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Terwillegar TowneTerwillegar, Edmonton, Alberta

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Community Details
Zone:
Terwillegar
MP:
Matt Jeneroux
Edmonton Riverbend
League:
Terwillegar Community League
Community Scores i

Community Scores

Community scores operate on a 1–5 scale, with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest. All results are based on statistics from MLS®, the City of Edmonton Open Data Catalogue, and other sources.

  • A high Homes score means you’ll find a lot of available real estate listings in that neighbourhood.
  • A high Family score means you’ll be close to schools and playgrounds, and everything is within walking and transit distance.
  • A high Safety score means bylaw violations and traffic accident rates are low, and you’ll be close to emergency services.
  • A high Recreation score means you’ll be close to sports and recreation areas.
  • A high Lifestyle score means you’ll be close to shopping and entertainment.
Real Estate:
3 / 5
Family:
4 / 5
Safety Services:
4 / 5
Recreation:
3 / 5
Lifestyle:
3 / 5
$496,000 Average Listing Pricei

Average Listing Price

"Average Listing Price" is the average list price of all residential properties listed on the MLS® System in a given neighbourhood and includes condominiums, townhomes and single family detached homes. This is a market figure only and variations may not indicate a change in the price for any particular property.

$134,000 Average Household Income
Population 6,627
Age 0 – 20:
33%
Age 21 – 40:
34%
Age 41 – 60:
25%
Age 61 – 80:
7%
Above 81:
1%
1,993 Properties
Owned
88%
Rented
12%

About Terwillegar Towne

Terwillegar Towne is one of the seven neighbourhoods within the Terwillegar Heights Servicing Concept Design Brief (SCDB) and is located roughly in the centre of the plan area. The neighbourhood is bounded by 23rd Avenue to the north, Rabbit Hill Road to the east, Terwillegar Boulevard to the south, and Terwillegar Drive to the west.

The neighbourhood began developing in the late 1990s and continued into the 2000s. Residential units in Terwillegar Towne are single- and semi-detached homes, row houses, and apartment-style buildings. Vehicular traffic is dispersed throughout the neighbourhood to eliminate the need for high-volume collector roadways.

Terwillegar Towne represents a unique departure from typical suburban neighbourhood planning. This was the first community in Edmonton to be planned and built on a neo-traditional design model, and it provides an example of New Urbanism-style development within the city. Roadways were constructed so as to encourage pedestrian usage, and houses were situated closer to the street to encourage interaction among residents.

Neighbourhood parks, schools, and a Towne Square provide the focus for the community. The natural environment is incorporated into open spaces throughout the neighbourhood, which includes diverse land uses and a fine-grained approach to mixed-use development. These elements, once dominant in traditional residential communities but lacking in recent suburban development styles, were used as the building blocks of the neo-traditional plan developed for Terwillegar Towne. The result of this planning effort was a walkable, street-oriented community in southwest Edmonton.

Commercial space is provided in the town centre, located along Terwillegar Boulevard on both sides of Towne Centre Boulevard. Two school sites have been provided in Terwillegar Towne, although neither has been developed yet. One site is located adjacent to the town centre east of Towne Centre Boulevard, and the other is located on the western side of the boulevard in roughly the centre of the neighbourhood. The Leger Transit Centre is located on the northern edge of the neighbourhood along 23rd Avenue, which is also where the new Southwest Recreation Centre is located.

Terwillegar Towne was named in honour of Dr. Norman L. Terwillegar (1884–1948). Dr. Terwillegar was a pioneer, a surgeon, and a local property owner in the area for many years. Terwillegar practiced medicine in the Edmonton area between 1912 and 1947 and was on staff at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for over 35 years. He also served as president of the Alberta Division of the Canadian Medical Association, as well as for the Edmonton Academy of Medicine.

