Linden Woods is a beautiful community located in Southwest Winnipeg that borders Waverley Street to the East, Kenaston Boulevard to the West, Wilkes to the North, and McGillivray to the South. Linden Ridge is a smaller neighbourhood on the south side of McGillivray. The area is comprised heavily of residential homes except for some of the more southern parts being industrial/commercial buildings. The community was approved in 1980 and construction began in 1982 for the Linden Woods portion. The area now houses 2,400 homes, two ponds, as well as three parks (Muys, Van Walleghem, Kleysen). As mentioned previous, Linden Ridge is a small neighbourhood often associated with Linden Woods and it too houses both residential as well as industrial/commercial real estate. Construction in this area is newer than that of Linden Woods, with most construction beginning in the 2000's. Linden Woods and Linden Ridge are located approximately 10.5 kilometers from the downtown core, and 11 kilometers from the airport.
Whyte Ridge is mostly residential homes. Most of the dwellings are single family detached homes. Price ranges for residential dwellings in the area range from $400,000 - $1,400,000 for houses located on lakefront lots. The majority of the houses were built in the 80' and 90's but construction continued up until the mid-2000's, so there are a wide range of housing ages/types depending on where you look within the area. The majority of homes are two-storeys followed by bungalows. You will also find split levels and cab-overs in the area. There are also a variety of condominium options within the area ranging from high rises with multiple amenities, to townhouse/attached style homes and more rarely, detached homes with a simple condo-fee ownership structure.
Linden Woods and Linden Ridge schools are operated by the Pembina Trails School Division. The area houses two public schools: Van Walleghem French Immersion Elementary (K-8), and Linden Meadows Elementary School (K-8) as well as one private school, Linden Christian. For high school, students will be placed outside of Linden Woods/Linden Ridge. It is worth noting that St. John's Ravenscourt is also in close proximity to this area. The South Winnipeg Technical College is within minutes and abuts Linden Ridge, and the University of Manitoba is a quick 10 minute drive.
There is no hospital within Linden Woods or Linden Ridge, however there are several hospital with relatively quick and easy access to the area. These include: Victoria General Hospital, Misericordia Health Centre, Health Sciences Centre, and St. Boniface Hospital. All of these hospitals are within 10 km's from these neighbourhoods.
Linden Woods/Linden Ridge offers ample shopping opportunities with many big-box stores, outlet malls, and conveniences within the community. Just beyond the borders of Linden Woods and Linden Ridge there has been a lot of commercial development offering impressive shopping options, some of which include: Outlet options such as the Outlet Collection at Seasons of Tuxedo, Ikea, the Whyte Ridge Shopping Centre, Kenaston Common and Kenaston Crossing shopping areas, Pembina Village Shopping Centre, Southwood Plaza to name a few.
Linden Woods Community Center is located at 414 Lindenwood Drive west. The center features two outdoor rinks, a double tennis court, a half-size basketball court, several soccer pitches and baseball diamonds, a few children's play structures, and a new spray park. In the neighbourhood there are numerous walking paths and large areas of green space making this area ideal for families. The Winnipeg Soccer Complex is a multi-use stadium but used mostly for soccer matches and hosted the home matches of Winnipeg Fury of the Canadian Soccer League. The neighbourhood also includes The Golf Dome, 1205 Wilkes Avenue. It provides a number of different activities such as 50 stations on a three tier driving range, three virtual golf screens, miniature golf, field rentals, birthday parties, etc.
Surrounding the communities of Linden Woods and Linden Ridge there are a number of other fitness / activity venues such as the Pan Am Aquatic Centre, The Kinsmen Refit Centre, The Winnipeg Soccer complex, The Rady Centre, as well as Assiniboine Park with a flurry of daily activity. The Assinboine Park is home to number pathways, water features, formal gardens and greenhouses. This park is home to the famous Winnipeg Zoo and host a series of summer events that are attended by many.
64 - Linden Woods express
78 - Crosstown West
84 - Pembina and Whyte Ridge
86 - Pembina and Whyte Ridge
94 - Kenaston Industrial
180 - Industrial Express
181 - Whyte Ridge Express