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South West Edmonton

Community Profile

South West Edmonton is a large but tight-knit community in the capital region. It is comprised of several different neighbourhoods in the city such as Riverbend, Terwillegar Towne and the quickly growing Windermere Area. Within these larger neighbourhoods are smaller communities as well, but when combined together they all form what Edmonton residents commonly refer to as the South West.

Real Estate Statistics

Total Listings: 403
Average Price: $627,679
Highest Listing Price: $12,500,000
Lowest Listing Price: $149,900

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Community Resources and Recreation

South West Edmonton is widely recognized for its proximity to the River Valley. It proudly boasts a large number of parks and dog runs in the green belt. Almost any community in South West Edmonton is within walking distance of Edmonton's famed River Valley. There is a vast array of trails and access points, so whether you’re after a short walk or a long run, there is something for everyone. The community is also home to one of Edmonton's most popular ski hills - Snow Valley. Situated in the heart of the River Valley and just off the Whitemud Freeway, this popular winter wonderland provides outdoor recreation for hundreds of Edmonton families each year and also doubles as a great summer destination for River Valley enthusiasts in the summer. When outdoor activities aren't an option, South West Edmonton also has a number of community recreation centers that are available to members. Confederation Community Center in Kaskitayo is newly renovated, and Terwillegar boasts a state of the art, brand new facility with a gym, a pool and hockey arenas all under the same roof. In addition to these recreation centers there are a number of public fields, tennis courts, playgrounds and outdoor ice rinks. South West Edmonton offers nearly unlimited recreation opportunities for residents, including several minor sports leagues that local children love.

Local Access and Public Transportation

Two major arteries connect all of South West Edmonton - the Anthony Henday Freeway and the Whitemud Freeway, with Terwillegar Drive being another major connecting road that is becoming more and more important as the community grows. These and other roads are well maintained, making driving around South West Edmonton fairly stress free. There are also several reliable bus routes that service the area, managed by the Edmonton Transit System. The LRT line runs on the eastern border of the community. The southernmost stop is at Century Park, which is right on the border of Kaskitayo.

Education: Elementary and Secondary Schools

South West Edmonton has long been known to host great schools and has a wide variety of schools for parents to choose from. Within the borders are both public and Catholic schools that serve all grades, and with a wide array of educational options such as schools offering special needs programs, French Immersion, the International Baccalaureate Program, and other individualized programs of study. The area also hosts a city-renowned private school in Riverbend. This school, called Tempo, has been known for having high expectations of students – most of whom receive very high grades. The school has a Fraser Institute rating of 8.7

Income Demographics and Local Tax Rates

Though South West Edmonton is colloquially known to have pockets of high affluence and wealth, the median income of residents is just slightly higher than the Albertan median - the median for South West Edmonton residents being $33,655.09 and the median for Albertans as a whole being $28,239.14 in 2011. The local unemployment rate is similar to that of the province. The community is largely one comprised of non-immigrants, with newcomers to Canada making up only 23.76% of the residents. The City of Edmonton sets the local tax rates. A typical Edmonton home valued slightly below $375,000 will pay just over $2000 in property tax in 2014.

Annual Events and Festivals

One of the most popular festivals in Edmonton's South West region is the annual "Spooktacular" festival in Fort Edmonton Park. The Park is a historical site for Edmonton - a collection of some of Edmonton's oldest buildings and a reminder of what the fortified city used to look like in a bygone era. Every year the area plays host to a chillingly entertaining Halloween extravaganza known as "Spooktacular" that is fun for families and adults to enjoy. Past Spooktacular events have featured the University of Alberta dance team performing the Thriller dance, as well as a magician, a fortune teller and a stage show featuring duelling knights. If you're thinking of moving to Edmonton, the South West is definitely a great place to live. The community has a variety of amenities that residents love, with great schools and tight knit neighbourhoods making it an ideal place to raise a family. For your next real estate purchase, consider making South West Edmonton your new home.

Disclaimer: Information herein deemed reliable but not guaranteed by the EREB.

Listing information last updated on October 22nd, 2014 at 8:31pm CDT.