Rideau Park is a residential neighborhood in Southwest Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The name Rideau means curtain in the French Language. The neighborhood is bounded on the west by 111 Street, on the east by Calgary Trail, on the north by Whitemud Drive, and on the south by 40 Avenue, 106 Street, and a line running half a block north of 40 A Avenue.
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Beginning in 2010 the residence will have access to the LRT system via a new station. Access to the rest of greater Edmonton is easy as Whitemud Drive provides access to destinations in west Edmonton, including the very popular West Edmonton Mall. Calgary Trail provides access to destinations south of the city, including the Edmonton International Airport.
Most of the residential development in the neighborhood occurred during the 1970s. It was during this time that four out of every five residences were built, making this one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. Most of the remaining residences were built during the 1960s when one out of every seven were built.
The most common type of residence is rented apartments and apartment style condominiums in low rise buildings. Apartments account for just over half of all residences while apartment style condominiums account for one out of every eight of all residences.
There are two schools in the neighborhood, Rideau Park Elementary School and D.S. Mackenzie Junior High School both operated by the Edmonton Public School System. And concentrate on fundamentals and have several programs for the arts.
In addition to the abundance of things to do in the immediate area the neighborhood has lots of options close by for Shopping and services. The Southgate Centre, a major shopping centre located immediately to the north in the neighborhood of Empire Park, and also a small strip shopping centre located in the neighborhood.