Citadel is one of Calgary’s luxury neighborhoods. Development of this luxury residential neighborhood did not begin until 1993, but the community has long established itself as a popular choice for those seeking luxury homes in the northwest quadrant of Calgary. Besides its attractive neighborhood, the spectacular views of the Rockies which it offers, as well as the existence of easily accessible link roads, make it an attractive neighborhood for many.
The Citadel community is a well-planned community. With Stoney Trail running right through the city and Highway A1 just a short distance away, residents enjoy easy access to Downtown Calgary and to all of the city’s major areas. Sarcee Trail to the east and the Country Hills Boulevard west of the neighborhood further improve accessibility, while at the same time giving the neighborhood a splendid (wheel-like) aerial view.
Citadel’s real estate market is dominated by luxury homes, most of which are single-family detached homes and townhouses. Citadel condominiums offer a more vibrant style for home buyers. Thanks to its location away from the city center and the bustling downtown, Citadel has become the preferred home environment for first time home buyers and for retirees looking to take a break and relax.
Residents of the Citadel Community sort out most of their shopping needs by heading over to the Beacon Hill shopping district. Home to such big brands as Canadian Tire, Home Depot, and Costco, it lies just across the highway from Citadel. A similarly big shopping option for residents can be found in Crowfoot Crossing, one of Calgary’s largest outdoor shipping centers, which plays host to a wide array of retail outlets, a movie multiplex, and multiple restaurants.
Recreation and Lifestyle
Designed to be a relaxing community away from the daily stress of the city, Citadel residents are blessed with an elegant park – Citadel Park. Armed with tree-lined lanes, lush green fields, and a raft of sporting facilities, families can enjoy picnics here with playgrounds for children and facilities for tennis, soccer, basketball, and hockey.
Also around the neighborhood is the Hamptons Golf Course with splendid courses for gold lovers; Crowfoot Arena with a community hockey association, and Crowfoot YMCA which is equipped with a gymnasium, indoor running tracks, and a saltwater pool, among other facilities for sports and recreation.
To maintain an active and united community, the Citadel Community Association has continued to organize various activities and events. Some of these include the annual winter gala, the community beautification project, and the Tots Summer Program. Working a unified front, community members feel a sense of belonging within the neighborhood.
Schools in Citadel
Public and private schools abound aplenty in and around Citadel, so there will be little worries for those looking to raise a family in this community. Some of these schools include:
- Citadel Park
- Arbour Lake
- St. Brigid
- Robert Thirsk High
- St. Luke
- St. Francis