When  it comes to the joy of living surrounded by nature, you can’t beat the popular Discovery Ridge community in southwest Calgary.

By Mario Toneguzzi


It’s nestled beside Griffith Woods Natural Environment Park that lies along the banks of the Elbow River - a gem for both the community and for the city at large.

What do I love about Discovery? Griffith Woods, the community paths, the skating rink and tennis courts, the C-store, a connection with nature, the view of the mountians. It’s why I call Discovery home.” – David Pellettier, RE/MAX Real Estate (Central)

The Park itself is very large with numerous paved and unpaved paths for people to explore its natural habitat of flora and fauna including moose, deer, orchids, plenty of birds chirping away and its spruce and balsam poplar forest. The wetlands add to the beautiful natural environment of this Park.

It was created in 2000 and named after Wilbur Griffith who, with his wife Betty, donated a portion of their estate to The City of Calgary to be set aside as a nature preserve - one that today is a very popular destination for nature lovers. 

Discovery Ridge is at the western edge of the city, bounded by Stoney Trail to the north, 69th Street W to the east, Rocky View County and the city limits to the west and the Elbow River and Tsuu T'ina First Nation to the south.

Here’s an interesting fact about the area. In the past, before it became a housing development, it was referred to as Jackson’s Valley beside the Sarcee Military Reserve. Development first began in the late 1990s with the community first known as New Discovery and it was originally planned as a gated community but the concept never materialized and eventually the community became known as Discovery Ridge.

Beyond the intimate connection with nature, residents can be found in the Cornerstone Shopping Centre enjoying the many stores, restaurants and services in the popular location - from the Maharajah East Indian Cuisine restaurant to the donut shop, Wonder Donuts to Laque Nail Bar to various health and wellness services such as medical, dental and aesthetics. Of course the West Hills Towne Centre and the Signal Hill Shopping Centre are also close by for consumers.

Because the neighbourhood is small in overall size, it has limited growth potential which makes it an attractive option for many people to live in one of the city’s smaller and quieter communities.

Some popular amenities that the community participates in include the Westside Recreation Centre and it has three golf courses nearby to spend time on the links if you are so inclined - the Pinebrook Golf and Country Club, the Glencoe Golf and Country Club and the Elbow Springs Golf Club.

Why People Love Discovery Ridge

I love Griffith woods for a scenic rollerblade or a dip in the summer.

– Marj S, Resident

We love Discovery Ridge for the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding landscape and the genuine friendliness  of the community


– Keltie D, Resident

Valley, mountain and T’suu Tina hill views are a gift of nature, especially in autumn!

– Pat G, Resident

Discovery is a A HIDDEN GEM!

– David & Marilyn G, Residents

Insights from David.

We are seeing a slight shift in the balance of inventory                        

Across the city, inventory is up slightly(+180 homes vs May), unit sales have dipped (-7% vs May) while Average Sale Prices continue to appreciate, now sitting at $802,000, year to date. This remains a strong market for Sellers, although the dynamics are shifting slightly. The market temperature is reflected best in the softening of the "Sold/New LIsting Ratio", or the balance of inventory. The balance of units sold, as a percentage of new listings is settling, reporting at 71% in June vs 80+% in Feb/March/April. As a result, showing counts are down and we are not seeing the volume of offers we were seeing earlier in the year. While still strong, the market is settling. This is important information which needs to be accounted for as you consider the sale of your home.                        

                        

                        

                        

                        

                        

                        

                        

David knows

Discovery Ridge.

* Detached Homes Sold 2020 - 2023

homes sold*

40

avg. days on market

21

Avg. sold vs list price

100.3%

Discovery Ridge Listings

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David knows the Westside.

David is your top producing realtor on the Westside.

Having lived there for 18 years, he has grown to know the community and the surrounding market like no other. David has built up a wealth of knowledge, experience, and friendships within the community. 

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