Terrace Heights is a mature community located in Southeast Edmonton. Like other established neighbourhoods in the city, Terrace Heights boasts enviable features such as its convenient proximity to Whyte Ave and the North Saskatchewan River Valley. With easy accessibility and a wide range of affordable, upgraded homes, residents of Terrace Heights enjoy a variety of lifestyle options.
Did you know? Terrace Heights was named after a small subdivision formerly located north of the area. When the City of Edmonton redeveloped and expanded in the 1960s, the community grew larger and the name was formalized.
Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Terrace Heights
Terrace Heights offers a healthy mix of both low and high-density home styles, consisting of a near perfect 50/50 mix of detached residences and apartment-style condos.
Detached homes are the most common and offer an average of four bedrooms, two bathrooms and 1,300 square feet of living space. As Terrace Heights is an older neighbourhood, many single-family homes in the community were constructed between the late 1940s and early 1960s. Despite their age, most properties feature modern upgrades, including everything from custom cabinetry and quartz countertops, to upgraded bathrooms and brand-new flooring. Other perks that come with buying a renovated home in a mature community like Terrace Heights include finished basements, outdoor entertainment spaces, mature trees and landscaping and more.
First-time buyers, working professionals or anyone else looking for an apartment-style condo near the downtown core have plenty to choose from in Terrace Heights. Low-maintenance and affordable, one-bedroom apartments in the area may start as low as $80,000 and feature modest balcony space, new paint, flooring, trim, etc.
Average Listing Price in Terrace Heights: $353,000
Did you know? In addition to Terrace Heights, there are a great many other communities that comprise Southeast Edmonton’s mature sector, including Forest Heights, Gold Bar, the Highlands and Strathearn.
Southeast Edmonton and Terrace Heights Amenities
Terrace Heights residents enjoy the convenience of having everything they need close at hand. The neighbourhood can be found just a short distance from Capilano Mall and Bonnie Doon Mall, both of which feature grocers, restaurants, big box retailers and medical services. A large selection of boutique shops and services are also located along trendy Whyte Ave, as well as downtown Jasper Ave.
Other great amenities featured in and around Terrace Heights include:
- Art Gallery of Alberta
- Citadel Theatre
- Edmonton City Centre (mall)
- Edmonton Convention Centre
- Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market
- Edmonton Expo Centre
- Edmonton Northlands
- Muttart Conservatory
- Rogers Place / Ice District
- Royal Alberta Museum
- Royal Alexandra Hospital
- Winspear Centre
- Winston Churchill Square
- And much more
Did you know? Sitting at 11,000 square feet, the Capilano Library was constructed in 2018 and features a Makerspace (recording studios, creative workstations, 3D printing, laser cutting and more), as well as online exhibits and storytelling. Capilano is considered an example of how libraries are evolving in a digital world.
Parks and Recreation in Southeast Edmonton
A wide range of recreational amenities are easily accessible near Terrace Heights, including Hardisty Leisure Centre, an arena, pocket parks and playgrounds. Additionally, the residents in the community have access to the Gold Bar community league that offers numerous programs and events throughout the year (such as skating, swimming, gardening, walking, etc.). Fulton Ravine Park defines the community to the north and offers 1.5 km of walking trails and ample open and treed green space to explore.
Last but not least, Terrace Heights residents also sit within walking distance of the scenic North Saskatchewan River Valley, Gold Bar Park and Goldstick Park.
Other nearby recreational amenities include:
- ACT Aquatic and Recreation Centre
- Bonnie Doon Leisure Centre
- Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre
- Commonwealth Stadium
- Forest Heights Park
- Gold Bar Community League
- Highlands Golf Club
- Riverside Golf Course
- Rundle Park
- Rundle Park Disc Golf Course/Skating Iceway/Tennis Courts
- Rundle Park Golf Course
- Strathcona Science Provincial Park
- Sunridge Ski Area
- And more!
Did you know? Whyte Ave was named in the late 1800s after Sir William Whyte, who was superintendent of the western division of the Canadian Pacific Rail line from 1886 to 1897. A vibrant arts and culture district, Whyte Ave was once the main street of the City of Strathcona.
Schools Near Terrace Heights
Terrace Heights was home to an elementary school until it closed in 2005. There are several other reputable schools located within walking distance:
Designated Public Schools:
- Forest Heights School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Hardisty School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- McNally School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Designated Catholic Schools:
- St. Brendan School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- St. Brendan School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Austin O’Brien School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
- Mount Carmel Bible College
- Suzuki Charter School
- Vimy Ridge Academy
- The Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
Did you know? Terrace Heights School now serves as the Argyll Home Education Centre, which offers support and service to families and students enrolled in educated and distance learning programs.
Commuting From Terrace Heights and Southeast Edmonton
Terrace Heights is bounded by Wayne Gretzky Drive to the west, 98th Ave and Terrace Road to the south and the Fulton Ravine to the north. Those living in the community enjoy a swift commute to city centre along adjoining 98th Ave and north and south Edmonton via nearby Wayne Gretzky Drive. Terrace Heights is considered somewhat walkable/bikeable, as many errands can be accomplished on foot or by bike. The neighbourhood also offers good transit access.
For more information on real estate opportunities in Terrace Heights or Edmonton homes for sale, get in touch with the Terry Paranych Real Estate Group today! We also invite you to take advantage of our free buyer’s resources, including our Ultimate Guide to Edmonton Real Estate. In it, you’ll learn everything you need to know about Edmonton’s distinct quadrants and the neighbourhoods therein:
- Northeast Edmonton
- Northwest Edmonton
- Southeast Edmonton
- Southwest Edmonton
- Central Edmonton
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