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Wildwood, Calgary

Wildwood
Neighbourhood
The school yard and community centre in Wildwood
The school yard and community centre in Wildwood
Wildwood is located in Calgary
Wildwood
Wildwood
Location of Wildwood in Calgary
Coordinates: 51°03′07″N 114°09′03″W / 51.05194°N 114.15083°W / 51.05194; -114.15083
Country Canada
Province Alberta
City Calgary
QuarantSW
Ward8
Established1956
Government
 • MayorNaheed Nenshi
 • Administrative bodyCalgary City Council
 • CouncillorEvan Woolley
Area
 • Total1.9 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Elevation
1,140 m (3,740 ft)
Population
 (2006)[2]
 • Total2,621
 • Average Income
$74,415
Postal code
WebsiteWildwood Community Association

Wildwood is an established neighbourhood in the Southwest quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. It was first settled in 1883[3] and developed in the 1950s on a plateau to the south to the Bow River valley, and is primarily composed of single-detached bungalows on wide lots with rear laneways.

Wildwood is bounded on the north by Edworthy Park, a significant natural area park in Calgary, and the Bow River. It borders the neighbourhood of Spruce Cliff on the east side at 38th Avenue SW, and is limited on the south side by Bow Trail, a (soon to be) six-lane expressway.

It is represented in the Calgary City Council by the Ward 8 councillor.

Between 2006 and 2009, Bow Trail is being widened to accommodate more suburban traffic.[4]

Demographics

In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, Wildwood had a population of 2,598 living in 1,056 dwellings, a 0.6% increase from its 2011 population of 2,582.[5] With a land area of 2.6 km2 (1.0 sq mi), it had a population density of 999/km2 (2,590/sq mi) in 2012.[6][5]

Residents in this community had a median household income of $74,415 in 2000, and there were 9.9% low income residents living in the neighbourhood.[7] As of 2000, 13.4% of the residents were immigrants. A proportion of 0.9% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, and 10.7% of the housing was used for renting.[2]

Education

The community is served by Wildwood Elementary public school.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Calgary Elections". City of Calgary. 2017. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
  2. ^ a b City of Calgary (2006). "Wildwood Community Statistics" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-21.
  3. ^ Johnston, Emeley (1975). Communities six : Calgary grows to the northeast and southwest. Century Calgary Publications. p. 57.
  4. ^ City of Calgary: Bow Trail - 37 Street S.W. to Strathcona Boulevard S.W.
  5. ^ a b "2012 Civic Census Results" (PDF). City of Calgary. 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  6. ^ "Community Boundaries" (Esri shapefile). City of Calgary. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  7. ^ City of Calgary (2004). "Ward 6 Profile" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-21.

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