This neighbourhood used to be part of a bigger area, which was then subdivided into three places: Thorncliffe, North Haven, and Greenview. It was established as a neighbourhood in 1991.
Greenview is bordered to the north by 64 Avenue N, McKnight Blvd to the south, Deerfoot Trail to the east, and Edmonton Trail to the west. The neighbourhood is served by a number of public schools: Colonel Sanders Elementary, Thorncliffe Elementary, and Bilingual Elementary. The Catholic school, Corpus Christi Elementary School, also serves Greenview.
It's pretty obvious why the neighbourhood was named as such. There are a lot of green areas in Greenview. While mainly a residential area, the major roads that surround Greenview make it easier for residents to reach shopping centres, restaurants, as well as work opportunities.