Renfrew is a residential neighbourhood in the north-east quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. It is located south of the Trans-Canada Highway, and north of the inner city community of Bridgeland. To the east it is bordered by theNose Hill Creek and the Deerfoot Trail and is separated from Crescent Heights to the west by Edmonton Trail. It is represented in the Calgary City Council by the Ward 9 councillor.
The area consists mainly of residences with no major commercial or industrial facilities. There are some small businesses located along Edmonton Trail and 16th Avenue. There are no emergency health care facilities in the district, though several physicians' offices have been established, and the Alberta Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Commission does have a treatment facility established in the neighbourhood.
Real estate in Renfrew is characterized by older single family homes from the 50's and up, modern re-builds, luxury attached homes, and several condominiums. Regal Terrace homes are best sought out for incredible Bow River Valley views.
Edmonton Trail to the west offers quick access to downtown, and the Trans-Canada Highway to the north is conveniently located for those weekend jaunts to Banff.
For recreation, residents are just minutes from Bow River and Nose Creek pathway systems, and the Renfrew Athletic Park with its many sports fields, and playground. Also close by is a swimming pool, indoor and outdoor skating rinks, and the Elks Golf Club.
Schools in Renfrew and the surrounding community include:
- Stanley Jones
- King George (FR)
- Colonel MacLeod (Separate)
- Georges P. Vanier (Fr)
- Madeleine d'Houet (Fr) (Separate)
- St. Alphonsus (Separate)
- Crescent Heights
- William Aberhart (Fr)
In 2014 Renfrew was listed as #22 on Avenue Magazine's "50 Best Neighbourhoods" list,a ranking of desirability of Calgary's neighbourhoods.