An inner city neighborhood located in the Elbow River Valley, Upper Mount Royal is among Calgary's wealthiest and earliest upscale neighborhoods. Separated by an escarpment from Lower Mount Royal, this upscale neighborhood was developed from 1904 to 1914 with mostly single-family homes.
Upper Mount Royal was formerly named “American Hill” since it was the home to American born business elites in the city. With tree-lined streets and homes ranging from more than 100 years old to the most modern ones, the exclusive community exudes classic elegance.
Most of the century-old homes have been extensively renovated with the most modern designs to be able to stand on the same ground with the newly built ones.
The prestige of the Mount Royal address still remains, even with the sprouting of the newer neighborhoods in the city. As rich as the history is, Upper Mount Royal abounds with nature, having parks, walkways and the Elbow River to enjoy.
Posted by Ross PAVL
Courtesy of: Upper Mount Royal