A highly sought-after community known for its mature landscape, scenic river valley setting and proximity to downtown, Parkview represents one of Edmonton’s largest residential neighbourhoods. But tree-lined streets, manicured lots and breathtaking cityscape views aren’t the only qualities drawing Edmonton home buyers to this charming, family-friendly community. Parkview remains in high demand thanks to its vibrant amenities and some of the most beautiful luxury homes west Edmonton has to offer.
Did you know? Parkview was created as a result of two subdivided neighbourhoods, Valleyview and Buena Vista. All three communities were named for the area’s scenic river valley vantage points.
Eclectic Single-Family Homes
Real estate opportunities in Parkview consist predominantly of single-family homes, though there are a few semi-detached homes and apartment-style condos scattered throughout the area. As residential development in Parkview first began just after the Second World War and continued through to the 1960s, the neighbourhood is home to many affordable, detached-single family bungalows featuring plenty of character and new upgrades.
Parkview is also renowned for its large luxury homes of all ages and styles. Modern, luxury infill properties featuring multiple bedrooms, roomy open floor plans and the latest designer features and finishes are becoming increasingly popular in the community due to its desirable location.
Parkview Average Listing Price: $977,000
Did you know? Parkview was recently featured in our highly popular post: 6 Key Benefits of Purchasing an Infill Home in Edmonton.
Easily Accessible Amenities
Parkview hosts a centrally located shopping centre (Valleyview Shopping Centre) featuring a local IGA grocery store (a staple of the neighbourhood), various services and the highly popular Rebel Food and Drink restaurant.
Other favoured shopping destinations and amenities in the area include Crestwood Centre (home to Café Blackbird, Allegro Italian Kitchen, Delux Burger Bar, Cobs Bread and many other fantastic shops and services) as well as the Meadowlark Health and Shopping Centre (Wal Mart, grocers, various medical services, banking institutions, Brewsters Brewing Company and more).
Other nearby amenities include:
- Mayfield Common
- Misericordia Community Hospital
- Stony Plain Road (numerous shops and services)
- Terra Losa Shopping Centre
- West Edmonton Mall
- And more!
Did you know? Thanks to the neighbourhood’s thriving business sector (which is thought to be a significant contributor to the community’s overall personality) Parkview is often referred to as “a city within a city.”
Parks and Recreation
Aptly named, Parkview offers residents no shortage of parks, open green spaces and outdoor recreation.
A centrally located park space housing the local community league can be found within the heart of the neighbourhood. This area features a large community rink, playground, basketball court and soccer fields shared with a local school. The Parkview Community League, which hosts numerous family-friendly events and programs including soccer, karate, ladies’ sports nights and more, remains a favourite among locals.
The river valley also borders Parkview’s entire east end, giving residents access to a broad network of walking trails and cycling paths as well as several parks, including Hawrelak Park, MacKinnon Ravine Park, Buena Vista and Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park.
Additional recreational amenities:
- Edmonton Valley Zoo
- Emily Murphy Park
- Fort Edmonton Park
- Hawrelak Off-Leash Dog Park
- Jasper Place Fitness and Leisure Centre
- Peter Hemingway Fitness and Leisure Centre
- Royal Mayfair Golf Club
- Victoria Golf Course
- Whitemud Park
Did you know? Hawrelak Park hosts several of Edmonton’s most popular outdoor events and festivals throughout the year, including the Edmonton Heritage Festival, the Silver Skate Festival and the Ice Castles. It is also home to western Canada’s largest outdoor amphitheatre.
A great neighbourhood for families, Parkview is home to two local schools – a public elementary/junior high school and a Catholic junior high. Additional public, Catholic, private and Christian options can all be found within the surrounding communities.
Designated Public Schools:
Designated Catholic Schools:
- Our Lady Of Peace School (Designated Pre-K-6 School)
- St. Paul School (Designated K-6 School)
- St. Rose School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- St. Francis Xavier School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
- Crestwood Montessori School
- Edmonton West Christian School
- Meadowlark Christian School
- Montessori and Me
- Progressive Academy
Did you know? The Parkview Community League also hosts non-profit Preschool and Kindercare programs featuring play-based activities for children ages three and four.
An Excellent Location
Parkview is bordered by 149th Street to the west, scenic Valley View Drive to the north and east and 87th Ave to the south. 149th Street running north/south provides residents streamlined access to several major thoroughfares, including Whitemud Drive, Stony Plain Road (13-minutes to downtown Edmonton) and the Yellowhead Highway.
87th Ave (east/west) connects with 170th and 178th Street (West Edmonton Mall) and the west Anthony Henday as well as 142nd street. 142nd Street transects the neighbourhood of Parkview proper and (like 149th Street) runs north to Stony Plain Road and the Yellowhead.
While Parkview remains primarily car-reliant, several bus routes operate in and around the community. The area is also extremely cyclist-friendly.
Did you know? Parkview’s flat terrain combined with the river valley’s nearby trail systems make it an ideal community for cycling. Both Edmonton’s city centre, the University of Alberta and West Edmonton Mall can be reached in less than half an hour by bike.
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- Choosing the Right Neighbourhood – Your all-in-one guide to finding the right Edmonton community
- Edmonton’s Top Infill Communities – One-of-a-kind homes, tree-lined streets and unbeatable charm are just a sampling of what you’ll find in Edmonton’s many fantastic infill communities.
- The Terry Paranych Home Buyer Guide – Everything you need to know about the home buying process in Edmonton, start to finish.