There are several words that can be used when trying to describe Rhatigan Ridge. One of these words that can be used is breathtaking. This seems to be the word that almost every person tends to use when describing this area of the Southwest Edmonton. The neighborhood was named for a local farmer Thomas Rhatigan.
The biggest part of development occurred during the twenty years after WWII. During this time period many of the current single family dwellings went up and most of which are still standing in the very place they were built.
Of all the residences in the Neighborhood 90% are single family dwellings that were built in the later part of the 80's and 90's in addition to the construction that took place in the 70's.
The neighborhood is home to two schools one which is considered to be the premier Catholic school in the region. The neighborhood is bounded on the east by Terwillegar Drive, on the south by Rabbit Hill Road, and on the north by 40 Avenue. The west is the North Saskatchewan River.
There are three schools in the neighborhood. The Scott Robertson Elementary School and the Rosslyn Junior High School are both operated by the Edmonton Public School System. While the very popular Choice for Change Alternative Junior/Senior High School offers a chance for students to pursue their education in a more accommodating environment to their needs.