of travellers used the land for "whiskey forts", which traded whiskey for furs.
This trading came to an end in 1875 with the introduction of the North West Mounted Police. In place of the whiskey forts went permanent buildings, many of which are still standing today. The majority of the homes were built after Elbow park was annexed in 1907 and the majority of those are still around as well. This rich history is something that residents are proud of, which is why many have worked hard to maintain the historic homes that they live in. However, for those who enjoy more contemporary properties, there are many that have been recently built as well.
Elbow Park Real Estate & Homes for Sale
Anyone looking to purchase real estate here will find that over 98% of the properties are single-family homes.While most of these are beautiful gated or luxury dwellings, there are others in a variety of shapes, sizes, and layouts. There are also condos and townhouses to accommodate all types of buyers. To make this community even better, Elbow Park recently implemented the Elbow Drive Urban Streetscape and Traffic Management Plan. This added in new curbs, additional lights on the streets, more sidewalks, and other improvements to make the neighbourhood safer, quieter, and more pedestrian friendly.
Elbow Park Amenities and Highlights
Elbow Park is just a quick 3 kilometres from downtown Calgary, where residents can find retail stores, museums, cinemas, theatres, cafes, and so much more. The Chinook Centre is another great option for shopping, as it's just minutes away from the community off of Macleod Trail SE to the south. Residents of Elbow Park also enjoy having restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, and convenience stores within the community itself.
The community of Elbow Park has three main schools, including Elbow Park Elementary, Rideau Park Junior High, and Western Canada Senior High. When it comes to health care, there are a variety of dentists and doctors nearby, and the Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre is only 8 minutes away.
The community's location offers easy access to neighbouring communities like Altadore, Upper Mount Royal, Britannia and Elboya.
Elbow Park Recreation
Recreation opportunities are endless for residents of Elbow Park. This begins with the community centre that features movies in the park, fun events, and outdoor activities. There are also skating rinks, tennis courts, playgrounds, and several parks sprinkled throughout the community. The Sandy Beach and Stanley Park are two spots in particular where residents can enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Both are nestled next to the Elbow River, offering unobstructed views of the water and areas for swimming, picnicking, and playing sports.
This neighbourhood is part of the city's pathway system, which connects to many other communities throughout the city via pedestrian pathways. Residents will also find picnic areas along the edge of the Elbow River where there’s ample space to enjoy the weather.