Edmonton Community Spotlight: Donsdale in West Edmonton Featured Image

Donsdale is an affluent neighbourhood located in scenic West Edmonton. Nestled alongside the North Saskatchewan River Valley, Donsdale boasts fantastic views, close proximity to amenities and beautiful single-family homes. Luxury properties complete with large lots and lavish finishes account for all real estate opportunities in the area, making it ideal for buyers in search of a high-end home in a picture-perfect neighbourhood.

Did you know? Donsdale was named after Frank Doncaster, a landowner in the area during the 1940s.

Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Donsdale

Perfect for growing families, most detached luxury homes in Donsdale feature an average of four bedrooms, four bathrooms and 2,500+ square feet of living space. Though the majority of homes in the area were constructed during the 1990s and early 2000s, these properties have been meticulously maintained. Modern upgrades are also standard among Donsdale’s luxury homes, with recent renovations including everything from new countertops and cabinetry to updated flooring and refinished bathrooms. Other features to expect from a Donsdale home may include:

  • Chef-inspired kitchens
  • 5+ -piece luxury ensuites (soaker tubs, heated flooring, rain showers, dual vanities, double-sided fireplaces, etc.)
  • Walk-in closets
  • Energy-efficient appliances and systems
  • Grand entryways
  • Spiral staircases
  • High ceilings
  • Built-in cabinetry
  • Finished basements
  • Rec rooms
  • Wet bars
  • Tiered decks
  • Outdoor entertainment spaces
  • Landscaped yards
  • And more!

Many Donsdale homes offer panoramic views of the North Saskatchewan River and Wedgewood Creek Ravine. The neighbourhood also makes an attractive option for Edmonton downsizers and retirees, thanks to a resort-style senior living community in its west end. These include various high-end bungalows highlighted by exclusive onsite amenities. Buyers interested in building their dream luxury home from the ground up may take advantage of vacant lot opportunities in Donsdale.

See also: 6 Key Benefits of Purchasing an Infill Home in Edmonton

Average Listing Price in Donsdale: $1M*

See Homes For Sale in Donsdale

Did you know? Donsdale 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, which amalgamated with Edmonton in 1964.

Readily Available Amenities

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A large commercial complex can be found to Donsdale’s immediate northwest, providing residents with convenient access to grocers, coffee shops, restaurants, health services, banking institutions and more. Donsdale also sits within proximity of several major shopping hubs, including the Marketplace at Callingwood 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
  • Hampton Market
  • 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.
  • Etc.

Did you know? Established in 1984, the Callingwood Farmers’ Market is Edmonton’s largest and original outdoor farmers’ market. The market runs from May – October and features over 125 rotating vendors every week. 

Parks and Recreation  

Donsdale is a nature-friendly neighbourhood defined by parks, open green spaces, ravine trails and river valley views. Residents are also served by the Lessard Community League, offering a playschool, Green Shack programs, sports initiatives and various family-oriented events throughout the year. Donsdale is located just a stone’s throw away from Wedgewood Heights Park and Callingwood Park – home to the Jamie Platz Family YMCA, Callingwood Twin Arenas and Callingwood Spray Park.

Other recreational amenities near Donsdale include:

Did you know? According to Areavibes, Donsdale has a liveability score of 81/100, which is considered exceptional. The area ranks in the 81st percentile due to its amenities, low crime rates and housing. 

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Donsdale Schools

There are several schools located within walking distance of Donsdale, including Centennial Elementary School, S. Bruce Smith Junior High and Good Shepherd Catholic Elementary School. There are also several daycares and playschools in the area, in addition to out-of-school care programs.

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Designated Catholic Schools:


Did you know? The University of Alberta is less than a 15-minute drive from Dechene via Whitemud Drive and Fox Drive. 

Commuting From Donsdale 

Donsdale is a uniquely shaped neighbourhood defined by Lessard Road to the northwest, the North Saskatchewan River Valley to the east and Wedgewood Ravine to the south. The nearby west Anthony Henday provides swift access to the greater capital region, while Whitemud Drive offers a streamlined commute to east Edmonton and downtown.

Transit opportunities are readily available via adjoining Lessard Road, with several stops and routes operating throughout the area.

Did you know? Edmonton’s future Valley LRT line will connect west and south Edmonton. The route will operate from Mill Woods to Webber Greens, with stops in nearby communities of Meadowlark ParkSummerlea and Belmead

*Average home prices based on current real estate inventory available 

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