Many people have used the term heaven on earth, but few will actually experience this until they visit Wellington, Edmonton. The neighborhood is one of the few places in Edmonton that you forget that you are within a major city in Canada. Wellington is a residential neighbourhood that is located in the Northwest part of Edmonton.
The majority of the neighborhood was developed after World War II, during this time about 69 percent of the residences being built in the years of 1946 to 1960. Another one in four residences (25.0%) were built during the 1960s. Development was substantially complete by 1970.
2005 The majority of residences were single family dwellings, this makes up about 76% of the residences in Wellington. The remainder of the residences in Wellington consist of row houses while the remaining ones are apartments that are rented out. The majority of residences are owner occupied with the rest being rental places and a small percentages being classified as other types.
There are three schools in the neighborhood. McArthur Elementary School is operated by the Edmonton Public School System while St. Angela Catholic Elementary School and Sir John Thompson Catholic Junior High School are operated by the Edmonton Catholic School System.
There are many mature beautiful parks in the neighborhood. In 2008 Wellington Community Center celebrated its 50 year anniversary. The neighborhood is bounded on the north by 137 Avenue, on the east by 127 Street, and on the south by 132 Avenue. The western boundary is one half block west of 141 Street.