Falconridge Community Association
The Falconridge/Castleridge Community Association is one of the most active in Calgary. It is home to the North of McKnight Community Resource Centre. This centre offers 19 social services to help area residents, including counselling, baby clinics, immigrant services, parent support and financial aid. Aside from the Resource Centre, the community centre also houses 8 play-school classes, and a before and after school care program. The Boys and Girls Club of Calgary has an office and recreational centre complete with pool and foosball tables located in the community centre. The Walsh and Auxiliary halls of the centre are home to a variety of groups, including the Boy Scouts, Kumon, Karate, prayer groups and dance groups such as Zumba and Epic. These numerous programs enable the Falconridge/Castleridge community to appeal to the wide variety of interests and needs of their diverse residents.
Falconridge Community Demographics
In the City of Calgary’s 2012 municipal census, Falconridge had a population of 10,381 living in 3,478 dwellings, a 3.4% increase from its 2011 population of 10,043. With a land area of 2.2 km2 (0.85 sq mi), it had a population density of 4,720/km2 (12,220/sq mi) in 2012. Residents in this community had a median household income of $48,512 in 2000, and there were 24.5% low income residents living in the neighbourhood. As of 2000, 32% of the residents were immigrants. A proportion of 6.5% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, and 33% of the housing was used for renting. For more detailed info visit the City of Calgary community profiles site.