Bankview Community Background
Bankview is a neighbourhood in the South-West quadrant of the city of Calgary, Alberta. The neighbourhood is bounded by 17th Avenue SW on the north, 26th Avenue SW on the south, 14th Street SW on the east and 19th Street SW on the west. It is one of Calgary’s oldest communities. In 1882, William Nimmons, an English immigrant, purchased a half section of land on present day Bankview to use for ranching and farming. During the economic boom of the 1900s, this land was purchased by the city, subdivided in a traditional grid pattern, and residentially developed. In the 1950s, the community was redesigned to allow for the construction of numerous apartment walk-ups. Bankview offers panoramic views of Calgary’s downtown.
Bankview Community Association
2418-17 St. SW
Calgary, AB T2T 4M8
Phone: (403) 244-2544
The Bankview community association offers a number of recreational opportunities to residents. The association recently built a basketball court and playground, and are working on establishing a green space for resident use. The community centre is very popular among local groups, and is rented out by groups ranging from Irish Dancers, to dog obedience trainers, to Tae Kwon Doe instructors, to a mom and tot playgroups. Bankview also takers advantage of its rich history in its annual September Heritage Day celebration, where community walks touring historic homes are offered. Bankview also makes an effort to address the various concerns that face its community, notably traffic issues.
Bankview Community Newsletter
The View at Bankview is the official Bankview Community Association Newsletter. The View at Bankview is a free glossy covered magazine style newsletter published monthly (12 times per year), and delivered to every household, apartment and business in Bankview. Consisting of community news, event notifications, philanthropic initiatives, real estate statistics, and babysitter lists, The View at Bankview community newsletter has strong and consistent readership and advertising visibility.
- Magazine Style Publications
- Glossy Full Color Covers
- Circulation: 5,700 Households
- 12 Publications per Year
- Community Calendar
- News, Events & Photos
- Community Programs
- Sports Registrations
- Church Announcements
- School Announcements
- Real Estate Updates
- Community Babysitter List
Bankview Community Social Media Updates
Bankview Community Elected Officials
Bankview is represented in the Calgary City Council by Ward 8 Bankview is also a part of the Currie Provincial Electoral District.
Bankview Community Real Estate Statistics
Bankview Active Listings
Bankview Community Demographics
In the City of Calgary’s 2012 municipal census, Bankview had a population of 5,221 living in 3,528 dwellings, a 9.8% increase from its 2011 population of 4,754. With a land area of 0.7 km2 (0.27 sq mi), it had a population density of 7,500/km2 (19,300/sq mi) in 2012. Residents in this community had a median household income of $32,474 in 2000, and there were 31.4% low income residents living in the neighborhood. As of 2000, 18.4% of the residents were immigrants. A proportion of 85.7% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, and 80% of the housing was used for renting. For more detailed info visit the City of Calgary community profiles site.