The 620-acre community known as Walden in Calgary sets an example for other new communities being built. In fact, it’s not even fully constructed yet itself, but it’s already long been turning heads due to its innovation. It’s borders include Macleod Trail SE to the west, the Bow River to the east, 210 Avenue to the south and 194 Avenue SE to the north.
Walden is a fully-realized master-planned community. It has not just residential but commercial buildings as well. Types of homes include condos, semi-detached and single-family. The townhomes in the community of Walden are located near the front and they were constructed by Avi Urban Development.
194th Avenue SE, which is the northern border of Walden, has many proposed bus stops; residents will, however, still need to walk to other stops before all the proposed stops are completed. Nearby is the Somerset-Bridlewood CTrain station as well.
Parks & Recreation
Walden has a lot to do within its community. The major focus of new communities like Walden in Calgary is inclusiveness. Residents do not need to leave their neighborhoods in order to access most of what they want, but when they do the prime locations provide the opportunity as well. East of Walden is the famous Bow River, for example. Walden, however, has yet to finish its most ambitious outdoor space. This space consists of a huge man-made natural park complete with walking paths.
Walden doesn’t exclude entertainment and shopping. Nearby is the Shawnessy Town Centre and cinemas. Residents interested in not venturing far from the community will find many services and stores nearby like a Starbucks, Save-On Foods, gas station and pub just to mention a few.
Schools for Walden include Dr. E.P. Scarlett Senior High, Woodbine School, the Woodman School, St. Matthew, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, St. Sebastian, and Father James Whelihan
Houses of Worship
Houses of worship in Walden include Jehovah’s Witnesses McKenzie & Deer Valley, Midpark Christian Assembly, Canyon Creek Christian Fellows, All Saints Lutheran Church, Anglican Church of Canada and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints