West Edmonton Neighbourhood Information

Aldergrove

Aldergrove is a primarily residential community in the west of our city. It’s borders consist of 178th Street, the Anthony Henday, 87th Ave, and Whitemud Drive.

The large bulk of development in the area occurred from 1970 to 1990, during this time a little over 90% of all the properties in the neighbourhood were built. Detached individual family homes make up about 60% of all property, with apartment buildings and row houses splitting the remaining 40%. About 2/3’s of all residences are lived in by the property owner. About 50% of all community residents have lived in Aldergrove for more than 5 years.

Demographically, there are around 5500 residents in the neighbourhood spread through approximately 2000 homes. The median household income is about $75,000, above the city average. Aldergrove Elementary educates the kids in the area and is maintained by the public school system.

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Belmead

Located in west Edmonton, Belmead is primarily a residential community. The borders of the area consist of 178th Street, the Anthony Henday, 87th Ave, and 95th Ave.

Building in the area began during the 1960’s, but didn’t really get going until the 1970’s. During that decade most of the properties in the area were built. The neighbourhood did have spots of development during the 80’s and 90’s, but was considered primarily completed by 2000. A famous local landmark is located due east of the area, the West Edmonton Mall.

A little over 50% of all homes in the area are single family detached unites. The remaining properties are split pretty evenly between rental apartment units, townhouses, and duplexes. A large majority of homes in Belmead are lived in by the property owner.

Belmead Elementary educates children from kindergarten to grade 6 and is operated by the public school system, St Benedict educates children of the same age group but is operated by the catholic system. If you want to take part in community decisions, you can visit the local community league. They have been in operation since 1984 and do a lot for local residents.

There are around 1700 homes in Belmead lived in by approximately 4700 residents. The average income in the community is consistent with the city average.

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Breckenridge Greens

Breckenridge Greens is a residential area in the west of the city. It’s one of the relatively newer areas built to coincide with the development of the Anthony Henday Drive.

A little over 80% of all homes in the community are of the single family variety. Low rise condominium apartment buildings make up the remaining properties. Close to all homes in the neighbourhood are owner occupied.

The borders of the community consist of Winterburn Road, Lewis Estates Boulevard, Whitemud Drive, and Suder Green Drive. There is easy access to most part of the city via automobile from the community.

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Brittania Youngstown

Located in west Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the residential area of Britannia Youngstown was originally part of the town of Jasper Place. In 1964 Jasper Place became a part of Edmonton. It is home to both Britannia Youngstown Park and the Britannia Youngstown Community League. The closest school is Youngtown Elementary, part of the Edmonton Public School System. The neighbourhood does have a lower household income average than the majority of the city.

The western border is Mayfield Road, the northern is 107th Avenue and to the east is 156th Street. Stony Plain Road frames the south. The neighbourhood is surrounded by a combination of residential areas and light industrial zones. Mayfield in the north, High Park in the north east, Canora in the east, West Jasper Place to the south east and Glenwood to the south are residential neighbours. Place LaRue to the south west and Stone Industrial to the west are adjacent commercial zones. The Westlawn Cemetery and the Mayfield Common shopping center border the south west corner.

Roughly half or 48% of the residences are apartments in low rise buildings of less than five stories. This is followed by single family homes at 40%, row houses at 6% and duplexes at 5%. Almost 60% of the available housing inventory is rental property.

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Callingwood

Callingwood is actually a combination of two areas, both bearing the name but divided by north and south. It’s a residential area in the west of the city. The borders consist of 170th Street, Callingwood Road, 178th Street and the Whitemud Drive.

Callingwood Elementary is within the community and is administered by the public school system. A little over half of all residences in the community are in apartment buildings, with a slightly higher percentage in the south of the neighbourhood. About a quarter of all residences in the south are high rise apartments, but the north of the community has no units of this variety.

Overall the community has a higher than average household income, which could be a little surprising considering the dominant property style in the area. About 5600 people live in 2000 units, with a median household income around $75,000.

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Cameron Heights

A newer residential area in the west of the city, Cameron Heights is a beautiful community with ravine and river views on three sides of the community. The area’s residents are fairly active, with outdoor green space available throughout the neighbourhood. There are cycle and foot paths throughout the area, making it very distinctive.