Getting Around

Terwillegar Towne residents benefit from the close proximity to the Anthony Henday Drive to the south that circles the city and the Whitemud Drive freeway to the north, crossing the city from the east and west. Residents are also a short drive from Century Park LRT station at 111th St. and 23 Ave. providing easy public transit access to downtown and northeast Edmonton on the Capital Line.  The Edmonton Transit System also maintains good bus service in the neighbourhood.  For routes and schedules see: http://www.edmonton.ca/transportation/edmonton-transit-system-ets.aspx ) There are numerous bicycle and walking trails throughout Terwillegar Towne connecting parks and green spaces. Extensive walking and bicycling maps are provided by the City of Edmonton at: http://www.edmonton.ca/transportation/cycling_walking/cycling-walking-maps.aspx

Places of Worship

  • Terwillegar Community Church, 1751 Towne Centre Blvd NW
  • The Catholic Parish of St. Thomas More, 210 Haddow Close

Why I Live in Terwillegar Towne

Alisa Kimber was born in Burnaby, BC, but has spent the greater part of her life in Edmonton. In 2003 she moved from West Edmonton to her new home in Terwillegar Towne. Because she was single at the time and was often away from home because of work, she liked the feeling that neighbours looked out for each other. She liked the many character homes, built close to the street, and the numerous parks and green spaces to walk her dog. In summer she enjoyed her neighbour’s well-kept gardens and in winter the impressive displays of Christmas lights. In 2007 she chose to get married in the gazebo in Tomlinson Square and by 2010 Alisa and her husband became parents.  Alisa’s family is now part of the young and growing neighbourhood with many school-aged children. “Terwillegar Towne is such a friendly and beautiful community that is very family oriented,” she said.

Notable Features

About half of the residents of Teriwillegar Towne are mandatory members of the Terwillegar Towne Homeowners Association. The association is a private, not-for-profit association operated by homeowners within Terwillegar Towne Lands located within the western half of the neighbourhood. The association’s primary purpose is to fund and oversee the maintenance of association properties, uphold its by-laws and maintain neighbourhood architectural guidelines.

Sports, Recreation and Parks

There are two main parks in the neighbourhood, Terwillegar Towne Neighbourhood Park and Tomlinson Park. A former gravel pit at 1885 Towne Centre Blvd is being developed by the homeowner’s association into an environmental reserve.

The Terwillegar Community League includes the communities of Terwillegar Towne, Terwillegar South, Terwillegar Gardens, Magrath and Mactaggart.  The league hosts activities such as basketball, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and tobogganing. The nearby Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre at 2051 Leger Rd. NW, features an aquatic centre, sports, fitness, wellness, leisure, the arts and leadership programs and facilities.

Terwillegar Towne Community Garden is located near Esther Starkman School at 2717 Terwillegar Way.

Crime and Safety

A good source of neighbourhood statistics is contained within the Edmonton Police Service Neighbourhood Crime Map at http://crimemapping.edmontonpolice.ca/

Local Amenities

The closest shopping area is at 23 Ave and Rabbit Hill Road featuring grocery stores, banks, restaurants and more. The Southwest Edmonton Farmers’ Market, located near the Terwillegar Recreation Centre at 23rd Ave. and Terwillegar Drive, operates Wednesdays between May and October, 4 to 7:30 pm. Also, only minutes away, is the Currents of Windermere south of Anthony Henday Drive.

Neighbourhood Schools

Esther Starkman School, at 2717 Terwillegar Way NW, is a public elementary school from kindergarten to grade eight.

Monsignor William Irwin Catholic School, at 2629 Taylor Green NW, is a Catholic elementary school offering French Immersion programs from K-6 and English programming from K-6.

Just outside the neighbourhood:

Lillian Osborne High School, at 2019 Leger Rd NW, is a public high school featuring a wide range of academic, arts, athletics programs including the International Baccalaureate Program.

Mother Margaret Mary High School, at 2010 Leger Road N.W, is a Catholic high school offering a traditional curriculum program as well as a golf development program, pre-engineering, advanced placement and student directed flex classes.

Health Services

Although technically the nearest hospital is the Grey Nuns Community Hospital at 1100 Youville Dr W NW., many residents travel to the Misericordia Community Hospital at 16940 87 Ave. NW because traffic patterns make it quicker to get to.  Several health-related services are located on Towne Centre Blvd, Rabbit Hill Road and in the Currents of Windermere, south of Anthony Henday Drive.

For more information on area health services, click on “Find a Facility” at Alberta Health Services:  http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/FacilitySearch/?filter=facilities

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