Patricia Heights Community Overview

Rio Terrace, Patricia Heights and Quesnell Heights are three Edmonton, Alberta, Canada neighbourhoods located within a roughly triangular area bounded on the north by Whitemud Drive, on the south east by the North Saskatchewan River, and on the south west by Patricia Ravine. Patricia Heights is located west of 156 Street. Quesnell Heights is located east of 149 Street. Rio Terrace is located between 149 Street and 156 Street. The three neighbourhoods are discussed here together, because what applies to one neighbourhood generally applies to the other two as well.

Vehicle access to the neighbourhoods is limited to two bridges over Whitemud Drive, one at 156 Street and the other at 159 Street. Traffic access to the Whitemud at 159 Street gives residents easy access to West Edmonton Mall and to destinations on the south side, including: Fort Edmonton Park, the University of Alberta, and Whyte Avenue. (There is no interchange with the Whitemud at 156 Street.) Also within easy travel distance are Laurier Park and the Valley Zoo, both located within the neighbourhood of Laurier Heights immediately to the north of Quesnell Heights. The Edmonton Transit System provides regular bus service for residents to both West Edmonton Mall and the university campus, including service on evenings and weekends. In addition, peak hour service and weekday and Saturday daytime service is available for high school students attending both Jasper Place High School and St. Francis Xavier Height School.

Some retail services are available at the Patricia Heights Shopping Centre, a small strip shopping center, located on the west side of 156 Street, with more retail services provided at Meadowlark Park Centre and at West Edmonton Mall.

In addition to the Patricia Ravine on the south west, the three neighbourhoods are blessed with a number of parks. At the west end of Rio Terrace is Rio Park, which contains a playground for neighborhood children. Along the south edge of Rio Terrace is Rio Terrace Park overlooking the North Saskatchewan River valley. There is a one hectare park located near the geographic center of Quesnell Heights.

There is a single church in the three neighbourhoods, the Rio Terrace Moravian Church, located near the center of Rio Terrace. The Jewish Community Centre of Edmonton is located at the south end of 156 Street near the river valley at the boundary between Rio Terrace and Patricia Heights.

Additional pedestrian access to the three neighbourhoods is provided by a bike trail through the Patricia Ravine and several pedestrian overpasses over the Whitemud Drive. The bike trail connects Patricia Heights to the neighborhood of Westridge to the south west. Pedestrian overpasses connect Quesnell Heights to Laurier Heights and Patricia Heights to the neighbourhood of Elmwood to the north.

The three neighbourhoods share a common community league located near the western edge of Rio Terrace.

Education for elementary school children is provided by the Edmonton Public School Board at both the Rio Terrace Elementary School and the Patricia Heights Elementary School. For parents wishing to have their children educated in the city's Catholic System, the nearest elementary school is the Our Lady of Victories Elementary School located just north of the Whitemud in Lynnwood. There are no junior high or senior high schools located within any of the three neighbourhoods.

Community overview from Wikipedia.

Patricia Heights Closest LRTs

South Campus Ft Edmonton Station 2.88 km
McKernan Belgravia Station 2.94 km
Metro Line JTTl Track 2.99 km
Health Sciences Jubilee Station 3.04 km
University Station 3.31 km
Southgate Station 3.71 km

Patricia Heights Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Apartments     5$850$1095$998
Condos     1$1250$1250$1250
Houses     1$1900$1900$1900
Townhouses     3$1249$1624$1482
Total Rentals     10$850$1900$1258
City Section# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Central     468$450$5000$1268
NW     1320$150$3995$1175
West     111$500$2800$1209

Patricia Heights Closest Schools

Patricia Heights School Public Elementary 16216 - 78 Avenue 0.30 km
Our Lady of Victories Separate Elementary 7925 - 158 St. 0.45 km
Rio Terrace School Public Elementary 7608 - 154 Street 0.78 km
Elmwood School Public Elementary 16325 - 83 Avenue 0.90 km
Lynnwood School Public Elementary 15451 - 84 Avenue 1.05 km
Hillcrest School PublicJunior High 16400 - 80 Avenue 0.65 km
H.E. Beriault SeparateJunior High 8125 - 167 St. 1.07 km
Stratford School PublicJunior High 8715 - 153 Street 1.40 km
Talmud Torah School PublicJunior High 6320 - 172 Street 1.89 km
St. Rose SeparateJunior High 8815 - 145 St. 2.18 km
German Language School Society of Edmonton PrivateHigh School 7608 154 Street NW 0.77 km
Jasper Place High School PublicHigh School 8950 - 163 Street 1.89 km
St. Francis Xavier SeparateHigh School 9250 - 163 St. 2.03 km
St. John's Intitute Ukrainian Immersion School PrivateHigh School 11024 82 Avenue 5.49 km
Lillian Osborne PublicHigh School 2019 Leger Road 5.86 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Patricia Heights Closest Libraries

Jasper Place Branch 9010 156 Street1.59 km
Lois Hole Branch 17650 69 Avenue2.03 km
eplGo U of A Branch 1 40 Cameron Libary, U of A5.15 km
Woodcroft Branch 13420 114 Avenue6.69 km
Strathcona Branch 8331 104 Street6.71 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Patricia Heights Distance to Local Landmarks

Alberta Legislature Building 6.77 km
Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre 9.46 km
Commonwealth Stadium 9.72 km
Concordia College 11.52 km
Downtown Edmonton 7.69 km
Edmonton International Airport 22.43 km
Edmonton City Centre 7.99 km
Edmonton City Centre Airport 8.67 km
Edmonton City Hall 8.02 km
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital 6.60 km
Grey Nuns Community Hospital 12.12 km
King's University College 11.97 km
Kingsway Mall 8.59 km
Londonderry Mall 14.34 km
MacEwan - Centre for the Arts 3.47 km
MacEwan - City Centre 5.09 km
MacEwan - South Campus 11.52 km
Manulife Place 7.76 km
Misericordia Community Hospital 1.49 km
N.A.I.T 9.01 km
Norquest College - Downtown 7.11 km
Norquest College - Westmount 6.32 km
Northgate Centre 12.16 km
Rexall Place 11.64 km
Royal Alexandra Hospital 8.43 km
Southgate Centre 5.92 km
St. Joseph's Auxiliary Hospital 8.16 km
Stollery Children's Hospital 5.19 km
University of Alberta 5.04 km
University of Alberta Hospital 5.19 km
West Edmonton Mall 1.93 km
Westmount Centre 6.42 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Neighboring Communities

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