Terwillegar Real Estate
The Terwillegar neighbourhood, also referred to as Terwillegar Towne, is one of Edmonton’s newer population zones. The area is quiet and pedestrian-friendly, appealing to both young professionals and families. Most of the children in the area are under five years old, indicating this is indeed an up and coming community.
On the southwestern end of the city, most of the neighbourhood is made up of single family homes, roughly 80 percent of the total. That’s complemented by duplexes, coming in at 7 percent, apartment/condos accounting for five percent of the residences. Row houses come in at five percent, with the remainder being an assortment of other housing types. Nearly all homes are owner occupied. Most of the homes were built after 1995.
Educational opportunities abound for the younger set. Two public schools, the Esther Starkman Elementary and the Lillian Osbourne, welcoming those in grades 10 to 12, are in the neighbourhood. Catholic school offerings include the Archbishop Joseph MacNell School and the Monsignor William Irwin Catholic School.
The pride and joy of the neighbourhood is the Terwillegar Community Rec Centre, within walking distance of most residences. Nearby residents also come to Terwilligar to take advantage of the centre’s fitness classes, work-out equipment, youth programs and the aquatic centre. It’s also an easy walk to neighbourhood shops, liquor stores, banks and cafes including the iconic Starbucks and Second Cup. In many ways 23rd Avenue is much like the “Main Street” found in smaller communities during the last century.
Combine those pedestrian friendly streets, the tight-knit community feel and the ability to walk everywhere with an abundance of open green space. It’s not surprising that Terwillegar has often been called the “town within a town.” Immerse yourself in the 20th century feel of this neighbourhood just minutes from well-trafficked Anthony Henday Drive. Walk the tree-lined streets or stroll along a parkland trail and you’ll forget that the streets of Alberta’s busy capital city are just blocks away.