Fort Edmonton and Terwillegar Park are conveniently located nearby for local residents. There is also great access to the Edmonton Country Club which has a great golf course on it’s grounds. Fred Broadstock Pool is an outdoor facility used by local area residents during the summer time.

Overall the neighbourhood is considered quite affluent by city standards. There are approximately 2100 residents dispersed in 700 homes. The median income per household is a little over $130,000.

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Canora

Canora is another community in the west of the city that used to be part of Jasper Place Township. It was brought into the overall city during the combining of the township and Edmonton during 1964. The borders of the neighbourhood consist of 149th Street, Stony Plain Road, 156th Street, and 107th Ave.

It’s a mainly residential area of the city, but there is a small amount of commercial/industrial development along the southern border of the community. Around 3/4’s of all homes in the area are rented out by the property owner. Low rise apartment buildings make up more than 50% of residential units, duplexes account for around 25-28% of all units, and single family detached units account for about 20%. The primary stage of development in the community occurred from 1946 to 1980.

There are two schools in the area, Brightview Elementary is operated by the public school system and Holy Cross Elementary Junior is operated by the catholic school system. There are a number of local services and amenities available to residents in Canora.

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Crestwood

Crestwood is one of most popular areas in the west of the city. Three of it’s borders are green spaces and consist of the McKenzie Ravine, McKinnon Ravine, and the North Saskatchewan River Valley. Walking, cycling, and hiking paths are conveniently located throughout the community offering residents great access to the outdoors.

A little over 90% of all properties are detached homes, mostly occupied by the owner of the unit. The other 10% are primarily rental apartment units. Close to 75% of all properties in the community were constructed between 1946 and 1960. Crestwood Elementary and St Paul Elementary educate children in the area from kindergarten to grade 6.

One of the more interesting aspects of the community is that it is the location of Candy Cane Lane, a integral part of the cities celebration of the Christmas holiday. Every year property owners set up elaborate lighting displays on their properties. This draws visitors from all around the local community, and is a large fundraiser for the cities food bank.

The population of Crestwood is around 2300 people residing in 950 homes. The average household income is above the city average at approximately $110,000.

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Dechene

If you look at the community of Dechene from the air, it would look like a triangle. It’s located in the west of the city, and is named after a local judge. It became part of the city during 1972. The borders of the neighbourhood consist of 178th Street, 184th Street, Callingwood Road, and Lessard Road.

Property construction started in the 1980’s during the oil boom of that time, when about 2/3’s of all the housing in the community was built. The remaining properties were built during the following decade. Single family detached units account for about 90% of the local housing inventory. The remaining 10% consist primarily of duplexes. Between 95 and 97 percent of all residences are owner occupied.

There are two schools available for residents in Dechene. One is Good Shepherd Elementary and is operated by the catholic school system, the other school is S. Bruce Smith Junior and is operated by the public school system.

Demographically the residents of the area enjoy an above average household income at around $90,000. There are approximately 6000 residents in Dechene living in around 2000 properties.

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Donsdale

Donsdale is one of the newer residential areas in the west of the city. It is bordered by rural land on two sides, and the other borders consist of the North Saskatchewan River valley and a small ravine.

Residents have easy access to amenities close by, including Callingwood Mall and West Edmonton Mall. There is also a state of the art recreation center at West Jasper Place and an exclusive golf and country club facility. Development in the area started in the mid 1990’s and every single property in the community is a detached home. Almost all of the residential units in Donsdale are owner occupied.

The neighbourhood is a higher level demographically then most areas of the city, the median household income is around $115,000. There are approximately 3000 residents dispersed through 1200 homes.

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Elmwood

Elmwood is another part of the west of the city that was brought into the overall landscape during the 1964 combining of Jasper Place Township and the city. On it’s north west corner lies the West Edmonton Mall. The borders of the community are 159th Street, the Whitemud Drive, 87th Ave, and 170th Street.

Elmwood/Stratford Elementary educates the children in the community from kindergarten up to and including grade 6. The Misericordia General Hospital is located nearby in case of emergency. There is also a community league building and an ice rink with the neighbourhood boundaries.

There are around 3500 residents in Elmwood divided among 1350 homes. The average income in the area is above the city average at $76,000 per household.

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Gariepy

Named after an early settler to the region, Gariepy is a residential community in the west of the city. The boundaries of the neighbourhood are Callingwood Road, the North Saskatchewan River Valley, 178th Street, and 170th Street.

