Pump Hill has been around since 1967, but has only been recognized as a community since 1991. Before then, it was considered part of its neighboring community Palliser. The area has become more exclusive for Calgary's upper class. The name Pump Hill was taken from an old windmill that operated in the area. The windmill used to pump water for the homes around the neighborhood and in turn lent its name to the new community.
Pump Hill shares a community association with neighboring Palliser and Bayview, the community center offers full time daycare/preschool and outdoor rink. There is a great toboggan hill located at the Southland Dry Pond and quiet tree-lined streets for walking. The Jewish Community Center is located in the Community and offers various fitness programs for all ages, childcare services and a swimming pool.
Although Pump Hill is not close to an LRT station, the new BRT can get residents downtown quickly, there are also regular buses with stops on 90th Avenue. With the completion of the SW Ring Road access is improved and a trip to the new Taza Development or Westhills shopping center has never been easier. Once the West portion of the Ring Road is complete getting to the mountains will be a breeze. Pump Hill residents can access the Ring Road via 90th Avenue.
Schools & Childcare
There are no schools located in Pump Hill, but a primary & secondary school located in the neighboring community of Palliser. Nellie McClung is located on Palliser Drive and John Ware just blocks away on 19th Street SW. For the little ones, Seedlings Spanish Preschool is a great option & they now offer a full-day preschool/daycare program. High School students from the community attend Henry Wise Wood in Kelvin Grove.
Nellie Mcclung School K-6 - 2315 Palliser Drive SW
Louis Riel School (K-9 Science Program) 9632 Oakfield Drive SW
John Ware (Grades 7-9) - 10020-19th Street SW
Henry Wise Wood- (Grades 10-12) - 910-75th Avenue SW
St. Benedicts Catholic Spanish/Bilingual (K-6)-10340-19th Street SW
Seedlings Spanish Preschool & Daycare- 2323 Palliser Drive SW
Southland Leisure Center Preschool - 2000 D Southland Drive SW
Glenmore Landing is close by and offers groceries, dining, medical offices and other establishments. In addition to an abundance of outdoor activities in Pump Hill there is also the JCC & Southland Leisure Center that offer great indoor activities like swimming, skating, climbing and fitness.
Although there are a number of semi-detached properties and some townhomes available in Pump Hill, they are few and far between. 68% of the dwellings are single family detached homes. The vast majority of homes in the neighborhood consist of luxurious condominiums and vast single family homes. 8% of the homes are attached, 11% are row townhouses and 13% apartment style condominiums. The Pump Hill housing market is definitely a luxury market, but for those that can afford it can certainly appreciate all that it has to offer. There are approximately 1445 people living in Pump Hill.
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