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Highwood is a community in the North West quadrant of the city.  Development of this community began in the early 1950's.

Most of the homes are single family bungalow type.

Beautiful green spaces and tree lined streets in this neighbourhood.  This community provides easy access to both Nose Hill Park and Confederation Park.

Close proximity to North Hill Shopping Centre located on the south side of 16th Avenue NW (Highway one/TransCanada Highway.).  Shopping and restaurants can also be found along 4th Street NW.

Located just south of McKnight Boulevard, south of the community of Thorncliffe and just west of the community of Highland Park.

Quick Access to downtown via 16th Avenue (Highway one/TransCanada Highway).  Excellent bus service provides quick access to the core.

Close proximity to both the University of Calgary and SAIT (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.

Excellent schools in the area and surrounding communities.


Calgary Board of Education

Elementary       Cambrian Heights
640 Northmount Drive NW        (Cambrian Heights)

Junior High     Colonel Irvine
412 Northmount Drive NW       (In the community)

Senior High    James Fowler
4004 - 4th Street NW           (Highland Park)

Calgary Catholic School District

K-6.     St. Pius X
2312 - 18th St. NW     (Capitol Hill)

K-9      St. Joseph
2512 - 5th Street NW       (Mount Pleasant)

7-9      Madeleine d'Houet
108 - 22nd Street NW       (West Hillhurst)

K-9     St. Margaret
3320 Carol Drive NW         (Collingwood)

Senior High        St. Francis
877 Northmount Drive NW       (Collingwood)

Population:    2,214

Owner Occupied:    64 per cent

Hospital:  Foothills  -29th Street NW, just south of 16th Avenue

Vehicle Travel time to Downtown:  14 minutes

Vehicle Travel time to Airport:   25 minutes

Vehicle Travel time to Banff:  1 hour and 35 minutes

This community rated:

47 out of 100

Walk Score

From Highwood to Calgary North West