Chaparral, Calgary

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Chaparral is located in Calgary
Location of Chaparral in Calgary
Coordinates: 50°53′09″N 114°01′31″W / 50.88583°N 114.02528°W / 50.88583; -114.02528Coordinates: 50°53′09″N 114°01′31″W / 50.88583°N 114.02528°W / 50.88583; -114.02528
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City  Calgary
Quadrant SE
Ward 14
Established 1995
 • Mayor Naheed Nenshi
 • Administrative body Calgary City Council
 • Councillor Peter Demong
Elevation 1,040 m (3,410 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 11,151
 • Average Income $79,761
Website Chaparral Community Association

Chaparral is a residential neighbourhood in the south-east quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. It is located at the southern edge of the city, south of the Stoney Trail. To the east it is bordered by the Bow River Valley, to the south by 194 Avenue SE, and to the west by Macleod Trail.

Chaparral was established in 1995, and named for the mediterranean climate biome. The centerpiece of the neighbourhood is a 32-acre (130,000 m2) artificial lake and a 21-acre (85,000 m2) park with two waterfalls. It is represented in the Calgary City Council by the Ward 14 councillor.


In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, Chaparral had a population of 11,552 living in 3,759 dwellings, a 3.6% increase from its 2011 population of 11,151.[2] With a land area of 5.4 km2 (2.1 sq mi), it had a population density of 2,139/km2 (5,540/sq mi) in 2012.[2][3]

Residents in this community had a median household income of $79,761 in 2000, and there were 4.4% low income residents living in the neighbourhood.[4] As of 2000, 14.7% of the residents were immigrants. A proportion of 5.2% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, and 2.4% of the housing was used for renting.[5]


This neighbourhood has one public elementary school: Chaparral Elementary School. (K-4) This neighbourhood has one Catholic elementary school: Saint Sebastian Elementary School. (k-6)


Chaparral is served by Calgary Transit Bus Route 78 (South)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Calgary Elections". City of Calgary. October 21, 2013. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "2012 Civic Census Results" (PDF). City of Calgary. 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Community Boundaries" (Esri shapefile). City of Calgary. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ City of Calgary (2004). "Ward 14 Profile" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-11. 
  5. ^ City of Calgary (2006). "Chaparral Community Statistics" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-11. 

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