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Riverbend Community Information
Riverbend area of southwest Edmonton is quite large, extending almost 5 kilometres north to south and 3 kilometres west to east at its widest point.
From the northern portion of Riverbend, downtown Edmonton is approximately 15 minutes, or 8 kilometres, away.
The eastern boundary of Riverbend is marked by Whitemud Creek which winds its way through a wooded ravine with parks and trails. The western boundary of Riverbend is marked by the North Saskatchewan River Valley. Unsurprisingly, the Nort Saskatchewan River runs through this valley and is also lined with woods, parks, and trails. The Riverbend area ends in the south at the Leger and Haddow areas of Terwillegar Heights. This boundary is marked by a wide trail and powerlines running between Riverbend and areas to the south.
Main transport routes through Riverbend are Whitemud Drive, which enters from the north before turning east, and Terwillegar Drive which links up with Whitemud Drive from the south.
Real Estate in Riverbend, Edmonton
Riverbend was first developed in the early 1970s. Development progressed southward, creating the distinction between "Old" and "New" Riverbend, which some residents recognize today.
This extended period of construction means that homes in Riverbend display an eclectic mix of custom home designs and architectural styles. The dominant style of Riverbend homes could be described as "New Traditional". Within this mix are elements of Tudor, Mid-Century Modern, and some contemporary rebuilds and infill as well.
Some common features include dormer windows, quoins, shed or saltbox style roofs, and ornate entryways. Exteriors are often finished in vinyl siding, redbrick, or stucco in muted tones. Older homes are occasionally finished in darker wood beams and siding.
Overall, the community of Riverbend is very mature, with spacious yards, large trees, and wide spacious streets.
Most homes for sale in Riverbend are mid to large-sized single-family houses. However, the central portion of Riverbend, around Brander Gardens and Ramsay Heights includes many condo and townhouse communities.
Townhome communities in Riverbend
- The Riverbend
- Whitemud Way
- Aspen Court
- Breton Manor
- Brander Place
There are also condo apartment buildings like Country Gardens and Riverbend Place. There are also pockets of condos and townhomes distributed at other locations around Riverbend.
- Bulyea Heights
- Falconer Heights
- Ogilvie Ridge
- Rhatigan Ridge
Riverbend Amenities & Area Features
Riverbend in Edmonton is a fantastic community for families, and for those who live to enjoy the great outdoors. The area has many trails, parks, and recreation facilities.
At the northern end of Riverbend is the large Fort Edmonton Park complex, a living museum of historic buildings, displays, and attractions. Fort Edmonton Park includes a fairground, nature centre, theatre, and numerous stores and eateries.
Situated within a large bow of the North Saskatchewan River Valley is Terwillegar Park. This expansive park has wide open spaces, trails, and wooded areas to enjoy.
The other notable park in Riverbend is located in the Whitemud Creek Ravine along the community's eastern boundary. Rainbow Valley Park occupies this ravine, providing a campground, riverside trails, and the Snow Valley Ski Club.
Other parks in Riverbend are Falconer Heights Park, Henderson Park, Robert Carter Park, Ogilvie Ridge Park, Ronning Street Neighbourhood Park, Thomas Rhatigan Park, GHV Bulyea Park, Ramsay Park, William Bramley-Moore Park, and Frank Victor Burton Field.
The area is also served by a number of active Community Leagues, these are Brookside, Riverbend, and Brookview. These organizations organize regular events and maintain excellent community facilities. Riverbend Community League, for example, organizes the yearly Riverbend Family Winter Festival.
Riverbend has three commercial centres: Riverbend Professional Centre, which includes an Easy Mart and places to eat; Riverbend Square Shopping Centre, which is considerably large and includes a Safeway, McDonald's, and TD Canada Trust; and Brookview Plaza.
Slightly outside of Riverbend, residents are within a short drive of Southgate Centre, Edmonton Valley Zoo, the University of Alberta, and Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre.
Schools in Riverbend Edmonton
Being such a large residential area, Riverbend is served by many excellent schools.
Schools in Riverbend include Earl Buxton, George H. Luck, Brander Gardens, Brookside, and Riverbend.
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Listing information last updated on April 14th, 2021 at 5:01pm MDT.