Britannia is abounded by the Elbow River and Elbow Drive. Although the area was annexed to the City of Calgary in 1910, no significant development occurred until the late 1950s. The British theme is evident in the name of the community as well as the street names which include Coronation Drive, Edinburgh Boulevard and Elizabeth Road. Homes located in this community enjoy views of the City, the Elbow River Valley, and the Rocky Mountains. Britannia is within close proximity to River Park, Stanley Park and the pathway system. Britannia is approximately 4 Kilometres south of Downtown, and elbow Drive provides direct access to the central core.
In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, Britannia had a population of 803 living in 309 dwellings, a 7.6% increase from its 2011 population of 746. With a land area of 0.5 km2 (0.19 sq mi), it had a population density of 1,610/km2 (4,200/sq mi) in 2012. Residents in this community had a median household income of $120,387 in 2000, and there were 7.9% low income residents living in the neighbourhood. As of 2000, 16.7% of the residents were immigrants. A proportion of 19.3% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, and 19.3% of the housing was used for renting.
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