Auburn Bay is located in Calgary’s southeast quadrant and is easily accessible by Stoney Trail or Deerfoot Trail. The lake community spans approximately 900 acres and has a 43-acre freshwater lake with a private 13-acre beach/park site.
Auburn Bay’s beach facility has a beach volleyball area, tennis courts, a water park, tot lots for the little ones, and family picnic sites. If you have a dog, you’ll be happy to know there’s an area just for man’s best friend to run around and be free!
Auburn House, is a newly expanded 13,000 square ft. resident facility in the heart of Auburn Bay. It is operated by the Auburn Bay Residents’ Association (ABRA) and residents of Auburn Bay have exclusive access to the gym facilities and popular community programs offered by the ABRA. Residents can also rent out the multi-purpose room, gymnasium, and picnic shelters.
When asked, residents of the community said the lake was their favourite feature. They also spoke highly of the natural environment (trees, pathways, and parks), along with the community itself. The people, houses and Residents Association were all seen as strengths of the community.
Right by Auburn Bay is the new South Health Campus, access to the Cranston Market, McKenzie Towne’s High Street, as well as 130th Avenue.
Auburn Bay will soon be home to a brand new shopping centre called Auburn Station, slated to open in Fall 2016. The 84,000 sq. ft. development will feature retail stores to suit the everyday needs of local residents, including a Calgary Co-op (grocery store, gas bar, and liquor store), Tim Hortons, Domino’s Pizza, Salon Jolie, veterinary clinic, dentist, optometrist, and a local pub/restaurant, and many more to come!
A major shopping area is also in the works for the neighbouring community of Seton. This proposed shopping district will be a new core outside the core.
The City of Calgary’s expansion of the LRT’s Green Line will connect the SE community and give access to Auburn Bay by transit. Auburn Bay/Mahogany Station will run parallel to 52nd Street on the east side of Auburn Bay and the last station of the green line will be at the south end of Seton.
Auburn Bay Public School, Kindergarten to grade 4, will be opening in September, 2016 along with Auburn Bay Catholic School, Kindergarten to grade 9, which is scheduled to open in the late fall of 2016.