Acadia is a beautiful community in Calgary’s  highly sought after inner southeast quadrant.  It is conveniently located west of Macleod Trail, and is past Blackfoot Trail to the Bow River, and north of Southland Drive and finally is south of Heritage Drive SW.  This large neighbourhood of over 11,000 residents began growing in the early 1960s as a middle-class suburban community in the growing city of Calgary. 

Acadia features an active community association and considered by many, one of the best community halls in the south end of city, with useful meeting rooms, concessions, hockey arena and even an indoor curling rink.  Homes are moderately priced with a large selection of town homes and condos throughout the community. 

Acadia Homes & Condos in the South of Calgary offer incredibly easy access to Chinook Center for shopping and Downtown Calgary, and also has close proximity to the LRT. Acadia as a whole is an excellent choice for those looking to take on a short commute. For further landmarks,  this community is South of Fairview and north of Willow Park.  Read More...

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About Acadia Real Estate

Acadia is built on flat terrain, with the exception of the Heritage Meadows commercial area, which is located in the Bow River valley east of Blackfoot Trail.  The average selling price for a single family home is between $460,000 and $495,000, with the average condo price being well under $285,000.  

There is a nice selection of bungalow, bi-level and split-level homes in Acadia with active renovation taking place in the neighbourhood. Acadia is home to  a variety of town house developments, perfect for investment or as entry level homes.  There are wonderful old trees in Acadia and large school yards.

Acadia Community Features

People love living in Acadia because of the excellent home values and for the schools and recreation in the neighbourhood.  Aside from the Acadia Recreation Centre, residents enjoy the Acadia Aquatic and Fitness Centre, and Trico Recreation Centre just a short drive away.  

There are shopping centres, convenience stores, medical facilities, churches and schools within walking distance from anywhere in the neighbourhood and a new indoor tennis facility is currently under construction opposite the community centre on 90 Ave SE.  Schools in this neighbourhood include Acadia Elementary, David M. Thompson and Lord Beaverbrook

The southeast community of Acadia was first established back in 1960. As of the the 2012 consensus, the total population of Acadia was 10, 705 and the number of homes were recorded at 5,053. The development of the annexed land in Acadia began in 1960. Today, the community has a mix of residential, recreational and land uses. Even though Acadia is exposed to plenty of retail bustle, it continues to be a peaceful and friendly neighborhood and loved by both large and small families. Acadia real estate comprises a variety of different homes including single family homes, multi-family homes and condominiums.

Things to do in and around Acadia

Acadia is located conveniently close to shopping centres, such as Deerfoot Meadows to the east, and is also in between SouthCentre Mall and Chinook Centre. Southland and Heritage LRT stations are located across McLeod Trail and provide train services to Downtown and Somerset/Bridlewood. LaserQuest is a family oriented laser tag arena located just across McLeod Trail.

Acadia has three established public schools, an elementary, middle and senior high school, along with one private school and one Catholic school.

Nearest Schools for the Community of Acadia

School Board Type Address Distance
St. Cecilia Separate Elementary 610 Agate Cres. SE 0.45 km
Maple Ridge Elementary Public Elementary 10203 Maplemont Road SE 0.59 km
Acadia Elementary Public Elementary 9603 - 5 Street SE 0.66 km
St. William Separate Elementary 11020 Fairmount Dr. SE 1.09 km
Sam Livingston Elementary Public Elementary 12011 Bonaventure Drive SE 1.91 km
R.T. Alderman School Public Junior High 725 Mapleton Drive SE 0.26 km
Willow Park Elementary Public Junior High 343 Willow Park Drive SE 0.81 km
David Thompson Middle School Public Junior High 9320 Arbour Crescent SE 1.02 km
St. Matthew Separate Junior High 416 - 83 Avenue SE 1.94 km
Nickle Junior High Public Junior High 2500 Lake Bonavista Drive SE 2.43 km
Lord Beaverbrook High School Public High School 9019 Fairmount Drive SE 1.40 km
Bishop Grandin Separate High School 11 Haddon Road SW 2.76 km
Dr. E. P. Scarlett High School Public High School 220 Canterbury Drive SW 3.07 km
Henry Wise Wood High School Public High School 910 - 75th Avenue SW 3.64 km
Centennial High School Public High School 55 Sun Valley Boulevard SE 6.15 km

Acadia Public Schools
Elementary Schools
Acadia School
Grades: K to 5

Programs: Regular

School Type: Elementary

9603 5 St SE Calgary, AB T2J 1K4

A community-oriented school, Acadia School extends a comprehensive educational program to its 500+ students at an elementary level. The school shares a common campus with David Thompson School which serves students from Grade 5 to 9.

Middle Schools

David Thompson School

Grades: 5 to 9
Programs: Regular, Early French Immersion
School Type: Middle

9320 Arbour Cres SE Calgary, AB T2J 0X8

David Thompson is a dual-track school that provides French immersion for students from Grades 5 to 9, with a regular program running in parallel from Grades 6 to 9. Students benefit from robust learning communities and dynamic grade level teaching.

