Westwood is a Central Edmonton neighbourhood located 10-minutes north of downtown. As such, residents of this established community enjoy having some of the city’s best amenities at their doorsteps, including everything from the trendy shops, services, and restaurants of Jasper Avenue to the scenic parks and pathways of the North Saskatchewan River Valley. Perfect for first-time buyers, working professionals, growing families and every lifestyle in between, Westwood is also known for its eclectic array of home styles, affordability, and mature-community vibe.
Did you know? Though the origins of the name “Westwood” remain unknown, the northern section of Westwood was previously referred to as Northcote. (City of Edmonton)
Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Westwood
The land comprising Westwood was annexed by the City of Edmonton in 1910, though it remained largely undeveloped until the post-WWII housing boom. By the late 1960s, many of the community’s older single-family homes were replaced with low-maintenance apartment-style condos, thanks to the arrival of nearby NAIT campus.
Today, low-rise apartments account for nearly 70% of all real estate opportunities in Westwood. The average unit consists of two bedrooms, one bathroom and 800 square feet of living space for $150,000. Not only are these multi-family units ideal for students and working professionals, but their affordability makes them a prime choice among Edmonton real estate investors.
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Three- and four-bedroom single-family homes make up another 25% of residences within Westwood, ranging from updated character bungalows to contemporary two-story infill homes. Many detached units in the area also come equipped with income suites, large lots and mature landscaping. Westwood single-family homes may be priced anywhere from $250,000 for a quaint starter property to $550,000 for a new construction home.
Duplexes and townhomes account for all remaining home styles in Westwood. These include two- and three-bedroom models with fully finished basements, modern finishes and ample open living space.
Average Listing Price in $328,000*
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Did you know? Thanks to Westwood’s exceptional location, it is quickly becoming one of Edmonton’s most popular infill communities. For more information on desirable infill neighbourhoods in our city, download our recent guide, Edmonton’s Top Infill Communities.
Central Edmonton Amenities
From restaurants and entertainment venues to outdoor recreation spaces and boutique shops, Central Edmonton has plenty to offer. While there are no commercial amenities in Westwood proper, the community sits within short driving distance of Kingsway Mall, the Westmount Shopping Centre and Edmonton City Centre (mall).
Westwood’s proximity to downtown also affords convenient access to the Arts District and Churchill Square, the Rogers Place / Ice District, Jasper Avenue and more.
Other notable amenities near Westwood include:
- 124th Street
- Art Gallery of Alberta
- Citadel Theatre
- Edmonton Convention Centre
- Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market
- Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital
- Northgate Centre
- North Town Centre
- Royal Alberta Museum
- Royal Alexandra Hospital
- Skyview/North City/Palisades Shopping Centres
- Unity Square
- Winspear Centre
Did you know? Hosting several festivals throughout the year, Churchill Square remains the keystone of the Edmonton’s Arts and Entertainment District. Popular events include Taste of Edmonton, the Edmonton Street Performers Festival and The Works Art and Design Festival.
Parks and Recreation
Locally, Westwood houses a central park and school site, featuring a playground, picnic areas, ornamental pond and spray park. This site is also shared with the Westwood Community League, which hosts various neighbourhood initiatives and events. The Grand Trunk Fitness and Leisure Centre, Borden Park, Commonwealth Stadium and the North Saskatchewan River Valley can be reached in under 10 minutes.
Additional parks and recreational amenities:
- Airway Park
- Alberta Legislature Grounds
- Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre
- Dawson Park
- Don Wheaton Family YMCA
- Highlands Golf Club
- Kinnaird Park
- Louise McKinney Riverfront Park
- MacEwan University Sport and Wellness Centre
- Riverside Golf Course
- Royal Glenora Club
- And more
Did you know? Clarke Stadium was built in 1938 and served as the original home of the Edmonton Elks until 1978 with the construction of Commonwealth Stadium. Clarke Stadium now houses Edmonton’s many amateur sports clubs.
Westwood families appreciate having countless schools within walking distance, including public and Catholic institutions, private schools and more. Westwood is also well-suited to post-secondary students, thanks to its proximity to NAIT, MacEwan University and NorQuest College.
Designated Public Schools:
- Delton School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Spruce Avenue School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Victoria School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Designated Catholic Schools:
- St. Gerard School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- St. Alphonsus School (Designated Grade K-9 School)
- St. Joseph School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Did you know? Westwood is home to H.A. Gray School, one of the oldest schools in Edmonton. The red brick, Gothic-style building, first opened in 1913 but closed in the 1980s due to low enrolment. The school is now the site of Vanguard College.
10 Minutes to Downtown Edmonton
Westwood is bounded by 107th Street to the west, the Yellowhead Highway to the north, 97th Street to the east and 118th Ave to the south. 97th Street provides a streamlined commute to downtown and north Edmonton, while the Yellowhead offers convenient access to the greater capital region.
Westwood also boasts a good transit score and is situated near the Metro LRT line. The area is also considered pedestrian-friendly, as most errands can be easily accomplished on foot.
Did you know? Westwood’s Beechmount Cemetery provides an excellent buffer against the sounds of the adjoining Yellowhead Highway.
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