Larkspur is a newer neighbourhood located in Southeast Edmonton. Part of the greater Meadows district, Larkspur is an amenity-friendly community known for its broad array of modern home styles – including roomy single-family homes and duplexes, contemporary townhomes and apartment-style condos. In addition, Larkspur’s proximity to Whitemud Drive makes the community extremely accessible, providing a convenient commute to popular South Edmonton amenities and the greater capital region.
Did you know? Like all neighbourhoods comprising the Meadows, Larkspur takes its name from a plant/flower. In this case, an old-fashioned annual flower known for its many colours.
Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Larkspur
Though development in Larkspur began in the mid-1980s, the area remained under active development until the early 2000s. This has resulted in a mix of home styles, consisting of roughly 80% single-family residences and 20% multi-family housing.
Detached homes in Larkspur vary by size and style and include everything from spacious front-attached models to eye-catching laned homes. Single-family residences in the community feature an average of four bedrooms, four bathrooms and 1,800 square feet of living space for $450,000. Flexible open floor plans and contemporary features are also common to Larkspur homes and may include:
- Entertainer’s kitchens
- Spa-like ensuites
- Walk-in closets
- Natural stone countertops
- Designer lighting
- Family rooms/dens/flex rooms
- New flooring
- Fresh paint
- Energy-saving systems and appliances
- Wet bars
- High ceilings
- Walk-through pantries
- Central A/C
- Oversized double-detached garages
- Outdoor entertainment spaces
- Mature landscaping
Larkspur duplexes are also readily available, providing the best of both worlds when it comes to single-family home features and affordability. Three-bedroom, three bathroom models, starting at less than $300,000, make the ideal home for first-time buyers, downsizers and growing families.
Average Listing Price in Larkspur: $326,000
Convenient Shops and Services
Larkspur residents enjoy having countless shops and services within walking distance. These include the many big-box retailers of the adjoining RioCan Meadows (Superstore, Home Depot, restaurants, banking institutions, etc.) and the Dream Centre (Walmart, Landmark Cinemas, coffee shops, etc.). Other major shopping hubs, such as Mill Woods Town Centre, South Edmonton Common and Southgate Centre, can all be reached in less than 15-minutes.
- Grey Nuns Community Hospital
- Market at the Meadows – Save-on-Foods, medical centre, Shopper’s Drug Mart, banking institutions, etc.
- Tamarack Common – CHALO! Fresh Co., various restaurants, retailers and services.
Did you know? Spread over 320 acres and containing 2,300,000 square feet of retail space, South Edmonton Common is considered one of North America’s largest open-air retail developments.
Parks and Recreation
An outdoor-lover’s delight, Larkspur offers plenty of open green space. Besides a centrally located school and playground site, the area includes several walking paths, sports fields, a skating rink and a scenic stormwater pond. Larkspur residents are also served by the Meadows Community League (TMCL). One of the largest community leagues in Edmonton, TMCL hosts a variety of locally run programs and events, including youth activities, outdoor movie nights, arts and crafts, sports, walking clubs, community gardens, etc.
The Meadows Recreation Centre is situated in neighbouring Silver Berry and includes a leisure pool, waterslide, fitness centre, gymnasium, indoor playground, spray deck and more.
Parks and Recreation:
Did you know? Jackie Parker Park remains one of Southeast Edmonton’s most beloved outdoor recreation spaces – and it’s not hard to see why! The park offers many family-friendly amenities, including a climbing wall, two fire rings, an off-leash site, pavilion, picnic sites, playground, small lake and spray park!
There are two schools in Larkspur: a public elementary and a public junior high. The surrounding communities also house various other educational opportunities, including Catholic and other non-secular schools, daycares, pre-schools and secondary options.
Designated Public Schools:
- Velma E. Baker School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Thelma Chalifoux School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- McNally School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Designated Catholic Schools:
- St. Kateri School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Father Michael Troy School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Austin O’Brien School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
- Holy Trinity School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Did you know? According to the Areavibes Liveability Index, Larkspur boasts an excellent livability score (71%), thanks to its low cost of living, proximity to amenities and local schools.
Commuting From Southeast Edmonton
Another attribute drawing Edmonton home buyers to Larkspur is its ultra-accessibility. Defined by Whitemud Drive to the north, Larkspur offers a streamlined commute to the greater City of Edmonton, Sherwood Park and more. The neighbourhood also sits within a short distance of the east Anthony Henday, which provides swift access to the Edmonton International Airport.
While transit opportunities in and around Larkspur are still developing, the community already sits adjacent to a large transit centre. From here, residents will also be afforded access to the LRT Valley Line, which will feature several stops in nearby Mill Woods.
Did you know? The Southeast leg of the Edmonton Valley Line will run 27 km and operate between Mill Woods in Southeast Edmonton and Lewis Farms in West Edmonton.
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