Southeast Edmonton is defined by an array of family-friendly communities, including contemporary new residential areas still undergoing development and character neighbourhoods ripe with mature trees and historic charm.
One such neighbourhood includes Forest Heights – a wonderfully established community defined by river valley views, vast open green spaces and a diverse array of affordable homes suitable for every lifestyle, taste and budget.
Did you know? Forest Heights also borders Edmonton’s famous Riverside Golf Course. Suitable for golfers of all skill levels, this 18-hole course is highlighted by some of the most beautiful scenery the city has to offer.
Forest Heights Homes For Sale
As we mentioned above, Forest Heights houses a broad range of homes in all styles and price points. Though the neighbourhood became part of the greater City of Edmonton in 1913, development didn’t begin until the early 1940s (mostly complete by the late 70s/early 80s). As such, Forest Heights features a large number of character bungalows on expansive lots, many having been outfitted with the latest upgrades and features.
Thanks to its fantastic location and convenient, established amenities, Forest Heights is also known for its eye-catching infill homes. As many of the neighbourhood’s older properties are being replaced (with two-story single-family residences, in particular), Forest Heights represents the best of both worlds for Edmonton buyers looking for a modern home in a mature setting.
While single-family homes account for the majority of real estate opportunities in Forest Heights, those in search of a lower-maintenance home style are also in luck. Contemporary, low-rise apartment-style condos are also readily available in the area, followed by a smaller number of affordable, semi-detached homes.
Average Southeast Edmonton Home Price: $454,000
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Did you know? Forest Heights was recently featured in our latest downloadable guide: Edmonton’s Top Infill Communities.
Abundant Family-Friendly Amenities
Forest Heights is transected by several significant roadways (106th Ave, 101st Ave and 79th Street NW.). The majority of the community’s commercial amenities can be found along these thoroughfares- including medical centres and other healthcare services, daycares, local eateries and more. To the west (a stone’s throw away, across Wayne Gretzky Drive) also sits Capilano Mall, featuring a grocery store, Walmart, banking institutions, restaurants and numerous big-box retailers.
Forest Heights also sits less than a 10-minute drive from Edmonton City Centre. Known as downtown Edmonton’s premier shopping destination, the centre features two stories of shops as well as a number of restaurants, services and a movie theatre.
Other nearby amenities include:
- Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre
- Little Brick Café
- Edmonton Expo Centre / Northlands
- Royal Alexandra Hospital
- Various local coffee shops (Starbucks, Second Cup, etc.)
- And much more!
Did you know? Located in the neighbouring community of Riverdale, The Little Brick Café and General Store has repeatedly been recognized as one of Edmonton’s Best Independent Coffee Shops.
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Yet another feature that makes Forest Heights so family-friendly is the number of schools situated in the immediate area. In addition to two local public schools (elementary and senior high), the community also houses a local private school (Headway School) and a French-language junior high/high school.
Other educational opportunities, including Catholic schools and additional private options, can be found just a short distance away (less than a 5-minute drive) in the adjoining community of Ottewell.
Forest Heights Designated Public Schools:
- Forest Heights School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Hardisty School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- McNally School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Forest Heights Designated Catholic Schools:
- St. Brendan (Designated Grade K-9 School)
- St. Monica (Designated Pre-Kindergarten)
- Austin O’Brien (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
- École Michaëlle-Jean
- Children’s Day Out Play School
- Headway School
- The Waldorf School of Independent Thought
Did you know? Forest Heights is also home to Newman Theological College and the St. Joseph Seminary (one of only two major Roman Catholic seminaries in all of Western Canada).
Parks and Recreation
A nature lover’s delight, Forest Heights sits surrounded by some of the best outdoor amenities southeast Edmonton has to offer. In addition to both the North Saskatchewan River Valley and a popular 18-hole golf course, the neighbourhood provides convenient access to the Capilano Ravine, local pocket parks, bike trails, walking paths, picnic sites and much more.
The Forest Terrace Heights Community League also takes an extremely active role in the community and offers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor programming for residents of all ages (including soccer, pilates, swim programs, community garden initiatives, etc.).
Other nearby recreational amenities:
- Accidental Beach
- Bonnie Doon Leisure Centre
- Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre
- Edmonton Ski Club
- Forest Heights Park
- Gallagher Park
- Gold Bar Park
- Hardisty Fitness and Leisure Centre
- Henrietta Muir Edwards Park
- Highlands Golf Club
- Louise McKinney Riverfront Park
- Muttart Conservatory
Did you know? Forest Heights Park is one of the largest parks in Edmonton’s North Saskatchewan River Valley parks system and features multiple sports fields and a four-kilometre riverside looping trail.
An Ultra-Convenient Commute
Forest Heights is bounded by 84th Street to the west, 106th Ave / Rowland Road to the north, Wayne Gretzky Drive to the east, and 98th Ave to the south. Rowland Road and 98th Ave are incredibly convenient for those who work in downtown Edmonton, which can be reached in under 10-minutes. Additionally, nearby Wayne Gretzky Drive provides direct access to the Yellowhead Trail (north), Anthony Henday via Baseline Road (west), the Sherwood Park Freeway (82nd Ave) and Whitemud Drive (south).
Several bus stops can also be found throughout the community. The future LRT Valley Line will also see the development of two LRT stations in the nearby neighbourhoods of Holyrood and Strathearn.
Learn more about Forest Heights or any one of Edmonton’s other diverse communities by reaching out to us or visiting our exclusive Communities Blog. And, don’t forget to take advantage of our free home buyer’s resources below:
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