West Springs, Calgary

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West Springs
Neighbourhood
West Springs is located in Calgary
West Springs
West Springs
Location of West Springs in Calgary
Coordinates: 51°03′35″N 114°11′36″W / 51.05972°N 114.19333°W / 51.05972; -114.19333Coordinates: 51°03′35″N 114°11′36″W / 51.05972°N 114.19333°W / 51.05972; -114.19333
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City  Calgary
Quadrant SW
Ward 6
Established 2001
Annexed 1995
Government[1]
 • Mayor Naheed Nenshi
 • Administrative body Calgary City Council
 • Councillor Richard Pootmans
Elevation 1,235 m (4,052 ft)
Population (2006)[2]
 • Total 5,309
 • Average Income $88,328
Postal code T3H
Website West Springs Community Association

West Springs is a residential neighbourhood in the south-west quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. It is located at the western edge of the city, and is bordered to the west by the acreages and estate homes of Springbank. To the east it is bounded by 69 Street W, to the south by Bow Trail and to the north by Old Banff Coach Road, the community of Cougar Ridge and the Canada Olympic Park.

The land, previously part of the East Springbank area of the Municipal District of Rocky View, was annexed to the City of Calgary in 1995 and West Springs was established in 2001. It is represented in the Calgary City Council by Ward 6 the councillor.[1] The western extension of the neighbourhood, west of 85th Street, reaching into the aspen parkland, is called Wentworth.

Demographics[edit]

In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, West Springs had a population of 8,228 living in 2,795 dwellings, a 4.8% increase from its 2011 population of 7,849.[3] With a land area of 4.1 km2 (1.6 sq mi), it had a population density of 2,007/km2 (5,200/sq mi) in 2012.[3][4]

Residents in this community had a median household income of $88,328 in 2000, and there were 9.8% low income residents living in the neighbourhood.[5] As of 2000, 28.2% of the residents were immigrants. All buildings were single-family detached homes, and only 5.9% of the housing was used for renting.[2]

Education[edit]

The Calgary Board of Education recently opened the new West Springs Elementary School in September 2010, serving Kindergarten to Grade 5 students residing in West Springs. It is anticipated the school will also accommodate Grade 6 students in September 2011.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Calgary Elections". City of Calgary. October 21, 2013. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b City of Calgary (2006). "West Springs Community Statistics". Retrieved 2007-05-10. 
  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 6 Profile". Retrieved 2007-05-10. 

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