TWIN BROOKS REAL ESTATE
The Twin Brooks area was annexed to the City of Edmonton in 1980. Twin Brooks is a triangular neighbourhood nestled between the Blackmud and Whitemud Creek Ravines, and it is located directly north of the Anthony Henday ring road. Access to these two ravines provides residents with excellent natural outdoor amenity space and represents a defining feature of the neighbourhood.
Residential construction within Twin Brooks began in the late 1980s and continued on into the 2000s. The bulk of residential construction, however, occurred throughout the 1990s. The vast majority of homes in the neighbourhood are low-density in character. 85 percent of all units are single-detached homes, 5 percent of units are semi-detached homes, and the remaining 10 percent of units are found within row houses and low-rise apartment buildings.
There are two main entrance points into the neighbourhood via 119th and 111th Streets. Internal roadways are designed as loops and cul-de-sacs oriented along the main collector road, Twin Brooks Drive, which creates small residential enclaves within the neighbourhood and reduces through traffic.
A joint school and park site is located in the centre of the neighbourhood. The public elementary school was developed in Twin Brooks, but the lands set aside for the development of a Catholic elementary school were deemed surplus by the school board. The building envelope for the surplus school site, located in the northwest corner of the joint school site, was rezoned to accommodate future residential redevelopment.
The centre of the neighbourhood also features a stormwater management lake and small park, around which single-detached homes were built. A gas line right-of-way, running east–west across the southern part of the neighbourhood, has been landscaped to provide a linear corridor for residents.
Twin Brooks was named to reflect its geographic location between two creeks.