There were a few properties built during the 1960’s, but the majority of development began occurring during the 1970’s. Almost half of all homes were built during those 10 years. Close to 50% were built the following decade, with just a few homes built during the 1990’s when the area was considered completed.

About 2/3’s of all units in the community are detached homes meant for single family use. Low rise apartment condos and duplexes make up another 27% of all residences. There are small amount of townhomes in the neighbourhood which make up the rest of the inventory. Between 95 and 98 percent of all properties are owner occupied.

Gariepy Park is right in the middle of the neighbourhood and offers residents a great meeting space for outdoor activities. There are a number of amenities close by.

The average household income in the community is well above the city average at $115,000. The population of Gariepy is about 3100 people divided into approximately 1200 properties.

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Glastonbury

A community located in the west of the city, Glastonbury is a relatively new residential area with every property being built after 1995. The borders of the neighbourhood consist of two major transportation routes, the Anthony Henday and the Whitemud Drive, as well as 62nd Avenue.

Single family detached properties make up close to 75% of all homes in the area. Duplexes come in at around 15%, with the other 10% split between townhomes and both high rise and low rise apartment buildings. A large majority of homes in the community are owner occupied, close to 97%. There are also a number of assisted living facilities in the community for the elderly.

Population wise, Glastonbury is quite large for the area. Around 6500 Edmontonians call the community home in about 2500 residences. The average income in the neighbourhood is about $95,000 per household.

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Glenora

Glenora is one of the more prestigious areas of the city, and is the start of the west of Edmonton. It provides easy access to the downtown core and the university to it’s residents. It has access to great views and amazing trails in the river valley. It’s also home to the Royal Museum and Government House, both provincially run buildings.

The borders of the community are 107th Ave, the river valley, Groat Road, and 142nd Street. There are two schools in the area to educate the residential children, Edmonton Christian and The Progressive Academy. It’s a more mature area of the city, with close to 90% of all properties in the community constructed before 1970. About 3/4’s of all properties in Glenora are single family detached units, with the remainder consisting of low and high rise apartments. Close to 80% of all residences in the neighbourhood are currently occupied by the property owner.

Almost 6000 people call Glenora home, spread through 2500 properties. The median income of residents in the community is $95,000 per home.

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Glenwood

Located in the west of the city, Glenwood is a mix of residential properties and commercial locations. Originally part of Jasper Place Township, it became part of Edmonton during the 1960’s.

The primary stage of development in the community occurred in the thirty or so years following WWII. There is a major transit hub in the community, which provides residents great access to all areas of the city without the need for a vehicle. Also located with the area in the west side headquarters of the city police.

Around 50% of all properties in Glenwood are single family detached homes. 45-46% of the residences in the area are low rise apartment buildings, with a mixture of duplexes and townhomes making up the rest. About half the properties in the community are owner occupied, with the other half being rental units.

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Grovenor

Grovenor was originally called Westgrove and there is still an office complex in the community that bears that name. It’s a primarily residential area in the west of Edmonton. It’s borders consist of 149th Street, the McKinnon Ravine, 107th Ave, and 142nd Street.

According to the city archives, some of the homes in the area were built way back in the early 1900’s. This makes Grovenor one of the oldest communities in the city. Another stage of the communities development occurred before the end of WWII. With the average age of homes in the area being quite old, there has been a resurgence in recent decades with lot of tear downs occurring and being replaced by new homes.

With the proximity to the river valley being very favorable to this neighbourhood, it’s no surprise that the average income is higher than the Edmonton average. According to the most recent census data it’s around $95,000 per home. There are approximately 6000 residents of Grovenor dispersed through 2600 properties.

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Jamieson Place

Located in the west of the city, Jamieson Place is a residential community named after a high ranking official in the armed forces. It’s got great access to some major transportation routes, making it a popular community.

A little over half of all properties in the neighbourhood were built during the 80’s (55%). Another 40 – 45% of all residences were built the following decade. Jamieson Place is considered unfinished by the city, as a lot of the land in the community hasn’t been developed (60%).

Over 90% of all properties in the area are single family detached homes, with only a small amount occupied by renters (3 – 5%).

