Upper Mount Royal Calgary Neighbourhood Guide

Upper Mount Royal Calgary

Welcome to the most desirable Community in Calgary!

Bounded to the north by 17th Avenue, the south by Premier Way, the east by Royal Avenue, and the west by 14th Street, Upper Mount Royal stands as the wealthiest and most desirable community in the South West quadrant of Calgary.

Formally known as “American Hill”, Upper Mount Royal was home to Calgary’s American-born business elite in the early 1900s. The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) promoted the community and was renamed after the Mount Royal Community – where the CPR president lived.

To this day, the neighbourhood still attracts Calgary’s upper-class citizens and boasts of some of the most expensive and luxurious homes in the entire city. Upper Mount Royal Calgary features state-of-the-art amenities and facilities built to meet the needs and lifestyles of the residents in the community.

From grocery stores to shopping malls and fitness centers to dining & entertainment venues, the Upper Mount Royal community possesses everything to make for comfortable living within close proximity.

Many Calgarians who love ample space and the inner-city lifestyle have chosen this exclusive community as the place to call home. Residents love that they can enjoy their privacy in a serene environment and have quick and easy access to the bustling city center anytime.

Getting to downtown Calgary from the Upper Mount Royal community is only 10 minutes away when driving and 15 minutes if you decide to take a walk.

Upper Mount Royal Real Estate Statistics

Upper Mount Royal Calgary real estate comprises mainly luxury single-family detached homes. The homes here include historic (dating back to the early 1900s) and modern luxury buildings erected on larger lots and featuring beautiful trees.

Other types of homes in the Upper Mount Royal community include attached homes, condos, townhomes, and row houses.

Upper Mount Royal is centred in the Elbow River Valley and offers residents scenic views of the river banks and tree-lined streets.

As of September 6th, 2022, these were the real estate statistics for Calgary homes for sale in Upper Mount Royal:

  Active Properties                        

No. of Homes

Average Asking Price   $2,407,668
Maximum Asking Price   $5,285,000
Minimum Asking Price


Upper Mount Royal Calgary Community Demographics

The community of Upper Mount Royal has a population of about 3,175 individuals living in over 1,000 dwellings. The cost-of-living index here is approximately 52% higher than that of the city of Calgary.

This affluent neighbourhood is home to some of Calgary’s most influential families and many young CEOs and Business Executives who love to play and relax as much as they love to work. 

The median age here is 39.8 years, and residents love that Upper Mount Royal offers them all the facilities and amenities to live an elegant lifestyle and even raise a family.

The Upper Mount Royal neighbourhood has an average annual household income of $1,266,518 and an average household net worth of $7,720,307.

For more demographic information regarding the community of Upper Mount Royal, please visit the Upper Mount Royal Community Profile page.

Amenities in Upper Mount Royal, Calgary AB

Upper Mount Royal residents have access to world-class amenities like shopping centers, restaurants and eateries, recreation and fitness centers, parks and playgrounds, boutiques, and top-ranking schools.

Residents don’t have to go too far to have fun and meet their needs, as amenities lie within the community’s boundaries.

Upper Mount Royal Calgary Schools

Families with kids in Upper Mount Royal have access to some of the best schools in Calgary. From Public and private schools to catholic and specialized schools, there’s a wide range of school options to pick from around the neighbourhood if your needs are different. 

Schools in and around the Upper Mount Royal community include:

Earl Grey School K – 6 (Elementary) Regular
Western Canada High School Grades 10 – 12 (Senior High) Regular, Dual Credit, Early French Immersion, International Baccalaureate (IB), Late French Immersion, Off-Campus Work Experience, International Baccalaureate (Career)
Mount Royal School Grades 7 – 9 (Junior High) Regular
William Reid School K – 4 (Elementary) Early French Immersion
Rideau Park School K – 9 (Elementary / Junior High) Regular
Crescent Heights High School Grades 10 – 12 (Senior High) Regular, Advanced Placement (AP), Dual Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience, Spanish Bilingual.
Riverbend School K – 6 (Elementary) Regular
Queen Elizabeth High School Grades 7 – 12 (Junior High – Senior High) Regular, Advanced Placement (AP), Dual Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience.
Edgemont School K – 5 (Elementary) Regular
Elboya School K – 9 (Elementary/ Junior High) Regular, Early French Immersion, Late French Immersion
Lester B. Pearson High School Grades 10 – 12 (Senior High) Regular, Dual Credit, Early French Immersion, International Baccalaureate (IB), Late French Immersion, Off-Campus Work Experience, International Baccalaureate (Career).
Glendale School K – 6 (Elementary) Regular
Harold Panabaker School Grades 5 – 9 (Elementary/ Junior High) Regular, Chinese (Mandarin), Bilingual
James Fowler High School Grades 10 – 12 (Senior High) Regular, Advanced Placement (AP), Dual Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience
Keeler School K – 5 (Elementary) Regular
Stanley Jones School K – 9 (Elementary/ Junior High) Regular
Mahogany School K – 4 (Elementary) Science
Midnapore School K – 6 (Elementary) Regular, Chinese (Mandarin), Bilingual
Willow Park School Grades 5 – 9 (Elementary – Junior High) Arts Centred
CBE Home Education Grades 1 – 12 Elementary/ Senior High) Home Education

