Like many communities comprising scenic Southwest Edmonton, Blue Quill Estates is a nature-friendly neighbourhood highlighted by expansive open green spaces and high-end homes. Part of the greater Kaskitayo Outline Plan Area, most development in Blue Quill Estates took place during the 1970s and 80s. The area boasts mature trees, quiet streets and proximity to fantastic amenities – including the Whitemud Creek Ravine, the Derrick Golf and Winter Club and South Edmonton Common.
Did you know? Like all communities in the Kaskitayo Area Plan, Blue Quill takes its name from a revered Aboriginal leader. In this case, Cree Chief Blue Quill of the Saddle Lake Indian Reserve (1889). (Source: City of Edmonton)
Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Blue Quill Estates
Four-bedroom and bathroom single-family homes account for just under half of all real estate opportunities in Blue Quill Estates. Most detached properties feature an average of 2,000 square feet, roomy open floor plans and finished basements with prices starting in the low 500s. Contemporary upgrades are also standard among Blue Quill Estates homes, with recent renovations including everything from energy-efficient systems and appliances to brand-new countertops, cabinetry and flooring. Other features to expect from a Blue Quill Estates home may include:
- Ravine views
- Entertainer’s kitchens
- Spa-like ensuites
- Walk-in closets
- Wood burning fireplaces
- In-home offices/dens
- Finished basements
- Rec rooms
- Wine rooms
- Heated, double-attached garages
- Mature landscaping
- Private decks, patios and outdoor entertainment spaces
- New driveways and sidewalks (roofing, siding, etc.)
- And more
Low-rise apartment-style condos make up another 35% of home styles in Blue Quill Estates, followed by a small number of townhomes and duplexes. Though older, many of these attached and semi-detached homes have been carefully maintained over the years and include recent upgrades. Other features may include finished basements, attached garages and large private yard spaces. Three-bedroom units may start as low as $170,000.
Average Listing Price in Blue Quill Estates: $422,000
Did you know? Did you know? Blue Quill Estates is one of nine communities comprising the Kaskitayo district. These include Bearspaw, Blue Quill , Ermineskin, Keheewin, Skyrattler, Steinhauer, Sweet Grass and Twin Brooks.
While no commercial amenities are located in Blue Quill Estates proper, homeowners enjoy having popular shops, services, restaurants and recreation venues within arms’ reach. These include nearby Heritage Village and the Century Park shopping plaza, as well as South Edmonton Common and Southgate Centre.
Other amenities in and around the Skyrattler area include:
- Grey Nuns Community Hospital
- Mill Woods Town Centre
- South Park Centre – Walmart, coffee shops, numerous retailers and restaurants
- Southpoint Centre – Miscellaneous services and retailers, restaurants, grocers, etc.
- Southwest Edmonton Farmers’ Market
Thanks to the community’s convenient location, residents are in a good position to access the Currents of Windermere shopping hub and the Premium Outlet Collection Edmonton International Airport.
Did you know? For over a decade, the Southwest Edmonton Farmers’ Market has brought the best local farmers, artisans, bakers and buskers to Terwillegar and the surrounding area. The market runs every Wednesday, May through October.
Parks and Recreation
Blue Quill Estates’ ravine-side location remains one of the community’s most attractive attributes. In addition to scenic walking trails and vantage points, the area is also home to the MacTaggart Sanctuary and the Twin Brooks District and Nature Park. Perfect for wildlife watching, exploring or simply relaxing and reflecting, the Blackmud Creek Ravine offers countless recreation opportunities for locals.
Blue Quill Estates also houses a central park and green space, which includes a playground, sports fields and a picnic area.
Other recreational amenities near Blue Quill Estates include:
- Confederation Leisure Centre
- The Derrick Golf and Winter Club
- Jagare Ridge Golf and Country Club
- Kaskitayo Skatepark
- Kinsmen Twin Arenas
- Rainbow Valley Campground
- Snow Valley Ski Club
- Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre
- Whitemud Creek Ravine
- William Lutsky Family YMCA
Did you know? Residents are served by the Blue Quill Community League, with local programs and activities including everything from community gardens and sports programming to playschool and game nights.
Blue Quill Estates Schools
Families living in Blue Quill Estates benefit from several schools within walking distance. These include St. Theresa Elementary School, Westbrook Elementary and Vernon Barford Junior High. Additional educational opportunities can be found in the neighbouring communities, including other secular and non-secular schools, daycares, pre-schools, and more. The University of Alberta can also be reached in less than 15 minutes via 122nd Street and Belgravia Road.
Designated Public Schools:
- Westbrook School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Vernon Barford School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Harry Ainlay School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Designated Catholic Schools:
- St. Teresa 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? Blue Quill Estates boasts a livability score of 74%, which is considered excellent. Crime rates are 20% lower than the Edmonton average, and the area comes highly rated for its amenities, cost of living and schools.
Getting From Here to There
Blue Quill Estates is bounded by the Whitemud Creek Ravine to the west, the community of Westbrook Estates to the north, 119th Street to the east and 23rd Ave to the south. 23rd Ave is incredibly convenient for accessing greater Southwest Edmonton as well as Gateway Boulevard and Calgary Trail. The neighbourhood is also within short distance of the south Anthony Henday and Whitemud Drive, perfect for reaching the greater capital region.
There is also some transit operating in and around Blue Quill Estates, including the Century Park Transit Centre.
Did you know? Edmonton’s Capital LRT line expansion will see LRT service extended from Century Park to Desrochers. The project will also include a stop in the Skyrattler neighbourhood and provide residents with LRT access to the greater City of Edmonton.
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