Riverdale, a residential neighbourhood located just east of the downtown core, was one of the earliest-settled communities in Edmonton. The site of a former lumber mill and brickyard, the area underwent development during the post-World War II housing boom. In recent years, Riverdale has seen extensive redevelopment, with over 40 percent of the presently-standing homes dating to the early 2000’s.
The majority of the homes in Riverdale are detached single-family houses, with duplexes
and row houses making up the remainder. Three quarters of the residences are owner-occupied. The population is relatively mobile, which could be a sign of a general resurgence in this promising area.
Residents of Riverdale enjoy many conveniences and amenities. This attractive neighbourhood features leafy streets, excellent access to the recreational activities of the River Valley, and easy commuting to downtown Edmonton and the University of Alberta. Four different parks within the boundaries of Riverdale offer residents pleasant green spaces in which to relax, picnic, stroll and people-watch.
Riverdale is bordered on the east and south by the North Saskatchewan River. In addition to this natural boundary, the neighbourhood is bounded on the west by Grierson Hill Road, which serves as the dividing line between Riverdale and downtown Edmonton. Boyle Street borders the neighbourhood to the north.