The neighborhood of Forest Heights is located on the southeast side of Edmonton. This neighborhood is known for the picturesque landscape surrounding it that overlooks the North Saskatchewan River Valley on both the borders of the north and west. There are four bridges that take travelers to the north side of the river and provide adequate travel to different various locations and attractions.
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The neighborhood is slightly older. A few of the houses were built prior to World War II however most of the houses were built after the war but prior to 1960. Some of the houses were built during both the 1960’s and 1970’s. There was no construction of homes in the neighborhood after 1980. This gives the neighborhood character and a lot of different things to consider.
The neighborhood is made up of mostly single family homes, which make up 76% of the homes. 12% of the homes are either condominiums or low rise apartments as well as there being 11% of the homes are duplexes. There is a slight majority of the population that owns their homes in this area but there is still a significant figure of the people who are renters in this area.
There are four different schools that are located in Forest Heights. There are two Catholic schools and two public schools that are part of the schools in this area. The two public schools are Forest Heights Elementary School and McNally High School. The two Catholic schools are St. Bride Catholic School and St. Kevin Junior High School.
Further this neighborhood is located close to Concordia University College and Capilano Mall. There are a number of other attractions that are located in or around this neighborhood and since there are adequate roads and bridges it is easy to navigate and get back and forth from these different areas. The Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton is also located in this neighborhood.