Dechene is a smaller community located in Lessard. First established in the 1980s, the neighbourhood boasts a quiet, family-friendly atmosphere and sits within proximity of popular West Edmonton amenities including West Edmonton Mall and the North Saskatchewan River Valley. Buyers are also attracted to Dechene due to the area’s affordable single-family homes, which are known for their exceptional value.
Did you know? The community was named after Joseph Miville Dechene. Originally from Quebec, Dechene was among the first to homestead in Morinville (1892). Dechene moved to Edmonton a few years later to establish a news and tobacco store and served as member of the Alberta Legislature (1921 – 1940).
Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Dechene
Detached homes account for nearly 90% of all real estate opportunities in Dechene. Home styles in the area consist mainly of two-storey front attached models, with four bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,000 square feet. Though nearly all properties were constructed between 1980 and the early 2000s, these homes are anything but outdated. Modern upgrades and features to expect from a Dechene home include:
- New flooring
- Renovated kitchens (stone countertops, eat-in islands, new cabinetry, plenty of cupboard and counter space, etc.)
- Upgraded ensuites (soaker tubs, rain showers, dual vanities, heated ceramic flooring, etc.)
- Grand spiral staircases
- Formal living and dining rooms
- Vaulted ceilings
- Ample storage
- Wood burning fireplaces
- Finished basements
- Air conditioning
- Large lots
- Outdoor entertainment spaces
- Mature tress and landscaping
- Heated garages
- And more!
Average Listing Price in Dechene: $488,000
Did you know? Dechene is one of 17 neighbourhoods comprising the larger West Jasper Place district. Many communities within the area were once part of the Town of Jasper Place (Britannia-Youngstown, Canora, High Park, etc.) which amalgamated with Edmonton in 1964.
Dechene houses a small commercial complex featuring grocer, medical services, restaurant, coffee shops and more. Here too, the neighbourhood sits within 10-minutes of the Marketplace and Callingwood, Hampton Market and world-famous West Edmonton Mall.
Additional nearby amenities include:
- Depot 170 – PetSmart, Toys R Us, The Keg, Starbucks, Chapters, The Home Depot, etc.
- Edmonton Public Library
- Mayfield Common – Save-on-Foods, Winners, JYSK, various restaurants, etc.
- Misericordia Hospital
- SmartCentres Edmonton West – Walmart, RONA, multiple restaurants, etc.
- Terra Losa Shopping Centre – Safeway, Staples, Marshalls, etc.
- Westpoint Centre – Canadian Tire, Mark’s, Schanks Sports Grill, etc.
Did you know? According to the Areavibes Liveability Score, Dechene has a liveability score of 77/100, which is considered exceptional. The community comes highly rated for its cost of living, proximity to amenities and schools, as well as its low crime rates (21% lower than the Edmonton average).
Parks and Recreation
Dechene includes plenty of centrally located green space, highlighted by sports fields and a playground. The neighbourhood is also located within walking distance of the scenic North Saskatchewan River Valley (Patricia Ravine and Westridge Park), and the Wedgewood Ravine. Callingwood Park (located 5-minutes north) includes further recreational amenities such as playgrounds, a spray and skate park, sports fields, and an off-leash dog area. It also encompasses the Callingwood Twin Arenas.
Dechene residents are served by the Willowby Community League, situated in Ormsby Place. The league hosts a wide range of local events ranging from children’s preschool and playgroups to seniors’ clubs and sports programs.
Other recreational amenities near Dechene include:
- Edmonton Country Club
- Fort Edmonton Park
- Jamie Platz Family YMCA
- Jasper Place Fitness and Leisure Centre
- Lewis Estates Golf Course
- West Meadowlark Spray Park
- Whitemud Park
- And more
Did you know? The Edmonton Country Club is a distinguished 18-hole course suited to new and experienced golfers alike. It is also recognized as Alberta’s oldest private golf course, with roots dating back to the early 1900s.
There are two schools in Dechene – a Catholic elementary school and a public junior high school. Further educational opportunities, including public and non-secular schools, daycares and preschools can be found in the surrounding communities.
Designated Public Schools:
- Centennial School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- S. Bruce Smith School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Jasper Place School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Designated Catholic Schools:
- Good Shepherd School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- H. E. Beriault School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- St. Oscar Romero School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Did you know? The University of Alberta is less than a 15-minute drive from Dechene via Whitemud Drive and Fox Drive.
Commuting From West Edmonton
Dechene is a triangular-shaped community bounded by 184th Street to the west, Callingwood Road to the north, and Lessard Road to the east. Residents of this accessible neighbourhood enjoy a convenient commute to the greater capital region thanks to the nearby west Anthony Henday, as well as central Edmonton via Whitemud Drive.
There are some transit routes operating throughout Dechene, providing access to two major transit centres – West Edmonton Mall Transit Centre and Lewis Farms Transit Centre. Lewis Farms will also represent the final stop along the West Valley LRT line.
Did you know? Edmonton’s Valley Line is a 27km LRT track that will operate between Southeast Edmonton (Mill Woods) and West Edmonton (Lewis Farms).
*Average home prices based on current real estate inventory available
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