Edmonton Community Spotlight: Callaghan in Southwest Edmonton Featured Image

Callaghan is bounded by James Mowatt Trail to the west, Bowen Wynd to the north, Blackmud Creek Ravine to the east and 30th Ave to the south. Located in Southwest Edmonton’s greater Heritage Valley, Callaghan is an outdoor lover’s delight, offering access to the surrounding ravine and Virginia Park Woodland. The area is also highly desirable thanks to its beautiful new single-family homes and proximity to desirable amenities, including schools, retailers, professional services, commuter roads and much more.   

Did you know? Callaghan was named after Dr. John Callaghan, a world-renowned heart surgeon. One of Callaghan’s many accolades include the co-development of the first cardiac pacemaker. 

Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Callaghan in Southwest Edmonton

Development in this promising new community is still underway. Once finished, Callaghan will include a healthy mix of high and low-density home styles ranging from detached luxury homes, starter homes and duplexes to low-maintenance townhomes and apartment-style condos. To date, four-bedroom, four-bathroom single-family homes are most common, offering an average of 2,500 square feet.

Standard features to expect from a high-end Callaghan home include:

  • Stone countertops
  • Designer lighting
  • Chef-inspired kitchens
  • Energy-efficient appliances and systems
  • Spa-like ensuites 
  • Entertainment rooms
  • High ceilings 
  • Ravine views 
  • Harwood and engineered hardwood floors 
  • Eat-in kitchen islands 
  • Stainless steel appliances 
  • Open floor plans 
  • Built-in shelving 
  • Double and triple-attached heated garages 
  • Wet bars
  • Outdoor entertainment spaces
  • And more!

Three-bedroom and bathroom duplexes provide an excellent alternative for buyers searching for a more affordable home with single-family features. There are also a small number of low-rise apartment-style condos in Callaghan, particularly along James Mowatt Trail. These ultra-modern units may offer as many as three bedrooms, two bathrooms and plenty of onsite amenities (i.e., heated garages and additional storage) for $350,000. 

Overall, Callaghan homes are considered relatively high-end, much like many of Southwest Edmonton’s other affluent neighbourhoods. 

Average Listing Price in Callaghan: $451,000

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Did you know? Heritage Valley is comprised of 15 separate neighbourhoods, including Callaghan, MacEwan, Richford and Rutherford

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Southwest Edmonton Amenities Near Callaghan

As a means of maintaining Callaghan’s peaceful atmosphere and reducing traffic, there are no commercial amenities located within the community. Nearby Ellerslie Road also provides access to restaurants (including Original Joes, Canadian Brewhouse and Brewsters), big-box retailers, grocers, boutique shops, professional services and more. Other major shopping hubs nearby include South Edmonton Common, Currents of Windermere and the Premium Outlet Collection Edmonton International Airport

Other popular amenities near Blackburne include: 

Did you know? Premium Outlet Collection Edmonton International Airport includes over 100 brand-name stores spread over 428,000 square feet of retail space.

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Parks and Recreation in Southwest Edmonton

An outdoor lover’s delight, Callaghan residents enjoy having walking trails, outdoor fitness parks, playgrounds and open green spaces within arm’s reach. Homeowners in the area are also served by the Blackmud Creek Community League, which oversees numerous programs and events throughout the year, such as Big Brothers and Sisters, seniors’ programs, Green Shack Program, KidSport, etc.). 

Other recreational amenities near Blackburne: 

Did you know? The Blackmud Creek Community League serves the communities of Allard, Blackmud Creek, Cashman, Cavanagh, Richford and Southbrook. It is also one of the largest leagues in the Edmonton area. 

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Callaghan Schools in Southwest Edmonton

There are two public schools planned for Callaghan over the next few years. For now, there are plenty of educational opportunities in the surrounding neighbourhoods, including pre-schools, daycares, elementary, junior and senior high schools, Catholic institutions and private schools (Montessori, specialized learning programs, etc.).

Designated Public Schools:

Designated Catholic Schools:

Did you know? Callaghan boasts a good living score (70%) due to employment opportunities, housing and easy accessibility. Community crime rates are also 25% lower than the Edmonton average.

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Commuting From Southwest Edmonton

Although Callaghan maintains a semi-secluded atmosphere, it is conveniently located near major commuter routes, such as Ellerslie Road and 111th Street. It takes 10 minutes to reach the Edmonton International Airport, Nisku and Leduc from nearby Calgary Trail. Gateway Boulevard makes it possible for residents to commute to downtown Edmonton, as well as to the greater capital region via the south Anthony Henday. 

Did you know? There is some transit operating in the neighbourhood, particularly along Ellerslie Road and 111th Street. In addition, the city’s Capital LRT line expansion will also include a stop in the nearby community of MacEwan. 

Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information on Edmonton homes for sale and real estate opportunities in Callaghan. We also invite you to take advantage of our many FREE community-related resources, including: 

Your All-In-One Guide to Choosing the Right Edmonton Neighbourhood – Find your dream home in your perfect neighbourhood with the help of our free guide.

Your Ultimate Guide to Edmonton Real Estate - Everything you need to know about Edmonton’s five distinct quadrants and the vibrant communities therein. 

The Terry Paranych Real Estate Group Community Blog – The latest Edmonton neighbourhood spotlights and features.

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