Defined by the Whitemud and Blackmud Creek ravines, community gardens, natural reserves and a scenic stormwater lake, Twin Brooks is a nature-friendly neighbourhood in beautiful Southwest Edmonton. Characterized by quiet cul-de-sacs and close proximity to amenities, this semi-secluded community is a popular choice among families looking for a beautiful home in an unbeatable location.
Did you know? The name “Twin Brooks” refers to the area’s geographical location between two creeks (Whitemud and Blackmud).
Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Twin Brooks
Residential development in Twin Brooks began during the 1980s and continued well into the 2000s. Four-bedroom, four-bathroom single-family homes are standard in the area, most built during the 1990s. Featuring an average of 2,000 square feet, detached residences in Twin Brooks are considered spacious and well maintained. Many properties in the community have also undergone recent renovations, which include everything from new systems and appliances to fully refinished kitchens and bathrooms. Other modern upgrades to expect from a Twin Brooks home include:
- 5-piece ensuites
- Walk-in closets
- Hardwood flooring
- Quartz/granite countertops
- Formal dining
- Chef-inspired kitchens
- Rec/theatre rooms
- Home offices
- Oversized decks and patios
- Double and triple car heated garages
- And more!
Single-family home styles in Twin Brooks vary from modest front attached homes starting in the mid-400s to 3,000+ square foot luxury properties priced at $1 million and up.
Three-bedroom duplexes account for an additional 5% of home styles in Twin Brooks, followed by a small number of townhomes and low-rise apartment condos. With attached and semi-detached home prices starting in the mid-100s, Twin Brooks is an ideal neighbourhood for first-time buyers, downsizers and every lifestyle (and budget) in between.
Average Listing Price in Twin Brooks: $550,000
Did you know? Twin Brooks is one of nine neighbourhoods making up the larger Kaskitayo area. Coined nearly 150 years ago, the term “Kaskiteeo” is Cree for Blackmud Creek.
While there are very few commercial amenities located within Twin Brooks, residents enjoy having Southwest Edmonton’s best amenities within arms’ reach. In addition to South Edmonton Common, additional shopping hubs such as Currents of Windermere and Southgate Centre can be reached within a ten-minute drive. Several smaller shopping plazas featuring grocers, medical services, restaurants, miscellaneous retailers and more can be found in the neighbouring community of Keheewin.
Other amenities in and around Twin Brooks 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? The Southwest Edmonton Farmers’ Market is rated one of Edmonton’s Best Farmers’ Markets. Running May through October, the market showcases local farmers, bakers, artisans and buskers.
Parks, Green Spaces and Recreations
An outdoor lover’s delight, homeowners in Twin Brooks have access to endless open green space, walking paths, nature preserves and more. In addition to a centrally located park, the community is bounded by creeks and trail systems to the north, east and west. An integral part of the community, the Twin Brooks Community League oversees an NHL-sized hockey rink as well as various initiatives and events – including Green Shack Programs, sports programs, senior clubs and more.
Other recreational amenities near Twin Brooks:
- Confederation Leisure Centre
- Jagare Ridge Golf and Country Club
- Mill Woods Recreation Centre
- Snow Valley Ski Club
- Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre
- Twin Brooks District and Nature Park
- Whitemud Creek Ravine
Did you know? Situated at the corner of Twin Brooks Way and 119th Street, the Twin Brooks District and Nature Reserve features many tree-lined paths, hills, flowers and bushes to explore. The reserve was designed to create a “back to nature” experience while providing access to the Blackmud and Whitemud Creek Ravines.
Twin Brooks Schools
There is a single school in Twin Brooks delivering public programming for students in kindergarten through grade 6. The school also houses a YMCA Child Care program, offering daycare and out-of-school care. Other educational opportunities (junior high, secondary, Catholic schools, etc.) can be found in the surrounding neighbourhoods.
Designated Public Schools:
- George P. Nicholson 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)
Commuting from Twin Brooks
Though Twin Brooks is known for its quiet, semi-secluded atmosphere, the area is surrounded by arterial roadways. In addition to 111th Street, which transects the neighbourhood’s eastern end, residents have quick access to the south Anthony Henday and 23rd Ave. Nearby Calgary Trail and Gateway Boulevard provide a streamlined commute to the Edmonton International Airport and downtown Edmonton.
The area is also well-rated for its transit opportunities, which are only expected to improve with the Capital LRT line expansion. The project will see LRT service extended from Century Park to Desrochers, with a stop planned for Twin Brooks’ east end.
Did you know? According to the Areavibes Liveability Index, Twin Brooks boasts an exceptional livability score (86%), thanks to its amenities, cost of living, housing, schools and low crime rates.
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