7 Worst Walkable Neighbourhoods in Calgary
There is no denying that living in Calgary requires having a car because it is not the most walkable city in Alberta. The reality is there are a few good areas, mainly inner city Calgary that are very walkable, but there are also many communities that are not.
We ranked the communities based on a collective score of walkability, the transit score, as well as the bike score to show you the least and the most walkable neighbourhoods in Calgary.
7 Terrible Walking Neighborhoods
On the seventh spot is Shawnee Slopes, located in the southwest part of Calgary, close to Evergreen. It has a combined score of 38.7. That combined score comes from its walk score of 14/100, transit score of 49/100, and bike score of 53.
Shawnee Slopes has a high bike score because of its proximity to Fish Creek Park, and it has great access to the city and amazing pathways.
Next on the list is Diamond Cove, with a combined score of 32. The walk score of Diamond Cove is only 9/100! Its transit score is 35/100, and it has a bike score of 52/100. This community is also down in the south part of Calgary and is also close to Fish Park.
In fifth place is Hidden Valley, with a combined score of 26. It has a walk score of 11/100, a transit score of 44/100, and a bike score of 23/100. Hidden Valley is situated in the northwest part of Calgary.
Also in the northwest is the fourth least walkable area in the city, Sage Hill. Its combined score is 24.6, made up of its walk score of 10/100, transit score of 37/100, and its bike score of 27/100. It has a lower bike score because it is in the suburbs, away from a lot of the different pathway systems in the city.
The third community is Valley Ridge, with only a 19.7 combined score. Valley Ridge is on the west end, one of the last communities you will pass by when heading out to Banff on 16th Ave before you hit Springbank on your right.
Valley Ridge is a combination of a walk score of 11/100, a transit score of 28/100, and a bike score of 20/100. But if it had a golf score, it would probably be 99/100!
Discovery Ridge is in second place as the worst walkable neighbourhood, and it only has an average score of 17.6. The walk score of this community is only 7/100, its transit score is 29/100, and its bike score is 17/100.
Having a walk score of seven means it is not the best idea to walk toward all the amenities and around the neighbourhood. Discovery Ridge is a little bit isolated, but with the parks close by, it actually has some amazing walking paths, just not the amenities!
The number one, the crown victor, the worst walkable community in Calgary, is Crestmont, with only 16 combined scores. The walk score of Crestmont is only 2/100, its transit score is 28/100, and its bike score is 18/100. So if walkability is important to you, you probably wouldn’t want to move here!
Best Walking Neighborhoods in Calgary
As mentioned earlier, there are some really great walkable communities in Calgary. The crazy part is they are all in the inner city. If you are considering moving and want an area that has great walkability, you have to check out some of these inner city places like Downtown West End, Beltline, Eau Claire, Lower Mount Royal, Cliff Bungalow, Sunalta, East Village and Mission.
These are all very walkable neighbourhoods that you need to know about. Because the reality is not everybody is looking for walkable places, and if you are, that is where you want to go!
We would love to assist you and answer any questions you may have about this list. Book a call with us, and let us know how we can help you or maybe we can walk around these communities to see if any of these places meet your needs.Posted by Jared Chamberlain on