Shawnessy Real Estate & Community Guide
Named after the British Settler Samuel Shaw, the suburban community of Shawnessy is located in Southwest Calgary. It is described as one of Calgary’s most historical communities with its dedicated historical barns only a few of the remaining ones left in Calgary, paying tribute to Calgary’s agricultural past. The oldest barn, built in 1915 sits in the heart of Shawnessy on 17 acres of stunning green space with trees and provides a unique venue and ambiance for weddings.
With several green spaces and playgrounds, as well as its close proximity to multiple attractions and parks, families have plenty of options for outings. Spruce Meadows is home to horse races, but also rents out stunning banquet rooms for trade shows, and puts on several family events throughout the year including tournaments, garden shows, Christmas craft fairs, and the breathtaking Christmas Lights Display.
Fish Creek Provincial Park offers outdoor enthusiasts numerous recreational opportunities. Hiking and biking are popular during the summer months with over 100 kilometres of trails, while Sicome Lake (a man-made lake) provides swimming, while the nearby river is fantastic for fishing. There are several day group areas for BBQs with family and friends.
The nearby Cardel Recreation Centre provides year-round recreational opportunities with fitness facilities, swimming, sports, and more, while Shawnee Slopes is a popular destination on sunny days for golfers.
Residents don’t need to go far for their amenities. The Shawnessy Towne Centre provides retail and shopping as well as several grocery and home improvement stores such as Walmart, Home Depot, Canadian Tire and Superstore just to name a few. Families with children have their choice of two elementary schools, one public and one separate, while teens can head to school at neighbouring junior high and high schools. The LRT station in the community allows for easy access to downtown or Calgary attractions, as well as several bus routes. Those who prefer to drive have quick access to popular commuter routes including Deerfoot and Stoney Trail that can quickly connect them to other parts of the city.