What Is Special About Glenora, Crestwood, Parkview, Laurier Heights, and Windsor Park?
Glenora, Crestwood, Parkview, Laurier Heights, and Windsor Park are located in central west Edmonton. These communities are among some of the oldest in Edmonton, with development beginning in the early 1900s and completing in the 1950s and 60s. The communities are located adjacent to each other, running north-south along the 142 Street corridor on the west bank of the North Saskatchewan River, from the Edmonton Valley Zoo to 107 Avenue.
Most real estate in the communities of Glenora, Crestwood, Parkview, Laurier Heights, and Windsor Park are single-family detached homes, though townhouses and numerous condo buildings can also be found here. The ages of homes range from original heritage homes to contemporary infill properties. The population of the group of communities is roughly 12,000, with the majority of residents being homeowners with household incomes above the citywide average.
Glenora School, Westminster School, St. Vincent School, Progressive Academy, Crestwood School, Parkview School, St. Rose School, Laurier Heights School, and Windsor Park School are found within the communities, as well as numerous churches.
The location of these communities is perfect for access to downtown Edmonton, just a short commute to the east. Whitemud Drive also offers a quick drive across south Edmonton, while the University of Alberta, Grant MacEwan University, Whyte Ave, and West Edmonton Mall are all close.
Nearby shopping can be found at the Jasper Gates shopping centre, which offers a full range of grocery, food, coffee, banks, services, and big box stores. Other community-level conveniences can be found within the communities of Glenora, Crestwood, Parkview, and Laurier Heights, whether along 142 or 149 Streets.
Windsor Park is a south-central neighbourhood located immediately to the west of the University of Alberta's north campus. It overlooks the North Saskatchewan River valley to the north, west, and southwest. This community affords residents easy access to the Capital City Recreation Park system, as well as spectacular views from vantage points along Saskatchewan Drive. This is a highly sought after neighborhood by Medical professionals being located within walking distance to the UofA hospital, and academics for access to the UofA Campus. Windsor park has the highest average selling price of single family residential homes in the city of Edmonton.
Several parks, natural areas, and ravines can be found within these communities, as well as the banks of the North Saskatchewan River with all the amenities and parkland this area has to offer. The Edmonton Valley Zoo is within Laurier Heights, and Fort Edmonton Park and Hawrelak Park are located directly across the river.