This community is nestled between the Airport and the Assiniboine River, and between Century St in the east and Sturgeon Rd in the West. The homes in Bruce Park, Silver Heights and Deer Lodge are typically 35 to 40 years old. Birchwood, in the west and along the river is a mix of older and newer homes. Prices in this area range from 35,000 to $80,000, with homes up to $160,000 in Silver Heights.
This area is managed by the St James Assiniboine School Division, and has 9 elementary and 4 secondary schools. There is also one public library in the neighbourhood. There is good access to Red River Community College to the North and University of Winnipeg to the east. Access to the University of Manitoba is via Kenaston to the south.
There is lots of shopping along Portage Avenue, with Polo Park Shopping Centre to the east and Unicity Mall to the west.
The area is rich in recreation, with Bourkevale Park to the east, Assiniboine Golf Club bordering on the airport, Living Prairie Museum/Park to the west, and Assiniboine Park accessed by pedestrian bridge across the Assiniboine River. The area has 2 movie theatres (including the CFB base), 4 outdoor rinks, 2 indoor ice arenas, 4 tennis courts, 2 indoor pools, 1 outdoor pool, 2 running tracks, and Assiniboine Park and Assiniboine Zoo just across the River. The community is also home to Grant's Old Mill Museum, Air Force Heritage Park, and the Western Canada Aviation Museum.