Evergreen, Calgary

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Evergreen is located in Calgary
Location of Evergreen in Calgary
Coordinates: 50°54′51″N 114°07′02″W / 50.91417°N 114.11722°W / 50.91417; -114.11722Coordinates: 50°54′51″N 114°07′02″W / 50.91417°N 114.11722°W / 50.91417; -114.11722
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City  Calgary
Quadrant SW
Ward 13
Established 1980 and 1999 for the old and new sections, respectively
 • Mayor Naheed Nenshi
 • Administrative body Calgary City Council
 • Councillor Diane Colley-Urquhart
Elevation 1,100 m (3,600 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 19,487
Website Calgary Evergreen Community Association
Shawnee-Evergreen Community Association There are two community Associations for this area

Evergreen, also known as Evergreen Estates, is a suburban residential neighbourhood in the southwest quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. It is located south of the Fish Creek Provincial Park, and southeast from the Tsuu T'ina first nation reserve.

There are two sections of Evergreen, the older and more established Evergreen Estates, and the newer Evergreen to the south. The two sections have separate community associations and street naming patterns. All streets with Evergreen in their name are members of the Shawnee-Evergreen Community Association along with the neighbouring community Shawnee Slopes, while those with different names are members of the Calgary Evergreen Community Association.[3]

Shawnee Slopes Golf Course, at the heart of the Shawnee Slopes/Evergreen Estates communities, is currently[when?] under threat of re-development from its new owners. They have received approval to re-zone the land and erect 1400 (mostly) single-family homes on the site. This plan is in line with Calgary's PlanIt redevelopment scheme.

The area is represented in the Calgary City Council by the Ward 13 councillor.[1]

The film Radiant City largely takes place in the community of Evergreen.


In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, Evergreen had a population of 20,110 living in 6,961 dwellings, a 3.2% increase from its 2011 population of 19,487.[2] With a land area of 4.6 km2 (1.8 sq mi), it had a population density of 4,370/km2 (11,320/sq mi) in 2012.[2][4]

Residents in this community had a median household income of $105,640 in 2000, and there were 3.9% low income residents living in the neighbourhood.[5] As of 2000, 18.2% of the residents were immigrants. All buildings were single-family detached homes and 1.3% of the housing was used for renting.[6]


The Calgary Board of Education opened the Evergreen Elementary School in 2009, which accommodates Kindergarten to Grade 4 students residing in Evergreen.

The Calgary Catholic School District opened the Our Lady of the Evergreens School[citation needed]

New Schools[edit]

The Calgary Board of Education is currently constructing a junior high school; Marshall Springs Junior High will accommedate Grade 4 to Grade 9, this school will open in September 2017. [7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Calgary Elections". City of Calgary. 2017. Retrieved November 12, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "2012 Civic Census Results" (PDF). City of Calgary. 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ Calgary Evergreen Community Association. "Calgary Evergreen Community Association". Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Community Boundaries" (Esri shapefile). City of Calgary. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ City of Calgary (2004). "Ward 13 Profile" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-04-11. Retrieved 2007-05-09. 
  6. ^ City of Calgary (2006). "Evergreen Community Statistics" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-04-11. Retrieved 2007-05-09. 
  7. ^ "Calgary Board of Education ( Marshall Springs Junior High School )". 2015–present.  Check date values in: |year= (help)

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