Sandstone is a community in the North West quadrant of the city of Calgary.
Development of the community started in the early 1980's and consists mainly of single family homes.
The neighbourhood is just slightly north of Nose Hill Park, the largest off leash park in the city of Calgary.
It covers an area of 1,129 hectares and borders 12 communities in the North West. Nose Hill Park is definitely an experience of the prairie nature without leaving the city.
Many people enjoy the hiking trails and many more bring their beloved furry friend with them as they stroll through the park.
Views of downtown, Canada Olympic Park and the mountains from different areas inside the park.
Other than having Nose Hill Park as a neighbour to the south, the community's neighbours to the north divided by Country Hills Boulevard is Hidden Valley, to the west is MacEwan divided by 14th Street SW, and to the east is Beddington Heights.
Shopping can be found in neighbouring communities along Country Hills Blvd., but Market Mall is a short drive down Shaganappi Trail, or Deerfoot Mall can be found on the east side of Huntington Hills.
Bus service to downtown is excellent, or a drive down 14th Street NW will bring you to the core in short time.
Schools can be found in the community as well as in neighbouring communities.
Calgary Board of Education
Elementary Simons Valley
375 Sandarac Dr. NW (In the community)
Junior High Simon Fraser
5215 - 33rd Street NW (Brentwood)
Senior High Queen Elizabeth
512 - 18th Street NW (Hillhurst)
Calgary Catholic School District
K-6. St. Pius X
2312 - 18th St. NW (Capitol Hill)
K-6 Msgr. Neville Anderson
327 Sandarac Drive NW (Sandstone)
K-9 St. Margaret
3320 Carol Drive NW (Collingwood)
7-9 Madeleine d'Houet
108 - 22nd Street NW (West Hillhurst)
Senior High Norte Dame
11900 Country Village Link NE (Coventry Hills)
Owner Occupied: 88 per cent
Hospital: Foothills - 29th Street NW, just south of 16th Avenue
Vehicle Travel time to Downtown: 15 minutes
Vehicle Travel time to Airport: 15 minutes
Vehicle Travel time to Banff: 1 hour and 28 minutes