Recognized as one of Edmonton’s oldest communities, Glenora hosts the most beautiful historic homes in the capital region. In addition to mature, tree-lined streets, ravine trails and scenic river valley views, this highly desirable neighbourhood also sits close to some of the best amenities the city has to offer.
Did you know? Glenora was once part of a larger river lot homestead, initially owned by Malcolm Groat (Groat Road).
One-of-a-Kind Home Styles
As we mentioned above, Glenora houses some of the oldest homes in the city – many of which were built before 1920.
Home buyers enticed by the charm of an established character property (equipped with modern amenities) are sure to find what they’re looking for in this renowned community – which features everything from larger estate homes and mid-century bungalows to modern detached single-family properties and duplexes.
Note: Due to its fantastic location, Glenora has also become a popular choice for infill homes.
Those looking for a lower-maintenance property such as an apartment-style condo will be pleased to discover several high and low-rise opportunities available in the area – including the brand-new West Block luxury condo development (and several convenient adjoining amenities) located along 142nd street.
Average Listing Price: $551,000
Did you know? Nearly 50% of the homes in Glenora were constructed in 1960 or before.
Popular Shops and Services
Glenora also sits within walking distance to many of the city’s most famed restaurants and cafes such as Vi’s For Pies, Violino’s Gastronomia Italiana (ranked one of the best outdoor patios in Edmonton and Canada), Original Joe’s and the highly-rated Square 1 Coffee Shop.
Dozens of other shops and services such as banking institutions, fine dining restaurants, boutiques, gift shops and medical services (even a locally owned candy store) can all be found within Glenora’s famed High Street business and retail complex.
Did you know? Glenora’s popular Original Joe’s restaurant is located in an old, repurposed warehouse?
Families looking to call Glenora home are sure to appreciate having multiple schools both in and around the community. Locally, the neighbourhood is home to a K-6 and K-9 public school and a Catholic elementary.
Glenora Public Designated Schools:
- Glenora School (designated grade k-6 school)
- Westminster School (designated grade 7-9 school)
- Ross Sheppard School (designated grade 10-12 school)
Glenora Catholic Designated Schools:
- Our Lady of Peace (designated pre-k-6 school)
- St. Vincent (designated k-6 school)
- St. Mark (designated 7-9 school)
- St. Joseph (designated grade 10-12 school)
Did you know? The first Glenora School, erected in 1918 (128th Street and Stony Plain Road), now houses the community’s Baptist Church. The current Glenora school was re-built in 1940.
Parks and Recreation
Thanks to its scenic location along the Saskatchewan River Valley, Glenora features ample open green spaces, walking trails, tobogganing hills (Government House Park) and picnic sites. Other local recreational venues and attractions include:
- Alberta Legislature Grounds
- Glenora Community League
- Hawrelak Park
- Peter Hemingway Fitness and Leisure Centre
- Royal Mayfair Golf Club
- Telus World of Science
- Victoria Golf Course
Did you know? Alexander Circle Park, located in the heart of this charming community, has been noted as one of Edmonton’s best photo spots.
Extremely accessible, Glenora is surrounded by some of Edmonton’s most convenient commuter routes. The neighbourhood is bordered to the north by 107th Avenue, which runs west to 170th Street (West Edmonton Mall area) and east to Wayne Gretzky Drive.
Stony Plain Road also passes directly through the neighbourhood’s centre, making it easy for residents to reach both the Anthony Henday and Edmonton’s city centre in 15 minutes or less. 142nd Street and Groat Road also provide quick access to the Yellowhead Highway.
Did you know? Glenora is extremely accessible via transit with direct commutes to downtown Edmonton along Stony Plain Road.
For more information on the many Edmonton real estate opportunities currently available in Glenora, or the city’s other many popular infill communities, get in touch with us today! Or, feel free to download your free copy of our eBook: Edmonton’s Top Infill Communities.Terry Paranych on