The area of the city west of the Wallace Expressway comprises West Freedom. It is a contrast between old and new, progress and old-fashioned ways of going things. It includes some of the older intact neighborhoods of Freedom City, as well as newly developed areas that expanded the outskirts of the city.
The bedroom communities of Ashton and Grenville are fairly new, having grown up over the past twenty years. Both are clean, modern suburban communities only barely keeping up with the demand for new homes.
The north side of the peninsula along the Wading River rises to a hill that is the site of some of the oldest settlements in the Freedom area. Now it is home to a number of historical locales, including Lantern Hill Cemetery and St. Stephen's Church.
Flowing down from Lantern Hill toward Greenbank is the West End. Over the years a number of small ethnic communities have blended together to form this boisterous, mostly lower middle-class area. Row houses and ethnically oriented places of worship like St. Sebastian's church and Temple Ben David along with Ashton Mall and Trinity Hospital form the backbone of this community.