By Mario Toneguzzi
Located in the former East Springbank area under the Municipal District of Rockview, the area was annexed by the City of Calgary in 1995 and today it’s a busy, active community built around its schools, playing fields and parks.
Indeed, West Springs shouts family in a big way.
This is a community built around the schools and the playing fields. Watching the kids walk/ride/scoot to and from school or families gathering to watch a soccer or baseball game at 73rd St… West Springs shouts family.” – David Pellettier, RE/MAX Real Estate (Central)
West Springs, located at the western edge of the city, is bordered to the west by the acreages and estate homes of Springbank, Old Banff Coach Road to the north, Bow Trail to the south and 69th Street and Coach Hill Road to the east.
It’s still a relatively young community in the city compared to other areas and it’s still developing.
While the neighbourhood features single-detached homes, there’s also plenty of variety with townhomes and low-rise condos in West Springs - providing a different lifestyle choice for residents depending on their stage of life.
Nestled behind WinSport, formerly Canada Olympic Park, it’s a community with housing from starter homes to luxury, high-end properties.
The neighbourhood feeds on its location of being in tune with nature. The view of the snow-capped Rocky Mountains in the distance highlights the natural habitat that is an integral part of this community.
With its numerous wetlands, parks, green spaces, and trees, West Springs is an ideal neighbourhood to enjoy the outdoors on a daily basis every month of the year. And nearby is the Paskapoo Slopes with its variety of wildlife in the natural grasslands, forests and ravines.
Accessibility is a huge bonus for residents living in the community. Old Banff Coach Road gives them ease of access heading west toward those majestic mountains as well as Kananaskis Country. The 85th Street corridor takes a person from north to south in the community quite quickly and beyond into the Aspen neighbourhood. Stoney Trail heading north and south to all parts of the city is within a short distance. And Bow Trail takes people downtown to the core of the city within minutes.
What truly makes this community stand out is the huge variety of amenities, shops, services and eateries, particularly along the 85th Street corridor. From big box grocery chains to smaller independent locally-owned shops, West Springs has everything a consumer needs. And it’s ideally situated only minutes away as well from the Aspen Landing Shopping Centre.