West Hillhurst, Calgary

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West Hillhurst
Neighbourhood
West Hillhurst is located in Calgary
West Hillhurst
West Hillhurst
Location of West Hillhurst in Calgary
Coordinates: 51°03′30″N 114°06′37″W / 51.05833°N 114.11028°W / 51.05833; -114.11028Coordinates: 51°03′30″N 114°06′37″W / 51.05833°N 114.11028°W / 51.05833; -114.11028
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City  Calgary
Quadrant NW
Ward 7
Established 1945
Annexed 1907
Government[1]
 • Mayor Naheed Nenshi
 • Administrative body Calgary City Council
 • Councillor Druh Farrell
Area
 • Total 0.9 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Elevation 1,055 m (3,461 ft)
Population (2006)[2]
 • Total 5,557
 • Average Income $52,092
Website West Hillhurst Community Association

West Hillhurst is a northwest neighbourhood lying within the inner suburbs of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The community, which is located west of Hillhurst, is bisected by Crowchild Trail. On the north, West Hillhurst is bordered by the communities of Hounsfield Heights/Briar Hill and St. Andrew's Heights. Other boundaries are 18th Street W to the east, the Bow River to the south and 28th Street W to the west.

History[edit]

Although annexed by the city of Calgary in 1907, substantial development did not occur until 1945 when many of the houses were built as "Victory Homes" for soldiers returning from World War II. A number of these buildings are still standing despite the fact that many were only intended to be temporary.

Demographics[edit]

In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, West Hillhurst had a population of 5,802 living in 2,947 dwellings, a 0.8% increase from its 2011 population of 5,757.[3] With a land area of 2.4 km2 (0.93 sq mi), it had a population density of 2,420/km2 (6,260/sq mi) in 2012.[4][3]

Residents in this community had a median household income of $52,092 in 2000, and there were 16.4% low income residents living in the neighbourhood.[5] As of 2000, 12.8% of the residents were immigrants. A proportion of 30.6% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, and 44.1% of the housing was used for renting.[2]

Education[edit]

In 2006, there were two schools in the district:

  • École Madeleine d'Houet Bilingual Junior High School - A Separate Catholic school
  • Louise Dean Centre - A public high school for new and expectant young mothers throughout Calgary.


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Calgary Elections". City of Calgary. October 21, 2013. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b City of Calgary (2006). "West Hillhurst Community Statistics". Retrieved 2007-05-21. 
  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. 
  5. ^ City of Calgary (2004). "Ward 7 Profile". Retrieved 2007-05-21. 

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