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Crestwood is a residential neighbourhood in west Edmonton, Alberta, Canada overlooking the North Saskatchewan River valley and nestled between two ravines.

Crestwood
Neighbourhood
Crestwood is located in Edmonton
Crestwood
Crestwood
Location of Crestwood in Edmonton
Coordinates: 53°32′06″N 113°34′08″W / 53.535°N 113.569°W / 53.535; -113.569
Country Canada
Province Alberta
CityEdmonton
Quadrant[1]NW
Ward[1]1
Sector[2]Mature area
Government
 • Administrative bodyEdmonton City Council
 • CouncillorAndrew Knack
Area
 • Total1.15 km2 (0.44 sq mi)
Elevation
669 m (2,195 ft)
Population
 (2012)[5]
 • Total2,323
 • Density2,020/km2 (5,200/sq mi)
 • Change (2009–12)
Increase1.1%
 • Dwellings
956

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GeographyEdit

It is bounded on the east by the Edmonton River Valley, on the north by the MacKinnon Ravine, on the south by the MacKenzie Ravine, and on the west by 149 Street. Residents have good access to hiking trails and bike paths in the MacKinnon Ravine and in the larger river valley.

 
Houses on Candy Cane Lane at Christmas time.

Candy Cane Lane, a popular part of the Christmas celebrations in Edmonton, is located in Crestwood. Residents along Candy Cane Lane decorate their homes with impressive displays of Christmas lights. People drive or walk along the street and enjoy the display every year.

DemographicsEdit

In the City of Edmonton's 2012 municipal census, Crestwood had a population of 2,323 living in 956 dwellings,[5] a 1.1% change from its 2009 population of 2,298.[6] With a land area of 1.15 km2 (0.44 sq mi),[4] it had a population density of 2,020 people/km2 in 2012.[4][5]

Approximately nine out of ten dwellings in the neighbourhood are single-family dwellings, with the majority of these being owner-occupied. Almost all of the remaining residences are apartments. The average household has 2.6 people, with one in four households having four people or more. Most of the houses in Crestwood (72%) were built between the end of World War II and 1960.

There are two schools located in the neighbourhood: Crestwood Elementary Junior High School, operated by the Edmonton Public School System, and St. Paul Elementary School, operated by the Edmonton Catholic School System.

Crestwood is an above-average household-income neighbourhood.

Income By Household - 2001 Census[7][8]
Income Range ($) Crestwood[9] Edmonton[10]
(% of Households) (% of Households)
Under $10,000 2.6% 6.3%
$10,000-$19,999 9.9% 12.4%
$20,000-$29,999 6.3% 11.9%
$30,000-$39,999 8.9% 11.8%
$40,000-$49,999 5.7% 10.9%
$50,000-$59,999 9.4% 9.5%
$60,000-$69,999 8.3% 8.3%
$70,000-$79,999 6.1% 6.7%
$80,000-$89,999 4.7% 5.4%
$90,000-$99,999 4.2% 4.2%%
$100,000 and over 33.9% 12.6%%
Average household income $109,376 $57,360

Community leagueEdit

The Crestwood Community League (founded on March 3, 1917)[11] and originally known as the "142 Street District Community League") is believed to be the oldest continuing community league in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.[12] The community league maintains a community hall, outdoor rink, and tennis courts located at 143 Street and 96 Avenue.[13]

Surrounding neighbourhoodsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "City of Edmonton Wards & Standard Neighbourhoods" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 3, 2014. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  2. ^ "Edmonton Developing and Planned Neighbourhoods, 2011" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 4, 2013. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  3. ^ "City Councillors". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c "Neighbourhoods (data plus kml file)". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
  5. ^ a b c "Municipal Census Results – Edmonton 2012 Census". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
  6. ^ "2009 Municipal Census Results". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
  7. ^ 2000 dollars
  8. ^ Income is for all persons in the household. So, if there are two persons in the household and each person earns $15,000, the household income is $30,000
  9. ^ http://censusdocs.edmonton.ca/DD26/FEDERAL%202001/Neighbourhood/CRESTWOOD.pdf
  10. ^ http://censusdocs.edmonton.ca/DD26/FEDERAL%202001/CITY/EDMONTON.pdf
  11. ^ p.28 "Edmonton's urban villages" By Ron Kuban
  12. ^ Kuban, Ron (2005). Edmonton's Urban Villages: The Community League Movement. University of Alberta Press. ISBN 9781459303249.
  13. ^ "Crestwood Community League". Crestwood Community League. Retrieved October 7, 2017.

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