Collingwood, Charleswood, Brentwood, Calgary neighbourhoods overview
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This community is bounded by the parklands and recreational pathways on the south, John Laurie Boulevard to the north, and Crowchild Trail and Shaganappi Trails to the west. This northwestern community was established in the 1960s and is dominated by single family detached housing. There are some multi-family apartments along Northmount Drive. Collingwood is the area closest to 14th Street NE, around the Confederation Golf Course. Foothills Estates is a small luxury home community just south of John Laurie Boulevard, like for its proximity to Calgary's exclusive Winter Club. Charleswood is the area between Charleswood Drive extending east to 19th Street. These three communities area often called "Triwood." Brentwood is the area north of Crowchild Trail, and west of Charleswood Drive (all the streetnames start with a "B"). Charleswood Heights is the upper area of Brentood closest the John Laurie Boulevard (all the streets start with a "C").
This area is mature and has 4 public and 3 Catholic elementary schools, and two public and one Catholic high school. It is close to the University, and SAIT and ACAD are easily accessible by LRT.
The area has several smaller shopping plazas running along Northmount Drive, especially at 14th Street NW. The middle of the community is dominated by Brentwood Mall, which is also the area's LRT station, and Northland Village to the northwest.
Nose Hill Park, with its unspoiled shortgrass prairie landscape, overlooks the whole area from the north. The area's recreation includes the North Hill recreational pathways, which runs through a chain of parks south of the community until Nose Creek to the east. There is an indoor pool and indoor ice arena in the northwest, beside Sir Winston Churhill High School.
There are also extensive fitness facilities at Foothills Athletic Park, just south of 24th Avenue, including an indoor ice arena, an indoor swimming pool, and soccer pitches. There is a toboggan run on the west side of University Drive. The University itself has excellent swimming and recreational facilities, and Canada's only indoor speed skating oval. The city-owned Confederation Golf Course is at the southest boundary of the community. For those wishing to be a spectator, athletic events are held at McMahon Stadium (mostly football), Burns Stadium (baseball), the Olympic Speed Skating Oval (skating), and the Campus Rec Centre (variety of sports). The University presents a number of theatrical performances and movie theatres are nearby at Northland Village and Crowfoot.
The community is mostly single family homes.
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