Located in Southwest Edmonton’s desirable Windermere district, Ambleside is a thriving new community celebrated for its scenic setting, close proximity to amenities and broad mix of newly constructed homes. First established in the late 2000s, this newly developed neighbourhood is not only home to countless parks, pathways and open green spaces, but also the popular Currents of Windermere shopping hub. Overall, Ambleside’s all-in-one community attributes make it easy for families to work, shop, eat and play.
Did you know? The community’s name “Ambleside” is thought to be old Norse: Á-mel-sǽtr – meaning “river-sandbank-summer pasture” or “pastures by the river.”
Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Ambleside
Apartment-style condos: Modern low and high-rise apartment-style condos account for roughly 30% of all real estate opportunities within Ambleside. Average prices in the area may start in the mid 100s for a contemporary, one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit, ranging upwards of $800,000 for a two-storey luxury penthouse.
Townhomes and duplexes: Attached and semi-detached homes are also prevalent throughout the community of Ambleside, offering buyers a taste of single-family living (i.e. private yard spaces, modern open floor plans, multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, etc.) at a fraction of the cost. Average prices in the area vary between $300,000 for a 1,200+ square foot townhome to the low 400s for a four-bedroom, three-bathroom duplex.
Single-family homes: Detached homes comprise nearly half of all residences within the area. Contemporary front-attached models are the most common, equipped with an average of three bedrooms, three bathrooms and 1,800+ square feet of living space for $475,000 and up. Standard features to expect from a single-family home in Ambleside include gourmet kitchens, roomy master suites (walk-in closet, private ensuites), vaulted ceilings and bonus rooms, energy-efficient appliances, high-end finishes and more.
Average Listing Price in Ambleside: $386,000
Did you know? All homes within Ambleside follow an exclusive set of architectural guidelines. All guidelines are implemented and designed by master planners to preserve the neighbourhood’s unique character and charm.
Developed with convenience in mind, Ambleside residents enjoy having countless restaurants, retailers, and recreation venues at their doorsteps. Situated in the community’s north end, the Currents of Windermere Shopping hub features over one million square feet of retail space spread along numerous easy-to-navigate boulevards and streets. In addition to Walmart, Canadian Tire and the Home Depot, other nearby amenities include:
- Banking institutions
- Coffee shops (Tim Hortons, Starbucks)
- Grocers (Safeway, Superstore)
- Medical centres
- Salon and spa services
- Misc. pubs and eateries
- And much more!
Did you know? The Currents of Windermere is also home to Cineplex Odeon Windermere and VIP cinemas – one of only two VIP experience movie theatres in the entire capital region.
Parks and Recreation
Ambleside’s ultra-relaxed ambience can be attributed to the many public green spaces that define the area. In addition to a comprehensive walkway system connecting the area’s many pocket parks, the neighbourhood is also home to a 9.8-acre central park and playground site, urban forest and naturalized storm ponds. Ideal for golf lovers, Ambleside also sits within a short distance of several premier courses, including the Jagare Ridge Golf Club, to the community’s immediate south.
Other nearby recreational amenities include:
- Blackmud Creek Ravine
- River Ridge Golf and Country Club
- Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre
- Whitemud Creek Ravine
- Windermere Golf and Country Club
Did you know? Along with several other communities within the Windermere district, Ambleside residents are represented by the Greater Windermere Community League. Playing an integral role in maintaining a positive neighbourhood atmosphere, the league hosts various social, recreational and information-related events throughout the year.
A convenient neighbourhood for growing families, Ambleside is home to a brand-new public school, Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour School, serving students ages Kindergarten to Grade 9. Additional educational opportunities, including secondary and Catholic schools, can be found in the surrounding neighbourhoods.
Designated Public Schools:
- Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Lillian Osborne School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Designated Catholic Schools:
- St. John XXIII Catholic School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- St. John XXIII Catholic School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Mother Margaret Mary School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Did you know? Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour was a respected scientist who worked tirelessly to raise awareness among Canadian school-aged girls, teachers, parents and employers on the importance of encouraging women to enter science and engineering.
Commuting From Southwest Edmonton
Ambleside is a uniquely shaped neighbourhood defined by 170th St SW to the west, the south Anthony Henday to the north and Ellerslie Road to the south. Thanks to the neighbourhood’s proximity to major commuter roads (including Gateway Boulevard, Whitemud Drive and Hwy 2 south), residents have streamlined access to West Edmonton, South Edmonton and the Edmonton International Airport.
Though transit development within the area is still ongoing, several bus routes and the nearby Leger Transit Centre deliver connectivity to the greater City of Edmonton.
Did you know? The expansion of the Capital LRT Line will see the South Edmonton track extended from Century Park to Ellerslie Road, between 127th Street SW and Heritage Valley Trail SW.
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