These neighbourhoods have experienced a notable revitalization of late. Numerous urban beautification projects have been undertaken. Attractions in the area include, the University of Winnipeg, Vimy Ridge Memorial Park, Omand's Creek and Park, Westview Park, and the Sargent Park Recreation Complex, as well as many houses, apartment buildings, schools, and an armoury with significant architectural merit.
The greater area of the city including these areas are some of the most charming and eclectic neighbourhoods in Winnipeg. The area is filled with 100-year-old houses with beautiful front gardens, trails along the Assiniboine River, and friendly neighbours. The West End is home to over 1000+ small businesses including over 150 restaurants representing many cultures from around the world.