Brookside, Riverbend Edmonton Real Estate
Properies in Brookside Edmonton were some of the first homes constructed in the Riverbend Edmonton Area. In 1961, Brookside was included in a plan for phased development of the Riverbend portion of southwest Edmonton, and in 1969, Brookside was included in the Riverbend-Terwillegar Heights Outline Plan. Riverbend-Terwillegar Heights, with a predicted ultimate population of 95,000 people, was the first of Edmonton’s residential areas to be planned on such a large scale.
Housing development of Brookside proceeded ahead of the overall plan. The neighbourhood was the subject of a subdivision re-plot in 1968 and developed quickly from that time. Approximately half of the Brookside houses were completed before 1970, and 90 percent of the units were completed by 1980. Brookside is predominantly an area of single-detached homes. Most of these are executive style homes of roughly 1970s vintage, with above average-sized lots and mature landscaping.
Brookside is especially favoured by its location, which is adjacent to the Whitemud Creek Ravine. The ravine offers a natural woodland habitat, skiing, access to river valley park trails, and other recreational facilities. From the neighbourhood there are a number of scenic views of Edmonton’s Downtown. Brookside name is an indirect reference to its location, which is adjacent to Whitemud Creek.