Ritchie is a residential neighborhood in south east Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It is named for the original owner of the Ritchie Mill and former mayor of the City of Strathcona. The neighborhood is bounded on the north by Whyte Avenue, on the south by 72 Avenue, and on the east by the Mill Creek Ravine. The west boundary, south of 79 Avenue runs along 100 Street. North of 79 Street, the west boundary runs along 101 Street and 102 Street.
Access to other areas of the city is convenient as Whyte Avenue provides good access to the University of Alberta. 99 Street, which passes through the neighborhood, provides good access to the downtown core. The population of Ritchie enjoys good access to the nightlife of nearby Old Strathcona and the Mill Creek Ravine entertainment district.
One fourth of the residences in Ritchie were built prior to the end of World War II. With the remainder built in the 1960s and the 1970s. The most common type of residence in the neighborhood is the single family dwelling. These account for three fifths total of the residences in the neighborhood. Another one in three is rented apartments or apartment style condominiums in low rise buildings. Over half of the residences are owner occupied.
There are three schools in Ritchie. Mill Creek Elementary School and Ritchie Junior High Schoolare both operated by the Edmonton Public School System and focus on fundamentals. The junior high offers advanced education programs and the elementary school has an excellent head start program. The third school is the independently operated charter school, Reach Out To School On Whyte.