Cliff Bungalow has a rich history behind it. The area was developed mostly on a land owned by the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR). In the 1870s, most of the residents of the town were CPR employees due to the proximity to their workplace.
The area was eventually annexed to Calgary between 1906 and 1912. It was established in 1907 but under a different name. It wasn't until the 1970s that the area was called Cliff Bungalow.
The neighbourhood is served by Western Canada High School, which is the top-ranked public high school in Canada. Cliff Bungalow is bordered by major roads with Uptown 17th Ave to the north and Fourth St to the east. To the south of the neighbourhood is Elbow River and the various pathways centred on the river.