Magnificent Marda Loop
The neighbourhood of Marda Loop in Calgary’s southwest quadrant is unofficially known for being home to an increasingly more dynamic and youthful demographic.i It lies within the boundaries of Crowchild Trail, 26th Ave SW, the Elbow River, and 50th Ave SW. Neighbourhoods that fall under Marda Loop’s community umbrella include Marda Loop, Altadore, Riverpark, Garrison Woods, and South Calgary.ii
With a history that goes back over a hundred years, the Marda Loop area of Calgary gets its name from being the turn-around point for Calgary’s now-discontinued Marda streetcar line.iii
Today, Marda Loop is much more than a stop on the transit line. With a vibrant array of eclectic restaurants, shops, festivals and events, Calgary’s Marda Loop has become a top hotspot for Calgary’s more progressive-minded residents. Its proximity to Calgary's 17th Ave makes it the ideal location for those who want the quiet comfort of an established residential neighbourhood with easy access to the vibrant hubbub of Mission and 17th Ave.
Festivals include the Marda Loop Justice Film Festival (MLJFF), which is a popular annual event offering a week of justice-themed documentaries every November. Founded in 2006, the MLJFF now has associate festivals at five different cities across three provinces.iv
Another incredibly popular festival is Marda Gras, a street festival that takes place every summer. Buskers, food trucks, and vendors of all sorts gather on the streets of Marda Loop for an event that always fulfills its promise of being great fun for the whole family.v
These festivals, combined with the excellent facilities offered at the Marda Loop Community Centre and the area's many quality businesses, make this a popular destination for every Calgarian.
Want a home that is close to Calgary's eclectic social spots, but with the feel of an older, more established family neighbourhood? Then consider Marda Loop! Check out our Marda Loop condo listings or all of our Calgary condo listings.
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