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The Many Benefits of the community of Arbour Lake in Calgary
Arbour Lake in Northwest Calgary is truly a community that has it all. Its spectacular hillside location offers some of the best views of the Rocky Mountains in the City. Located next to Crowfoot Crossing, one of the largest outdoor malls in Calgary, residents of Arbour Lake have access to over 240 shops and services. Within Crowfoot Crossing are many dining, shopping and entertainment options, including RONA, Cineplex Odeon Theatres, Calgary Co-op, Safeway, Chapters Books, plus a host of boutiques and big box stores. Access to downtown is also quick and easy via the Crowfoot LRT station.
Recreation & Lifestyle in Arbour Lake
Many families will have fond memories of owning homes in Arbour Lake because of the strong sense of community. Recreation opportunities abound on Arbour Lake, with swimming, boating, fishing, and skating offered throughout the year at the Arbour Lake Community Centre. Within the community is also the newly built Crowfoot Library offering stunning mountain views and access to resources for learning, enrichment, and enjoyment. Walking paths, ravines, and greenbelts make this beautiful area a very walk-friendly community. The Crowfoot YMCA is located in the Southeast corner of the community and has a host of activities offered at its fitness facility including a running track, indoor arena, swimming pool and much more.
Arbour Lake Schools
Arbour Lake School (Gr. 5-9) is a large middle school with over 800 students that strives to personalize learning for their students. A unique homeroom structure allows teachers to spend enough time with each student to recognize their potential. The school offers students the opportunity to explore many paths from fine arts to career and technology foundations. The Arbour Lake school is located at 27 Arbour Crest Drive NW. 403-777-7310.
Robert Thirsk High School (Gr. 10 - 12) is a brand new high school in Arbour Lake that opened its doors in 2013. Located next to the Crowfoot Public Library, it's recognized for it's personalized and collaborative approach to learning. Highlights include a top-notch performing arts program as well as a state of the art kitchen with outstanding culinary programs.
St. Ambrose Elementary/Junior High School (K-9) provides a unique Catholic learning environment. The school is also part of the Hockey Canada Skills Academy. Students accepted into the program receive skill development training both on-ice and off-ice throughout the year. The school is located at 1500 Arbour Lake Road NW. 403-500-2100.
Community Demographics Arbour Lake
Curious about potential neighbours in Arbour Lake? Arbour Lake is a large family-oriented community with almost 11,000 residents. Click here for a breakdown of social statistics for this culturally diverse community, including such details as income, age, marital status and population diversity.
Crime in the Calgary community of Arbour Lake
Arbour Lake is a relatively safe community with the majority of crimes focusing on vandalism and vehicle-related thefts. As with all Calgary homes, a security system complete with cameras is always recommended to protect your home and family.
Arbour Lake Neighbourhood Information
Arbour Lake is the answer to the question of where to live in northwest Calgary. With easy access to both Stoney Trail and Crowchild Trail, it’s an extremely accessible location with prime access to downtown and major destinations within Calgary. It’s a premium destination for discerning residents with an eye for taste and style. Over 80% of the residents live in single-family homes, although there are townhomes and condominiums available as well. All residents of the Arbour Lake community are granted access to the trout-stocked private lake within the community’s boundaries. The Crowfoot Crossing shopping complex offers many options for restaurants, entertainment, and shopping.
Arbour Lake Amenities
The number one feature for Arbour Lake residents is the lake, which provides year-round entertainment for everyone. The lake has tennis courts, boating, and beachside playgrounds for the kids. During the summer, the lake is freshly stocked with Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout, and Brown Trout, perfect for the angler in the family that enjoys a catch-and-release program. That fishing season extends into the winter season as ice fishermen drill holes in the ice to fish the lake in the frigid temperatures. The beachfront, the lake, and the park equipment is clean, well-maintained, and managed by the Arbour Lake Residents Association.
Besides the expansive lake area, there are several green spaces that dot the community, giving the Arbour Lake real estate a close-to-nature feel. These green spaces include walking trails and large open fields for families to enjoy, as well as large baseball grounds and soccer fields for organized sports.
The Crowfoot Crossing shopping complex contains all types of grocery shopping options like Safeway, and Co-op, including their gas bars. The Arbour Lake amenities include fine dining locations such as the Calgary North Schanks Sports Grill, The Keg, JOEY, and Chianti Café and Restaurant. There are also niche stores like Amaranth Whole Foods a local health food store, and Golden Leaf Hemp. Major brand names have taken advantage of the prime location that Arbour Lake offers, like Tim Hortons, Visions, Chapters, Sport Chek, and Speedy Glass.
The Crowfoot Complex also draws in residents all over the northwest with their one location for all major needs and services. There is an Alberta Motor Association, massage parlours, several bank locations, Mayfair Health and diagnostics centre, as well as ATCO Gas and a car dealership. The real draw is the Crowfoot Crossing Cineplex Odeon, a 12-screen theatre complex with the latest in entertainment. The Arbour Lake community knows that it doesn’t have to travel outside of the suburb to find the best amenities in the northwest.