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Jasper Park

There was once a town that bears it’s name, Jasper Park was brought into the city of Edmonton during the 1960’s. It’s now a relatively small community on the west side of the city. It’s borders are 149th Street, 92nd Ave, 87th Ave, and 156th Street.

Area residents are lucky to have great access to lots of useful amenities, including two shopping centers in the middle of the community. There are also some great shops and restaurants spread out around the neighbourhood. Meadowlark is nearby and offers stores and health clinics catering to the elderly.

Ironically the area is not actually the home of the Jasper Park transit facility, it’s actually located just north of the community. Residents of the neighbourhood has great access to the West Edmonton Mall and the Whitemud Drive for fast transportation to different areas of the city.

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La Perle

La Perle was named after one of the first families that lived in the area and owned the original general store in the community. It’s a residential area in the west of the city. Belmead, Summerlea and Terra Losa all border the community.

Most of the properties in the area were built during the 70’s and 80’s, with the area being considered fully developed by the city in the mid 1990’s. The primary property type in the neighbourhood is the single family home, they constitute about 3/4 of all residences in the area. Condo/rental apartments make up the remainder. Approximately 70% of all properties in the community are owner occupied.

La Perle is home to an elementary school for children in their early education years, it is operated by the public school system. Residents enjoy easy access to the Whitemud Freeway and West Edmonton Mall is just a short drive away.

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Laurier Heights

Laurier Heights is a fantastic part of the west of Edmonton that has many river valley views spread throughout the neighbourhood. About 60% of all residences in the community were built in the 15 years after World War II, the remainder were built during the 1960’s. Quesnell Heights, Parkview, Lynnwood, Jasper Park and Rio Terrace are all nearby.

There are two senior living facilities in the community, making it a popular destination for families who are taking care of their elder members. There are two schools in the neighbourhood that are operated by the public system, one elementary and one junior high school. There is a small strip mall located in the community which offers a variety of amenities to residents of Laurier Heights.

One of the larger local attractions the city has to offer is located within the community. The Edmonton Valley Zoo offers visitors a chance to see some exotic wildlife, including a petting zoo area available for children. There is easy access to two great river valley parks in Laurier Heights, and Hawrelak Park can be accessed by a pedestrian foot bridge that goes across the river.

The area is considered quite affluent, and that is reflected in the average household income. About 5000 people live in 2200 residences in Laurier Heights, and the average income is around $110,000 per home.

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Lymburn

Lymburn is a community in the west of the city that was named after one of the original attorney general’s of the province. According to the city archives, development of the neighbourhood began during the 70’s. Approximately 30% of all residences were built during the 1970’s, 45% during the 1980’s, with the remainder being constructed during the 1990’s. There is still land available to subdivide in the area, so the community of Lymburn is not considered completed. Callingwood North, Callingwood South, Aldergrove, Jamieson Place, and Dechene are all nearby communities.

Over 70% of all properties in the area are of the single family home variety. Row houses and duplexes make up about a quarter of all the units available, and there are a small number of apartment style condo buildings (about 5%). Only 15% of all properties in the community are rented units, with the majority of homes in Lymburn being occupied by the owner on title.

Along the western border of the area is the Anthony Henday, which provides residents great access to all areas of the city. There are two primary elementary school facilities in the community, one is administered by the catholic system, the other is administered by the public school system.

About 6500 Edmontonians live in the community dispersed through 2500 properties. The median household income is a healthy amount at around $75,000.

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Lynnwood

Lynnwood is a residential community in the west of the city. It’s location allows easy transportation access to many parts of the city, making it very convenient for it’s residents. It became part of the city of Edmonton when the Jasper Place amalgamation took place in the 1960’s. Elmwood, Laurier Heights, Jasper Park, Rio Terrace and Patricia Heights are all nearby.

A little over 50% of all homes in the neighbourhood are single family properties. The area is quite mature, so old trees line the streets. Popular among those with young families, the community also has great access to lots of different public transportation routes.

The school system has lots of options both in the area and in communities adjacent to Lynnwood. Two elementary schools teach the children in the community from kindergarten to grade 6, one is a public school, one is a catholic school. Located in communities around the area are two high schools as well as a junior high school.

The population of Lynnwood is around 2500 residents dispersed through about 1100 properties. The average income in the community is just below the city average at $55,000 per home.

