Rio Terrace 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.

Rio Terrace Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type # of Listings Min Price Max Price Avg Price
Total Rentals2$2200$6000$4100

Rio Terrace Closest Schools

Name/Address Distance
German Language School Society of Edmonton
7608 154 Street, Edmonton
0.10 km
Rio Terrace Community Preschool
15500 76 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
0.24 km
Lynnwood School
15451 84 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
0.96 km
West Edmonton Playschool
15525 84 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
0.98 km
Our Lady of Victories
7925 158 Street Northwest, Edmonton
1.00 km
Patricia Heights School
16216 78 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
1.23 km
Westridge-Wolf Willow Play School
505 Wolf Willow Rd NW, Edmonton
1.47 km
Laurier Heights School
8210 142 Street Northwest, Edmonton
1.53 km
H.E. Beriault Catholic Junior High School
8125 167 Street Northwest, Edmonton
1.79 km
Ecole Prematernelle Bobino Bobinette
15425 91 Ave NW, Edmonton
1.86 km
Riverbend Junior High school
14820 53 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
2.01 km
Edmonton After School Care Association (Meadowlark)
9150 160 St NW, Edmonton
2.13 km
Jasper Place High School
8950 163 Street Northwest, Edmonton
2.28 km
17319 69 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
2.63 km
Beaux Esprits Playschool - French Immersion
17740 69 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
2.84 km
Meadowlark Christian School
9825 158 Street Northwest, Edmonton
3.25 km
St. Martha
7240 180 Street Northwest, Edmonton
3.32 km
Riverbend Christian Preschool
495 Rhatigan Road East Northwest, Edmonton
3.56 km
Montessori & Me
16018 104 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
4.37 km
Vernon School
32 Fairway Drive Northwest, Edmonton
4.80 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Rio Terrace Closest Libraries

Name/Address Distance
Edmonton Public Library - Jasper Place
9010 156 Street Northwest, Edmonton
1.73 km
Cam's Corner Library - Little Free Library
5432 Riverbend Road Northwest, Edmonton
1.86 km
Little Free Library
9121 150 Street Northwest, Edmonton
1.95 km
Children's Free Little Library
2.21 km
Take One Leave One Library
5408 141 Street Northwest, Edmonton
2.25 km
Little Free Library
13112 62 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
2.32 km
Little free library
8030 172 Street Northwest, Edmonton
2.33 km
Edmonton Public Library - Lois Hole (Callingwood)
17650 69 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
2.81 km
Little Free Library
9311 165 Street Northwest, Edmonton
2.86 km
The Orange Hub
10045 156 Street Northwest, Edmonton
3.52 km
University of Alberta Archives
6304 115A Street Northwest, Edmonton
3.76 km
Flourish and blotts library
204 Burton Road Northwest, Edmonton
3.78 km
Research & Collections Resource Facility (RCRF)
6304 115A Street Northwest, Edmonton
3.78 km
Little Free Library
75 Dechene Road Northwest, Edmonton
4.24 km
Edmonton Public Library - Riverbend
460 Riverbend Square Northwest, Edmonton
4.47 km
Brookview Little Free Library
176 Bulyea Road Northwest Unit 214, Edmonton
4.53 km
Cameron Library
Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive Northwest #1-50, Edmonton
4.53 km
Rutherford Library
University of Alberta, 11208 89 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
4.61 km
Bruce Peel Special Collections
University of Alberta, Rutherford Library South Basement Level, Edmonton
4.61 km
John A. Weir Memorial Law Library
111 89 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
4.74 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Rio Terrace Distance to Local Landmarks

Alberta Legislature Building 6.08 km
Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre 8.65 km
Commonwealth Stadium 9.13 km
Concordia College 10.86 km
Downtown Edmonton 7.03 km
Edmonton International Airport 22.27 km
Edmonton City Centre 7.35 km
Edmonton City Centre Airport 8.31 km
Edmonton City Hall 7.36 km
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital 5.99 km
Grey Nuns Community Hospital 11.31 km
King's University College 11.17 km
Kingsway Mall 8.11 km
Londonderry Mall 13.86 km
MacEwan - Centre for the Arts 3.59 km
MacEwan - City Centre 5.73 km
MacEwan - South Campus 10.72 km
Manulife Place 7.11 km
Misericordia Community Hospital 2.20 km
N.A.I.T 8.56 km
Norquest College - Downtown 6.50 km
Norquest College - Westmount 6.08 km
Northgate Centre 11.80 km
Rexall Place 11.07 km
Royal Alexandra Hospital 7.88 km
Southgate Centre 5.10 km
St. Joseph's Auxiliary Hospital 7.46 km
Stollery Children's Hospital 4.42 km
University of Alberta 4.32 km
University of Alberta Hospital 4.42 km
West Edmonton Mall 2.63 km
Westmount Centre 6.20 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

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