The Southwest Edmonton community of Bearspaw encompasses all real estate located east of Blackmud Creek, south of Keheewin, west of Calgary Trail and north of the Anthony Henday. Located in Edmonton’s greater Kaskitayo area, Bearspaw is a nature-friendly neighbourhood boasting scenic ravine views, ample parks and open green spaces and convenient access to popular south Edmonton amenities. Thanks to the community’s abundance of spacious single-family homes, Bearspaw is also a popular choice among active families searching for an established, all-in-one neighbourhood to call home.
Did you know? As with all communities located within Southwest Edmonton’s Kaskitayo area, Bearspaw was named after an esteemed Aboriginal leader. Chief Masgwasshisd (Bear’s Paw) was leader of the Stoney Band and signed Band Treat Number 7 at Blackfoot Crossing in 1877.
Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Bearspaw
Bearspaw was first established in the early 1970s, with most residential development occurring throughout the 1980s. Single-family homes account for roughly 75% of all residences within the neighbourhood, which was largely complete by 1990.
Detached homes featuring four bedrooms, four bathrooms and 2,200 square feet of living space are standard in Bearspaw. With an average price tag of $500,000, Bearspaw offers Edmonton buyers more bang for their buck in terms of square footage for an affordable asking price. Though older, these homes are anything but outdated and are often renovated to include the latest features and finishes such as new systems and appliances, upgraded kitchens and bathrooms, modern flooring, finished basements, well-maintained landscaping and more.
Though single-family homes reign supreme in Bearspaw, a small number of attached and semi-detached homes can be found throughout the neighbourhood. These include everything from fully renovated townhomes starting in the low 200s to high-end adult-only bungalows priced at $280,000 and up.
Average Listing Price in Bearspaw: $506,000
Did you know? Bearspaw is one of nine communities making up the larger Kaskitayo district. These include Bearspaw, Blue Quill, Blue Quill Estates, Ermineskin, Keheewin, Skyrattler, Steinhauer, Sweet Grass and Twin Brooks.
Abundant Southwest Edmonton Amenities
While there are no commercial amenities located within Bearspaw proper, the community sits within close proximity to major shopping hubs, including Southgate Centre, South Edmonton Common and Mill Woods Town Centre. Several smaller shopping plazas featuring grocers, medical services, restaurants, miscellaneous retailers and more can be found in the neighbouring community of Keheewin.
Other amenities in and around the Bearspaw area include:
- Grey Nuns Community Hospital
- South Park Centre – Walmart, coffee shops, numerous retailers and restaurants
- Southpoint Centre – Miscellaneous services and retailers, restaurants, grocers, etc.
- Southwest Edmonton Farmer’s Market
Did you know? Rated one of Edmonton’s Best Farmers’ Markets the Southwest Edmonton Farmers’ Market runs May through October and brings the best of local farmers, artisans, bakers and buskers to the heart of South Edmonton.
An Outdoor Lover’s Delight
Nestled along South Edmonton’s picturesque Blackmud Creek Ravine, Bearspaw is well-known for its outdoor recreational amenities. In addition to a centrally located park and scenic stormwater pond, the community is defined by a vast network of walking and hiking trails, off-leash dog park and sports fields. The William Lutsky Family YMCA, Kinsmen Twin Arenas and Kaskitayo skatepark also sit just a short distance away.
Other recreational amenities near Bearspaw:
- Confederation Leisure Centre
- The Derrick Golf and Winter Club
- Jagare Ridge Golf and Country Club
- Mill Woods Recreation Centre
- Snow Valley Ski Club
- Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre
- Twin Brooks District and Nature Park
- Whitemud Creek Ravine
Did you know? Situated in the northwest corner of 119th Street and Twin Brooks Way, the Twin Brooks District and Nature Reserve was designed to create a “back to nature” experience featuring many paths, trees, hills, bushes and flowers to explore along with access to the Blackmud and Whitemud Creek Ravines.
Bearspaw residents enjoy having several local schools within walking distance of their neighbourhood. These include both public and Catholic institutions as well as schools offering immersion programs, early learning, preschool and daycare facilities, private options and more.
Designated Public Schools:
- Keheewin School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- D.S. Mackenzie School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Harry Ainlay School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Designated Catholic Schools:
- St. Augustine School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Louis St. Laurent School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Louis St. Laurent School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Did you know? Residents of Bearspaw are represented by the Yellowbird Community League. In addition to a playground, tennis courts, hockey rink and basketball courts, the league hosts a variety of family-friendly programs and events throughout the year.
Though Bearspaw maintains a quiet, semi-secluded atmosphere, the area remains surrounded by arterial roadways. Adjoining Calgary Trail and Gateway Boulevard offer a streamlined commute to both Downtown Edmonton and the Edmonton International Airport. At the same time, nearby 111th Street provides convenient access to 23rd Ave, the south Anthony Henday and Ellerslie Road.
While Bearspaw is mostly car-dependent, the neighbourhood maintains a good transit score, with several stops and routes operating throughout the area.
Did you know? Edmonton’s Capital LRT line expansion will see LRT service extended from Century Park to Desrochers. With a stop planned for the nearby community of Twin Brooks, Bearspaw residents will be afforded convenient LRT access to the greater City of Edmonton.
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