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Mayfield

Mayfield is a residential community in the west of the city, it’s namesake was a famous Canadian aviator named Wop May. A few of the properties in the area pre-date the second world war, but primarily development in the area started after that war. About 70% of all properties in the community were built in the 15 years from 1946 and 1960. High Park, Brittania Youngstown and Canora are all nearby neighbourhoods.

The dominant property style is the single family home, but there are also a number of row houses, condo style apartment buildings, and duplexes. Mayfield is unique in the city because it has two parks within it’s boundaries, giving it’s residents access to lots of outdoor activities throughout the year. There are two elementary schools in the community, one is administered by the catholic system, one is administered by the public system.

About 7000 Edmontonians call Mayfield home and live in around 3600 properties. The average income in the community is below the city average at $45,000.

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McQueen

McQueen is a residential neighbourhood in the west of the city. Named after the first Presbyterian minister in Edmonton, David McQueen. He lived and worked in the city for a little over 50 years. There are a number of local amenities near the community, including Coronation Park which offers a local of fitness facilities as well as the Telus World of Science. High Park, North Glenora, Grovenor, Canora, and Glenora are all neighbouring communities.

There is a small shopping center located directly to the south east of the community, which offers shops and services to the neighbourhood. Around 3800 people call McQueen home in around 1800 homes. The average household income in the community is above the city average at $78,000.

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Meadowlark Park

Meadowlark Park is a popular community in the west of the city, probably due to it’s mall located within it’s boundaries. The shopping center is filled with health stores, clinics, and other things related to health issues. Faced with closing the mall in the 2000’s, the owners made a great decision to change the focus of the mall to health related stores and it is now one of the premier shopping centers in the city. West Meadowlark Park, Sherwood, Glenwood, Elmwood and Lynnwood are all neighbouring communities.

Over 90% of all residences are owner occupied, with the primary property type being the single family residence. Over the last decade there has been an increase in the building of apartment/condo style buildings, probably due to the population aging within the community. One elementary school educates the children in Meadowlark Park from kindergarten to grade 6, it is administered by the public school system.

The population of the area is about 2800 residents spread out through about 1250 homes. The average income in the community is above the city average at $66,000 per home.

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North Glenora

North Glenora is a residential community located close to downtown, but is considered part of the west of the city. A little over 5% of all properties in the neighbourhood were built before the end of WWII, with the majority of construction happening in the time period between 1946 and 1960. McQueen, Westmount and Glenora all border the community.

One elementary school services the neighbourhood, and it is administered by the public school system. There are schools at every level in communities surrounding North Glenora, which makes the neighbourhood very popular with families. There is also easy access to river valley trails and the Westmount Shopping Facility.

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Oleskiw

Named after a Ukrainian scholar, Joseph Oleskiw was a tireless promoter of the area in his native country and is one of the people credited with bringing a large amount of immigration to the city in it’s early years. The community has great views of the river valley on two of it’s borders. The other two borders of Oleskiw are 170th Street and Wolf Willow Ravine. Gariepy, Westridge, Callingwood South, and Callingwood North all border the area.

Development of the neighbourhood started in the 1970’s when about 15% of all properties were built. The building boom of the 1980’s accounted for about 55% of residential construction in Oleskiw, with the remaining homes being built during the 1990’s. The community was considered finished by the year 2000. Almost 90% of housing units in the neighbourhood are of the single family variety, with a little over 95% being occupied by the owner of the property.

There is a large Jewish community with Oleskiw, and it is home to both a synagogue and a hebrew university. There are also two preschools in the area and a public school within the communities borders. Demographically there are around 6500 residents of the community spread through 2200 homes. The median household income of the neighbourhood is $115,000.

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Ormsby Place

Ormsby Place, named for the creator of the city’s street grid system is located in west Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The western boundary is Anthony Henday Drive, the southern is Callingwood Road and the eastern edge is 178th Street. 69th Avenue frames the northern border. The popular West Edmonton Mall can be reached by travelling north along 178th Street.

Development of the area began in the 1970s when just over 46% of the homes were built. Another 29% were built in the 1980s with the remaining homes being built in the 1990s. The neighbourhood is considered complete.

Single family homes make up 55% of the housing market in Ormsby Place. Row houses make up an additional 34%. Apartments, mostly in buildings of less than five storeys make up 8% and duplexes make up the remainder. Roughly 76% of homes are occupied by their owners.

