Cougar Ridge Homes
Lying between Canada Olympic Park and the Old Banff Coach Road is one of Calgary’s most peaceful communities. Cougar Ridge Homes sit atop the ridge towards the western end of Calgary. It is one of Calgary’s youngest communities with development only commencing in 2001. Thanks to its lofty perch, it provides residents with panoramic views of the city skyline and the Alberta Rockies. Cougar Ridge is a beautiful residential community particularly appreciated by those who enjoy outdoor recreation.
Cougar Ridge Community
Cougar Ridge real estate can be found in an area formerly known as East Springbank. This naturally beautiful community lies within touching distance of Canada Olympic Park, which lies on the northern border of the neighborhood. This is revealing of nature’s beauty within the community which developers worked hard to preserve (successfully retaining lots of green space and the pathway system).
The city of Calgary officially annexed the neighborhood in 1995, with development beginning in 2001. With the Old Banff Coach Road on the south, 69 Street on the east, and 101 Street on the west, there are sufficient access roads in and out the area. Cougar Ridge real estate market was carefully developed to have in it something for everyone, with Victorian and Colonial style homes present alongside single family detached homes.
Cougar Ridge Shopping
Shopping amenities abound aplenty within Cougar Ridge. The Crowfoot Center provides one of the biggest shopping opportunities for residents with a number of big-box retailers and multiple theaters. Similarly, the West Hills Town Center and the Bowness/Montgomery area plays host to smaller retail businesses.
Recreation and Lifestyle
The Cougar Ridge neighborhood offers residents a selection of outdoor recreational facilities and amenities. The Silver Springs Golf and Country Club and the Valley Ridge Golf Course offers golfers and golfing enthusiasts a serene golfing environment, with naturally beautiful courses. Thanks to its natural heritage, residents will find plenty of outdoor recreational facilities including ski jumps, a mountain bike park, and bobsled and luge tracks.
Lovers of the outdoor life will find the Paskapoo Slopes perfect for outdoor picnics and tours. Home to an archeological site over 8,000 years old, the Paskapoo Slopes is an ecological, historical, and cultural site for the ages. It is blessed with plenty of wildlife, natural grasslands, ravines, and forests. Canada Olympic Park north of the neighborhood provides residents with yet another robust outdoor environment.
Schools in Cougar Ridge
Cougar Ridge families are served by plenty of schools within their immediate vicinity. With many roads leading to all of the major areas of Calgary, Cougar Ridge home buyers also enjoy easy access to some of Calgary’s finest schools outside of their immediate vicinity. Some of these schools include:
- St. Joan of Arc
- Vincent Massey
- Bishop Pinkham
- Western Canada
- Ernest Manning
- Bishop Caroll