Crescent Heights, Calgary

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Crescent Heights
Crescent Heights is located in Calgary
Crescent Heights
Crescent Heights
Location of Crescent Heights in Calgary
Coordinates: 51°03′48″N 114°03′45″W / 51.06333°N 114.06250°W / 51.06333; -114.06250Coordinates: 51°03′48″N 114°03′45″W / 51.06333°N 114.06250°W / 51.06333; -114.06250
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City  Calgary
Quadrant NE, NW
Ward 7
Established 1914
Annexed 1911
 • Mayor Naheed Nenshi
 • Administrative body Calgary City Council
 • Councillor Druh Farrell
 • Total 1.63 km2 (0.63 sq mi)
Elevation 1,080 m (3,540 ft)
Population (2006)[3]
 • Total 6,082
 • Density 3,731.3/km2 (9,664/sq mi)
 • Average Income $43,123
Website Crescent Heights Community Association

Crescent Heights is a neighbourhood (formerly its own village) in the northwest and northeast quadrants of Calgary, Alberta. It is located in the inner city, immediately north from Downtown. It is bounded to the north by the Trans-Canada Highway, on the east by Edmonton Trail, on the west by 4th Street NW, and to the south by Memorial Drive and the Bow River.

Crescent Heights was originally incorporated as a village on May 1, 1908. It was subsequently annexed by the City of Calgary in 1911 and established as a neighbourhood in 1914.

Crescent Heights is represented in the Calgary City Council by the Ward 7 councillor.[1] The community has an area redevelopment plan in place.[4]


Crescent Heights was founded in 1895 by Archibald J. McArthur.[5]


In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, Crescent Heights had a population of 6,271 living in 3,614 dwellings, a 6.4% increase from its 2011 population of 5,895.[6] With a land area of 1.6 km2 (0.62 sq mi), it had a population density of 3,920/km2 (10,200/sq mi) in 2012.[7][6]

Residents in this community had an median household income of $43,123, and there were 19.7% low income residents living in the neighbourhood.[3] As of 2000, 18.7% of the residents were immigrants. A proportion of 9.5% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, and 6.8% of the housing was used for renting.


The community (and others) is served by Crescent Heights Senior High public school. Due to a shortage of high schools in northeast Calgary, Crescent Heights had a proportion of students bused in from Abbeydale, Marlborough, Marlborough Park and surrounding areas in the 1980s and 1990s.

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  1. ^ a b "Calgary Elections". City of Calgary. October 21, 2013. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ City of Calgary. "Calgary Snapshots 2011" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-05-02. 
  3. ^ a b City of Calgary (2006). "Crescent Heights - Community Social Statistics" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-06. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ City of Calgary Planning (2005). "Crescent Heights Area Redevelopment Plan" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-11. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Archibald J. McArthur pioneer profile". Southern Alberta Pioneer. Retrieved 2007-08-01. 
  6. ^ a b "2012 Civic Census Results" (PDF). City of Calgary. 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Community Boundaries" (Esri shapefile). City of Calgary. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 

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