Beacon Heights, Edmonton

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Beacon Heights
Neighbourhood
Beacon Heights is located in Edmonton
Beacon Heights
Beacon Heights
Location of Beacon Heights in Edmonton
Coordinates: 53°34′26″N 113°24′25″W / 53.574°N 113.407°W / 53.574; -113.407
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City Edmonton
Quadrant[1] NW
Ward[1] 7
Sector[2] Mature area
Area[3][4] Beverly
Government[5]
 • Administrative body Edmonton City Council
 • Councillor Tony Caterina
Area[6]
 • Total 1.15 km2 (0.44 sq mi)
Elevation 659 m (2,162 ft)
Population (2012)[7]
 • Total 3,023
 • Density 2,628.7/km2 (6,808/sq mi)
 • Change (2009–12) Increase1.3%
 • Dwellings 1,405

Beacon Heights is a residential neighbourhood in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada that was part of the Town of Beverly before Beverly amalgamated with Edmonton in 1961.

The earliest development in the neighbourhood occurred around 1910, several years before Beverly was incorporated as a town.[8] According to the City of Edmonton's neighbourhood profile for Beacon Heights, one in ten of the residences in the neighbourhood were built by the end of World War II, with half the dwellings being built before Beverly's amalgamation.

Three out of four residences are single-family dwellings, with most of the remainder being split almost equally between apartments in low rise buildings of under five stories and duplexes. Roughly 85% of the single-family dwellings are owner occupied, as are one in four of the duplexes. The remainder are rented.

The neighbourhood is bounded on the south by 118 Avenue, on the west by 50 Street, on the north by 122 Avenue, and on the east by 34 Street.

Jubilee Park is located in Beacon Heights. Jubilee Park is located on the site of the Beverly Coal Mine entrance, and was developed in 1955 as an Alberta Jubilee project.[9]

Demographics[edit]

In the City of Edmonton's 2012 municipal census, Beacon Heights had a population of 3,023 living in 1,405 dwellings,[7] a 1.3% change from its 2009 population of 2,984.[10] With a land area of 1.15 km2 (0.44 sq mi),[6] it had a population density of 2,628.7 people/km2 in 2012.[6][7]

Mining[edit]

The Town of Beverly was a coal mining town with over twenty mines operating in the area during the town's history. The following major mine was active in the area of Beacon Heights.

  • The Beverly Coal Mine

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "City of Edmonton Wards & Standard Neighbourhoods". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Edmonton Developing and Planned Neighbourhoods, 2011". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Way We Grow: Municipal Development Plan Bylaw 15100". City of Edmonton. 2010-05-26. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ "City of Edmonton Plans in Effect". City of Edmonton. November 2011. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ "City Councillors". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c "Neighbourhoods (data plus kml file)". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c "Municipal Census Results – Edmonton 2012 Census". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  8. ^ Herzog, p. 97
  9. ^ The province of Alberta was 50 years old and celebrated its Jubilee in 1955.
  10. ^ "2009 Municipal Census Results". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Herzon, Lawrence, "Built on Coal. A History of Beverly, Edmonton's Working Class Town", Beverly Community Development Society, 2000, Edmonton, Alberta

Surrounding neighbourhoods[edit]