The Anthonly Henday provides access to destinations to the south of the city including the Edmonton International Airport. Belmead is enclosed by Webber Greens, La Perle and Terra Losa on the North, Sudder Greens and Webber Green to the West, Summerlea on the Western side and Potter Greens, Aldergrove and Thorncliffe to the south. Residential development began rather slowly in the 1960s but it accelerated in the 1970 when most were constructed. Construction continued slowly during the 1980 and 1990s with a significantly small amount of residences being built. Residents in Belmead live just to the west of West Edmonton Mall, the largest shopping centre in Canada.
The most common type of residence in the neighborhood is the single family dwelling. These account for half of all the residences in the neighborhood. Row houses, duplexes and rented apartments in low rise buildings with fewer than five stories account for the remainder. Approximately all of Belmead’s residences are owner occupied while very few are rented.
There are two schools in the neighborhood. Belmead Elementary School is operated by the Edmonton Public School System. St Benedict Catholic Elementary School is operated by the Edmonton Catholic School System. Parents have other options of which school to send their children. They can attend a school in an adjacent community such as the Aldergrove Elementary School in Aldergrove, Thorncliffe Community School, St. Justin Elementary School and First Start Outreach High School located in Thorncliffe, and the La Perle Elementary School located in La Perle.
Residents can enjoy a unique shopping experience at the West Edmonton Mall, one o f the largest shopping malls in North America. Belmead Community League, a non-profit volunteer organization created in 1984. The organization strives to enrich the lives of community members from the Belmead neighborhood with a variety of sport, recreational and social programs.