Community Spotlight: Terwillegar Towne

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Terwillegar Towne is a charming residential neighbourhood established  in 1995 and located within southwest Edmonton.

Location:

The community is bounded on the south by Terwillegar boulevard, on the west by 156 Street and terwillegar drive, on the east by 142 Street, and on the north by 23 Avenue. The Anthony Henday Ring Road is also located directly south of the community, providing easy access throughout Edmonton.

Neighbourhood Facts:

Terwillegar Towne has a population of 6627 residents and the vast majority of these live in single family homes  (80%), the remaining percentage reside in duplexes, townhouses and apartment style condominiums.  Terwillegar Towne was the first community in Edmonton to be planned and built in a neo- traditional design model, and provides an example of a New Urbanism-style development within the city. New Urbanism features include roadways designed to encourage pedestrian use, houses situated closer to the street to encourage interaction among residents, vehicular traffic that is dispersed throughout the neighbourhood, and a Towne Square to provide the focus for the community.

Parks and Green Space:

Terwillegar Towne was built to encourage families to get outside and socialize with their neighbours, thus, the community contains numerous children’s playgrounds dispersed throughout. The towne is also located very close to Windermere area and its extensive walking trails near the river.

Amenities:

Commercial space is provided in the town centre, located along Terwillegar Boulevard on both sides of Towne Centre Boulevard. Two school sites have been provided in Terwillegar Towne, although neither has been developed yet. . The Leger Transit Centre is located on the northern edge of the neighbourhood along 23rd Avenue, which is also where the new Southwest Recreation Centre is located. The Currents at Windermere complex containing a Walmart Superstore, Cineplex movie theatre and much much more is also just a short drive across the Anthony Henday Highway to the South.

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