Once a rural part of the city with miles of open fields and prairies, Westwood is now a sprawling residential neighbourhood that’s filled with quaint single-family homes, cottages, and even a few small condo developments mixed in between. Development for Westwood really started to pick up back in the early 1970s, so homes here tend to be a bit older and it’s also a place home buyers should check out if affordability is high up on the wish list.
The character of Westwood has changed considerably in the second half of the 20th century. Shortly after World War II, Westwood experienced large-scale residential development During the 1960s, the area attracted redevelopment and many houses south of 120 Avenue were replaced with walk-up apartments. This trend coincided with the opening of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), immediately south of Westwood.