The Beltline is a dynamic neighbourhood. Because of its busy commercial district, it is often considered part of downtown. It is also a densely populated neighbourhood and considered as Calgary's most urban area.
The nightlife in the Beltline is pretty hip. It has a number of really happening bars and clubs, as well as an eclectic mix of restaurants. The urban culture is also really interesting. But the lifestyle in Beltline is quite balanced, too. It is located west of Elbow River, which means that residents could also take a whiff of nature in the area.
The Beltline was a combination of two neighbourhoods: Connaught, which was established in 1905, and Victoria Park, established in 1914. After the unification and redevelopment of the two areas, Beltline was formally established in 2003.
The neighbourhood got its name from the streetcar route established in the 20th century. At the southern edge of Beltline is the famous 17th Avenue, which has been nicknamed the Red Mile during the 2004 NHL playoffs that featured the Calgary Flames.