To find more schools and program options in the community of Upper Mount Royal, Visit the Calgary Board of Education website.

Shopping, Dining & Entertainment in Upper Mount Royal Calgary

Upper Mount Royal Calgary

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Shopping and dining opportunities in Upper Mount Royal are all within close proximity. Home to over 300 retail stores is the popular 4th Street. Here, residents have easy access to grocery stores, beauty salons, spas, boutiques, and fitness centers, to name but a few.

Our Daily Brett is a Café and Market available to Upper Mount Royal residents for grocery shopping and dining. The café offers a wide range of tasty meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner options.

Also open to Upper Mount Royal residents who want to tie the knot is the Ethos Bridal Boutique located on the popular 17th Avenue. The boutique offers exquisite couture wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, and flower girl gowns. The brand also creates elegant evening gowns for any occasion and beautiful dresses for graduation or prom.

On 17th Avenue are several housing shops, restaurants, nightclubs, and boutiques available to Upper Mount Royal Calgary residents.

Analog Coffee is a popular destination for coffee lovers in and around the neighbourhood. Customers love the café not only because of its tasty snacks and rich coffee but also the premium customer service it provides.

You’ll find some of the most luxurious and tasty restaurants and eateries within and around the community of Upper Mount Royal. Las Canarias is a restaurant located on 17th Ave, specializing in serving yummy Spanish delicacies and wine. 

The restaurant allows its customers to enjoy live music on the weekend, creating an atmosphere for people to eat, relax, and have a good time. Pizza lovers will appreciate 900degreepizza located on 14th street. The Pizzeria offers a variety of pizza flavours with the option of home delivery.

Upper Mount Royal offers residents an amazing nightlife experience, with several bars and clubs within and around the neighbourhood. After a busy day, some residents love to unwind by visiting popular bars like Alumni Sandwich & Liquor Bar or Betty Lou’s Library, among other pubs in and around the neighbourhood.

Chinook Centre, located a few minutes from the community of Upper Mount Royal, is also available to residents who want a wider range of options for catering to their shopping needs.

Recreation in Upper Mount Royal, Calgary, AB

Upper Mount Royal Calgary

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You’ll find many opportunities for recreation in Upper Mount Royal. Residents of all ages and abilities can access several fun recreation facilities and amenities.

About eight parks (including the famous Earl Grey Park) exist within and around the community offering residents the freedom to enjoy refreshing walks and lovely picnics with friends and loved ones. You can also enjoy hiking and cycling on the trails in these nearby parks.

Located within proximity is the MNP Community and Sports Centre, which offers several recreation benefits and activities to Upper Mount Royal residents. The center is home to state-of-the-art fitness studios, tracks, badminton and basketball courts, swimming pools, dive tanks, and Arenas, to mention but a few.

Residents who are into golf will appreciate the courses at the Glencoe Golf and Country Club, located within close distance. This private sports center allows you to enjoy activities such as tennis, badminton, swimming, skating, and a lot more fun sport.

Mount Royal Community Association (MRCA) is responsible for the community of Upper Mount Royal and works to ensure that the neighbourhood is a fun and safe place to live, work, and play.

The association provides stand-by emergency and non-emergency services to the community’s residents and also organizes annual events and programs that residents, visitors, and volunteers can bond over.

Upper Mount Royal Calgary Real Estate Agent

Do you want to experience what it feels like to live in Upper Mount Royal, Calgary? Do you want to make this affluent neighbourhood the place you and your family can call home? Are you wondering how you can begin moving? Spencer Rivers Real Estate is the agent you can trust to help start your move. Our team of real estate experts will be happy to take you to see the properties here and give you a tour of the community.

We look forward to providing you with clarity by answering any questions you may have regarding the community of Upper Mount Royal. Our mission is to help our clients achieve their unique home goals, so all you have to do is tell us what you need, and we take it up from there.

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