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Glenwood is an older community located in established West Edmonton. With roots dating back to the early 1900s, the neighbourhood was once part the former Town of Jasper Place. When the town amalgamated with the greater City of Edmonton in 1964, Glenwood absorbed the adjoining community of Westlawn – making it one of the largest neighbourhoods in the city.

Did you know? Glenwood is one of 13 communities that once comprised the Town of Jasper Place. Today, this collection of communities makes up Edmonton’s Jasper Place district. 

Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Glenwood in West Edmonton

Most residential development in Glenwood took place during the 1950s and 1960s, when the neighbourhood consisted almost entirely of single-family homes. Today, the community offers buyers a broad mix of low, medium and high-density home styles, consisting of everything from detached homes and duplexes to townhomes and low-maintenance apartment-style condos.

Low-rise apartments account for just under half of all homes within Glenwood, with one-bedroom, one-bathroom condos starting as low as $100,000. Due to their proximity to fantastic amenities, these apartment units are a prime choice for first-time buyers and Edmonton real estate investors.

See also: The Top Reasons Why Your First Home Should Also be an Investment Property

Single-family homes make up 49% of residential home styles in Glenwood. Renovated post-war bungalows are prevalent throughout, featuring large lots and recent upgrades including new systems and appliances, finished basements, updated kitchens and bathrooms and more. Rear detached infill homes are also becoming increasingly prevalent as the area’s older homes are replaced.

Attached and semi-detached homes in Glenwood with three-bedrooms and two bathrooms are priced in the mid 200s. Here too, investment opportunities are abundant thanks to multi-family developments for sale in the area.

Average Listing Price in Glenwood: $480,000

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Did you know? Glenwood’s name is the result of a contest that was held to name to the newly amalgamated Town of Hasper Place. (source: City of Edmonton)

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Amenities in West Edmonton 

Glenwood residents enjoy having some of Edmonton’s best amenities within arms’ reach. Not only is the neighbourhood home to several commercial areas (featuring health services, restaurants, coffee shops and more), but the community also sits adjacent to Mayfield Common. Last but not least, Glenwood is within walking distance of West Edmonton Mall - featuring over 800 stores and services, and several world-class attractions (World Waterpark, Galaxyland, Scotiabank Theatre, etc.).

Other amenities near Glenwood include:

Did you know? Known as “Edmonton's Grandest Market”, the 124th Street Grand Market operates May through October at three different locations. Since it was launched in 2012, the market has played an integral role in supporting local businesses.

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West Edmonton Parks and Recreation  

In addition to several pocket parks and playgrounds Glenwood features an active community league, which hosts various family-friendly events and programs throughout the year. Nearby MacKinnon Ravine Park also offers access to the greater North Saskatchewan River Valley, including Government House ParkHawrelak Park, the Royal Mayfair Golf Club and Emily Murphy Park.

Additional recreational amenities:

Did you know? Fred Broadstock Outdoor Pool is a 25-metre, six-lane pool featuring one and three-metre diving boards, children’s play pool, spray park, sundeck and picnic tables.

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Schools in Glenwood and West Edmonton 

Ideal for growing families, Glenwood is home to SIX schools, including a public elementary and public junior high school, a Christian school, Catholic school and two Montessori schools. There are also several daycares operating in the area, many of which offer transportation to and from school and out-of-school programs.

Designated Public Schools:

Designated Catholic Schools:


Did you know? As per the Areavibes Livability Index, Glenwood has a community rating of 73%, which is considered excellent. This is due to the area’s amenities, accessibility cost of living, healthcare and schools.

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Commuting From West Edmonton

Glenwood is defined by 170th Street to the west, Stony Plain Road to the north, 156th Street to the east and 95th Ave to the south. Stony Plain Road provides access to the downtown core and the west Anthony Henday, while 170th Street transects Yellowhead Highway to the north and Whitemud Drive to the south. Transit opportunities are also abundant along these two major thoroughfares, with several stops and routes operating throughout the area.

The development of the West Valley LRT line will also see LRT service extended to several communities directly south of Glenwood.

Did you know? Edmonton’s Valley Line is a 27 km LRT line that will operate between Southeast Edmonton (Mill Woods) and West Edmonton (Lewis Farms).

Get in touch with us for more information on West Edmonton homes for sale and real estate offerings in Glenwood. And don’t forget to take advantage of our free buyer’s resources, including:

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