Tuscany – Everything About Tuscany – Calgary

As one of Calgary’s largest communities, the vast size offers a large array of property styles and pricing options as well as amenities, schools within the community and easy access to recreation and adventures further west. With almost 20,000 residents, Tuscany is a family community with a strong community spirit, lots of folks out riding bikes on the pathways, kids at the playground and sledding hills and an active and engaged Residents Association and Community Association. Excellent transportation options are also a bonus in this thriving community.

Tuscany Detailed Listings  /Facilities  /  Community Organizations / Tuscany Local Schools / Additional School Info / Retail / Recreation / Transportation

City of Calgary Community Profile

Facilities

Tuscany Club – Home of the Tuscany Residents Association, the Tuscany Club is the central community hub of the neighbourhood offering various children’s programs, sports programs and community events. The Tuscany Club is accessible to Tuscany residents only. The main building houses administration and is the home for various classes and programs in the various rooms and gym. Outside the Tuscany Club facilities include the splash park, playground, skateboard park, tennis courts and sports greenspace. In the winter the splash park area is converted into a skating rink and the main enclosed rink becomes an outdoor hockey rink.

Tuscany Fire Station – The Tuscany Fire station is a great community resource. Stop by and say hello or use the outdoor fitness gym out back.

Community Organizations

Tuscany Garden

Tuscany Garden

Tuscany Residents Association – The Tuscany Residents Association or TRA is the organization responsible for collecting the mandatory home owner association fees from each home in the community and utilizing those funds to maintain the community amenities and designated areas. The TRA runs the Tuscany Club and manages the greenspaces and parks in our community.

Tuscany Community Association – The Tuscany Community Association or TCA is a volunteer-driven body committed to addressing community issues, planning community events and recreation activities, and providing effective representation in civic matters. The TCA is engaged regarding upcoming development, the Harvest Festival, Community Garden and the youth Soccer Program among other initiatives.

Tuscany Local Schools

Tuscany has a history of being an engaged community where many chidren enjoy walking, scootering and riding their bikes to school. In fact in 2013 there was even a Calgary Herald article with video showing just how many kids bike to school. It is awesome! Our schools help form our community spirit so find the right fit for you, get involved, and please drive safetly as they walk, run, scooter, ride and skip their way to and from the various schools in Tuscany.

Tuscany Elementary School (K-4) (CBE)

Tuscany Elementary School serves elementary students from homes south of Tuscany Boulevard NW.  The Tuscany School Profile details the attendance area.  Opening in 2006 Tuscany Elementary was home to all local elementary students until the recent opening of Eric Harvie Elementary School. The school is located at 990 Tuscany Drive NW. Tuscany School now offers a Regular Program as well as Early French Immersion.

Eric Harvie Elementary School (K-4) (CBE)

Eric Harvie Elementary School serves students from homes north of Tuscany Boulevard NW.  The Eric Harvie School profile details the attendance area. Eric Harvie just opened in January 2017 and is a welcome and new addition to the community. The playground is just getting funded and will soon be under construction. A natural ampitheatre is built into the south wall. Can you find it? Eric Harvie School is located at 357 Tuscany Drive NW Calgary.

Twelve Mile Coulee Middle School (5-9) (CBE)

Twelve Mile Coulee School serves all of Tuscany from Grades 5-9  and is centrally located at 65 Tuscany Hills Road NW. The Twelve Mile Coulee School profie outlines the attendance area and walk zone.

St. Basil Elementary Jr High School (K-9) (Calgary Catholic School District)

St. Basil School is located at 919 Tuscany Drive NW and services K-Grade 9 students in the area.  St. Basil is often at capacity so please contact the school for the most up to date grade by grade openings.

Additional School Info

Tuscany Designated Schools outside of the Community and Other Options

Bowness High School – The CBE designated High School for Tuscany is Bowness High School.  Offering a regular program as well as advanced placement, dual credit and off campus work experience, Bowness High School is located at 4627 77 St NW.

St. Francis – The Calgary Catholic School District high school for the area is St. Francis located at 887 Northmount Drive NW.

