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Forest Lawn was a town in Alberta, Canada. Today, it is mostly a lower to middle-class neighbourhood of Calgary.
The area was first settled in the early 1900s. In 1952, the districts of Hubalta, Albert Park and Forest Lawn were incorporated as the Town of Forest Lawn. In 1961 the town was dissolved and incorporated in the city of Calgary, and now it is a neighborhood in the city's south-east quadrant. The community has an area redevelopment plan in place.
The multicultural International Avenue defines the southern border of the community, and it is bounded to the north by Memorial Drive. The community of Radisson Heights lies to the west, while Penbrooke Meadows lie to the east.
The community is represented in the Calgary City Council by Ward 9 and 10 Aldermen Joe Ceci and Andre Chabot. On a federal level, Forest Lawn falls in the electoral district of Calgary East and is represented in the House of Commons by MP Deepak Obhrai.
In 2006 the neighbourhood had a population of 7,857. The community of Forest Heights, designated as the northern half of Forest Lawn, has an additional 6,211 inhabitants. Residents in this community had a median household income of $40,396 in 2000, and there were 27.5% low income residents living in the neighborhood. As of 2000, 18.6% of the residents were immigrants. A proportion of 29.4% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, and 57.7% of the housing was used for renting.
The community is served by Forest Lawn Senior High, Jack James Senior High, Keeler Elementary, Patrick Airlie Elementary public schools, as well as Holy Trinity Elementary (Catholic).
Forest Lawn Industrial
The neighbourhood of Forest Lawn Industrial is established south of International Avenue, between Elliston Park and the community of Southview. in 2006, it had 108 residents, with a median household income of $27,945 in 2000.
Coordinates: 51°02′28″N 113°58′12″W / 51.04111°N 113.97°W