Silver Springs is a primarily residential area in the North West Quadrant of the city. The physical boundaries are: On the North by Crowchild Trail, to the East by Sarcee Trail, to the South by the Bow River and on the West by Nose Hill Drive.
Silver Springs has achieved the status of being a desirable community and that is reflected in the real estate values. What makes it so desirable is a combination of the following. It is close to public transport (recently completed Crowfoot LRT station), it is close to major shopping such as Crowfoot Crossing & Market Mall but not so close as to be impacted by the traffic.
It is an easy commute to either the Foothills Hospital or the University of Calgary, again however without suffering any of the congestion. It is also very easy access to the Transcanada (highway 1) Since Silver Springs is mostly a south facing hillside, most residents have a wonderful view of COP and nearby. Last but not least it borders on the magnificent Bowmont Natural Area (Park) which includes many kilometres of trails.
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Notes & Features of this area:
The area was originally developed between 1972 and 1980.
It is part of Ward 1 (Calgary City Council).
On the eastern boundary is the private Silver Springs Golf Course.
A local police station is situated in the plaza near the south eastern tail of Silver Springs Blvd.
Additional community information is available at calgary area.com
There is an outdoor pool within the community, as well as a community centre and several parks.
Schools include: Silver Springs Elementary, St. Sylvester Elementary and W.O. Mitchell Elementary.
Located within Silver Springs is one the BP Birthplace forests, planted in 2002. (7000 trees planted)
If you have young children, you may wish to check out the Silver Springs Preschool which is a non-profit community-based parent cooperative program. For more information visit their website at www.silverspringspreschool.com .
For more information on the Silver Springs pool see the city of calgary website.
Here is one of the main entrances to this community. This sign is on Silver Springs Gate NW, which is accessed from Crowchild Trail (it is also part of the North Leg of Sarcee Trail, which to a newcomer to Calgary would be totally confusing because the south leg of Sarcee Trail does not connect.)
There are two other entrances to the community both of which are off Nose Hill Dr. NW. They are: Silver Springs Blvd and Silver Springs Rd.
Here is a picture of the sign providing information about the Birthplace forest. The sign reads: 2002 BP Birthplace Forest
7,000 trees to honour Calgary's newborns, and our environment.
Below that are the sponsor logos: BP , Golden Acre, Calgary Health Region.
Below that is information on reaching Calgary Parks,