Hounsfield Heights and Briar Hill Community Background
Hounsfield Heights and Briar Hill are located in Calgary’s northwest. The community is located on an escarpment that offers good views of downtown to the south and the mountains to the west. The area has a rich history. It was once part of the Riley family homestead (which also contained Hillhurst, St. Andrew’s Heights and University Heights. Thomas Riley and his wife Georgina Hounsfield Riley and their children settled there in 1888. Their home, Hounsfield Lodge, was situated on the present site of the Bethany Care Centre. The area was first subdivided in 1906, and was annexed by Calgary in the same year. Hounsfield Heights/Briar Hill is close to many of Calgary’s major institutions and recreational facilities including the University of Calgary, SAIT, the Alberta College of Art, the Jubilee Auditorium, McMahon Stadium, and Foothills Athletic Park. There is an elementary school in the area.
Hounsfield Heights and Briar Hill Community Association
Box 65086, North Hill RPO
Calgary, AB | T2N 4T6
Hounsfield Heights and Briar Hill recently acquired a new state of the art community centre in which the community association shares space with the local fire department and police. The centre contains a gymnasium and is used for martial arts, women’s self defense, summer basketball, indoor soccer, and senior’s badminton. A playgroup and community kindergarten meet at the local elementary school. In the coming years, expansions to the hall will continue, with additions including a common area, storage space, offices, and youth activity space.
Hounsfield Heights and Briar Hill Community Newsletter
Your Hounsfield Heights and Briar Hill Beacon is the official Hounsfield Heights and Briar Hill Community Association Newsletter. Your Hounsfield Heights and Briar Hill Beacon is a free glossy covered magazine style newsletter published monthly (12 times per year), and delivered to every household, apartment and business in Hounsfield Heights and Briar Hill. Consisting of community news, event notifications, philanthropic initiatives, real estate statistics, and babysitter lists, Your Hounsfield Heights and Briar Hill Beacon community newsletter has strong and consistent readership and advertising visibility.
- Magazine Style Publications
- Glossy Full Color Covers
- Circulation: 2,000 Households
- 12 Publications per Year
- Community Calendar
- News, Events & Photos
- Community Programs
- Sports Registrations
- Church Announcements
- School Announcements
- Real Estate Updates
- Community Babysitter List
Hounsfield Heights and Briar Hill Community Elected Officials
Hounsfield Heights and Briar Hill is represented in the Calgary City Council by Ward 7 Hounsfield Heights and Briar Hill is also a part of the Calgary Mountain View Provincial Electoral District.
Hounsfield Heights/Briar Hill Community Real Estate Statistics
Hounsfield Heights/Briar Hill Active Listings
Hounsfield Heights and Briar Hill Community Demographics
In the City of Calgary’s 2012 municipal census, Hounsfield Heights/Briar Hill had a population of 2,954 living in 1,109 dwellings, a 0.9% increase from its 2011 population of 2,927. With a land area of 1.2 km2 (0.46 sq mi), it had a population density of 2,460/km2 (6,380/sq mi) in 2012.
Residents in this community had a median household income of $59,502 in 2000, and there were 7.8% low income residents living in the neighborhood. As of 2000, 15.1% of the residents were immigrants. A proportion of 21.5% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, and 21.6% of the housing was used for renting. For more detailed info visit the City of Calgary community profiles site.