Welcome to scenic Skyrattler! This nature-friendly neighbourhood offers buyers the best of Southwest Edmonton thanks to its beautiful setting, recreational opportunities and proximity to shops and services. Even better, Skyrattler is known for its reasonably priced real estate opportunities, consisting mainly of low-maintenance apartments and spacious townhomes. If you’re searching for a quiet, family-oriented community to call home, Skyrattler may be just what you’re looking for.
Did you know? Like all other neighbourhoods comprising the Kaskitayo area, Skyrattler takes its name from an esteemed Aboriginal leader. Skyrattler was Cree Chief of the Winterburn band when Edmonton first became a city in 1904.
Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Skyrattler
Most development in Skyrattler took place between the 1970s and 1980s, with an emphasis on multi-family homes. Residential development was largely complete by the 1990s, with low-rise apartment-style condos accounting for nearly half of all real estate opportunities.
Other high and medium-density style units in Skyrattler also consist of townhomes and carriage-style bungalows. Two-bedroom, one-bathroom models are most common, featuring a wealth of upgrades spanning fully renovated bathrooms and kitchens to new flooring and energy-efficient appliances. Skyrattler condos may start as low as $150,000 for a 1,000-square-foot unit and range upwards of $180,000 for a larger, three-bedroom property.
Single-family development in Skyrattler began during the 1980s and now accounts for roughly 20% of all home styles in the community. These include four-bedroom, four-bathroom bungalows, two-storey models and more. There are also several new construction homes cropping up in Skyrattler. Ultra-modern, these front and rear-detached homes feature open floor plans, entertainers’ kitchens, luxury ensuites and many other desirable new home features.
Average Listing Price in Skyrattler: $348,000
Did you know? Skyrattler is one of nine communities making up the larger Kaskitayo district. These include Bearspaw, Blue Quill, Blue Quill Estates, Ermineskin, Keheewin, Steinhauer, Sweet Grass and Twin Brooks.
Southwest Edmonton Amenities
Skyrattler residents enjoy having everything they need within arms’ reach. This includes a modest commercial area located in the neighbourhood’s north end (restaurants, medical services, etc.) as well as larger shopping hubs, including Heritage Village, Century Park shopping plaza and South Edmonton Common. Southgate Centre is also located 10 minutes drive north of the community along 111th Street.
Other amenities in and around the Skyrattler area include:
- Grey Nuns Community Hospital
- Mill Woods Town Centre
- South Park Centre – Walmart, coffee shops, numerous retailers and restaurants
- Southpoint Centre – Miscellaneous services and retailers, restaurants, grocers, etc.
- Southwest Edmonton Farmer’s Market
Did you know? Southgate Centre is South Edmonton’s largest shopping centre and features over 180 premier stores and services. Southgate opened over 40 years ago with just 65 stores and services and was, at the time, the largest mall in Edmonton. (source: Southgate Centre)
Parks and Recreation
Bordered by the Blackmud Creek Ravine to the west and south, Skyrattler provides plenty of peaceful parkland for residents to explore. In addition to scenic walking trails and open green spaces, the ravine also houses the Twin Brooks District and Nature Park, the Twin Brooks Community Garden, MacTaggart Sanctuary and Oxbow Lake. Kaskitayo Park is also situated in the neighbouring community of Keheewin and features the William Lutsky Family YMCA, Kaskitayo Skatepark and the Kinsmen Twin Arenas.
Other recreational amenities near Bearspaw:
- Confederation Leisure Centre
- The Derrick Golf and Winter Club
- Jagare Ridge Golf and Country Club
- Mill Woods Recreation Centre
- Rainbow Valley Campground
- Snow Valley Ski Club
- Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre
- Whitemud Creek Ravine
Did you know? Residents of Skyrattler are represented by the Blue Quill Community League. In addition to a playground, tennis courts, hockey rink and basketball courts, the league hosts a variety of family-friendly programs and events throughout the year.
While there are no schools in Skyrattler, there are plenty of educational opportunities in walking distance. These include public, Catholic and private schools, out-of-school care programs, daycares, preschools and more.
Designated Public Schools:
- Keheewin School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- D.S. Mackenzie School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Harry Ainlay School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Designated Catholic Schools:
- St. Teresa School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Louis St. Laurent School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Louis St. Laurent School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Did you know? According to the Areavibes Livability Index, cost of living in Skyrattler is 5% lower than the Edmonton average. Real estate prices are also 31% lower, and the community comes highly rated for its proximity to amenities.
Skyrattler is an oddly shaped neighbourhood bounded by the Blackmud Creek Ravine to the west and south, 23rd Ave to the north and 111th Street to the east. Overall, the community’s ravine-side location strikes the perfect balance between peaceful atmosphere and easy accessibility. 23rd Ave intersects with Calgary Trail and Gateway Boulevard, providing a convenient commute to downtown Edmonton and the Edmonton International Airport. Adjoining 111th Street also connects directly to Whitemud Drive and the South Anthony Henday.
Though Skyrattler is considered mostly car-dependent (most errands require a car), the neighbourhood boasts a good transit score with several nearby public transportation options – including the Century Park Transit Centre.
Did you know? Edmonton’s Capital LRT line expansion will see LRT service extended from Century Park to Desrochers. The project will also include a stop in Skyrattler, affording residents convenient LRT access to the greater City of Edmonton.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for more information on Edmonton homes for sale and real estate opportunities in Skyrattler. We also invite you to take advantage of our many FREE community-related resources, including:
- Your Ultimate Guide to Edmonton Real Estate -Learn more about Edmonton’s five distinct quadrants and the vibrant communities therein.
- Your All-In-One Guide to Choosing The Right Edmonton Neighbourhood – Find your dream home in your dream neighbourhood with the help of our free guide.
- Edmonton’s Top Infill Communities – Learn more about Edmonton’s most highly sought-after infill communities and what they have to offer.
- The Terry Paranych Real Estate Group Community Blog – The latest Edmonton community spotlights and features.