Glenbrook is located approximately 8 kilometres southwest of the Downtown. The community was annexed to the City of Calgary in two time periods, 1954, and 1956. The area is comprised mainly of single family dwellings and duplexes. It is bounded in the north by the community of Glendale and Optimist Park, which provides various recreational facilities for the whole district. There are views of the gentle sloping Strathcona Heights and the Rockies in the west from a number of points in Glenbrook, and especially from the knoll just north of the Co-op Shopping Centre.