Thorncliff, Edmonton

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Thorncliff
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Thorncliff
Location of Thorncliff in Edmonton
Coordinates: 53°31′01″N113°37′26″W / 53.517°N 113.624°W / 53.517; -113.624
CountryFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Province Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta
City Edmonton
Quadrant [1] NW
Ward [1] 5
Sector [2] West
Area [3] [4] West Jasper Place
Government
[5]
  Administrative body Edmonton City Council
  CouncillorSarah Hamilton
Area
[6]
  Total0.9 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Elevation
679 m (2,228 ft)
Population
 (2012) [7]
  Total3,503
  Density3,892.2/km2 (10,081/sq mi)
  Change (2009–12)
Increase2.svg4.1%
  Dwellings
1,366

Thorncliff is a neighbourhood in west Edmonton, Alberta, Canada located immediately to the south of West Edmonton Mall. According to the neighbourhood description in the City of Edmonton Map Utility. the neighbourhood was designed to control urban sprawl and improve the delivery of services. Whitemud Drive, located just to the south of the neighbourhood, provides good access to destinations on the south side, including the University of Alberta, Fort Edmonton Park, and the Southgate Centre shopping mall.

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According to the 2001 federal census, development of the neighbourhood began in the 1960s when nearly one in five (17.2%) of residences were constructed. However, the bulk of residential construction didn't occur until the 1970s when roughly six out of ten (59.8%) of residences were built. Most of the remaining residences (17.3%) were built during the 1980s. [8]

Residential street in Thorncliff looking towards West Edmonton Mall 2009-08-02Thorncliff01.jpg
Residential street in Thorncliff looking towards West Edmonton Mall

The most common type of residence in the neighbourhood, according to the 2005 municipal census, are apartments and apartment style condominiums. These account for 39% of, or just under four out of every ten, residences. Single-family dwellings account for another one out of every three (31%) or residences. Row houses account for 27% of residences, with the remaining 3% being duplexes. [9] One half of residences (50.4%) or residences in the neighbourhood are rented with the other half (49.6%) being owner occupied. [10]

Apartment self-contained housing unit occupying part of a building

An apartment, flat or unit is a self-contained housing unit that occupies only part of a building, generally on a single storey. There are many names for these overall buildings, see below. The housing tenure of apartments also varies considerably, from large-scale public housing, to owner occupancy within what is legally a condominium, to tenants renting from a private landlord.

A condominium, often shortened to condo, in the United States of America and in most Canadian provinces, is a type of living space similar to an apartment but independently sellable and therefore regarded as real estate. The condominium building structure is divided into several units that are each separately owned, surrounded by common areas that are jointly owned. Similar concepts in other English-speaking countries include strata title in Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, and the Canadian province of British Columbia; commonhold in the United Kingdom; and sectional title in South Africa.

Single-family detached home free-standing residential building

A stand-alone house is a free-standing residential building. Sometimes referred to as a single-family home, as opposed to a multi-family residential dwelling.

The 2005 municipal census also indicates the population of Thorncliff is highly mobile. Almost three out of every ten people (29.6%) had moved within the previous twelve months and another one in four (23.3%) had moved within the preceding one to three years. Only one person in three (35.4%) had lived at the same address for five years or longer. [11]

There are three schools in Thorncliff. Thorncliff Community School is operated by the Edmonton Public School System. St. Justin Elementary School is operated by the Edmonton Catholic School System. Fresh Start Outreach High School is also located in the neighbourhood.

Edmonton Public Schools public school system in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Edmonton Public Schools is the largest public school district in Edmonton, the second largest in Alberta, and the sixth largest in Canada. The district offers a variety of alternative and special needs programs, and many are offered in multiple locations to improve accessibility for students. As a public system, Edmonton Public Schools accepts all students who meet age and residency requirements.

The neighbourhood is bounded on the north by 87 Avenue, on the south by Whitemud Drive, on the east by 170 Street, and on the west by 178 Street.

170 Street, Edmonton

170 Street is a major arterial road in west Edmonton, Alberta. It serves residential, commercial and industrial areas. Gervais Road / Hebert Road is a major arterial road in south St. Albert, Alberta, Canada. It serves residential and commercial areas.

The community is represented by the Thorncliff Community League, established in 1971, which maintains an outdoor rink and basketball courts located at 175 Street and 82 Avenue. [12] [13]

Demographics

In the City of Edmonton's 2012 municipal census, Thorncliff had a population of 3,503 living in 1,366 dwellings, [7] a 4.1% change from its 2009 population of 3,366. [14] With a land area of 0.9 km2 (0.35 sq mi), [6] it had a population density of 3,892.2 people/km2 in 2012. [6] [7]

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