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A tale of two burroughs - Metro US

A tale of two burroughs

Mount Royal’s city street boundaries are: to the north 17th Avenue then east to College Lane, Royal Avenue, Hope Street (both sides), Earl Gray Crescent, Ridge between Earl Gray Crescent and 29th Avenue then south to Council Way, 10th Street, Premier Way, 8th Street (both sides) and west to 14th Street in the southwest quadrant.

The community was established in 1904 and is referred to as upper and lower since they are naturally separated by an escarpment along Cameron Avenue and Royal Avenue.

Population, as of the 2008 City of Calgary civic census, indicates 3,279 residents were in Lower Mount Royal and 2,536 in upper Mount Royal.

Some homes currently for sale include a 3,829-square-foot, two-level home in upper Mount Royal with five bedrooms and four baths listed at $3M. An upper Mount Royal bungalow in reasonable condition with a large lot that can be subdivided going for $589,900.

Sitting to the east of Mount Royal is Cliff Bungalow-Mission.

Cliff Bungalow-Mission’s city street boundaries are north to 17th Avenue then east to 1st Street, then south to Elbow River and finally west to College Lane, Royal Avenue, top of Hope Street and Cliff Street escarpment, Hillcrest Avenue, Elbow Drive and 5th Street all within the southwest quadrant.

Part of the community, Mission, was established in 1900 with Cliff Bungalow following in 1907.

The community’s population as of 2008 City of Calgary civic census counted 4,159 residents.

Two properties for sale in Cliff Bungalow-Mission include a two bedroom, one bath condo for $255,000 and a single family two-storey home with four bedrooms, three baths for $595,000.

Who lives here

• As per the 2006 Census of Canada the highest percentage, 39.7 per cent, of lower Mount Royal residents range in age from 25 to 34 and the highest for upper Mount Royal is 20.7 per cent between 45 to 54.

• In Cliff Bungalow-Mission, the community’s highest percentage, 28.6 per cent, of residents range in age of 25 to 34.

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