With its proximity to downtown and the River Valley, Crestwood is one of Edmonton's most disarable communities. Large lots with mature trees are typical for the area, with many original updated homes as well as newer homes built on old lots. The city of Edmonton web site says “Crestwood's unique street pattern provides excellent views of the river valley from the north, east, and south sides of the area.
The Crestwood Community League is quite active and is the oldest continuing community league in Edmonton. Crestwood is home to 5 churches and 2 schools including Crestwood Schooland St. Paul School, plus shopping centres, a curling club, and the very popular "Candy Cane Lane." Numerous parks are located within the community of Crestwood including Mckinnon ravine which connects to the North Saskatchewan river valley trail system. Located only 5-10 minutes from downtown Edmonton, Crestwood is situated close to all amenities and including upscale shopping and restaurants. Neighbouring communities include Glenora, Grovenor, West Jasper Place, Sherwood and Parkview.