Valley Ridge is located in the northwest sector of Calgary, along the western boundary of Calgary between the TransCanada Highway and the Bow River. The community is home to an 18 hole gold course along the river valley that weaves through portions of the residential community. Varsity offers exceptional views of Bow Valley, Nose Hill Park and the Valley Ridge Golf Course. There is a great deal of open space in the area, as well as a number of natural features. These include ravines, escarpments, and the riverbank. There are currently no schools in the area.
The Varsity Ridge community association offers a number of programs to residents. These include a walking group, a parents group, a Block Parents chapter and playgroups. The community also hosts special events, such as a summer barbeque, and an annual pathway cleanup. Although the community association does not currently have a community hall, plans are underway to establish one within the next few years. The community association also seeks to monitor community development, advocate for resident’s concerns and minimize the problems of graffiti, vandalism and speeding.