Whyte Ridge is a residential subdivision of approximately 1500 homes in the southwest corner of the city of Winnipeg. It is defined by Brady Road on the west, Kenaston Boulevard on the east, McGillivray Boulevard on the north and a boundary line created by extending the path of Bishop Grandin Boulevard from a point just east of Waverley Street to Brady Road. The subdivision was built on former farmland, just south of a small town site that was historically known as Fort Whyte. The first homes in the subdivision were constructed in 1986 with construction for the area mostly completed by the late 2000's. Two large man-made lakes were excavated for the development and a ridge was created from the earth that was removed. The lakes are simply named East Lake and West Lake. While no fish have been stocked in either lake, because they drain out to the Red River through underground pipes, fish have made their way in. Whyte Ridge is approximately located 13km from downtown and 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 $350,000 - $800,000 for houses located on lakefront lots. The majority of the houses were built in the 80' and 90's with the majority being bungalows followed by two storeys. You will also find split levels and cab-overs in the area.
The neighbourhood contains an elementary school called Whyte Ridge School, and a middle school called Henry G. Izatt ("HGI") School. Both schools are found on Scurfield Boulevard.
There is no hospital in the area of Whyte Ridge/Fort Rouge, however Victoria General is less than 5 kilometres away.
Great shopping and entertainment is just beyond the borders of this geographically desirable community. There are several retailers and restaurants located in at least five distinct retail developments (Kenaston Crossing, Kenaston Common, Linden Ridge Mall and Whyte Ridge Mall, Seasons of Tuxedo). Among the anchor tenants at these malls are Walmart, Canadian Tire, Costco, Sobeys, Ikea, and a luxury outlet mall. The malls also contain several smaller stores, several restaurants, and several financial services and insurance broker offices.
Whyte Ridge/Fort Whyte has a community centre located on Fleetwood Road. It currently contains a clubhouse, toboggan slide, full sized soccer field, tyke sized soccer field, outdoor basketball court, outdoor hockey rink, fitness classes, etc.
Whyte Ridge/ Fort Whyte remain a quiet community even though it is surrounded by major thoroughfares in the city. There is plenty to do close to this community.
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