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AUDREY ABUAN - RE/MAX Real Estate REALTOR®
The West Jasper Place neighbourhood is located in the west central part of what used to be the Town of Jasper Place. West Jasper Place was homesteaded by Henry Goodridge, a farmer and Edmonton town councillor between 1901 and 1902. A location seven kilometres west of Edmonton’s central business district and just outside of the city limits did not deter pre-World War I land developers from creating a subdivision in current-day West Jasper Place. Eventually the area near 149 Street and Stony Plain Road formed the nucleus of the Town of Jasper Place. During the 1930s, residents settled in West Jasper Place to escape the higher city taxes, but the town was annexed to Edmonton in 1964. At one time all of the lots in
West Jasper Place were developed, but now higher density redevelopment is the trend. The older houses are located immediately south of the Stony Plain Road commercial strip and along 140 and 156 Streets have steadily been replaced with condominiums. Within the interior of the neighbourhood the single family home still dominates. West Jasper Place has well-developed schools and community facilities. This neighbourhood’s name reflects its geographic location within the former Town of Jasper Place. The area became the Village of West Jasper Place in 1949, and when it was annexed to the City of Edmonton, the name West Jasper Place was preserved.