Callingwood North is part of Callingwood, which is itself an area in west Edmonton. The whole of Callingwood is bounded on the west by 178 Street and 170 Street on the east. Whitemund Drive separates Callingwood from the rest of Edmonton in the north and Callingwood Road in the south.
69 Avenue is what separates Callingwood into Callingwood North and Callingwood South. There is still good access between the two districts and between Callingwood as a whole and the rest of Edmonton and beyond.
Most of the housing in Callingwood North consists of multi storey residences. There are mostly apartments in low rise buildings with fewer than five storeys. There are no high rise buildings in Callingwood North . There are a large number of row houses in Callingwood North . These are a type of identical housing which adjoin each other and which share outside walls with each other. This is an economical style of housing which became popular in the 16th century in Europe because it lets people live in a single unit family dwelling as a distinct accomodation. This is if they do not want to live in high rise apartments. Some of these can be quite large with many rooms – a sort of sideways apartment building. The row houses in Callingwood North account for a third of the housing there – in fact, most of the single family properties in Callingwood are to be found in Callingwood North . A high proportion of these are rented accomodation.
There is a large amount of mobility in Callingwood North . A large number of people move into and out of the area on a regular basis. We can only speculate as to why this is. Obviously, with no roots in the property, and no mortgages to hold them down, a family is more able to come and go as they plese without the trouble of having to sell a house to move on. There are several Malls in the area including the West Edmonton Mall. There is also Alberta Universityof Alberta which may account for the residents moving on after finishing a three to four-year degree course. Whatever the reason, there is a high proportion of social movement in the area.
There are two schools in Callingwood North . Callingwood Elementary School is operated by the Edmonton Public School System and Archbishop Oscar Romero High School is operated by Edmonton Catholic School System.