There’s a reason why south west Edmonton homes are the top searched homes for sale in the city. The growth in Edmonton’s southwest is unmatched anywhere else in the city. With many quiet, safe, kid-friendly neighbourhoods to choose from, it’s no surprise that families are flocking to the area.
Whether you’ve been scouring the listings for south west Edmonton homes for sale for a while, or are just starting your research, there are plenty of options to consider. For those looking for the ultimate family-friendly location to call home, we’ve put together a list of the top five south west Edmonton communities for families.
The charming community of Terwillegar Towne has been a long time favourite for young families. With an eclectic mix of home designs and styles — from townhomes with traditional red brick facades to modern laned homes with quaint front porches — this isn’t your typical cookie cutter suburban neighbourhood.
Terwillegar Towne was deliberately designed to limit high-volume roadways and encourage pedestrian traffic. It also includes plenty of green spaces, parks, a hugely popular spray park, as well as a commercial town square and excellent schools. The Terwillegar Recreation Centre is also a big draw and is home to the Southwest Edmonton Farmers’ Market on Wednesday evenings during the summer months. The community is particularly popular among young families with nearly 70% of the population under the age of 40. The average home price hovers around $475,000.
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The southwest Edmonton homes of Chappelle are popular among families with kids and pets! Located in Edmonton’s heritage valley, just south of Ellerslie Road, the communities of Chappelle Gardens and Creekwood Chappelle feature a variety of housing styles and plenty of green space. The west boundary of Chappelle is Whitemud Creek, making it a great choice for nature lovers who appreciate the nearly 10km of walking/biking paths and naturalized wetlands nearby.
With over 80% of the population in Creekwood under the age of 40, this young, vibrant community is a wonderful place to build a fun-filled family life. Creekwood is also home to two brand new schools: Donald R. Getty K-9 and Garth Worthington K-9. Commercial development in the community includes a Co-op grocery store, professional services including physicians, dentists, and pharmacies, as well as several restaurants and other retailers. The average house price in Chappelle is approximately $459,000.
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With an array of home styles including condos, townhomes, executive bungalows, duplexes, and single family homes, Ambleside has something to offer homeowners of all life stages. The wide streets, parks, green spaces, and continuously linked walkways make it an especially popular choice for families.
The focal point of the community is a 9.8-acre central park with paved walkways connecting residents to parks and ponds, as well as Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour K-9 School. Another key feature of the neighbourhood is its proximity to the Currents of Windermere, where every manner of retail and professional service is available including a Cineplex Odeon theatre and a long list of popular restaurants. On the east and south edges of Ambleside, commercial development continues to add new professional services and retailers to the area. The average house price in Ambleside is $365,000.
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The neighbourhoods of Glenridding Heights and Glenridding Ravine offer families great value in a safe, family-oriented community. One of the key benefits is Glenridding’s great location with excellent in/out access and quick connection to the Anthony Henday and 170 Street/Terwillegar Drive. The community is also home to a large all-season park with popular playground, sports fields, and a toboggan hill. Next to the central park, a large open field space is zoned for a future K-6 school.
Neighbourhood development continues to the east and south, so there are opportunities to either custom build, or you can snap up a pre-owned house, many of which are fully finished and landscaped, ready for families to move right in and make themselves at home. The east boundary of Glenridding Ravine is the Jagare Ridge Golf Course and the Whitemud Creek Ravine with plans for ravine trails and a “District Park Campus.” House prices in Glenridding are $430,000 on average.
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Of all the south west Edmonton homes on the market, it’s Windermere homes that are the most sought after. Although it boasts an array of housing styles including condos, townhomes, and duplexes, the community is best known for its spacious, luxurious single-family homes, particularly in Upper Windermere, the Estates of Windermere, and One at Windermere.
While home prices may be out of reach for some young families, there are some definite perks for families who can afford the higher price tags in the area. Residents of Upper Windermere have access to a private leisure centre, which includes a heated outdoor pool, a playground, skating rink, and tennis and basketball courts. The average house price in Windermere is $760,000.
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