Living in West Hills, Calgary: A guide to this West Calgary neighbourhood

Like many west Calgary neighbourhoods, the West Hills hold a high standard for living amongst residents. The West Hills area is rich with estate homes, upscale multi-family residences, and wonderful amenities that are enjoyed daily by community members. Whether it is the Westhills Shopping Centre, or the gorgeous surrounding area, there’s something for everyone in the West Hills. In this article, I’m going to highlight 5 key features of the West Hills area and why you’d enjoy owning property here. 



1)    West Calgary properties


The West Hills area is primarily comprised of the Signal Hill and Sienna Hill neighbourhoods. As mentioned above, west Calgary properties tend to be a cut above many of the other homes that are found throughout the Greater Calgary Area. On average, the homes housed within them are valued at nearly $1,000,000. The large lot sizes, spacious interiors, and relative distance from the Calgary city centre all play a role in earning West Hills homes their distinguished reputation and their well-deserved price tag.  



2)    West Hills shopping opportunities


The Westhills Shopping Centre is conveniently located at the corner of Richmond Rd. SW and Sarcee Trail SW. This strip mall features everything your family could possibly need, from the latest gadgets at the West Hills Best Buy, to a fancy dining experience at Earl’s Kitchen and Bar—and not to mention a ton of clothing retailers where you can update your wardrobe anytime! At the centre of the Westhills Shopping Centre lies the Cineplex Odeon Westhills Cinema, a very popular weekend destination for people living in the area.


Directly across from the from the Westhills Shopping Centre is the Signal Hill Centre, which plays a huge role in transforming this part of the neighbourhood into a full-fledged shopping district.  



3)    Local schools and service providers


The West Hills community is very appealing to Calgary families with young children. The area was constructed with young families in mind and as such, there are plenty of schools and local service providers who make raising your children in the West Hills a positive experience.


Click here to access my article on schooling options in Signal Hill, Calgary, Alberta.


There is also a branch of the Calgary Public Library to be found in the Signal Hill Centre. The Signal Hill Library makes for a great place to spend some time with your budding readers, for your teens to research their latest school project, or to simply spend some quiet time behind a good book.



4)    Natural areas


West Calgary is renowned for its natural beauty. Many consider it to be the crossroads between the majestic Canadian Rockies and the thriving Calgary metropolis. The area that these beautiful homes are built in offers amazing access to some of the best-preserved landscapes in the Calgary region.


If you’re looking to stay local, I recommend checking out the Signal Hill Park and Batallion Park, both located just minutes away from your West Hills home. Just south of the West Hills area is the Weaslehead Park Natural area, a stunning marshland that is ripe for hiking.



5)    Travelling to town


As mentioned above, West Calgary neighbourhoods are conveniently located partway between the Rockies and the downtown Calgary area. When traffic permits, it only takes a short 15 minutes to reach the bustling city from this community.


There also happens to be a Calgary Transit C-Train station located between Signal Hill and Christie Park. With the addition of the LRT station, West Hills commuters don’t necessarily need a motor vehicle to get around the city; however, it certainly does help in getting from A to B. 


If you’d like to learn more about what makes living in the West Hills, Calgary so great, you can get in touch with me directly and I’ll be more than happy to show you around the neighbourhood:




Direct: (403) 690-2020



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