University Heights, Calgary

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University Heights
University Heights is located in Calgary
University Heights
University Heights
Location of University Heights in Calgary
Coordinates: 51°04′20″N 114°08′9″W / 51.07222°N 114.13583°W / 51.07222; -114.13583Coordinates: 51°04′20″N 114°08′9″W / 51.07222°N 114.13583°W / 51.07222; -114.13583
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City  Calgary
Quadrant NW
Ward 1
Established 1963
 • Mayor Naheed Nenshi
 • Administrative body Calgary City Council
 • Councillor Ward Sutherland
 • Total 0.7 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Elevation 1,105 m (3,625 ft)
Population (2006)[2]
 • Total 2,919
 • Average Income $43,079
Website University Heights Community Association

University Heights is a residential neighbourhood in the north-west quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. It is located south of the University of Calgary, McMahon Stadium, the Alberta Children's Hospital and Foothills Hospital. It is a relatively small neighbourhood and is bounded to the north by 24 Avenue N, to the east by University Drive, to the south by 16 Avenue N (Trans-Canada Highway) and to the west by Shaganappi Trail.

Stephen Harper, Canada's current Prime Minister, lived in this neighbourhood while attending school in Calgary.

University Heights was established in 1963. It is represented in the Calgary City Council by the Ward 1 councillor.[1]


In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, University Heights had a population of 2,928 living in 1,380 dwellings, a 1.3% increase from its 2011 population of 2,890.[3] With a land area of 0.8 km2 (0.31 sq mi), it had a population density of 3,660/km2 (9,500/sq mi) in 2012.[3][4]

Residents in this community had a median household income of $43,079 in 2000, and there were 30.3% low income residents living in the neighbourhood.[5] As of 2000, 28% of the residents were immigrants. A proportion of 64.6% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, and 66.5% of the housing was used for renting.[2]


Sir William Van Horne High School

There are two schools in this neighbourhood:


  1. ^ a b "Calgary Elections". City of Calgary. October 21, 2013. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b City of Calgary (2006). "University Heights Community Statistics" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-21. 
  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 1 Profile" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-21. 

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