Edmonton Neighbourhood Spotlight: Rio Terrace

Posted by Anna Tomczyk on Thursday, September 27th, 2018 at 6:55pm.

Rio Terrace is beautifully situated upon the banks of Edmonton’s river valley. It is a mature neighbourhood in west Edmonton, offering great homes with epic views of the North Saskatchewan River Valley. It’s handy transit connections via Whitemud Drive and proximity to amenities make it a great area for your next home with easy access to the rest of the city.

Neighbourhood Facts

Rio Terrace is bound by Whitemud Drive to the north, 149 Street to the east, the North Saskatchewan River to the south, and 156 Street to the west. Almost 100% of the homes in the neighbourhood are single detached homes. It is a well established community, with 61% of the residents having lived in the neighbourhood for five years or more. Vehicle access is limited to the 156 Street overpass over Whitemud Drive and the 159 Street interchange along Whitemud Drive, meaning there is not a lot of through traffic, keeping the streets safe and well-maintained.

Rio Terrace History

Like most of Edmonton, Rio Terrace was originally a piece of another town before merging with the Capital City. The neighbourhood was part of Jasper Place, a town that was amalgamated with Edmonton in 1963. Since then, it has been a part of Edmonton’s beautiful, mature west end neighbourhoods that line the River Valley.

Rio Terrace Today

The whole family will love this area and everything it has to offer! Both the Misericordia Community Hospital and the U of A Hospital have a direct transit route by bus from Rio Terrace, and are less than 15 minutes away by car, making this a common area for people in the medical fields to live. Great for in-city getaways, Rio Terrace is overlooking Fort Edmonton Park, and is within a 10 minutes drive of Edmonton’s Valley Zoo and the famous West Edmonton Mall, including shopping, a theme park, and a water park. Rio Terrace is serviced by the Rio Terrace Elementary School, Edmonton’s only Moravian Church, and the Rio Terrace Community League, established in 1960, which offers a community hall, outdoor rink, and tennis courts. The scenic Rio Terrace Park is a great place to go for a run or a bike ride, overlooking the River Valley. With plenty to do and see, Rio Terrace offers non-stop exploring in your own backyard!


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