Thorncliffe is a neighborhood in West Edmonton, located in Alberta, Canada which originated in the 1960s where one in five of the current residences were constructed. The majority of the current residences were constructed in the 1970s with the remaining being built in the 1980s. About four out of ten residents live in apartment complexes and condominium communities. One out of three residents live in single family homes while the remaining live in row houses or duplexes. About half of all the residences are rented, whether single family homes, duplexes or condominiums.
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The neighborhood of Throncliffe is located south of the West Edmonton Mall. Whitemud Drive is south of the neighborhood and provides quick access to the University of Alberta, Fort Edmonton Park and Southgate Centre shopping mall. Other landmarks of interest include University of Lethbridge, Grant MacEwan College, NorQuest College and Westmount Shopping Centre.
Thorncliffe was originally developed to control urban sprawl and improve delivery of services for the City of Edmonton. There are three schools in Thorncliffe including St. Justin Elementary School, Throncliff Community School and First Start Outreach High School. These schools are operated by the Edmonton Public School System and The Edmonton Catholic School System.
Thorncliffe’s neighboring communities include Belmead, Aldergove, Lymburn, Summerlea, Callingwood South, Callingwood North, Elmwood, Patricia Heights and Westridge. It is also near University Station, Grandin Station and Corona Station. This neighborhood is focused on community living with multiple nearby interesting destinations. Residents who enjoy nature have endless opportunities to visit the nearby ravines and rivers to explore or go site seeing. No matter what your age there are activities of interest for the residents of Thorncliffe.