One word describes Acadia: Rengentrification. Acadia has seen a resurgence of young families coming into the community for obvious reasons. Primarily the abundance of schools, 9 in total and large lots. Conveniently located, there are two LRT stations, great shopping malls located 5 minutes north (Chinook Mall) or South Centre (southbound,) along with multiple financial institutions nearby. There is no shortage of supermarkets either, Safeway, the Italian Centre Shop, Real Canadian Superstore and CO-OP all within walking distance. There is entertainment and restaurants like Ranchman’s, Jack Astors, Smugglers, Earls and other great places to eat or enjoy a patio with friends or family. Under 15 minutes to the Rockyview Hospital
Proximity to Downtown – Acadia is conveniently situated nearby our downtown area. A 10-12 minute drive will land you in the heart of downtown. 30 minutes by bike. Acadia harbors two transit stations, Heritage and Southland making your daily commute to work easy.
Schools – There are quite a few schools in the area, or very nearby, nine to be exact, representing, public, and separate school boards as well as charter and bilingual schools. Inclusive for primary include -Acadia School, Foundation for the Future Chartered Academy, Canyon Meadows school for Spanish, Fairview school for French, St Cecilia for Catholic French, and St Matthew School. For middle school – David Thompson, and St Matthew. Rounding out schools include Lord Beaverbrook High School.
Acadia Rec Centre and Fitness – Hosts a variety of activities. The complex boasts a full size hockey area and is home to the Blackfoot Hockey Association. One of only 7 curling rinks in Calgary, Acadia is the southern-most curling rink offering over 10 sheets of ice for curling. There is also 5 squash and Racquetball courts and the ARC social lounge. Offering fitness, strength training, dance and, of course, swimming, both registered and drop-in options to help you reach your goals. The facility may booked for Pool Parties.
Dog Parks and Green Space – Acadia is fortunate enough to be walking distance to one of the best off leash dog parks in the city, Sue Higgins Park, formerly Southland Park. The dog park lies along the banks of the Bow River. There are lots of playground fields and a community garden that rents raised beds.
Osten and Victor Alberta Tennis Centre – State of the art tennis centre that includes 5 outdoor championship courts and eight indoor courts, fitness centre and hospitality service.
Acadia is locatated in the southeast quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. The area is bounded on the west by Macleod Trail, on the east by the Bow River, on the north by Heritage Drive and on the south by Southland Drive. Acadia's population is under 11,000 residents living within 3.9 km². Easy access to major arteries like Deerfoot, Blackfoot, Macleod and Glenmore Trail and multiple entry points make Acadia a commuters dream.