Edmonton Neighbourhood Spotlight: Patricia Heights

Posted by Anna Tomczyk on Friday, November 16th, 2018 at 5:50pm

A perfect little wedge between Whitemud Drive and the Patricia Ravine, Patricia Heights blends nature with the city perfectly. It is a sought-after mature neighbourhood in Edmonton, with many homes overlooking the ravine.

Neighbourhood Facts

Nearly a quarter of the residents are between the ages of 20 and 39. About 34% of the dwellings are rented, making this a great place to buy your first rental property. Among the residences, 43% are single family homes and 57% are apartments or condos in buildings under five stories. People are attracted to rent here because of its placement in the city. That said, there are plenty of perks for homebuyers as well, as many stunning mature homes on large lots exist in the area. The amazing natural beauty combined with close access to the rest of the city via Whitemud Drive is captivating. Patricia Heights is bound by Whitemud Drive to the north, 156 Street to the east, and the Patricia Ravine to the south and west, creating a unique spot, tucked away close to West Edmonton Mall and Fort Edmonton Park.

Patricia Heights’ History

Much of Patricia Heights was developed after its amalgamation with Edmonton in 1964 and into the 1970s. The name of the neighbourhood comes from Princess Patricia, who was the daughter of a Governor General of Canada and granddaughter of Queen Victoria.

Patricia Heights Today

Patricia Heights is serviced by the Patricia Heights Elementary School, operated by Edmonton Public Schools, the Jewish Community Centre of Edmonton, and the Patricia Heights Shopping Centre. You’ll spend your days here enjoying the sunshine during picnics, afternoon bike rides, and leisurely walks through the ravine. Be sure to check out Uncle Glenn’s for local wood-fired pizza! Due to Patricia Heights’ proximity to Whitemud Drive,there is quick access to Whyte Avenue and the University of Alberta. Come and see why Patricia Heights is your perfect mix of city and nature!

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