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Bisset is a community in the Mill Woods area of Edmonton in the south of the city. It is a residential neighbourhood, and named after a Judge named Judge Athelstan Bisset, Q.C. It finds itself in the Ridgewood area of Mill Woods. It has both a community hall and maintains an outdoor rink. The neighbourhood reaches 34 Avenue to the north, bounded by 23 Avenue to the south, 34 Street at the east, and Mill Woods Road East shares its west boundary. The Ridgewood Community League proudly represents the community from its inception 1982. The league is located at Mill Woods Road East and 37 Avenue.

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Development in the area started in the 1960s in the residential sector. Even though residential construction started in the 60s, most residential construction (70%) occurred during the 1980s. Over half (56%) are single family homes. Next most common (25%) style of home in the neighbourhood are low-rise apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys. Townhouses make up around 15% of homes, and duplexes make up most of the remainder.

Around two out of the three residences (65.1%) are occupied by the owner. A high percentage (34.9%) of this community have the community renting their homes.

Just under one out of two (45.9%) of residences have one to two persons. The next most common number of residents in a home (41.4%) is residences with four to five people. The average number of people living in a residence in Bisset is 3.0 people.


The two schools in the neighbourhood are the Mary Hanley Catholic Elementary School operated by the Edmonton Catholic School system and the Bisset Elementary School operated by the Edmonton Public School.

Places of Worship

There are several places to worship in Bisset: The Mill Woods Community Church (Moravian), the Sunrise Community Church (Mill Woods), the Islamic Shia Ithna-Asheri Centre and Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamat of Edmonton.


The population of 3,850 living in 1,411 dwelling was measured for the community of Bisset in the City of Edmonton’s 2012 municipal census, a 3.3% drop from its recorded 3,980 population in 2009. The land area measures 0.94 km2 (0.36 miles2), having a population density of 4,095.7 people/km2 in 2012.

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