*pond and Elgin Arch photos courtesy of N. Saathof
OLD TOWNE CHARM McKenzie Towne Calgary Neighbourhood
McKenzie Towne is a master-planned residential neighbourhood in the southeast quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. It is designed to reflect a small town.
In McKenzie Towne, almost every house has a front porch! From what I’ve heard, this design element was very intentional. The premise was to draw homeowners out to the front of their house so that they could interact more easily with their neighbours.
You will enjoy street-front retail, midsize commercial offerings, a wide variety of single-family homes, apartments, townhouses, churches, seniors care facilities, public and separate board elementary schools, and traditional architecture.
The neighbourhood is divided into four distinct areas: Inverness, Elgin, Prestwick, and the High Street commercial district. Each of the three residential areas of McKenzie Towne offers complementing architectural styles.
Elgin features six styles of architecture designed to reflect Europe. English Cottage, Greek Revival, English Tudor, French Eclectic, Italianate, and English Arts & Crafts.
Prestwick and Inverness follow four styles: Queen Anne (Victorian), Georgian, Craftsman, and National.
High Street is the commercial area. It features street-oriented commercial buildings with many small businesses. It is complemented by larger well known retail tenants and a major grocery store.
BOUNDARIES McKenzie Towne Calgary Neighbourhood
McKenzie Towne is bordered on the west by Deerfoot Trail, on the south by Stoney Trail, on the east by 52 St. S.E., and to the north by the South Trail regional commercial centre along 130 Ave. S.E.