The neighborhood of Terrace Heights is one that has been around for quite a few years. Most of the neighborhood was built after the end of WWII, the thing that makes Terrace Heights so unique is the shape of the neighborhood. The neighborhood is roughly in the shape of a triangle.
Based on previous census information, the majority of the development in the neighborhood took place about fifteen years after the end of WWII. During this period an estimated 84% of the residences were built. Nine percent more went up in the 1970's, with the rest of the building taking place in the early 80's.
Of these residences half of them are single family dwellings with the other half being apartments. Half of these apartments are low rise consisting of less than five stories. The other half of these apartments are high rise consisting of more than five stories. The rest of the buildings in the neighborhood consist of duplexes with less than half of those being owned and the rest are rentals.
Terrace Heights is a neighborhood that has seen its share of people coming and going in the recent years. According to a report published in 2005 less than half of the residents have lived at their current address for more than five years. The rest had moved within the previous three years and the others one year or less since moving
Capilano Mall, a major shopping centre, is located just to the south of the neighborhood on the south side of Terrace Road. The neighborhood is bounded on the west by 75 Street and Wayne Gretzky Drive, on the south by 98 Avenue and Terrace Road, and on the north east by 101 Avenue (east of 63 Street) and by Fulton Creek Ravine (west of 63 Street). Travel along 98 Avenue gives residents good access to the Downtown core. Travel north along Wayne Gretzky Drive gives residents good access to Edmonton Northlands and Rexall Place.