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In 1882 the property that is now the neighbourhood of Abbottsfield was possessed by E. F. Carey, co-creator of the merchandising business of Norris and Carey and one of Edmonton's most important 19th-century citizens. It stayed a rural area past the limit of urban development until it had been annexed to the City in 1961 because the Abbottsfield place was east of the Town of Beverly. A decade after the annexation, there is no residential development in Abbottsfield. The area was considered to be overly close to the chemical plants east of the North Saskatchewan River, also to both the Beverly land ll site, south of 118 Avenue.

In the conclusion of the 1960's work started to turn the landfill site in Rundle Park, a multiple purpose academic and recreational source on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. After this change to the neighborhood surroundings, Abbottsfield grew quickly. Abbottsfield almost all was built in the 1970 s. Abbottsfield is exceptional among Edmonton's pre-eighties neighborhoods in the walk up complexes and that all residential development including row homes. The houses are made around diversion site and a centrally located many purpose schools.

Situated close to the junction of traffic routes that are important, Abbottsfield residents have excellent access to commercial and employment centers through the City. The inward direction of the community is enriched with a berm that partly encircles the neighbourhood to protect it from highway traffic noise. Abbottsfield Park, with its proximity to the river valley and park system, offers up a broad selection of recreational activities, while the Abbottsfield Recreation Centre offers space for community groups and recreational programs.


Abbottsfield is finite by the North Saskatchewan river valley on the east, 118 Avenue on the south, thirty-four Street on the west, and also the Yellowhead trail passageway on the north. Victoria Drive forms the boundary between the neighbourhood and river valley correct. Rundle Park situated within the river valley below Abbottsfield and also the neighbourhood of Rundle Heights located immediately to the south.


Abbottsfield is close to shopping, offering the Abbottsfield Mall which is a smaller shopping hub and Londonderry Mall. The main attraction to living in Abbotsfield would be the access to Rundle Park. The park's recreation facility includes a large children s playground, tennis courts, baseball diamonds and sports fields, a golf course, recreation ponds for boating in the summer and skating in the winter, hills for tobogganing and picnic facilities equipped with tables and cooking facilities. 


Residents of Abbotsfield are provided with two two choices of schooling, public, or Catholic school. For public school, the designated schools for Abbotsfield are Abbotts School ( K-6 ), Ivor Dent School ( 7-9 ), Eastglen School (10-12). Students can attend other schools within the district as long a the school has room, and the student meets the entrance requirements. The other public schools within the Abbotsfield district are Centre High Campus (12-12), Victoria School ( K-12 ), John A. Macdougall school ( K-6 ), Riverdale School ( K-6 ), Norwood School ( K -6 ). Designated Catholic Schools in Abbottsfield are St. Nicolas ( 7-9 ), St. Bernadette ( K-6 ) Ben Calf Robe ( K-9 ) Austin O'Brien ( 10-12 )