Westridge, Edmonton

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Westridge
Neighbourhood
Westridge is located in Edmonton
Westridge
Westridge
Location of Westridge in Edmonton
Coordinates: 53°30′25″N 113°36′14″W / 53.507°N 113.604°W / 53.507; -113.604
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City Edmonton
Quadrant[1] NW
Ward[1] 5
Sector[2] West
Area[3][4] West Jasper Place
Government[5]
 • Administrative body Edmonton City Council
 • Councillor Karen Leibovici
Area[6]
 • Total 0.75 km2 (0.29 sq mi)
Elevation 671 m (2,201 ft)
Population (2012)[7]
 • Total 1,327
 • Density 1,769.3/km2 (4,582/sq mi)
 • Change (2009–12) Decrease-6.2%
 • Dwellings 496

Westridge is a residential neighbourhood in west Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

The neighbourhood is bounded to the north and northeast by Patricia Ravine and to the south by Wolf Willow Ravine. The southeast tip overlooks the North Saskatchewan River valley. The western boundary is 170 Street. Access to the neighbourhood is exclusively by way of Wolf Willow Road.

According to the 2001 federal census, four out of five (80.2%) of the residences in Westridge were built during the 1970s. The remaining one in five (19.8%) were built during the 1980s.[8]

Almost all of the houses in the neighbourhood (93.5%), according to the 2005 municipal census, are single-family dwellings. The remainder (6.5%) are row houses. Almost all residences in the neighbourhood are owner-occupied, with less than 1% being rented.[9]

Residential street in Westridge

The north west corner of the neighbourhood is close to the 170 Street interchange with Whitemud Drive. This provides people in the neighbourhood with good access to destinations on the south side including: the University of Alberta, Fort Edmonton Park, and Old Strathcona.

West Edmonton Mall is located to the north of the neighbourhood along 170 Street. Residents also enjoy comparatively good access to the downtown core.

Demographics[edit]

In the City of Edmonton's 2012 municipal census, Westridge had a population of 1,327 living in 496 dwellings,[7] a -6.2% change from its 2009 population of 1,415.[10] With a land area of 0.75 km2 (0.29 sq mi),[6] it had a population density of 1,769.3 people/km2 in 2012.[6][7]

Surrounding neighbourhoods[edit]

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. ^ http://censusdocs.edmonton.ca/DD23/FEDERAL%202001/Neighbourhood/WESTRIDGE.pdf
  9. ^ http://censusdocs.edmonton.ca/C05002/MUNICIPAL%202005/Neighbourhood/WESTRIDGE.pdf
  10. ^ "2009 Municipal Census Results". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 

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