Montgomery is a residential neighborhood in the north-west quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. Its boundaries are Shaganappi Trail to the east, 32nd Avenue and Market Mall to the north, and the Bow River to the south and west. Immediately across the river to the west is the community of Bowness, itself a town until being annexed by Calgary in 1964.
Montgomery was originally established as a community in 1911. In 1943, it was renamed to Montgomery, named after Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, a celebrated British military leader who played an important role in WWI and WWII. On December 24, 1957, Montgomery incorporated as a town but changed to village status less than four months later on April 15, 1958. The village was eventually absorbed by the City of Calgary on August 15, 1963, via amalgamation.
The community has an area redevelopment plan in place.
Montgomery real estate includes a variety of older, well established single-family homes, brand new builds, duplexes, and condos. Home prices range from moderate to affordable depending on age and size. Due to the varying elevations, many homes in Montgomery have lovely views of the Bow River.
The adjacent Shouldice Athletic Park features acreage along the Bow River with sports fields and ponds for outdoor skating. Montgomery also has an ice arena, pool, and backs onto Bowness Park with access to the pathway system. Other popular winter activities such as snowboarding, skiing, and ski jumping are available at the nearby Canada Olympic Park.