Neighbourhood Spotlight: Thickwood

ThickwoodAs one of the best places for families in the Wood Buffalo and Fort McMurray area, Thickwood is a very popular neighbourhood. This is a family-oriented community that is well established and one of the largest in the area. It was the largest for many years, but now is considered the second largest in Fort McMurray.

The Thickwood community features a number of housing options and is a growing community perfect for new residents. This mature community provides tree-lined streets, large green space areas and a number of amenities.

This location is very desirable with many top amenities found within 15 minutes including:

  • YMCA - 5 minutes
  • Fort McMurray Golf Club - 10 minutes
  • Syncrude Sports and Wellness Center - 15 minutes
  • Miskawnaw Golf Club - 15 minutes
  • MacDonald Island Recreation Center - 15 minutes

Vista Ridge is a bit further at 45 minutes from Thickwood, but still very accessible for winter ski trips.

Along with amenities found near the neighbourhoods, the major oil sands are all about an hour away, except Suncor Fire Bag, which is about two hours from the neighbourhood.


Another major reason Thickwood is so desirable are the schools. You will find some of the best schools serving the area including:

  • Westview Public School
  • Thickwood Heights School
  • St. Paul Elementary
  • St. Gabriel Elementary
  • Christian Elementary
  • Father Patrick Mecredi High School
  • Westwood Community High School

With a wide variety of older and newer homes, along with large lots, Thickwood is a great area to call home. An average home price of $738K provides an affordable place to live full of the best the Wood Buffalo area offers.

If you're considering relocating to the Wood Buffalo area, you may want to take a closer look at the area called Thickwood. This may be the perfect place for your family to call home.

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