The Ormsby Elementary School, part of the Edmonton Public School System serves the area. In addition to easy access to West Edmonton Mall, residents are also within easy reach of the Edmonton International Airport, reached via Anthony Henday Drive south.
Demographics
Population 5,595 Median Income $74,105 # of Homes 1,914 © Stats Canada Census Data

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Parkview

Parkview is a residential community in the west of the city. It’s borders consist of 149th Street, 87th Ave and Buena Vista Road, the river valley, and 142nd Street. Jasper Park, Laurier Heights, Sherwood, Crestwood and Lynnwood are all nearby neighbourhoods.

The primary stage of development in the community happened in the 15 years after the Second World War, with about 70% of all residences being built during that time. The other 30% of all homes were built during the 60’s, when the community was completed. Every single property in the community is a single family home, which is pretty rare in this day and age.

Parkview Elementary Junior High educates the children in the community from kindergarten all the way up to grade 9. It is administered by the public school system. St Rose Junior High educates children from grade 7 to grade 9 and is administered by the catholic school system.

Demographically there are approximately 1300 residents in Parkview living in 500 homes. The average income in the community is around $90,000 per household.

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Patricia Heights

Patricia Heights is a residential neighbourhood in the west of the city. It’s borders are considered to be the North Saskatchewan river valley, the Whitemud Drive, and the Patricia Ravine. Westridge, Rio Terrace, Elmwood and Lynnwood are all nearby.

Construction in the community began in earnest during the 60’s when almost 60% of all homes in the area were built. Somewhere between 25 – 30% of homes in Patricia Heights were built during the following decade, with the remainder of construction taking place during the 1980’s.

The division between single family properties and low rise apartment buildings is very close to 50/50 within the neighbourhood. A large majority of the single family units are owner occupied, with the majority of the apartments being occupied by renters.

There are two elementary schools in the community that are operated by the public system, and one catholic elementary school is located within Patricia Heights as well.

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Place LaRue

Place LaRue is a primarily commercial community in the west of the city. In 2001 the city census stated there was 75 residences in the area, but by 2005 that number had gone down to 51. The borders of the neighbourhood consist of Stony Plain Road, 170th Street, 99 – 100th Ave, and 170th Street.

A little over half of all properties in the area were constructed during the 70’s. Development in the area actually started in the 60’s though, with somewhere between 10 – 15% of all existing homes built during that decade. The building boom of the 1980’s accounts for about 15% of all the properties available, with the remainder being constructed during the 1990’s.

The large majority of homes in the community are of the mobile variety, with close to 3/4’s of all properties in Place LaRue being this type. There are a whopping three single family property units in the entire neighbourhood, which is obviously extremely rare. About 80% of all properties are owner occupied.

There are a number of private training facilities in the community for secondary education, but there are no primary schools with the neighbourhoods boundaries.

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Potters Green

Potters Green is situated in the west of our fair city. It’s borders consist of Lewis Estates Boulevard, the Whitemud, the Anthony Henday, and on the north side of the community is rural farmland. Webber Greens and Suder Greens are neighbourhoods communties.

It’s a primarily newer residential community, with almost all of the properties being built during the 90’s. Single family property units account for about 85% of all residential units, with the remaining 15% consisting of duplexes. Almost all (99%) of all homes in Potters Green are owner occupied. Unfortunately there are currently no school facilities within the communities borders, however there are a few in neighbouring areas.

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Quesnell Heights

Quesnell Heights is a residential community in the southwest of the city. It’s borders consist of the Whitemud Drive, 149th Street, the Patricia Ravine, and the Saskatchewan river valley. Laurier Heights, Rio Terrace, Lynnwood and Patricia Heights are all nearby.

The area underwent it’s primary stage of development during the 60’s, when approximately 80% of all housing units were built. The other 20% were constructed during the following decade and, according to the city archives, every home in the neighbourhood is owner occupied.

There are three elementary schools within the community available to educate children in the area. Pacific Heights and Rio Terrace are administered by the public school system, Our Lady of Victories is administered by the catholic school system. There is also a community center available to residents for a number of activities throughout the year.

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Rio Terrace

Rio Terrace is a residential community in the west of the capital city. It’s shares facilities and boundaries with Patricia Heights and Quesnell Heights.

