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Forest Lawn is a community in the South East quadrant of the city of Calgary.
Development of the area started in 1910 and consists mainly of single family homes and town homes.
It is situated on both sides of 17th Avenue, also known as International Avenue, due to the diverse ethnicity of the shops and restaurants along this stretch of the avenue.
Along this route you can find restaurants or coffee shops with Vietnamese, African, Latino, Greek, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavour.
Located east of the Deerfoot, providing this community with quick access to downtown, the airport and to the mountains in Banff.
Shopping can obviously be found on 17th Avenue SE./International Avenue, but Marlborough Mall, is located just northeast of the community.
Schools can be found in the area, as well as in the neighbouring communities.
Elementary Patrick Airlie
1520 - 39th Street SE (in the community)
Elementary Valley View
4105 - 26th Avenue SE (Dover)
Elementary Penbrooke Meadows
5845 Pensacola Crescent SE (Penbrooke Meadows)
Junior High Ernest Morrow
1212 - 47th Street SE (In the community)
Junior High Sir Wilfrid Laurier
819 - 32nd Street SE (Albert Park/Radisson Heights)
Senior High Forest Lawn High School
1304 - 44th Street SE (In the community)
Calgary Catholic School District
K-6 Holy Trinity
1717 - 41st. Street SE (in the community)
K-9 Bishop Kidd
1420 - 28th Street SE (Albert Park/Radisson Heights)
7-9 St. Rose of Lima
2419 - 50th Street NE (Rundle)
Senior High Father Lacombe
3615 Radcliffe Drive SE (Albert Park/Radisson Heights)
Owner Occupied: 37 per cent
Hospital: Peter Lougheed, on 36th Street NE at 26th Avenue NE
Vehicle Travel time to Downtown: 11 minutes
Vehicle Travel time to Airport: 16 minutes
Vehicle Travel time to Banff: 1 hour and 38 minutes