Applewood Park Real Estate & Community Guide
If you’re looking for a tranquil, family friendly community with more modest housing costs, then Applewood Park just might be it. This small, low-density neighbourhood was established in 1982 after the city of Calgary annexed land on the extreme eastern edge of the city. International Avenue (17th Avenue SE) forms its southern edge (the community sits across from Elliston Park which hosts GlobalFest – the annual fireworks festival). A CN rail line separates Applewood Park from Abbeydale to the north, with 68th Street SE at its western edge and Stoney Trail to the east.
Within its boundaries, the Applewood Park Community Association property is a neighbourhood favourite featuring basketball hoops, tennis courts, a skating rink and two ball diamonds. There are several other well-treed green spaces, parks and playgrounds throughout the community and it’s connected to the city’s popular bike path system.
Single detached homes comprise about 60 per cent of the housing in Applewood Park. Twenty-seven per cent are low-rise apartments. Duplexes and row houses make up the balance. Almost half the homes were built between 1991 and 2000 and selling prices are typically less than the city average. While young couples, young families, and retirees call Applewood Park their home, it has no schools and most shopping has to be done outside the community, save for a few small businesses and restaurants.
Proximity to the southeast ring road and other major thoroughfares provides residents quick access to all corners of the city – a downtown commute is just minutes away via Memorial Drive or 17th Avenue SE, depending on traffic conditions.