Discovery Ridge, Calgary

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Discovery Ridge
Discovery Ridge is located in Calgary
Discovery Ridge
Discovery Ridge
Location of Discovery Ridge in Calgary
Coordinates: 51°00′59″N 114°12′41″W / 51.01639°N 114.21139°W / 51.01639; -114.21139Coordinates: 51°00′59″N 114°12′41″W / 51.01639°N 114.21139°W / 51.01639; -114.21139
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City  Calgary
Quadrant SW
Ward 6
Established 1990
 • Mayor Naheed Nenshi
 • Administrative body Calgary City Council
 • Councillor Richard Pootmans
Elevation 1,110 m (3,640 ft)
Population (2006)[2]
 • Total 3,105
 • Average Income $128,844
Postal code T3H
Website Discovery Ridge Community Association

Discovery Ridge is a residential neighbourhood in the south-west quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. It is located at the western edge of the city and is bounded by Glenmore Trail to the north, 69 Street W to the east, Rocky View County and the city limits to the west and the Elbow River and Tsuu T'ina first nation reserve to the south.

Long before development, this area was referred to by longtime Calgarians as "Jackson's Valley", an isolated valley beside the Sarcee Military Reserve. When development first began in the late 1990s, the community was known as New Discovery and it was originally planned as a gated community, but this idea was later dropped and today, Discovery Ridge can be accessed by the public.

Discovery Ridge was a project initialized by a developer in the early 1990.

It is represented in the Calgary City Council by the Ward 6 councillor.[1]


In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, Discovery Ridge had a population of 4,350 living in 1,649 dwellings, a 0.7% increase from its 2011 population of 4,321.[3] With a land area of 3.6 km2 (1.4 sq mi), it had a population density of 1,208/km2 (3,130/sq mi) in 2012.[3][4]

Residents in this community had a median household income of $128,844 in 2000, and there were no low income residents living in the neighbourhood.[5] As of 2000, 32.3% of the residents were immigrants. Most buildings were single-family detached homes and estate homes and none of the housing was used for renting.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Calgary Elections". City of Calgary. October 21, 2013. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b City of Calgary (2006). "Discovery Ridge Community Statistics" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-14. 
  3. ^ a b "2012 Civic Census Results" (PDF). 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" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-05-14. 

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