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Shawnessy is a community in the South West quadrant in the city of Calgary.

Development began in the early 1980's and consists mainly of single family homes but has town homes and multi-family homes as well.

Lots of green spaces, parks, playgrounds and bike paths for residents to enjoy.


A landmark in the community is "The Barn", it serves as the community center and so much more.

Close proximity to Spruce Meadows, however the neighbour to the south is Somerset, to the north is Millrise to the west is Evergreen while the community of Midnapore is directly to the east of the neighbourhood, divided by MacLeod Trail.


Spruce Meadows is recognized around the world as a leading equestrian facility. However, it is much more than an equestrian centre and enjoyed by all who go there.

LRT (Light Rail Transit) station can be found in the community, close to McLeod Trail.

With McLeod Trail being just east of the community this provides a quick route to the downtown core.


Shopping is located along McLeod Trail in the community and neighbouring community of Somerset, such as the Shoppes, Centre and Village.

Schools are conveniently located in the neighbourhood and surrounding communities.



Calgary Board of Education:

K-4 Janet Johnstone
224 Shawnessy Drive SW (In the community)

5 - 9 Samuel W. Shaw
115 Shannon Drive SW (in the community)

Senior High Centennial
55 Sun Valley Blvd. SE (Sundance)

Calgary Catholic School District:

K-6 Father Doucet
65 Shannon Dr. SW (in the community)

K-6 St. Gerard
1204 - 96th Avenue SW (Haysboro)

K-6 Blessed Mother Teresa
121 Midlake Blvd. SE (Midnapore)

K-9 Our Lady of Peace
14826 Millrise Hill SW (Millrise)

K-9 St. Matthew
416 - 83rd Avenue SE (Acadia)

Senior High Bishop O'Byrne
333 Shawville Blvd. SW (Somerset)

Population: 9,385

Owner Occupied: 84 per cent

Hospital: South Health Campus, on Front Street SE, just off of Seton Blvd, east of Deerfoot Trail.

Vehicle Travel time to Downtown: 25 minutes

Vehicle Travel time to Airport: 30 minutes

Vehicle Travel time to Banff: 1 hour and 45 minutes

This community rated:

45 out of 100

Walk Score

From Shawnessy to Calgary South West