KILKENNY REAL ESTATE
Most of Kilkenny’s development took place during the 1960s, with infill development occurring from the 1970s onward. During the 1980s, the large strip of land that lies north of 152A Avenue and between 66th and 82nd Streets was brought onto the market for development.
The dominant structure type in the neighbourhood is the single detached house, which accounts for almost 60 percent of Kilkenny’s dwelling units. The remaining units are low-rise apartments and row housing. There are also a few semi-detached homes, which make up 1 percent of residences within the neighbourhood.
Kilkenny is home to five schools — three elementary schools, one junior high school, and one composite high school — and the Londonderry Fitness and Leisure Centre and athletic grounds. There are also several parks located within the neighbourhood.
Residents have good access to nearby Londonderry Mall, and access to other parts of the city is provided via 153rd Avenue, 66th Street to the east, 144th Avenue to the south, and 82nd Street to the west.
The name Kilkenny was taken from an inland county and town in Ireland. The name reflects other Irish names for neighbourhoods within the area, including Kildare, Killarney, and Londonderry.