Saddle Ridge, Calgary

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Saddle Ridge
Neighbourhood
Saddle Ridge is located in Calgary
Saddle Ridge
Saddle Ridge
Location of Saddle Ridge in Calgary
Coordinates: 51°07′48″N 113°57′09″W / 51.13000°N 113.95250°W / 51.13000; -113.95250Coordinates: 51°07′48″N 113°57′09″W / 51.13000°N 113.95250°W / 51.13000; -113.95250
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City  Calgary
Quadrant NE
Ward 3
Established 1960
Government[1]
 • Mayor Naheed Nenshi
 • Administrative body Calgary City Council
 • Councillor Jim Stevenson
Elevation 1,095 m (3,593 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 13,388
 • Average Income $71,101
Website Saddle Ridge Community Association

Saddle Ridge is a residential neighbourhood in the north-east quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. It is located at the north-eastern edge of the city, and it is bounded to the north by 96 Avenue N, to the east by 68 Street E, to the south by McKnight Boulevard and to the west by 36 Street E. The Saddle Ridge Industrial Area and Calgary International Airport are located west of the neighbourhood.

The community initially consisted of acreages, with an active community association since the 1970s; in the late 1990s, urbanization of the region began and, today, Saddle Ridge primarily refers to the urban community that has developed around the commercial hub formed by Saddletowne Circle, although a number of acreages remain. The western portion of the area is called Saddle Ridge Industrial and is earmarked for future light industrial and commercial development.

It is represented in the Calgary City Council by the Ward 3 councillor.[1]

Demographics[edit]

In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, Saddle Ridge had a population of 14,372 living in 3,668 dwellings, a 7.3% increase from its 2011 population of 13,388.[3] With a land area of 5.5 km2 (2.1 sq mi), it had a population density of 2,613/km2 (6,770/sq mi) in 2012.[3][4]

Residents in this community had a median household income of $71,101 in 2005, and there were 12.9% low income residents living in the neighbourhood. As of 2006, 47.0% of the residents were immigrants. A proportion of 1.3% of the buildings were apartments and 3.5% of the housing was used for renting.[2]

Education[edit]

The Calgary Board of Education recently opened the new Saddle Ridge Elementary School. The school accommodates Kindergarten to Grade 3 students residing in Saddle Ridge.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Calgary Elections". City of Calgary. October 21, 2013. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b City of Calgary (April 2012). "Community Social Statistics: Saddle Ridge". Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "2012 Civic Census Results". City of Calgary. 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Community Boundaries" (Esri shapefile). City of Calgary. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 

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