Glamorgan, More than just Amazing Cheese Buns

Come for the cheese buns and you'll fall in love with them and this fantastic inner Westside neighbourhood in Calgary.   Glamorgan is a residential neighbourhood in the southwestern part of Calgary, it is a well-established community that offers a mix of housing options and amenities, making it an attractive place to live for many people. Its proximity to major roadways is highly appealing as it offers that quiet residential lifestyle but is a quick drive into the heartbeat of the city.

In terms of housing, Glamorgan has a mix of single-family homes, townhouses, and apartments. There are also a variety of parks, playgrounds, and green spaces in the area, including Glamorgan Park which has 6 baseball diamonds and a playground, the greenspace and playgrounds in the school area as well as the nearby Glenmore Reservoir and Weaslehead Natural Area. These provide opportunities for outdoor activities like walking, running, and cycling.

The community is also home to several schools with neighbouring communities offering opportunities for higher grades and private education. 

They include:
  • Glamorgan School - This is a public elementary school located in the heart of the community. It offers education to students from kindergarten to grade 9 and is part of the CBE’s TLC program.
  • St. Andrew School - This is a Catholic elementary school and offers education to students from kindergarten to grade 6.
  • Calgary Christian School - This is an independent, non-denominational Christian school located in the neighbouring community of Glenbrook. It offers education to students from kindergarten to grade 12.
  • Bishop Carroll High School - This is a Catholic high school located in the neighbouring community of Lincoln Park. It offers education to students from grades 10 to 12.
  • Ernest Manning High School - This is a public high school located in the neighbouring community of Signal Hill. It offers education to students from grades 10 to 12.
  • École Sainte Marguerite Bourgeoys in Lincoln Park- This school is part of the Francophone system and offers a Catholic education to kids from kindergarten through grade 12.
  • Mount Royal University is located in nearby Lincoln Park and wallking distance from Glamorgan making it a great place to invest in a rental propoerty.
In addition to these schools, there are several other public and private schools located within a short distance of Glamorgan. These include A.E. Cross Junior High School, Bishop Pinkham, West Ridge School, and Calgary French and International School.

There are also plenty of shops, restaurants, and services nearby, including several large grocery stores, a public library, and a community hall. Here are some of the businesses you can find in Glamorgan:

  • Grocery Stores - Safeway, Save-on Foods, and Co-op are all within walking distance from most areas of Glamorgan.
  • Restaurants - Busan, Glamorgan Bakery, and a few sushi places are great options. Primal grounds is also a lovely coffee shop with great soups and lunch options making it the perfect spot for a Saturday afternoon coffee date.
  • Retail Stores - While they’re not all right in the neighbourhood, they are adjacent and therefore a short drive and even walkable. There’s Canadian Tire, Homesense, London Drugs, and all the shops in Richmond Square.
  • Professional Services - Glamorgan has a range of professional services available, including dental and medical clinics, law firms, and accounting firms, and of course, your friendly neighbourhood real estate agent!
  • Fitness and Wellness - With Fit body boot camp, Goodlife fitness, and the recreational facilities at Mount Royal University, there are a ton of fitness options in and around the area.
  • Pet Care - With Glamorgan Animal Clinic and Pet planet, you have all you need for your furry friends too.
These are just a few examples of the types of businesses you can find in Glamorgan. The community has a mix of national chains and independent businesses, providing a variety of options for residents.

Overall, living in Glamorgan can be a great choice for those looking for a well-rounded community with a variety of housing options,  educational institutions, amenities, and easy access to transportation.

Listings don’t last too long in this area as it offers nice-sized lots, RC-1 zoning so no duplexes and many of the bungalows that do go on the market have been renovated giving you a turn-key option. That being said, some long-time residents who list their unrenovated homes give the new owner an opportunity o customize it to their liking without blowing their home budget. DM Real Estate can help you determine what your best option is.   

Here's a snapshot of how detached homes have been moving in Glamorgan in 2023:

A this particular moment, there's only one detached house on the market right now so it's a fantastic time to list if you have a Glamorgan house to sell.

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