High Schools
Lord Beaverbrook High School
Lord Beaverbrook High School

Grades: 10 to 12
Programs: Regular, Advanced Placement (AP), Arts-Centred, Dual Credit, Off Campus Work Experience
School Type: Senior

9019 Fairmount Dr SE Calgary, AB T2H 0Z4

With an esteemed history, Lord Beaverbrook High School has been serving communities in South East Calgary since 1968. The school extends an extensive range of spirited high school learning programs with focus rooted in enhancing student success through maximizing completion rates.

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Acadia Catholic Schools

Elementary Schools
St. Cecilia School
St. Cecilia School

Grades: K - 6
Programs: French Immersion only, Hockey Canada Skills Academy (Gr.4-6)
School Type: Elementary

610 Agate Crescent SE Calgary, AB T2J 0Z3

St. Cecilia School was selected by the CSSD to facilitate the French Immersion Program in the South-east quadrant of Calgary in 1982. It is a Catholic Elementary School that is a part of the Community of Caring School.

Middle Schools
St. Matthew School
St. Matthew School

Grades: K-9
Programs: Early and Late French Immersion (Gr.7-9), Regular Programming
School Type: Elementary / Junior High

416 - 83 Avenue SE Calgary, AB T2H 1N3

Located in the SE community of Acadia, St. Matthew School offers a variety of learning programs including English, Late and Early French Immersion as well as Educational Support II.

High Schools
Bishop Grandin High School
Bishop Grandin High School

Grades: 10-12
Programs: Advanced Placement, Dual Credit, Extended French, Hockey Canada Skills Academy, Regular Programming, Spanish Bilingual, Senior High Marching Band
School Type: Senior High

111 Haddon Road SW Calgary, AB T2V 2Y2

The Bishop Grandlin High School offers a safe and positive Catholic community which encourages the students to achieve success in academics, hone their skills in the many extracurricular programs and promote spiritual development.

Property Types in Acadia 

The majority of real estate in Acadia was developed in the early 1960s, which is evident in the bungalow-style homes that are seen along the winding roads and cozy cul-de-sacs. Most homes for sale in Acadia are single-family dwellings that come in all sizes, including two and three stories in them. Many buyers in the area have upgraded their interiors to reflect modern trends, which has undeniably made the community all that more attractive to families with children.

Homeowners in this community enjoy large yards, landscapes with mature trees, and streets that are wide and quiet. Those who have homes that border Willow Park Golf & Country Club, in particular, have spacious lots that overlook the course and built with elegance and luxury.

For the rest of the community, the affordable price points and versatility in properties have made it one of the most desired places to own real estate in Acadia. From homes with 2 bedrooms to four or more, there’s something to appeal to every homebuyer in the area. With great parks, close access to major roadways, and single-family homes, as well as townhouses, are for sale, it has everything residents need to live a comfortable life.

Acadia Neighbourhood Amenities and Highlights

Unlike other communities in southeast Calgary, Acadia is home to 9 private, public, charter, and bilingual schools. These offer the many families who reside in the neighbourhood with a convenient place to take their children without having to go far away from home.

When children are not in school, they can take advantage of the many playgrounds and meadows that are available to enjoy throughout the grounds. The Acadia Recreation Complex (ARC) also offers a fun place to hang out, as it's equipped with curling sheets, squash and racquetball courts, an indoor hockey rink, and meeting/conference rooms for after-school clubs.

The Acadia Community Association is the soul of Acadia as it’s responsible for promoting a healthy community by engaging residents to get to know each other through social and recreational events. They host things like book clubs for teens, spring clean-up for families, skate parties, winter carnivals, geoscience festivals, and safety courses.

Ample shopping is available near the community of Acadia, especially with the close proximity it has to major roadways such as Deerfoot Trail, Blackfoot Trail, and Macleod Trail.

The Southcentre Mall, in particular, is one of the best opportunities for finding everything you need, as it’s equipped with a food court, boutiques, jewellery stores, and hundreds of other shops. Also, minutes away is the Chinook Centre and Deerfoot Meadows, both which have cafes, grocery stores, and many other conveniences that save time.

Most residents in Acadia get around by driving on the major roadways, but there’s also a Light Rail Transit System located along Macleod Trail heading north to Downtown Calgary and south towards Somerset. This is a reliable source of transportation during the winter and for those who do not want to own a vehicle. It can take riders to downtown, nearby communities, the mountains, and many other areas throughout Calgary. Residents who desire to drive in the future can use the nearby Calgary Auto Mall to find a vehicle, as it’s one of the largest vehicle lots in the area.

Many buyers choose Acadia because it’s close to the Bow River but also many major roadways that make travelling a breeze. For those who don’t want to spend a lot of time driving or riding just to get to the grocery store, this is an ideal location.

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