The city of Calgary has a lot of neighbourhoods - over 200 of them, according to the last census.  From the hills and mountain views of the northwest to the new developments and quick-access roadways in the southeast, there's a neigbourhood to suit every taste within the city limits - and that includes the offerings in Coventry Hills, near the city's northern edge.

Coventry Hills Location in Calgary

For thousands of years, the area of what is now Coventry Hills was grassland and brush, used for activities like hunting and trading by the Indigenous peoples who lived there.  The late 1800s brought settlers to the newly-built fort at the junction of the Bow and Elbow Rivers, and before long the core of downtown Calgary was growing.

Expanding outwards, the city absorbed smaller communities and became bigger and more populated as the decades passed.  From the centre near the rivers, roadways kept going further in every direction, and by the 1990s, people who liked the amenities of the "big city" but the space and feeling of smaller communities had plenty of options to choose from.  One of these new neighbourhoods was Coventry Hills, which was once found at the far northern border of Calgary but has since been enclosed by other communities around it.

It is bordered by Stoney Trail on the north, Deerfoot Trail to the east, Country Hills Blvd to the south, and Harvest Hills Blvd to the west.  Coventry Hills's numerous transportation corridors have made it a popular choice for many years with those who work downtown but what to live away from the more crowded inner city.

The Development of Coventry Hills

Coventry Hills was established in 1991, and as of 2016 it was home to more than 17,000 people in private households.  As the area developed and new roadways were extended, the neighbourhood continued to grow, and still does so today - thousands more people have moved in or otherwise claimed homes of their own over the last decade.  Thanks to this population growth, the community has plenty of amenities and offerings for all demographics - including multiple schools, rec centres, associations, gold courses, trails, and sports organizations.  It also has the Country Hills Town Centre nearby, along with the airport for international travellers, and the main routes out of the city toward Red Deer, Edmonton, and east/west on Highway 1.

As a successful community, there is still more in store for Coventry Hills with the announcement and planning of the Green Line LRT.  One of the proposed stations is North Pointe, on the western side of the subdivision on Harvest Hills Blvd.  This will make travel to the downtown core and beyond even easier in the future - and it's sure to make this great family-friendly neighbourhood even better, too!

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