Linden Woods, Winnipeg
Location of Linden Woods within Winnipeg
|• Land||3.6 km2 (1.4 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,643.1/km2 (6,846/sq mi)|
|• Visible minority||24.7%|
|• Neighbourhood Cluster||Fort Gary North|
|• Community Area||Fort Gary|
|• Police District||District 6|
|• City Council Ward||River Heights-Fort Garry Ward|
Linden Woods is a neighbourhood in the southwest corner of city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada apart of the Fort Gary North neighbourhood cluster. The first phase was designed by IDE (Interdisciplinary Engineering Company) in 1980. The construction of houses began in 1982.
The centerpiece of the neighborhood is a lake that adjoins Van Walleghem Park and Muys Park. Around 2400 homes, set up in a curvilinear style typical of new suburbs revolve around the lake. Wilkes Avenue and the Sterling Lyon Parkway form the northern border, McGillivray Boulevard forms the southern border, Waverley Street forms the eastern border and Kenaston Boulevard forms the western border.
In 2006, the population of Linden Woods was 9,550. The racial make up was 74% White, 1.3% Aboriginal and 24.7% being a Visible Minority; 10% South Asian, 8.3% East Asian, 4.3% Southeast Asian, and the rest fall into another group. Linden Woods is 3.6 km squared, which has a population density of 2,643.1 people per square km.
Linden Woods is one of Winnipeg's wealthier neighbourhood, with a median household income of $104,927, which is more than double the cities at $49,790. There are 3,150 dwellings in Linden Woods worth an average of $288,444. Only 1.1% of dwellings are in need of major repairs, which is about 8 times lower than the city average and 91% of dwellings are owned.
Linden Woods is a quieter neighbourhood, it has low crime rates. In 2012, there was only 1 robbery (10.5 per 100,000 residents), 3 motor vehicle thefts (31.4) and 21 break-ins (219.9). All of these rates are significantly lower than the national average; the robbery rate is 8 times lower, the auto-theft rate is 7 times lower, and the break-in rate is half that national rate.
Points of interest
There are 3 schools located in Linden Woods
- Van Walleghem School which is an elementary and junior high school
- Linden Meadows School which is an elementary and junior high school
- Linden Christian School which is a K-12 Christian school
- Muys Park
- Van Walleghem Park
- Kleysen Park
Three bus routes travel through Linden Woods
- Route 64 - Linden Woods Express
- Route 84
- Route 86
The 2006 census reported that 3.4% of the population uses the bus as there primary mode of transportation, which is lower compared to the city-wide rate at 14.2%.
- 2006 Census (Linden Woods) Retrieved December 3rd, 2013
- Crime in Winnipeg by Neighbourhoods (2012), info gathered from CrimeStat. Retrieved December 3rd, 2013
- Police-reported crime for selected offences, Canada, 2011 and 2012. Retrieved December 3rd, 2013
- Winnipeg Transit - "List of all routes" Retrieved December 3rd, 2013