For specific programs such as French Immersion, Spanish Bilingual, All Girls, All Boys, TLC and others please view the CBE Find a School. As the programs change so often I just can’t keep up!!

The closest Francophone school is Ecole du Nouveau-Monde in Scenic Acres.

Retail

Tuscany has two central retail/commercial hubs. The main one being Tuscany Market which is in the centre of the community in the NW corner of the intersection of Tuscany Way NW and Tuscany Boulevard NW.

The Tuscany Market includes Sobeys Grocery (including Pharmacy), Rexall (home of the local Post Office), the Medical Centre, Tuscany Chiropractic and Massage as well as Tuscany Dental along the north section of the Market.

Along the west side of the Market are Sobey’s Liquor, Tuscany Curious Hair Salon, Kaleidoscope Kids Preschool, Tuscany Boutique and Veterinary Hospital, Tuscany Fine Dry Cleaning and the Last Straw (the local Pub). The centre of the Market also has an Esso gas station, FYI Doctors, Scotiabank, Domino’s Pizza and Starbucks.

The second local hub is at the south of Tuscany at Tuscany Hill NW and Nose Hill Drive NW. The Home Depot is often busy for those of us planting gardens, painting walls and making improvements to our homes. Tim Horton’s is also a very popular spot. Not sure I’ve ever seen that drive-thru empty. Next door to Tim Horton’s is Soho Liquor and Great Canadian Pizza/Butter Chicken Hut. Just next door is the newly opened Petro Canada gas station and A&W.

Recreation

I often hear folks talking about recreation and the suburbs. Not sure they have ever been to Tuscany. Stand on a main corner on a sunny day and you’ll see kids and adults jogging, walking, on bikes, on scooters, on skateboards, carrying baseball gloves and soccer balls. There’s a guy I see all the time roller skiing (summer cross country training). And then there’s the folks running or biking up Tuscany Hill. Just don’t try and swim in Two Toed Pond. There’s folks walking their dogs and those dogs walking their owners. In the winter, the hill south of Tuscany Elementary is usually where you find a few little ones enjoying some sledding.

The community has numerous soccer fields, baseball fields and playgrounds scattered throughout.  Some are for various age groups so wander some of the local paths and explore. Many are hidden from main roads.

12 Mile Coulee Park was established in 2001 and is now protected. Over 190 hectares of parkland right in the community, to walk, hike and explore. There are also two off leash dog park areas within the Coulee. The North Section and South Section areas are both available for a walk with your pup off leash.

Rocky Ridge Recreation Centre – There are currently a number of sports facilities in the area, but soon to be finished is the Rocky Ridge Recreation Centre currently under construction at 11300 Rocky Ridge Drive. You can drive by and view the outside now and it is expected to be open in Spring 2018.

Canada Olympic Park / Winsport – Just down the hill from Tuscany sits COP. With everything from skiing, skating, gym facilities, bobsled, acrobatics, gymnastics, mountain biking and so much more, this facilitiy continues to be an amazing opportunity in Calgary. One of my personal favourite things to do is the Skyline Luge which is the worlds longest luge track and don’t forget the Zip Line. I dare you!

Calgary West Soccer Centre is the big white dome you can see looking south from Tuscany Hill NW.

Transportation

Whether by bike, transit/LRT or car, transportation around Tuscany is well developed.

Tuscany Transportation 1

The walking/cycling bridge over Stoney offers easy access from Tuscany west to Scenic Acres and over to Crowfoot in Arbour Lake.

Tuscany also connects directly to Calgary’s main bike pathways. There are pedestrian/bike underpasses at Stoney Trail and Nose Hill Dr NW.

The Tuscany LRT station is the western most station in the City of Calgary CTrain Red Line.  It is a quick and easy ride downtown.

The two local bus routes are Route 74 and Route 174. There are additional buses for high school students.

So now that you have read Everything about Tuscany, I know you will want to call this amazing community home. Give me a call at 403 850 2446. I’d love to help you find your new home. Cheers. Monika