Named after the Patterson family, who owned much of the land, the area was annexed to the city of Calgary in 1956 and Patterson Heights was established as a neighborhood in 1983.
The 134 acre community has a 300 foot elevation drop with both rolling hills and ravines, providing excellent north views of the Bow River valley and of Calgary's downtown.
Well-established, in close proximity to downtown, Winsport and one of the most geographically unique areas of the city, Patterson Heights boasts an active Community Association with many features and amenities. Within the community, you will find tennis courts, soccer fields, skating/hockey rinks, ball diamonds, walking paths, as well as a number of playgrounds.
Whether it is the rolling hills, bubbling waterfalls, sloped ravines, natural fauna, interesting bike paths or friendly people that make Patterson Heights their home, this community has so much to offer.
Fun fact: Originally, the University of Alberta was to be located on the site of the present day community; however, Edmonton was ultimately chosen as the site of the campus.
Population & Density
In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, Patterson had a population of 4,281 living in 2,008 dwellings, a 2.9% increase from its 2011 population of 4,162. With a land area of 2 km2, it had a population density of 2,100/km2 (5,500/sq mi) in 2012. For reference, the community of Upper Mount Royal has a population density of 1,960/km2 (5,060/sq mi).
The Point in Patterson Heights is a unique site within the community, boasting a population density of only 3-5/units per acre (approx. population density ~1,000/km2); nearly unheard of in the City of Calgary. With no further development to occur in the community, the population is predicted to remain constant with the greenspace and parkland surrounding the site to remain untouched.
Shopping & Dining
Patterson Heights is surrounded by plentiful shopping and dining options. To the West, you will find renowned shopping districts such as Aspen Landing, West 85th, West Market Square and Strathcona Square. Westhills Shopping Center is only 5 minutes away, offering every big box store one could possibly need as well as a movie theatre. Mercato, Vin Room, Diner Deluxe, Redwater, Sunterra, Crave Cupcakes and many more offer outlets within minutes of Patterson Heights and if shopping is your thing, Mariah Clothing, Shoe Muse and Apt22 are just a few of the boutiques at your fingertips.
If Westside Recreation Centre, Winsport and Edworthy Park are not enough to keep you busy, Patterson Heights offers numerous walking and biking trails. From your doorstep at The Point in Patterson Heights, you have access to what many outdoor enthusiast covet. Sometimes refered to as the Paskapoo Slopes, the area has been turned into a Regional Park for the public year-round enjoyment.
If you are a mountain bike enthusiast, imagine riding your bike from your home to the downhill trails at Winsport in the warmer months or cross-country in the Winter perhaps?
West Calgary offers some of the highest-ranked schools in the city, including renowned private schools, language programs and a number of Seperate School Board options. The designated schools for Patterson Heights are:
Calgary Board of Education
Olympic Heights School
Westgate Elementary (Fr. Immersion)
Vincent Massey Jr. High
Bishop Pinkham Jr. High (Fr. Immersion)
Ernest Manning High School
Western Canada High School
Calgary Catholic School Board
Holy Name (French Immersion)
St. Gregory (Middle School)
St. Michael Elementary/Jr. High (French Immersion)
Bishop Carroll High School
St. Mary's High School (Ext. French)
Menno Simons Christian School
Rundle College Jr/Senior High School
The Calgary French and International School
The Waldorf School
The Calgary Christian School
Ambrose University College
Calgary Academy Collegiate