By Stephanie Miller, Marketing Coordinator
Calgary’s South East communities are quickly growing and we love having the opportunity to see more and more Calgarians call this quadrant home! Thanks to this growing population, there has been a steady stream of amenities and businesses also choosing to set up locations throughout the city’s South East. Here’s a look at some of the excellent services that’s the South East has to offer!
Shop Around Town
With the new communities, we first saw commercial areas such as 130th Avenue, High Street, Seton’s Urban District, Cranston Market and the Gates of Walden. With a variety of grocery stores, banks, restaurants and shops, these locations are definitely able to meet resident’s needs.
Another great facility in the South East is city’s newest hospital, the South Health Campus. Built on 44 acres, this impressive hospital offers the latest in general specialized healthcare. It also employs 2,600 people and provides 269 sick beds.
We were thrilled when the Government of Alberta announced a list of new schools to be built in Calgary and that South East communities will now have even more schools to offer residents. Check out our blog to find out more about the new schools coming to Auburn Bay, New Brighton and Cranston.
If that wasn’t exciting enough, the City of Calgary unveiled plans for the LRT Green Line! With stops in McKenzie Towne, Auburn Bay and Seton, this will be a dream for anyone working downtown. Find out more here.
What’s new for the S.E.?
So what else’s can South East residents look forward to? This week, news was announced of a recreational facility opening in Seton that really does have it all! With an estimated size of 330,000 sq. ft., this facility is projected to open in 2018. To run this impressive space, the City of Calgary will be working with the YMCA. With activities and amenities for all ages, here is a look at what they plan to offer in this exciting space:
- Lane competition pool
- Water Park
- Leisure pool
- Hot tubs and steam room
- 2 multi-purpose ice rinks
- 3 Gymnasiums with multi-purpose flooring
- Fitness centre with cardio and strength training equipment
- Fitness/aerobics studios
- Running/walking track
- Large and small rooms for use as studios, classrooms and meeting spaces
- 25,000 sq. ft. full service library
- Youth centre with dedicated space for youth activities and programs
- Art making, studio and gallery space
- 300 seat theatre (approximate)
- Food services
- Physiotherapy/medical clinic
Click here to find out more information.
It’s great to see these communities grow and we look forward to seeing what else makes its way to South East Calgary!
Have a good weekend,