Beautifully mature, easily accessible and extremely amenity-friendly, the Southwest Edmonton community of Pleasantview became part of the greater City of Edmonton in the early 1900s. Despite its established status, the area did not undergo significant development until after the Second World War, where much of the land was sold to Canadian soldiers returning from overseas (under the Veteran’s Land Act).
As a result of its diverse real estate opportunities and excellent location, Pleasantview has rapidly become one of south side Edmonton’s most popular neighbourhoods.
Did you know? Passed in 1942, The Veterans Land Act provided eligible Veterans with low-interest loans to purchase land, livestock and equipment. (source: Veteran Affairs Canada)
Pleasantview Properties For Sale
As we mentioned above, Pleasantview is home to a diverse range of home styles, suited to nearly every lifestyle, taste and budget.
According to the City of Edmonton, single-family homes account for just under half of all residences, with one in five homes constructed just after WWII. The majority of other single-family homes in the area were built in the 1960s and 1970s. However, the community is now seeing an influx of modern infill homes, thanks to its excellent location. As a result, Edmonton home buyers have their choice of everything from older (upgraded) bungalows on oversized lots to contemporary, two-story infill properties outfitted with the lasted features (and everything in between).
The remaining half of Pleasantview residences consist firstly of affordable, apartment-style condos (both high and low-rise), followed by low-maintenance townhomes and spacious duplexes, all of which can be found scattered throughout this one-of-a-kind neighbourhood.
Did you know? Pleasantview has been chosen for renewal via the City of Edmonton’s Building Great Neighbourhoods program. This initiative is geared towards improving neighbourhood experiences via renewed roads, sidewalks, parks, green spaces and other revitalized community opportunities.
Average Listing Price: $457,000
All the Amenities
Aside from Pleasantview’s attractive real estate opportunities, the neighbourhood also boasts a broad range of desirable, family-friendly amenities. One such notable amenity includes Southgate Centre, featuring over 165 stores and services (including grocery, banking institutions, medical services and more).
Pleasantview residents also enjoy having access to numerous shops, box-box retailers, services and restaurants along nearby Calgary Trail and to South Edmonton Common (one of the largest open-air retail developments in North America), 10-minutes drive to the south.
Last but not least, Whyte Ave also sits just a short distance away to the community’s north. A vibrant city hot spot, this famous district features ample boutique shops, unique restaurants and gastro-pubs, bars, cafes and hosts some of the Edmonton’s most anticipated festivals.
A small commercial district (featuring a Rexall Drug Store, coffee shop and medical centre) can also be found tucked away in the community’s far southwest corner.
Other fantastic amenities in the vicinity include:
- South Park Shopping Centre
- The Italian Centre
- The Bothy Wine and Whisky Bar
- Family Medical Services
- Bakeries and Coffee Shops
- Bernard Callebaut Chocolaterie
- Sunterra Market
- Strathcona Farmers Market
- The University of Alberta Hospital
- And more!
Did you know? First established in 1970 (containing only 65 stores), Southgate Centre has become south Edmonton’s largest shopping mall and the city’s premier fashion destination.
Parks, Open Green Spaces and Family-Fun
Several parks can be found throughout the Pleasantview neighbourhood, including a massive site (with playgrounds, picnic tables, soccer fields and baseball diamond) and Angus Murray Park.
In addition to large a large hockey rink, tennis courts, a multi-sports court and playground, Angus Murray Park also houses the Pleasantview Community League. A fantastic place for residents to get together, the league offers an array of family-friendly programs for all ages and hosts various events throughout the year (including fitness classes, kids’ soccer and skating, movie night and more).
Other nearby recreational amenities include:
- The Derrick Golf and Winter Club
- Kinsmen Park
- Kinsmen Pitch and Putt
- Kinsmen Sports Centre
- Rainbow Valley Park
- Scona Pool
- Snow Valley Ski Club
- Whitemud Creek Ravine (North)
- Whitemud Park
Did you know? Pleasantview contains one of south Edmonton’s highest elevation points – a hill offering the spectacular views after which the community is named for.
Various schooling options are also available to Pleasantview families, including a highly regarded local K-6 school (Mount Pleasant). All other educational opportunities can be found just a short distance away in the surrounding communities of Allendale Park, Lendrum Place, Queen Alexandra, etc.
Designated Public Schools
- Lendrum School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Allendale School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Strathcona School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Designated Catholic Schools
- St. Monica (Pre-Kindergarten)
- Our Lady Of Mount Carmel (Designated Grade K-9 School)
- Louis St. Laurent (Designated Grade 7-12 School)
Did you know? Mount Pleasant has consistently been rated as one of the top schools in Edmonton based on student performance.
Your Daily Commute
A commuter’s delight, Pleasantview sits conveniently bounded by 111th Street to the west, 61st Ave to the north, Calgary Trail to the east and 51st Ave to the south. 111th Street provides direct access to both Whitemud Drive and the University of Alberta. At the same time, Calgary Trail (and/or Gateway Boulevard) is a direct shot (south) to the Whitemud, Anthony Henday and QE2, as well as Edmonton’s downtown core to the north.
61st Ave, which transitions into Argyll Road and the Sherwood Park Freeway, transects several other significant thoroughfares, including 99th Street and Wayne Gretzky Drive.
Pleasantview is also very walkable and extremely transit-friendly. The Southgate LRT station is located directly to the neighbourhood’s southwest (a 15-minute walk or less), running north to both the University and beyond to Clareview. Several transit stops can also be found both in the community and along the neighbourhood’s adjoining boulevards.
For more information on Edmonton real estate opportunities in Pleasantview or any other one of Edmonton’s great neighbourhoods, get in touch with us! We also invite you to take advantage of our free buyer’s resources, including:
- Edmonton’s Top Infill Communities
- Your All-in-One Guide to Choosing the Right Edmonton Neighbourhood
- The Terry Paranych Real Estate Group Buyer Guide