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Located in the heart of Southwest Edmonton, Carter Crest is an established community near the scenic Whitemud Creek Ravine. The Greater Riverbend area adopted the Carter Crest Neighbourhood Structure Plan in 1989, with most residential development completed in the 1990s. The community was thoughtfully designed to integrate seamlessly with the surrounding neighbourhoods via quiet side streets, sidewalks and pathways. 

Did you know? Carter Crest was named after Canadian government agent Robert Carter, who advised Americans on their immigration prospects to Canada. Carter lived on a farm (Riverside Farm) in the area now known as Terwillegar Park. In the early 1900s, he moved to the City of Strathcona, where he served on the council for rural affairs. (Source: City of Edmonton) 

Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Carter Crest

Detached single-family homes reign supreme in Carter Crest, making up over 70% of real estate opportunities. Two-storey front-attached models are the predominant home style, featuring four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Many of these properties have been outfitted with modern upgrades, including everything from updated bathrooms and kitchens to new roofing and energy-efficient systems. 

Remaining home styles in Carter Crest are a near-even split between low-maintenance townhomes and roomy duplexes. Townhomes in the area are ideal for first-time buyers and working professionals and include an average of three bedrooms and bathrooms. On the other hand, duplexes provide a lower price point to the area’s detached homes while offering many of the same features, such as ample square footage, attached garages, private yard spaces and more. 

Average Listing Price in Carter Crest $429,000

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Did you know? In addition to Carter Crest, the Riverbend area comprises eight affluent neighbourhoods, including Brander Gardens, Brookside, Bulyea Heights, Falconer Heights, Henderson Estates, Ogilvie Ridge, Ramsay Heights and Rhatigan Ridge.

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Amenities Near Carter Crest in Southwest Edmonton 

While there are no commercial amenities in Carter Crest, residents still enjoy having shops, services, restaurants and recreation opportunities close by. These include grocery stores, coffee shops, banking institutions, medical and professional services, and boutique stores. Carter Crest residents also have access to great amenities in both Southwest and West Edmonton. These include some of the city’s most popular shopping hubs like the Currents of WindermereSouthgate Centre Mall and West Edmonton Mall.

Other nearby amenities include: 

  • Crossroads Shopping Centre – Lowe’s, Edmonton Public Library, misc. healthcare services, restaurants, etc. 
  • Misericordia Hospital
  • South Edmonton Common – 172+ brand name stores, Cineplex Odeon, The Rec Room, etc. 
  • South Park Centre – Walmart, coffee shops, numerous retailers and restaurants 
  • Southpoint Centre – Miscellaneous services and retailers, restaurants, grocers, etc. 
  • University of Alberta Hospital 
  • And more!

Did you know? The Currents of Windermere is home to one of two exclusive VIP movie theatres in Edmonton. The theatre includes oversized seating incorporating everything from tray tables and converted love seats, to seat-side drinks and menu items (including handcrafted cocktails and desserts). 

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Southwest Edmonton Parks and Recreation  

Carter Crest benefits from its proximity to the beautiful Whitemud Creek Ravine, granting residents convenient access to various outdoor activities. These include different walking and biking trails, nature reserves, picturesque viewpoints, and other amenities. The ravine is located next to Rainbow Valley Park, which features exciting attractions such as the Snow Valley Ski Club, Aerial Park, and a campground. The Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre is also located within walking distance.

Carter Crest is home to ample central green space, a playground, and several scenic walking trails. The Oak Hills Community League also serves residents of this nature-friendly neighbourhood. A staple in the area, the league hosts a variety of programs and events spanning everything from sports programs and seasonal celebrations to farmers’ markets and neighbourhood fence painting programs. 

Recreation amenities in and around Carter Crest include: 

Did you know? The Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre features a fitness centre, fitness classes, three indoor gyms, an indoor playground, an aquatic centre, a lazy river and much more. 

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Carter Crest and Southwest Edmonton Schools

Carter Crest is located within close proximity to several schools, including public and Catholic options, pre-schools, daycares, out-of-school care programs and more. Carter Crest designated schools can be found below: 

Designated Public Schools:

Designated Catholic Schools:


Did you know? Carter Crest has a Livability Score of 83%, which is considered exceptional. Crime rates are 46% lower than the Edmonton average, and the area is highly rated for its accessibility, employment opportunities, schools, housing, and amenities.

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Getting Around Southwest Edmonton 

Carter Crest is a triangular shaped neighbourhood bounded by Terwillegar Road, Rabbit Hill Road and the community of Leger. Nearby Whitemud Drive provides a streamlined commute to east and west Edmonton, as well as Gateway Boulevard and Calgary Trail (ideal for accessing downtown Edmonton and the Edmonton International Airport). Terwillegar Drive also connects to the southwest leg of the west Anthony Henday and 23rd Ave. 

Did you know? The Capital LRT expansion from Century Park to Ellerslie Road will add 4.5 km of track. Two new stations will be included in the extension, providing convenient service to residents of deeper southwest Edmonton. 

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