Aspen Gardens is a prestigious neighbourhood located in beautiful Southwest Edmonton. Surrounded by natural amenities, Aspen Gardens is bounded by the Whitemud Creek Ravine to the west and north, as well as several community park spaces to the east and south. The area was originally designed as an urban escape, striking the perfect balance between a semi-secluded atmosphere and proximity to amenities.
If you’ve been dreaming of a high-end home in one of Edmonton’s most unique, nature-friendly neighbourhoods, Aspen Gardens may be exactly what you’ve been searching for.
The land comprising Aspen Gardens was annexed by the City of Edmonton in 1960. The neighbourhood continued was out over the next 30 years, with emphasis on large, single-family homes. Most residential development occurred during the 1960s, with a small percentage taking place during the 1970s - when many of the area's high-density homes were built.
When it comes to location, Aspen Gardens is in a class of its own. The community is highly celebrated for its panoramic views of the nearby Whitemud Ravine and fantastic recreational amenities. The neighbourhood was carefully designed to provide easy access to these outdoor features, via bike trails, walking paths, lot orientation and street patterns.
Aspen Garden takes its name from the Aspen tree, a common species to the Parkland forests of west central Alberta. (Source: City of Edmonton)
Price Range and Housing Stock
2,000+ square foot luxury homes reign supreme in Aspen Gardens, equipped with an average of four bedrooms and four bathrooms. Accounting of over 70% of real estate opportunities in the area, these immaculate properties come in a wide range of styles including bungalows, four-level spits, two-storey front-attached homes and laned models. Sleek new infill homes (two-storey) are also cropping up in Aspen Gardens, as Edmonton buyers are eager to settle in this ultra-desirable community. Older homes in the area also have much to offer by way of unique architectural details and luxury upgrades.
Here again, due to Aspen Gardens’ exceptional ravine-side location, home prices tend to fall above the Edmonton average. Prices may start as low as $520,000 for an older property and range upwards of $1.4M for a newly constructed infill home.
Apartment-style condos account for all remaining residences in Aspen Gardens. Aspen Garden Gates is a low-rise apartment complex located in the community’s far north end. Though the development dates back to the early 1970s, these units are anything but outdated, with renovations including new kitchens and bathrooms, upgraded flooring and appliances, new fixtures and more. Aspen Garden Gates also includes onsite amenities such as a swimming pool, social room, patio and gym.
A two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit in Aspen Garden Gates may start as low as $150,000.
Standard Luxury Features
Luxury homes in Aspen Gardens are known for their generous square footage, oversized lots, and lavish finishes. From entertainer’s kitchens and five-piece ensuites to rooftop patios and triple-car garages, there is something to suit every discerning taste in Aspen Gardens.
Common luxury features to expect from an Aspen Gardens home may include:
- Grand entryways
- Chef’s kitchens (wood cabinetry, quartz/granite countertops, tile backsplash, eat-in islands, stainless steel appliances, etc.)
- Hardwood flooring
- Private master suites
- Formal dining areas
- Ample storage
- New systems and appliances (energy-efficient kitchen appliances, furnaces, tankless hot water systems, HVAC, etc.)
- High ceilings
- Custom millwork
- Designer lighting
- Dens/flex rooms/bonus rooms
- Upper floor laundry
- Convenient mudrooms
- Fully finished basements/rec rooms
- Wet bars
- Heated double (and triple) garages
- Mature landscaping
- Outdoor entertainment spaces (decks, patios, etc.)
- And more!
As a means of minimizing traffic, there are no commercial amenities in Aspen Gardens. However, residents have convenient access to Edmonton’s best amenities thanks to bordering 119th Street and Whitemud Drive. Major shopping hubs, including Southgate Centre and South Edmonton Common can be reached in less than 10 minutes, as well as several niche shopping plazas (grocers, medical services, restaurants and more) within the surrounding communities.
In addition to the ravine, Aspen Gardens Park provides recreational opportunities for homeowners and features two schools, playgrounds, a splash park and an active community league. The Derrick Golf and Winter Club also defines the community to the south. Those interested in joining this
family-oriented private club have access to the accompanying golf course, as well as swimming, racquet sports and various programs and events. Aspen Gardens is also situated directly south of the Snow Valley Ski Club and Rainbow Valley Park.
Aspen Gardens Designated Catholic Schools: St. Monica Catholic Elementary School, St. Boniface Catholic Elementary School, Louis St. Laurent Catholic Junior/Senior High School
Other popular amenities near Westbrook Estates include:
- Confederation Leisure Centre
- Crossroads Shopping Centre – Lowe’s, Edmonton Public Library, misc. healthcare services, restaurants, etc.
- Fort Edmonton Park
- Grey Nuns Community Hospital
- South Park Centre – Walmart, coffee shops, numerous retailers and restaurants
- Southpoint Centre – Miscellaneous services and retailers, restaurants, grocers, etc.
- The Stollery Children’s Hospital
- Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre
- Twin Brooks District and Nature Park
- Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre
- Terwillegar Heights/Magrath Heights Business and Shopping Centres
- University of Alberta Hospital
- Whitemud Park
- William Lutsky Family YMCA
- And much more!
*Average prices subject to change based on current real estate inventory
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