Mount Royal, Calgary

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Mount Royal
Neighbourhood
Mount Royal is located in Calgary
Mount Royal
Mount Royal
Location of Mount Royal in Calgary
Coordinates: 51°01′57″N 114°05′01″W / 51.03250°N 114.08361°W / 51.03250; -114.08361Coordinates: 51°01′57″N 114°05′01″W / 51.03250°N 114.08361°W / 51.03250; -114.08361
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City  Calgary
Quadrant SW
Ward 8
Established 1904
Government[1]
 • Mayor Naheed Nenshi
 • Administrative body Calgary City Council
 • Councillor Evan Woolley
Area
 • Total 2.5 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Elevation 1,080 m (3,540 ft)
Population (2006)[2][3]
 • Total 3,139 (Lower)
2,610 (Upper)
 • Average Income $35,570 (Lower)
$127,135 (Upper)
Postal code T2T 3e3
Website Mount Royal Community Association

Mount Royal is an area of Calgary, Alberta and is home to the neighbourhoods of Upper Mount Royal (to the south) and Lower Mount Royal (the northern section, on flat terrain), which are separated by an escarpment that runs along Cameron and Royal Avenues in an east-west direction.[4] Upper Mount Royal has an area redevelopment plan in place.[5]

Upper Mount Royal (along with Elbow Park) is one of Calgary's wealthiest neighbourhoods and is home to some of the city's most expensive estates ranging in age from nearly 100 years old to new. Originally an enclave of the city's American born business elite, the neighbourhood was originally known as 'American hill'. As of 2001, American immigrants still made up 29.2% of the residents.[3] This informal name eventually gave way to the more Canadian name of Mount Royal. These neighbourhoods are concentrated in the Elbow River valley. The area of both neighbourhoods is bounded on the north by 17th Avenue SW and on the west by 14th Street SW.

Despite its name, Mount Royal is not home to the city's Mount Royal University.

Demographics[edit]

In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, Lower Mount Royal had a population of 3,180 living in 2,266 dwellings, a 6.7% increase from its 2011 population of 2,981.[6] With a land area of 0.3 km2 (0.12 sq mi), it had a population density of 10,600/km2 (27,000/sq mi) in 2012.[7][6] Also in the municipal census, Upper Mount Royal had a population of 2,542 living in 1,071 dwellings, a 0.2% increase from its 2011 population of 2,536.[6] With a land area of 1.3 km2 (0.50 sq mi), it had a population density of 1,960/km2 (5,060/sq mi) in 2012.[7][6]

It is represented in the Calgary City Council by the Ward 8 councillor,[1] on a provincial level by Calgary Currie MLA Dave Taylor, and at federal level by Calgary Centre MP Joan Crockatt.

Residents of Upper Mount Royal had a median household income of $127,135 in 2000,[3] while those in Lower Mount Royal made far less at an average of $35,570.[2] 11.7%% and 26.7% low-income residents live in Upper and Lower Mount Royal respectively. While the majority of buildings in Upper Mount Royal (87.2%) are single-family detached homes,[3] in Lower Mount Royal condominiums and apartment buildings are prevailing at 88.7%, with 77.5% used for renting in 2001.[2]

Education[edit]

The community is served by Earl Grey Elementary School and Mount Royal Junior High.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Calgary Elections". City of Calgary. October 21, 2013. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c City of Calgary (2006). "Lower Mount Royal - Community Social Statistics". Retrieved 2007-05-04. 
  3. ^ a b c d City of Calgary (2006). "Upper Mount Royal - Community Social Statistics". Retrieved 2007-05-04. 
  4. ^ City of Calgary Planning (2008). "Lower Mount Royal Area Redevelopment Plan". Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  5. ^ City of Calgary Planning (2005). "Upper Mount Royal Area Redevelopment Plan". Retrieved 2007-05-11. 
  6. ^ a b c d "2012 Civic Census Results". City of Calgary. 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Community Boundaries" (Esri shapefile). City of Calgary. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 

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