Edmonton Neighbourhood Spotlight: Ormsby Place

Posted by Anna Tomczyk on Thursday, November 29th, 2018 at 7:58pm

Fall in love with your city from your doorstep in Ormsby Place. This established neighbourhood in west Edmonton offers a fast track to it all, while maintaining a quiet, comfortable space within its boundaries.

Neighbourhood Facts

There are plenty of affordable housing options in Ormsby Place that you can check out, as well as more upscale homes. About 54% of the dwellings are single family homes and 38% are row houses. The remaining 8% are apartments in buildings lower that five stories. The geographical boundaries of this community are 69 Avenue to the north, 178 Street to the east, Callingwood Road to the south, and Anthony Henday Drive to the west. Ormsby Place is situated in a great place that gives its residents plenty of green space within its parks and the nearby river valley, as well as easy access to the rest of the city and suburbs thanks to the Anthony Henday Ring Road and Whitemud Drive.

Ormsby Place’s History

Ormsby Place was developed in two phases from the 1970s to early 2000s: the east which is laid out among loops and cul-de-sacs, and the west, which is newer, uses curvilinear streets and is planned around a central park. The neighbourhood gets its name from A.W. Ormsby, who developed Edmonton’s current grid system of numbered streets and avenues.

Ormsby Place Today

Ormsby is a great place to live, not just because of the quiet neighbourhood itself, but because of what is offered right next door to it. The North Saskatchewan River Valley is minutes away and, really, anywhere you want to go is nearby, thanks to Anthony Henday Drive and Whitemud Drive. The Marketplace at Callingwood, a shopping centre, is located right across 178 Street in the Callingwood South neighbourhood, and shopping at West Edmonton Mall is a quick drive away. Willowby Park is home to Ormsby’s Elementary School (the only school in the neighbourhood), Sunnyside Daycare, and the Willowby Community League. Being ready for a new home is a big decision, but neighbourhoods like Ormsby make it easy.

 

 

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