Development of the neighbourhood started all the way back in the 1950’s, this is when the majority of homes in the area were constructed. About 70% of all properties in the community were built during the 1960’s. Every single property in Rio Terrace is of the single family variety and almost every one is owner occupied.

There are two shopping center facilities nearby, offering residents easy access to a number of great amenities. There is also 3 elementary schools to educate children from kindergarten up to grade 6.

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Sherwood

Sherwood is a fantastic residential community in the west of the city. When Jasper Place became part of the city family during 1964, Sherwood came with it. It’s a very small neighbourhood, it’s physical borders consist of 95th Avenue, 149th Street, 92nd Avenue and 156th Street. West Jasper Place, Parkview and Lynnwood all border the area.

The development of the community started shortly after the end of the Second World War, consistent with many of the neighbourhoods nearby. By 1960 about half of all existing homes in the area were built. About two thirds of all residences in Sherwood are of the single family variety, with the remainder being rental apartments, condominiums and a few duplexes dot the landscape. Almost 60% of all properties in the area are occupied by the person on the title.

There is one school in the community, it’s an elementary school operated by the public school system. Local area residents have access to one of the premier shopping and medical services facility nearby at the Meadowlark centre. Jasper Gates is also close and contains a number of amenities as well.

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Suder Greens

Suder Greens is a residential area in the west of our capital city. The areas borders consist of the Anthony Henday, Winterburn Road, and rural farmland. Construction in the community started relatively recently. Potter Greens and Webber Greens both border the neighbourhood.

About 3/4’s of all residences in Suder Greens are single family dwellings, with the other quarter consisting of low rise apartment style condo buildings. Between 95 – 98% of all housing units in the community are occupied by the person on title.

There is a school in the nearby community of Winterburn, but none are actually located with the communities borders. Residents have great transportation access to the West Edmonton Mall and other areas of the city are easy gotten to via the Anthony Henday.

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Summerlea

Summerlea is a residential community in the west of our city. It is probably best known as the neighbourhood that is home to West Edmonton Mall. Known as one of largest shopping centers on the planet, it doubles as the entire southern border of this community. Summerlea’s borders consist of 87th Ave, 178th Street, 95th Ave, and 170th Street. The communties of Belmead, West Meadowlark Park, Terra Losa and Thorncliff all border Summerlea.

Summerlea is a very diverse community ethnically. According to the city census no one ethnicity accounts for above 10% of the neighbourhood’s residents. About 70% of the residents in the community claim to be of more than one ethnicity.

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Stewart Greens

The neighbourhood of Abbottsfield in Edmonton is named in honour of Abraham Abbott. Mr. Abbott was a resident in the Town of Beverly where he served as a school custodian for the School District. A major coal mine was located in the Abbottsfield neighbourhood. This small coal mining town was annexed into the City of Edmonton in 1961.

Abbottsfield stretches from the North Saskatchewan River in the east all the way to 34th street in the west. The Yellowhead Trail Corridor is the northern border and 118th Avenue to the south. Victoria Drive separates the river valley area from the neighbourhood and Rundle Park is in the river valley below with the Rundle Heights area to the south.

Running along the south side of the neighbourhood is Abbottsfield Mall located on 118th Avenue. There are two Catholic Schools and one public school. Access to the Rundle Golf Course lays to the east.

The area was not developed until the 1970’s. During the first 10 years, over 75% of the current dwellings were completed. All of the available homes are multifamily buildings with 54% being row houses, then low rise apartments, less than five floors at 33%. The rest are duplex, triplex and quadruplex houses. Rentals comprise 70% of the residencies in the area. The owner occupied dwellings are all row houses.

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Terra Losa

Terra Losa is a relatively newer neighbourhood in the west of Edmonton, and it’s a mixture of residential homes and commercial locations. The vast majority of properties in the area were constructed during the 1990’s, and about 3/4’s of all homes in the community are low rise apartment style condos. The communties of La Perle, Summerlea and Glenwood all border the area.

There are a number of townhomes and duplexes, but zero single family dwellings are to be found in the area. A little over 90% of all property in Terra Losa are owner occupied.

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The Hamptons

Situated in the west of the city, the Hamptons is a recent community development named after the famous luxury home area of New York state. The area’s residential units consist largely of single family properties, but there are duplexes available with the local inventory. According to the most recent census numbers, there are approximately 250homes in the community, the vast majority are owner occupied. The Hamptons has great walking trails and lots of natural habitat for it’s residents enjoyment. Glastonbury and Jamieson Place border the neighbourhood.

