Delwood is a mature residential neighbourhood in northeast Edmonton. The later, developmental history of Edmonton is very closely tied up with the discovery of oil in the area in the late 1940s. Because Edmonton was the nearest commuter town to Leduc, where the oil was actually discovered, this area saw a boom in the 1950s.
This was continued into the 1960s in a relatively calmer, but still prosperous time. These were still the glory days when new constructions were planned and Edmonton International Airport and the CN Tower were built among others. Delwood is a part of this early boom.
Approximately eight out of every ten residences in the neighbourhood were built during the 1960s, with another one out of ten being built between the end of World War II and 1960. The most common type of residence in the neighbourhood are single family dwellings followed by duplexes and then apartment low rise buildings. Finally, 1% of the residences are row houses.