Mount Royal, Calgary
|• Mayor||Jyoti Gondek|
|• Administrative body||Calgary City Council|
|• Councillor||Courtney Walcott|
|• Total||2.5 km2 (1.0 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,080 m (3,540 ft)|
|• Total||3,139 (Lower)|
|• Average Income||$35,570 (Lower)|
|Website||Mount Royal Community Association|
Mount Royal is an area of Calgary, Alberta and is home to the neighbourhoods of Upper Mount Royal (to the south) and Lower Mount Royal (the northern section, on flat terrain), which are separated by an escarpment that runs along Cameron and Royal Avenues in an east-west direction. Upper Mount Royal has an area redevelopment plan in place.
Upper Mount Royal (along with Elbow Park and Roxboro) is one of Calgary's wealthiest neighbourhoods and is home to some of the city's most expensive estates ranging in age from nearly 100 years old to new. Originally an enclave of the city's American born business elite, the neighbourhood was originally known as 'American hill'. As of 2001, American immigrants still made up 29.2% of the residents. This informal name eventually gave way to the more Canadian name of Mount Royal. These neighbourhoods are concentrated in the Elbow River valley. The area of both neighbourhoods is bounded on the north by 17th Avenue SW and on the west by 14th Street SW.
Despite its name, Mount Royal is not home to the city's Mount Royal University.
In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, Lower Mount Royal had a population of 3,180 living in 2,266 dwellings, a 6.7% increase from its 2011 population of 2,981. With a land area of 0.3 km2 (0.12 sq mi), it had a population density of 10,600/km2 (27,000/sq mi) in 2012. Also in the municipal census, Upper Mount Royal had a population of 2,542 living in 1,071 dwellings, a 0.2% increase from its 2011 population of 2,536. With a land area of 1.3 km2 (0.50 sq mi), it had a population density of 1,960/km2 (5,060/sq mi) in 2012.
Residents of Upper Mount Royal had a median household income of $127,135 in 2000, while those in Lower Mount Royal made far less at an average of $35,570. 11.7%% and 26.7% low-income residents live in Upper and Lower Mount Royal respectively. While the majority of buildings in Upper Mount Royal (87.2%) are single-family detached homes, in Lower Mount Royal condominiums and apartment buildings are prevailing at 88.7%, with 77.5% used for renting in 2001.
The community is served by Earl Grey Elementary School, William Reid Elementary School, Mount Royal Junior High and Western Canada High School.
- Charlene Prickett: "It Figures" exercise host and Calgary television personality from the late 1970s to the 1990s; member of the Mount Royal Community Association
- "Calgary Elections". City of Calgary. 2017. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
- City of Calgary (2006). "Lower Mount Royal - Community Social Statistics" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-04.
- City of Calgary (2006). "Upper Mount Royal - Community Social Statistics" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-04.
- City of Calgary Planning (2008). "Lower Mount Royal Area Redevelopment Plan" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-10-11.
- City of Calgary Planning (2005). "Upper Mount Royal Area Redevelopment Plan" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-11.
- "2012 Civic Census Results" (PDF). City of Calgary. 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
- "Community Boundaries" (Esri shapefile). City of Calgary. Retrieved February 5, 2013.