Briar Hill is a Northwest Calgary community that is located on an escarpment just above Hillhurst & West Hillhurst. Many homes have magnificent views of the mountains and downtown Calgary. This community was once part of a vast homestead that was owned by Thomas Riley & Georgina Hounsfield (his wife). Riley settled only much later in the 1880’s. Briar Hill has many single family luxury homes and a large number of high rises too. You will also find some pockets that have apartment-styled units. The neighborhood is very tranquil and the homes stand on very beautifully-landscaped gardens.