Real Estate Homes in Westwood Edmonton remained largely rural until shortly after World War II. When Westwood experienced large scale Housing development, and many of the original structures were houses.During the 1960s, Westwood attracted redevelopment, and many houses near 120 Avenue were replaced with walk-up condominiums. This trend coincided with the opening of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), situated immediately south of Westwood. Until the late 1970s, the neighbourhood was fairly isolated.
The Beechmount Cemetery and a relatively quiet corner of the Municipal Airport bounded Westwood on the north and west. Prior to the construction of the Yellowhead Trail and the expansion of 107 Street, there was a lightly traveled and unpaved road. The widening of 97 Street resulted in the removal of all home owners on the west side of that thoroughfare.
The conversion of a portion of Park Plaza Shopping Centre for use by NAIT has resulted in the loss of some commercial space, but residents of Westwood still have good access to regional shopping centre in the nearby Kingsway Garden Mall. The origin of the name Westwood is not known, but the northern portion of the neighbourhood was once called Northcote.