Patterson, Calgary

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Patterson Heights
Olympic Village in Patterson overlooking Sarcee Trail
Olympic Village in Patterson overlooking Sarcee Trail
Patterson Heights is located in Calgary
Patterson Heights
Patterson Heights
Location of Patterson in Calgary
Coordinates: 51°03′48″N 114°10′28″W / 51.06333°N 114.17444°W / 51.06333; -114.17444Coordinates: 51°03′48″N 114°10′28″W / 51.06333°N 114.17444°W / 51.06333; -114.17444
Country Canada
Province Alberta
City Calgary
 • MayorNaheed Nenshi
 • Administrative bodyCalgary City Council
 • CouncillorJeffrey Davison
1,205 m (3,953 ft)
 • Total4,141
 • Average Income
Postal code
WebsitePatterson Community Association
Coach Hill Patterson Heights Community Association And on Facebook

Patterson Heights is a residential neighbourhood in the southwest quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. It is bounded by Sarcee Trail to the east and north, Bow Trail to the south, 69 Street to the west and Old Banff Coach Road to the south. Edworthy Park, developed in the Bow River valley, borders the community to the north and east across Sarcee Trail.

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


Before annexation, the area consisted of mostly acreages. It was named after the Patterson family, who owned much of the land. Prior to that, it was known as Broadcast Hill, for the 250 m (820 ft) CFCN re-transmission tower located here.

Originally, the University of Alberta was to be located on the site of the present day community; however, Edmonton was ultimately chosen as the site of the campus.[3]

The lands were annexed to the city of Calgary in 1956 and Patterson Heights was established as a neighbourhood in 1983. During the planning phase, in the early 1980s, Patterson Heights was referred to as Strathcona Cell "A".[3]

During the XV Olympic Winter Games in 1988, the Broadcast Hill Media Village was located in Patterson Heights. The apartments have since been converted into condominiums.


Patterson with Downtown Calgary in background

In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, Patterson had a population of 4,281 living in 2,008 dwellings, a 2.9% increase from its 2011 population of 4,162.[4] With a land area of 2 km2 (0.77 sq mi), it had a population density of 2,100/km2 (5,500/sq mi) in 2012.[4][5]

Residents in this community had a median household income of $78,786 in 2000, and there were 8.9% low income residents living in the neighbourhood.[6] As of 2000, 23.8% of the residents were immigrants. A proportion of 28.8% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, and 23% of the housing was used for renting.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Calgary Elections". City of Calgary. 2017. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
  2. ^ a b City of Calgary (2006). "Patterson Community Statistics" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-04-11. Retrieved 2007-05-12.
  3. ^ a b City of Calgary (2006). "Patterson Heights (Strathcona Cell "A"): Revised Concept Plan and Supporting Information" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-04-11. Retrieved 2007-07-22.
  4. ^ a b "2012 Civic Census Results" (PDF). City of Calgary. 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  5. ^ "Community Boundaries" (Esri shapefile). City of Calgary. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  6. ^ City of Calgary (2004). "Ward 6 Profile" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-12.[permanent dead link]

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