In the years that followed World War II, Edmonton experienced considerable growth. Returning veterans started families, the baby boom got under way, and the discovery of several major oilfields surrounding the city were all contributing factors to a tremendous increase in the city’s population.

As a consequence, the demand for housing units increased dramatically. People were interested in subdivisions with large lots arranged in crescents and cul-de-sacs. Newer styles of housing, schools, and recreational facilities and relatively homogeneous land use were also important.

Greenfield is a neighbourhood that met these needs. Single-detached houses are the major structure type in Greenfield. Most are of above-average size and face quiet curvilinear streets. Greenfield is bounded on the north by a collector road and on the remaining three sides by arterial roadways.

The school and recreation sites are centrally located. A neighbourhood shopping plaza serves the needs of convenience shoppers. Additional retail and service businesses are located at the nearby Southgate shopping centre. The road network and public transit connections allow residents good access to destinations on Edmonton’s south side.

The neighbourhood was named in honour of Herbert Greenfield, leader of the United Farmers Party and premier of Alberta from 1921 to 1925.

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