There are a few primary transportation routes easily accessible from the community, including the Anthony Henday, 45th Avenue, and Winterburn Road.

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Thorncliff

Just south of the West Edmonton Mall is the neighborhood of Thorncliff. When it was under development in the 1960s, some of the goals for Thorncliff were to contain urban sprawl, and to ensure access to key transportation routes. The neighborhood connects to Whitemud Drive, allowing easy travel to the Southgate Shopping Mall, University of Alberta, as well as Fort Edmonton Park.

Approximately 20 percent of Thorncliff’s dwellings were constructed in the 1960s. Residential development continued in earnest in the 1970s, when some 60 percent of the area’s homes were built. Another 17 percent of Thorncliff’s homes were built during the 1980s.

Accounting for 39 percent of the total residences, apartment and condominium buildings are the most prevalent type of homes here. Some 31 percent of Thorncliff’s abodes are single-family homes, and 27 percent are row houses. Rental units account for approximately 50 percent of the total homes in the neighborhood.

Thorncliff is an area with a transient nature. Per the 2005 census, about 30 percent of its residents reported that they moved within 12 months. Only 35 percent of the census respondents said they lived in the neighborhood for more than five years.

Areas surrounding Thorncliff are Summerlea to the north, Callingwood North to the south, Aldergrove at the west and Elmwood at the east.

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Webber Greens

Another one of the newer development in the west of the city meant to coincide with the building of the Anthony Henday, Webber Greens is a fantastic community for local residents. The city is expanding out at a staggering pace, and this neighbourhood is a great example of that. The communities of Suder Greens and Potter Greens is nearby.

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Wedgewood Heights

An upscale community in the west of the city, Wedgewood Heights first began to be developed during the 60’s. According to the most recent census numbers, about 75% of all homes in the neighbourhood were constructed during the 1990’s. Consistent with the nature of Wedgewood Heights, every property in the community is a single family dwelling. Only 0.5% are occupied by renters. Jamieson Place and Donsdale are right next door as well.

Residents of the neighbourhood enjoy great views of the river valley ravine and easy access to it’s trails. Wedgewood Heights offers a variety of outdoor activities all throughout the year. The Anthony Henday is nearby, allowing residents great transportation access to all areas of the city.

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West Jasper Place

Once part of the town of Jasper Place, this area in the west of the city become part of the overall city landscape in 1964. The majority of properties in the community are residential, but there is a small amount of commercial development on the north side of West Jasper Place. Glenwood, Crestwood, Canora and Sherwood all border West Jasper Place.

About half of the development in the neighbourhood happened in 20 years from the early 60’s to the early 80’s. There are a large number of homes in the community that pre-date the Second World War, these properties are often torn down and rebuilt. This happened a lot in the 1990’s.

Rental accommodations make up about 60% of every property in the community. About 35% of the housing inventory is single family dwellings. The population of West Jasper Place is quite mobile, with 20% of it’s residents moving with the last year.

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West Meadowlark Park

West Meadowlark Park is a residential community in the west of our fair city. The large majority of homes in the community were built in the 35 years following the Second World War, with about 2/3’s of development occurring during the 60’s. The communities of Summerlea, Glenwood, Meadowlark Park and Elmwood all border the area.

Single family homes make up the a prominent majority of the housing inventory in the neighbourhood, roughly 40%. Low rise apartment style buildings, both rented and owned, make up about 30% of all properties available. Townhouses make up close to 20% of the inventory. About 70% of all units are owner occupied, mostly with small families.

The Misericordia Hospital is located in the community, giving residents easy access to emergency medical care. There is also a number of fitness facilities and outdoor sports parks, as well as the West Edmonton Mall close by offering many amenities to residents.

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Westridge

Westridge is an affluent neighbourhood in the far west of the city. Situated in an ideal location with the Patricia and Wolf Willow ravines nearby, it’s a great location for it’s residents. Close to 95% of all homes in the community are single family units, with the remainder being luxury townhouses. Almost every housing unit in the community is owner occupied. About 4/5’s of all development occurred during the 70’s, with the remaining homes built the following decade. Callingwood North, Patricia Heights and Oleskiw all border the community.

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