The community of Bankview is located in Calgary's inner city. It is one of Calgary's oldest communities.
In 1882, William Nimmons, an English immigrant, purchased a half section of land on present day Bankview to use for ranching and farming.
During the economic boom of the 1900s, this land was purchased by the city, subdivided in a traditional grid pattern, and residentially developed.
In the 1950s, the community was redesigned to allow for the construction of numerous apartment walk-ups.
Bankview offers panoramic views of Calgary's downtown. There is a tennis court in the area and a public school nearby.
The Bankview community association offers a number of recreational opportunities to residents.
The association recently built a basketball court and playground, and are working on establishing a green space for resident use.
The community centre is very popular among local groups, and is rented out by groups ranging from Irish Dancers, to dog obedience trainers, to Tae Kwon Doe instructors, to a mom and tot playgroups.
Bankview also takes advantage of its rich history in its annual September Heritage Day celebration, where community walks touring historic homes are offered.
Bankview also makes an effort to address the various concerns that face its community, notably traffic issues.
Located in Ward 8, Bankview has a population of 5,068 (2006 Civic Census) with approximately 18.4% comprising the immigrant population (Statistics Canada, 2001 Census of Canada).
A total of 320 families accounted for 430 children still living at home with 33.7% of these being six to 14 years old.
According to Stats Canada, 2001 Census of Canada the median household income for Bankview in 2000 was $32,474.
In addition, 64.7% of the population over 20 completed college, attended university or graduated university with a degree - an additional 10.4% graduated from Trade Schools (Statistics Canada, 2001 Census of Canada).
There are a total of 3,155 occupied private dwellings in Bankview with 10.5% being single detached dwellings (Statistics Canada, 2001 Census of Canada).
-View of downtown Calgary, from Bankview
For More Information on Calagary Communities please Contact the Home Sweet Home Team :
Home Sweet Home Team
CENTURY 21 THE PROFESSIONALS LTD.
#1, 4600 CROWCHILD TRAIL NW
CALGARY, AB T3A 2L6