These communities that lies east of Mount Edward Rd and the green space of the Experimental Farm, were separate from Charlottetown until the 1995 municipal amalgamation. These neighbourhoods are very close to downtown and have a very good road system. The area is adjoining the airport, and Highway 2, the major east-west highway on the Island. In the future, the /Transportation-Canada Highway will be extended across the green space to Mount Edward, Road, simplifying the community's access to the Mainland. These neighbourhoods are also very close to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, along the Hillsborough River.
These communities are close to the industrial areas of Parkdale, and adjoining the Hillsborough Bridge. Conceptual plans expect to weave the East Waterfront into the urban fabric of the downtown area, and extend the historic streetscape down to the water's edge, adding much to the area's attractiveness.
These neighbourhoods have three elementary schools, but older students will need to commute to high school. There is ready access to UPEI, and Holland College is not far away.
These neighbourhoods have several small shopping centres, and both downtown and Charlottetown Mall are ot too far away.
The area has significant green space, several community parks, and access to the Confederation Trail recreational pathways that wind south from the adjoining Experimental Farm. The city's only golf course, Belvedere, is right in the community, as are a curling club, Charlottetown Civic Centre arena , Charlottetown Driving Park harness race track, and the Ardgowan National historic Site. A number of waterfront recreation activities are accessible nearby in the downtown
This part of town has many older homes, including some of heritage/historical significance. Newer homes are further out, toward the Arterial Highway.