Glenridding is a community in southwest Edmonton centred on Ellerslie Road between 170th Street and 50th Street. It was established only recently, back in 2011, via the Glenridding Heights Neighbourhood Structure Plan that oversaw the community's initial coming together. The neighbourhood has now become one of a number of new communities in the area that are ideal for young professionals, families, or anyone looking to experience a unique and affordable lifestyle in the city of Edmonton.
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Among the recreation options in Glenridding are a number of parks and golf courses including Jagare Ridge Golf Course, Ellerslie Rugby Park, Windermere Golf and Country Club, Millswood Golf Course, and River Ridge Golf and Country Club. Other community resources include numerous churches, a community centre, a YMCA, a sports arena, a recreation centre, and direct access to the North Saskatchewan River. In addition, the community boasts numerous shopping centres and plazas that include all the major retailers along with banks, restaurants, and smaller specialty stores.
The two main access points to and from Glenridding by car are Anthony Henday Drive and Whitemud Freeway. Both cut straight through the community and provide easy access to the rest of the surrounding city. For public transit riders, the Glenridding community is serviced by the city's bus fleet through route numbers 324, 24, and 501, each of which can provide transport to and from the downtown core.
There are a number of elementary and secondary schools in Glenridding. Some of the main locations include Earl Buxton Elementary School, Brander Gardens Elementary School, and Lillian Osbourne High School. Earl Buxton Elementary is a school of with a student population of 545 that focuses on fostering the skills and interests of all their students. Brander Gardens Elementary has a student body of 566 and is known for the variety of engaging learning experiences it offers. Lillian Osbourne High School is home to about 1,000 students and seeks to maintain an environment where each student can experience academic and personal success.
The population of Glenridding as of 2013 was just under 5,000 people. The average income of this population is approximately $117,000. Property taxes as of 2012 are charged at a rate of 0.00501. The average water rates for households are about $37.50 per month for consumption and $14.75 per month for treatment. Electricity rates are about $0.08 per kilowatt hour for those homes using the Regulated Rate Option.
Despite being a young community, Glenridding is as active as ever throughout the year with a handful of events and festivals taking place. Some of the main draws include summer barbeques and major community sporting events that offer local residents the chance to socialize and enjoy each other's company. The best thing about this community, however, is that it's so young, which means that new events are popping up each year for residents to enjoy. As a community, Glenridding offers it all for anyone interested in living just outside the Edmonton city centre. It can provide places to play, relax, learn, and socialize, and is home to a growing collection of young people and families who are all anxious to see what their new community will become in the years to come. Now is the best time to visit and see whether Glenridding is the Edmonton neighbourhood for you.