Coach Hill/Patterson Heights is in southwest Calgary, established in the 1970s. It is a mixed-use development with detached homes, townhouses, and flats. The region was named after the Old Banff Coach Road, which used to transport stagecoach passengers to Banff.
Patterson Heights began in the 1980s. Previously, it was mostly privately held land. Patterson Heights has two landmarks. The CFCN tower gave the region its original name, Broadcast Hill. The Crandel family operated the first brick factory in Alberta and lived in a historic brick mansion nearby. The plant located in Edworthy Park, near Brickburn Railway Station. The Patterson family, for whom the neighbourhood is named, bought the Crandel home.
The Bow Trail connects Coach Hill/Patterson Heights to downtown. The region has great views due to its height. The community facility is surrounded by greenery and has a playground, soccer fields, a baseball diamond, and an outdoor rink. Some of the popular activities at the community centre include: line dance, Celtic dancing, Tae Kwon Do and Girl Guides and Brownies. The Girl Guides help clean up the town and preserve gardens and green spaces. Coach Hill/Patterson Heights co-ordinates sports with Strathcona/Christie. Coach Hill/Patterson Heights also hosts annual activities such as a Stampede breakfast.
As a mature Neighborhood, Coach Hill continue to see new projects and developments
Even though Coach Hill Patterson Heights is a well-established neighbourhood, there are still many changes happening inside and around it, for example, Kumlin Sullivan Architecture Studio and the proprietor of 1186 Prominence Way SW want to apply for a land-use redesignation within the area for a future development.
Outdoor Activity Center & School Redesign
The community is currently converting the present Adopt-a-Rink location into a year-round outdoor activity centre.
The Calgary Board of Education revealed in late June 2021 that the completed plan for High School Resignation is the same plan presented on June 1, 2021.
Despite strong community opposition, kids from Coach Hill and Patterson Heights will attend Bowness High School rather than Ernest Manning High School. Coach Hill and Patterson Heights used to attend EMHS, but due to overcrowding, communities were forced to relocate.
Trinity Hills/ Medicine Hill
The Paskapoo Slopes stretch 4 km west and northwest of Patterson Heights along Highway 1 to COP.
The 260-acre parcel was sold to Trinity Development Group, and in 2015 the City Council authorised a plan to develop around 100 acres of land on the Paskapoo Slopes into a mixed-use community named Medicine Hill. Visit the Trinity Hills website for further details.
SW Ring Road
The completion of the SW portion of the ring road has improved the accessibility of this area considerably. Access South Calgary, businesses on MacLeod such as Chinook Center, and get out to Kananaskis easier than ever before!
Why Coach Hill?
If you are looking to enjoy the advantages of a mature community in West Calgary, Coach Hill is a great option with its close proximity to inner city Calgary, LRT access, and short drive time to escape out to the mountains.
Home sellers know they are competing both with the new infills in neighboring communities like Rosscarrock and Killarney, as well as the newer homes out west in communities like West Springs and Aspen woods. Homeowners in this area are well aware of this and that is why we have seen quite a few extensive rennovations featured on many of the houses we have listed here recently, in fact this might be a sweet spot for value in West Calgary that is often overlooked when consumers are faced with the marketing for newer communities further out west.
Not only do homes in Coach Hill feature larger lots than those in adjacent communities, but there is far more green space and pathways in the area than neighboring inner city communities.
Commuters will also enjoy the convenience of getting to downtown on Bow trail, which can often be a more pleasant experience than that had by those who live further North and need to cross the river to get downtown.
It goes without saying that we think this is an underrated community that should be considered by anyone looking for a home or investment property in West Calgary that is far enough away from Downtown to enjoy larger lots, but close enough to enjoy the LRT, and relatively easy access to Downtown.
We just listed a great completely modernized and renovated townhome in the neighborhood, check it out here!
If you have any other questions about this area or are looking for help buying and selling in the area, don't hesitate to get in touch with us today.