SKYRATTLER REAL ESTATE
Skyrattler was annexed to the city in 1974 as part of the Kaskitayo plan area. With the exception of the 10.5-hectare site of the Baptist Seminary College, the area was undeveloped at the time of annexation. Because the lands set aside for school purposes were deemed surplus to the needs of the school board, the building envelope of the school site, which represents approximately one-third of the total area, was rezoned in 2008 to accommodate low-density housing.
Like most residential neighbourhoods developed during the 1970s and 1980s, Skyrattler uses a curvilinear street pattern with limited access to major traffic arteries. Similar in character to other neighbourhoods in Kaskitayo, the Skyrattler's housing is dominated by row housing and low-rise apartments. Much of this housing is in a picturesque natural setting adjacent to Blackmud Creek Ravine. Most of the row house and apartment development occurred during the late 1970s, while most single-family housing was built later during the 1980s.
The neighbourhood is centred on a combination school and park site. A small neighbourhood shopping plaza, located at Saddleback Road and 23rd Avenue, is the neighbourhood’s only commercial property.
In keeping with other names used for Kaskitayo neighbourhoods, this neighbourhood was named in honour of Skyrattler, Chief of the Winterburn band when Edmonton attained city status in 1904.