Edmonton’s Up-and-Coming Neighbourhoods

Posted by Gurpreet Ghatehora on Saturday, January 30th, 2016 at 10:04pm.

While Edmonton’s housing market has slowed down this past year, there are still plenty of great neighbourhoods all over that are up and coming. Places where new ways of living are becoming the norm, where people live in comfort, and where the city is at it’s absolute trendiest. Here are a few of Edmonton’s most up and coming and desirable neighbourhoods.

1. Ritchie

Nestled between trendy Old Strathcona and the Mill Creek Ravine, Ritchie is a quiet neighbourhood that’s both conveniently located and near almost everything you need. The near limitless trails stretch all over the neighbourhood, making it perfect for dog walkers, mountain bikers, hikers, and anyone who wants to forget they’re in the heart of the city. A simple drive or bus ride away from Strathcona and the University means you can get almost anything you need in a heartbeat as well. And with neighbourhood favourites like the Blue Chair Cafe, Ritchie’s a place that’s becoming it’s own neighbourhood, not just somewhere close to Old Strathcona.

2. Crestwood

Most people know of Crestwood for its most colourful attraction: Candy Cane Lane. But there are plenty of great things happening in this perfect blend of old and new. Most people love Crestwood for its natural space. It’s right next to the river valley and boasts plenty of green space even as it’s still in the heart of the city. Plus, it’s home to some of Edmonton’s oldest and most exclusive clubs. It may be an old staple, but it’s still one of Edmonton’s best.

3. Highlands

Highlands is a neighbourhood that’s proud of its history. The neighbourhood celebrated its own 100-year anniversary not too long ago and residents were all too eager to get in on the parties. It’s no wonder, either, with beautifully maintained homes that are mostly 100 years old themselves. It’s a tightly-knit community too, a real “get to know your neighbour” aesthetic, with plenty of access to natural space and plenty of people ready to welcome you into the community.

4. Oliver

Right on the edge of Ice District, Oliver is one of the few places in Edmonton that’s experiencing an increase in housing prices. It’s on the edge of greatness as well, with quick access to downtown, the river valley, and the Yellowhead for getting around town. It’s boasting a close proximity to some of Edmonton’s favourite places as well, with Duchess Bake Shop a short drive away. And while it’s mostly a mix of high and medium density homes, there’s plenty of space for families, students, young professionals, and more.

Edmonton is a trendy place, even if many won’t believe it. And if you’re looking for the neighbourhoods that best exemplify Edmonton’s cultural and natural beauty, these neighbourhoods are sure to impress.

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