As one of south west Edmonton’s more quiet and affluent communities, Aspen Gardens appeals to both individuals and families alike. The neighborhood overlooks the Whitemud Creek Ravine. The neighborhood is characterized by larger homes, mature trees, and attractive paths for pedestrian and bicycle travel.
Most of the residential development in the neighborhood occurred during the 1960s when almost three-quarter of the residences in the neighborhood were built. Most of the remaining residences were built during the 1970s.
Most of the residences are single family dwellings. The remaining residences are apartment style condominiums in low rise buildings with fewer than five stories. Substantially all of the residences are owner occupied.
There are two schools in the neighborhood, both operated by the Edmonton Public School System. They are Westbrook Elementary School and Vernon Barford Junior High School. Aspen Gardens is bounded on the north by Whitemud Drive which separates the neighborhood from Lansdowne and Malmo Plains. On the east the neighborhood is bordered by 119 Street/122 Street which divides Greenfield (Perolia) and Royal Gardens from the community. The Whitemud Creek Ravine borders the region on the west and on the south Westbrook Estates borders the community.
To the west, on the other side of Whitemud Creek Ravine, is the neighborhood of Bulyea Heights. The exclusive Derrick Golf and Winter Club is located in neighboring Westbrook Estates. The club offers to its membership "golf, tennis, indoor aquatic centre, childcare, curling, badminton, large fitness centre, two studios, and an outdoor volleyball court", as well as access to outdoor ski trails and an outdoor skating rink.