The Beltine is a community experiencing a period of major transition – from the reconstruction of 17th Avenue S.W. to the reimagining of Victoria Park.
Through it all, the beauty and vibrancy of this inner-city neighbourhood just seems to be getting stronger and stronger.
Almost 22,000 people of all ages live here, attracted by its stunning scenery – a synthesis of historical architecture and glistening, contemporary skyscrapers – and abundant restaurants, bars and shops.
“What’s not to love about the Beltline?” said Carmen Saddy, who gravitated to the community five years ago as a new university graduate. “17th Avenue is a bit of a gong show with all of the construction right now, but it is still fantastic. I love just being able to step outside and walk half a block and be right in the action, sipping a latte at Analog or out on the patio at Trolley 5.”
“I LOVE JUST BEING ABLE TO STEP OUTSIDE AND WALK HALF A BLOCK AND BE RIGHT IN THE ACTION, SIPPING A LATTE AT ANALOG OR OUT ON THE PATIO AT TROLLEY 5.”
– CARMEN SADDY, BELTLINE RESIDENT
While Connaught, the western portion of the community, has a long history and strong identity, Victoria Park, nestled on the community’s eastern edge, has only recently begun to experience its own little renaissance.
View the article online: SOURCE: 2017 Calgary Civic Census, 2011 National Household Survey & CREB®