Hounsfield Heights/Briar Hill, Calgary

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Hounsfield Heights/Briar Hill
Hounsfield Heights/Briar Hill, Calgary is located in Calgary
Hounsfield Heights/Briar Hill, Calgary
Location of Hounsfield Heights/Briar Hill in Calgary
Coordinates: 51°03′54″N 114°06′12″W / 51.06500°N 114.10333°W / 51.06500; -114.10333Coordinates: 51°03′54″N 114°06′12″W / 51.06500°N 114.10333°W / 51.06500; -114.10333
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City  Calgary
Quadrant NW
Ward 7
Established 1953
Annexed 1906
 • Mayor Naheed Nenshi
 • Administrative body Calgary City Council
 • Councillor Druh Farrell
 • Total 1.3 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Elevation 1,090 m (3,580 ft)
Population (2006)[2]
 • Total 2,903
 • Average Income $59,502
Website Hounsfield Heights/Briar Hill Community Association

Hounsfield Heights/Briar Hill is an inner suburban neighbourhood in northwest Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Located north of the Hillhurst and West Hillhurst communities, the boundaries of the district are 16th Avenue N (Trans-Canada Highway)to the north; 14th Street W to the east; Lane north of 7th Avenue N to 19th Street W and 8th Avenue N to the south; and Crowchild Trail, 12th Avenue N, Juniper Road, and 22nd Street W to the west. Lions Park C-Train station is located within the community. The community is built on an escarpment and is popular for its views of downtown to the south and the Rocky Mountains to the west.

The community was annexed by the city of Calgary in 1906, and it was established as a neighbourhood in 1953.


In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, Hounsfield Heights/Briar Hill had a population of 2,954 living in 1,109 dwellings, a 0.9% increase from its 2011 population of 2,927.[3] With a land area of 1.2 km2 (0.46 sq mi), it had a population density of 2,460/km2 (6,380/sq mi) in 2012.[4][3]

Residents in this community had a median household income of $59,502 in 2000, and there were 7.8% low income residents living in the neighbourhood.[5] As of 2000, 15.1% of the residents were immigrants. A proportion of 21.5% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, and 21.6% of the housing was used for renting.[2]


In 2006, there was one school in the district:

  • Briar Hill Elementary School - Public

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Calgary Elections". City of Calgary. October 21, 2013. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b City of Calgary (2006). "Hounsfield Heights/Briar Hill Community Statistics" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-19. 
  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 7 Profile" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-19. [permanent dead link]

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