West Hillhurst, Calgary

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West Hillhurst
Neighbourhood
West Hillhurst is located in Calgary
West Hillhurst
West Hillhurst
Location of West Hillhurst in Calgary
Coordinates: 51°03′30″N 114°06′37″W / 51.05833°N 114.11028°W / 51.05833; -114.11028Coordinates: 51°03′30″N 114°06′37″W / 51.05833°N 114.11028°W / 51.05833; -114.11028
Country Canada
Province Alberta
City Calgary
QuadrantNW
Ward7
Established1945
Annexed1907
Government
 • MayorNaheed Nenshi
 • Administrative bodyCalgary City Council
 • CouncillorDruh Farrell
Area
 • Total2.4 km2 (0.9 sq mi)
Elevation
1,055 m (3,461 ft)
Population
(2016)[2]
6,449
WebsiteWest Hillhurst Community Association

West Hillhurst is a northwest neighbourhood lying within the inner suburbs of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The community, which is located west of Hillhurst, is bisected by Crowchild Trail. On the north, West Hillhurst is bordered by the communities of Hounsfield Heights/Briar Hill and St. Andrews Heights. Other boundaries are 18th Street W to the east, the Bow River to the south and 28th Street W to the west.

History[edit]

Although annexed by the city of Calgary in 1907, substantial development did not occur until 1945 when many of the houses were built as "Victory Homes" for soldiers returning from World War II. A number of these buildings are still standing despite the fact that many were only intended to be temporary.

Demographics[edit]

In the City of Calgary's 2016 municipal census, West Hillhurst had a population of 6,449 living in 3,030 dwellings, a 0.6% increase from its 2015 population of 6,409.[3] With a land area of 2.4 km2 (0.93 sq mi), it had a population density of 2,690/km2 (6,960/sq mi) in 2016.[3][4]

As of 2000, there were 16.4% low income residents living in the neighbourhood,[5] and 12.8% of the residents were immigrants. 30.6% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, and 44.1% of the housing was used for renting.[2]

Education[edit]

In 2006, there were two schools in the district:

  • École Madeleine d'Houet Bilingual Junior High School - A Separate Catholic school
  • Louise Dean Centre - A public high school for new and expectant young mothers throughout Calgary.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Calgary Elections". City of Calgary. 2017. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
  2. ^ a b City of Calgary (2006). "West Hillhurst Community Statistics" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-21.
  3. ^ a b "2016 Civic Census Results" (PDF). City of Calgary. 2016. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  4. ^ "Community Boundaries" (Esri shapefile). City of Calgary. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  5. ^ City of Calgary (2004). "Ward 7 Profile" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-21.

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