Calgary neighbourhoods: Martindale / Taradale
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Martindale is located to the north of 64th Avenue NE, west of Falconridge Boulevard. Taradale is east of Falconridge Boulevard. The neighbourhoods are close to the airport. These communities are adjacent to the new (in 2007) McKnight-Westwinds LRT station on 36 Street
Public board students are attending Crossing Park School (K-1) Marlborough and Chris Akkerman Elementary schools (both in Marlborough), Terry Fox Junior High in Falconridge, and James Fowler High on 4th Street N.W. or William Aberhart on Morely Trail in the NW.
Separate board elementary students in the northern half of Martindale (including the new portions) attend the brand new Monsignor A.L. Hetherington Elementary school in Coral Springs. Students in the southern half will continue attending John Paul II school in Castleridge. Grades 7 and 8 are at John 23rd in Falconridge, and high schoolers attend Bishop McNally in Falconridge.
Martindale has a four-store strip mall. Nearby, are Castleridge Shopping Centre and McKnight Village Plaza with a Safeway, restaurants and fast food. The nearest big shopping centre is the Sunridge Mall and the 36th Street NE shopping area.
The community has a number of parks, including a toboggan hill. Martindale is only a kilometre from the 40-acre Prairie Winds Park, in neighboring Castleridge. A 17-acre joint-use park, east of Martindale Boulevard on Martin Crossing Park, will include basketball courts, ball diamonds, an outdoor hockey rink, soccer fields, and a community centre.
The homes in Taradale, Taralake and Taralea, south of 80th Ave, are mostly starter and move-up homes. Martindale, to the west of Falconridge, is now a mature development.
The community is mostly single family homes, including both start-up and move-up homes.