West Hillhurst is a northwest neighbourhood lying within the inner suburbs of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The community, which is located west of Hillhurst, is bisected by Crowchild Trail. On the north, West Hillhurst is bordered by the communities of Hounsfield Heights/Briar Hill and St. Andrew’s Heights. Other boundaries are 18th Street W to the east, the Bow River to the south and 28th Street W to the west.
Although annexed by the city of Calgary in 1907, substantial development did not occur until 1945 when many of the houses were built as “Victory Homes” for soldiers returning from World War II. A number of these buildings are still standing despite the fact that many were only intended to be temporary.
In the City of Calgary’s 2012 municipal census, West Hillhurst had a population of 5,802 living in 2,947 dwellings, a 0.8% increase from its 2011 population of 5,757. With a land area of 2.4 km2 (0.93 sq mi), it had a population density of 2,420/km2 (6,260/sq mi) in 2012.
Residents in this community had a median household income of $52,092 in 2000, and there were 16.4% low income residents living in the neighborhood. As of 2000, 12.8% of the residents were immigrants. A proportion of 30.6% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, and 44.1% of the housing was used for renting.