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The community of Marda Loop is located in the southwest quadrant of the city and consists of the neighbourhoods of Marda Loop, Garrison Woods, Altadore, Riverpark, and South Calgary. The South Calgary area was annexed by the city in 1907 but remained undeveloped until the early 1950s. The area offers picturesque views of both the city and the mountains. The South Calgary area also contains a variety of styles of housing, reflective of it’s 50 year development. In addition, the Marda Loop area has served as a business revitalization area, enhancing the commercial areas of the community. South Calgary contains both a public school, which offers Mandarin/English bilingual education.
The Marda Loop Business Revitalization Zone is located within the community, along 33 and 34 Avenues SW. The neighbourhood is experiencing a gentrification process with many high-end, luxury semi-detached homes built in the last ten years, favoured by trendy, young professionals and families.