Most of the homes in the Neighborhood were constructed before the end of WWII. When housing in the area was going through a building boom. The neighborhood has everything that you could ask for. Balwin enjoys low crime rates, and excellent schools.
The neighborhood is bounded on the north by 132 Avenue, on the south by 127 Avenue and the Yellowhead Corridor, on the west by 82 Street, and on the east by 66 Street.
There are three major schools in the neighborhood. Balwin Junior High School , Princeton Elementary School, St. Francis of Assisi Elementary Junior High School In addition, Queen Elizabeth High School is located a short distance to the west of the neighborhood along 132 Avenue. M.E. Lazerte High School is located a short distance to the north along 66 Street.
Many people flock to Londonderry mall on the weekends. Londonderry Mall is a shopping center located in north Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It contains over 150 stores and services with eight major tenants including The Bay, Save-On-Foods, Winners, Sport Chek Supercentre, Army & Navy, and Shoppers Drug Mart. Londonderry Mall is home to the largest mall-walking club in North America named the Walk 'N' Roll Walking Club.
Other communities in the area include; Belvedere, Casselman, Northmount and Delwood