Varsity is a community in the North West quadrant of Calgary. It is a community that is known for housing Market Mall, one of the larger shopping centers in Calgary.
The community was developed in the early 1960's into the 1970's, and is comprised of three areas known as Varsity Acres, Varsity Village and Varsity Estates.
Varsity Acres is directly east of Market Mall off of Shaganappi Trail. It is south of Varsity Village and also home to Research Park, part of the University of Calgary. There are mainly condos and townhouses in this section of the community.
Varsity village is just to the north of Varisty Acres, again to the east of Market Mall off of Shaganappi Trail. There are mainly single family homes in this area with many being on the numerous cul-de-sacs.
Varsity Estates is the area adjacent and to the west of Market Mall. Many of the homes in this area of the community back onto Bowmont Natural Park or the Silver Springs Golf club. Many of the homes have mountain and/or valley views.
Without a doubt, excellent shopping with Market Mall being part of the community. There is other shopping available on Shaganappi Trail.
Lots of green spaces, especially considering Bowmont Natural Reserve within steps of the neighbourhood.
Excellent schools in the neighbourhood and surrounding communities. Easy access to the University of Calgary.
The LRT (Light Rail Transit) is a short distance at Crowchild Trail and 40th Avenue/Brisebois Drive NW.
Vehicle access to downtown is from Shaganappi Trail to Crowchild Trail or 16th Avenue NW.
Calgary Board of Education
Elementary Marion Carson
5225 Varsity Drive NW (in the community)
Junior High F. E. Osborne
5315 Varsity Drive NW. (Varsity)
Senior High Sir Winston Churchill
5220 Northland Drive NW (Brentwood)
Calgary Catholic School District
K-9. St. Vincent de Paul
4525 - 49th Street NW. (in the community)
K-6. St. Luke
1232 Northmount Drive NW (Brentwood)
7-9 Madeleine d'Houet
108 - 22nd Street NW (West Hillhurst)
Senior High St. Francis
877 Northmount Drive NW (Collingwood)
Owner Occupied: 63 per cent
Hospital: Foothills - 29th Street NW, just south of 16th Avenue
Vehicle Travel time to Downtown: 15 minutes
Vehicle Travel time to Airport: 21 minutes
Vehicle Travel time to Banff: 1 hour and 25 minutes