Gariepy is an established neighbourhood located in the heart of West Edmonton. Boasting quiet, tree-lined streets, serene river valley views and proximity to fantastic amenities, Gariepy is a popular choice for families looking for a community near it all. In addition, home styles in the area are extremely diverse and well suited to buyers of all tastes, lifestyles and budgets. Gariepy is often referred to as “Lessard”, especially in the neighbourhood’s west end, where it borders Lessard Road, NW.
Did you know? Gariepy was named after Edmonton Town councillor, politician and local pioneer merchant Joseph Hormisdas Gariepy.
Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Gariepy
Development in Gariepy began in the 1970s, continuing into the early 1980s. Single-family homes account for over 60% of residences in the area, equipped with four bedrooms, four bathrooms and 2,000+ square feet of living space. Priced at an average of $600,000, detached homes in Gariepy are considered relatively affordable when taking number of bedrooms, lot size, square footage and location into account.
Though older, most homes within Gariepy have been meticulously maintained and renovated to include the latest finishes such as hardwood flooring, granite countertops, energy-efficient systems and appliances, upgraded kitchens and more.
Other features to expect from a Gariepy home may include:
- Vaulted ceilings
- Built-in cabinetry
- Wood burning fireplaces
- Four-piece ensuites w/soaker tub
- Walk-in closets
- Ample storage space
- Finished basements
- Private balconies
- Oversized yards w/mature landscaping
- Outdoor entertainment spaces
- And more!
Attached and semi-detached homes account for all remaining real estate opportunities in Gariepy, offering buyers single-family home features on a budget. Prices start at $120,000 for a two-bedroom, one-bathroom unit with 900+ square feet. Gariepy is also home to Lessard Village, an adult-only duplex development located in the neighbourhood’s southeast end. Perfect for downsizers, this gated community includes a local pool and backs onto a nearby golf course.
Average Listing Price in Gariepy: $444,000
Did you know? Gariepy is one of 17 neighbourhoods comprising the district of West Jasper Place. Several communities within the district were once part of the Town of Jasper Place, which amalgamated with Edmonton in 1964.
West Edmonton’s Best Amenities
While there are no commercial amenities located in Gariepy proper, the neighbourhood sits within short driving distance of several popular shopping hubs, including the Marketplace and Callingwood, Hampton Market and world-famous West Edmonton Mall. Located less than 10 minutes’ drive to the north, West Ed features over 800 stores and services, 100 dining venues and twelve major attractions.
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, Aldergrove has a liveability score of 95/100, considered exceptional. The area ranks in the 95th percentile regarding amenities, crime rates, housing and schools.
Enjoying the Great Outdoors
A nature lover’s delight, Gariepy is known for its abundant recreational space. Besides a centrally located park and playground, the community borders Edmonton’s beautiful North Saskatchewan River Valley, which encompasses nearby Patricia Ravine, Rio Park, Westridge Park and over 160 km of interconnected trails and pathways. Gariepy is also defined to the east by Alberta’s oldest private golf course.
Other recreational amenities near Gariepy:
- Buena Vista Park
- Callingwood Park
- Edmonton Valley Zoo
- Fort Edmonton Park
- Fred Broadstock Outdoor Swimming Pool
- Jamie Platz YMCA
- Jasper Place Fitness and Leisure Centre
- Johnny Bright Sports Park
- Lewis Estates Golf Course
- Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park
- Snow Valley Ski Club
- Whitemud Park
- And more
Did you know? Gariepy features an active community league that hosts a wealth of family-friendly programs including sports and Green Shack programs, seniors’ initiatives and a local preschool.
Younger children living in Gariepy are served by a centrally located K-6 school, Centennial Elementary. Further educational opportunities such as junior and senior high schools, Catholic schools, daycares and out-of-school care programs can all be found in the surrounding neighbourhoods.
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:
- Our Lady Of The Prairies 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? Gariepy has been chosen for Neighbourhood and Alley Renewal. This city-led program aims to improve how people walk, bike, drive and gather in Edmonton’s most mature communities.
Getting Around From Gariepy
Gariepy is bounded by Lessard Road to the west, Callingwood Road to the north, the Edmonton Country Club to the east and the North Saskatchewan River Valley to the south. Lessard Road is incredibly convenient for commuters due to its direct connection to both the west Anthony Henday and Whitemud Drive. Nearby 170th Street also provides access to the downtown core in less than 30 minutes via adjoining Stony Plain Road.
Though Gariepy remains mostly car-dependent (a car is required to complete most errands), the area is considered bike-friendly thanks to the river valley trail system. Several transit stops and routes also operate throughout the neighbourhood, with accessibility expected to improve with the arrival of the West Valley LRT line.
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 the neighbouring communities of Meadowlark Park, Summerlea and Belmead.
*Average home prices based on current real estate inventory available
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