It is bounded on the south by 111 Avenue, on the east by 97 Street and on the south west by Kingsway Avenue. The north east boundary runs along Princess Elizabeth Avenue to 107 Street before turning north along 107 Street. The north boundary then follows 118 Street (Alberta Avenue until it reaches 97 Street.
Surrounding neibhbourhoods are Westwood to the north, Alberta Avenue to the east and north east, McCauley to the south east, Central McDougall to the south, Queen Mary Park to the southwest, and Prince Rupert to the west. To the north west is the Edmonton City Centre Airport.
Spruce Avenue is an older neighbourhood with just under one residence in three constructed by the end of World War II. Substantially all construction was completed by 1980. While the most common type of resience is the single family dwelling (63%), there are a significant number of apartments (24%) and row houses (11%). Approximately six out of everyt ten residences are rented, with the remainder being owner occupied.