Cranston

cranston entrance

Cranston is one of the best neighbourhoods in Calgary in which to raise a family. Many community activities are centered around the Century Hall and Park, a private club for residents of Cranston. It offers a large variety of programs for all ages. A gym, the tennis courts, and the outdoor rink are some of the facilities that residents can make use of. Throughout the year other programs are offered like family movie nights, the Easter Eggstravaganza and the annual Stampede Breakfast.

Community Centre

Cranston also features many pathways, parks and greenspaces. You can walk, run, or cycle throughout the community on trails and paved paths. You will often find yourself rewarded with some spectacular scenery while enjoying a walk or run.

walking trails

The neighbourhood provides many different styles of housing. Multi-family homes, starter, move-up, and estate style homes are all available. With this tremendous selection, newcomers can easily find a home to suit their needs. For those looking to build a new house, the latest area to be developed is Cranston's Riverstone. This unique community is nestled down in the valley near the Bow River. If you are thinking of building a new home, contact me to find out more information about this area. I would be happy to introduce you to the community and show you all that it has to offer.

Riverstone

SCHOOLS

Cranston is home to a number of schools including the new Dr. George Stanley Middle School. School bus service is available for those students living outside the walk zones. I would always recommend that you contact the appropriate school division to determine which school your children will attend.

Public Schools - Calgary Board of Education Calgary Board of Education

  • Cranston School, 205 Cranston Drive SE, Grades K-3
  • Dr. George Stanley School, 585 Cranston Drive SE, Grades 4-8 (Grade 9 added Sept 2017)
  • Lord Beaverbrook High School, 9019 Fairmount Drive SE, Grades 10-12
  • McKenzie Lake School, 16210 McKenzie Lake Way SE, Grades K-4

Separate Schools - Calgary Catholic School District Calgary Separate Schools

  • Christ the King School, 333 Cranston Way SE, Grades K-9
  • St. Cecilia School, 610 Agate Crescent SE, Grades K-6 (French Immersion only)
  • Bishop O'Byrne High School, 500, 333 Shawville Blvd. SE, Grades 10-12

Private Schools

Calgary has a number of private schools which offer different programs for students based on their needs and abilities. There are also some well-respected schools in the area just south of Calgary. They may be more convenient for residents of Cranston.

EMERGENCY SERVICES

Seton Fire Hall

Fire, Police, and EMS - "9-1-1" service is available throughout the City of Calgary.

The Seton Fire Station #41 opened in 2014. It services the south communities of Auburn Bay, Cranston, Mahogany and Seton. It is located near the hospital at 3790 Seton Drive SE.

MEDICAL SERVICES

The South Health Campus is Calgary's newest hospital. This state-of-the-art hospital offers both inpatient and outpatient services, including an emergency department. The hospital is one reason many medical professionals choose to call Cranston home. Those living on the east side of the community can easily walk to work while, for others, it is a very short commute.

Calgary South Health Campus

The Cranston Medical Clinic is conveniently located next to the Sobeys on Cranston Road. It is a general family practice. There are several other clinics available in the nearby neighbourhoods of Shawnessy, Sundance, and Chaparral.

SHOPPING

The Cranston Market, located on Cranston Avenue SE, is anchored by a Sobeys grocery store. Other services include a bank, gas station, coffee shop, hair salon, and a pub.

Cranston Shopping Centre

The Seton area, just to the east of Cranston, is currently under development. It is already home to a major grocery store, a pharmacy, and banks and restaurants. Future development will include everything from boutiques to large retailers.

Another major shopping hub is centered around 130th Avenue SE. Here you will find home improvement stores such as Home Depot and Lowes and other major retailers like HomeSense and Canadian Tire.

Deerfoot Meadows is a little farther north on Deerfoot Trail. This area offers many shopping choices including Ikea and Costco.

RECREATION OPPORTUNITIES

For those that like to golf, Cranston is located close to quite a few courses.

  • The Blue Devil Golf Club - 2300 194 Avenue SE
  • McKenzie Meadows Golf Club - 17215 McKenzie Meadows Dr. SE
  • Heritage Pointe Golf Club - 1 Heritage Pointe Dr, Heritage Pointe

Fly fishing is another popular pastime and Calgary's Bow River is world famous as a fly-fishing destination. There are many outfitters in Calgary that can hook you up with some equipment or arrange a guided tour. The Bow River is right on Cranston's doorstep, so why not give it a try?

Fly Fishing on The Bow

Spruce Meadows is another world class venue that is only minutes away from Cranston on Highway 22X. This equestrian facility offers show jumping and so much more. Throughout the year tournaments attract competitors from all over the world. Prices to attend events are very reasonable and it is a great way to spend an afternoon with the family.

Other events also occur at Spruce Meadows. The Horticultural Society's Garden Show is a popular event to get gardeners prepared for the growing season. There are also Pet Expo's, gem shows and even the circus this year. For a complete calendar and event information visit www.sprucemeadows.com.

World Renowned Show Jumping

GETTING AROUND

Located just south of Highway 22X and west of Deerfoot Trail, Cranston is a master planned community in Calgary's South East quadrant. This location offers easy access to all major transportation routes as well as shopping, restaurants, and the South Health Campus.

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