CUMBERLAND REAL ESTATE
Cumberland is located within the Palisades Plan Area in the northwest sector of the city. The neighbourhood is bounded by 153rd Avenue to the north, 142nd Street to the west, Cumberland Road to the south, and 127th Street to the east.
Cumberland is a predominantly low-density residential community, with over 90 percent of residential units comprised of single-detached homes. Development began in the neighbourhood in the 1990s, but most of the construction of residential units took place in the early 2000s. Prior to urban development, the neighbourhood was in agricultural use.
A 5.66-hectare park is located in the northeast portion of the neighbourhood, and pedestrian connections are provided through a series of pathways located along linear parks that run through Cumberland. A stormwater management facility, which functions as a small lake, is located in the centre of the neighbourhood, and single-detached homes are designed around it. There is also a natural tree stand preserved within the neighbourhood south of 150th Avenue. These features provide residents with access to open space and recreational opportunities.
Cumberland’s name is based on the theme within the Palisades area of adopting names that refer to early trading posts and forts. Cumberland House was the first Hudson’s Bay Company inland trading post. The post was built by Samuel Hearne in 1774 on the Saskatchewan River, near the present-day Saskatchewan-Manitoba border. The post was named to honour the first governor of the Hudson’s Bay Company, Prince Rupert, Duke of Cumberland.