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These prestigious communities are in a trianglular section framed by Whitemud to the north, 170th Street to the west and the North Saskatchewan River to the southeast. Oleskiw and Westridge are exclusive neighbourhoods, similar in nature to Lessard. These communities are close to the prestigious Edmonton Country Club, and include a new development called The Country Club, which is surrounded by the golf course. Further to the northeast is Rio Terrace (as well as Patricia Heights, and Quesnell Heights) which are closer to the Whitemud Freeway, and offer more affordable housing, consisting mostly of homes built in the 1960s.
This community has two public elementary schools in the north end. Those living in Westridge and Oleskiw must go to schools across 170th Street. The high schools for both boards are a long distance away.
There is a small shopping plaza to the west, in the middle of Callingwood, accessible to those in Oleskiw and Westridge, with mid-sized Meadowlark Park to the north is easily accessible to those in Rio Terrace. Retailing in the area is dominated by West Edmonton Mall (the world's largest, with 800 stores & services) to the northwest.
West Edmonton Mall, about a mile to the north of the community dominates area recreation. There are three multiplex cinemas, and indoor amusement park (the world's largest), a wave pool and waterslide (the world's largest), indoor mini golf, and lots more, all surrounded by (the world's largest) parking lot. There is a YMCA recreational facility to the west of the community. The prestigious Edmonton Country Club is on the eastern edge of the community overlooking the River Valley