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About Carter Crest, Riverbend Edmonton

Riverbend Edmonton Houses

 

Houses located within the Riverbend area, Carter Crest are bound by Terwillegar Drive on the west, Rabbit Hill Road on the north, northeast. Carter Crest features a combination of residential homes, but mainly consists of detached houses which was completed in the 1990s.

The general topography of the Carter Crest planning area is characterized by gently undulating plain, largely the result of deposits that once formed the bed of glacial Lake Edmonton.

Carter Crest is named after Robert I. Carter, a Canadian government agent who advised Americans on their immigration prospects in Canada. After numerous trips to Edmonton from his home in Ohio, he purchased a farm in what is now Terwillegar Park and named it Riverside Farm. He moved to Strathcona in 1910 and was very active in political affairs. He served on the council for rural residents, was president of the Conservation Association of Strathcona, and was a member of the Masonic Order. Carter returned to the United States with his wife in 1923.

 

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