Lymburn is a residential neighbourhood located in west Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It is named for attorney general John F. Lymburn. He was born in Ayr, in Scotland. He graduated as a law agent from Glasgow University and came to Edmonton in 1911. Here he worked for a year with a firm of lawyers called Short and Cross. Then he opened his own law office. He served as the Attorney General from 1926 to 1935.
According to the 2001 federal census, residential development in the neighbourhood of lymburn began during the 1970s when one in three of the residences in the neighbourhood were constructed. Just under half of the residences were constructed during the following decade. One in five of residences were constructed during the 1990s. The neighbourhood description in the City of Edmonton map utility indicated that, by 2007, residential development of the neighbourhood was not yet complete and there is still scope for much more building work to be carried out. This is the case with many parts of Edmonton where there is still land available for further construction.
This may be because of the hazardous terrain in some areas. The construction industry at the time was not so far advanced technologically as to construct in these uncertain areas. Although they were able to carry out constructions which seem near-miraculous to our eyes when we note that they had so little in the way of equipment. The most common type of residence in Lymburn, according to the 2005 municipal census, was the single family dwelling. These accounted for seven out of every ten of all residences in the neighbourhood.
Duplexes were the next most common type of residence, accounting for 16% of all residences. Row houses accounted for 8% of all residences, while apartment style condominiums in low rise buildings accounted for 7% of all residences. Seventeen out of every twenty of all residences were owner occupied while only 16% were rented. There are two schools in the neighbourhood. Lymburn Elementary School is operated by the Edmonton Public School System while St. Martha Catholic Elementary School is operated by the Edmonton Catholic School System.
The neighbourhood is bounded on the north by Whitemud Drive, on the west by Anthony Henday Drive, on the south by 69 Avenue, and on the east by 178 Street. Whitemud Drive provides access to destinations on the south side including the University of Alberta, Whyte Avenue and Southgate Centre.
The Anthony Henday provides access to destinations to the south of the city including the Edmonton International Airport. West Edmonton Mall is located a short distance to the north of the neighbourhood along 178 Street. Whitemud Drive provides good access to destinations on the south side, including: the University of Alberta, Fort Edmonton Park, and Whyte Avenue.