Located in West Edmonton, Oleskiw is one of the city’s largest residential neighbourhoods. This established community is also home to Alberta’s oldest private golf club, offering some of the most breathtaking views in the capital region.
But that’s not all.
Bounded by the Willow Ravine to the north and the North Saskatchewan River to the east, Oleskiw offers discerning home buyers a broad array of luxury homes in a beautiful, naturally secluded setting.
Oleskiw is an older neighbourhood, defined by mature trees and quiet, curvilinear streets and crescents. Development began in the 1970s, though most of the area’s single-family homes were built during the 1980s. All remaining residences were constructed between 1990 and 2000, when a small number of multi-family dwellings cropped up, particularly towards the community’s centre.
Known for its relaxed atmosphere, Oleskiw is a popular choice among families in search of a quiet, nature-friendly neighbourhood. Tree-lined walking paths, bike trails, beaches, off leash dog parks and vast open green spaces are just a few of many outdoor amenities enjoyed by those living in the area.
Oleskiw was first named “Wolf Willow Farms” in recognition of the neighbouring ravine. It was renamed in 1972 in honour of Dr. Joseph Oleskiw, who promoted Ukrainian immigration to Edmonton and the Canadian prairies. Many local streets in the community also start with “W,” and are named after notable First Nations and immigrant families, including Wakina Drive, Wanyandi Road, Waygood and Wilken Road.
Price Range and Housing Stock
Generously sized single-family homes account for nearly 90% of residences in Oleskiw. Featuring an average of four bedrooms and four bathrooms, most residences offer 2,500+ square feet of high-end living space. Though older, these homes have been carefully maintained over the years and may include both classic and contemporary luxury features.
Oleskiw homes are also considered extremely diverse and architecturally unique, with sizes and styles ranging from upscale one-and-a-half and two-story homes to expansive bungalows and bi-levels.
Attached and semi-detached homes account for all remaining home styles in Oleskiw and include attractive two-story townhomes and roomy duplexes. The area also encompasses a gated, adult-only community, making Oleskiw an attractive option for downsizers looking to live a low-maintenance, golf-friendly lifestyle. Dating back to 1896, the Edmonton Country Club, for which the community is nicknamed (the Country Club), is a distinguished, 18-hole course known for its picturesque parkland setting and classic layout.
Due to Oleskiw’s unbeatable river valley/ravine/golf course location, home prices tend to fall above the Edmonton average. Prices may start at around $320,000 for a 1,500 square-foot bungalow and range upwards of $1M + for a two-story home overlooking the golf course, river valley or Wolf Willow Ravine.
Standard Luxury Features
Oleskiw homes are celebrated for their large lots, panoramic views and one-of-a-kind luxury finishes. These may include everything from chef-inspired kitchens and spa-like 5-piece ensuites to oversized garages and custom-built outdoor entertainment spaces.
Other high-end features to expect from an Oleskiw home may include:
- Brand new systems and appliances (energy-efficient kitchen appliances, furnaces, tankless hot water systems, HVAC, etc.)
- Stone countertops (granite, marble, quartz, etc.)
- Modern cabinetry
- Stainless steel appliances
- Tile backsplash
- Natural and/or engineered hardwood flooring
- Open floor plans
- Formal dining and living rooms
- Generous walk-in closets
- Butler’s kitchens
- Bay windows
- Home gyms
- Wine cellars
- In-floor heating
- Vaulted/coffered/9 ft. high ceilings
- Custom mouldings
- Central vac
- Flex rooms and bonus rooms
- Multi-generational suites
- Large mudrooms
- Wet bars
- Private balconies
- Fully finished basements/rec rooms
- Wood burning and gas fireplaces
- Hot tubs and saunas
- Professional/mature landscaped front and rear yard spaces
- Composite decks and patios
- Underground sprinkler systems
In addition to the Wolf Willow Ravine, the Edmonton Country Club and the North Saskatchewan River Valley, Oleskiw houses a convenient commercial centre featuring a coffee shop, restaurants, medical services and more. Oleskiw residents also benefit from having some of Edmonton’s most popular amenities within arms’ reach, including West Edmonton Mall, the Edmonton Valley Zoo and Fort Edmonton Park.
Other nearby shopping hubs such as the Marketplace at Callingwood, Callingwood Square Shopping Centre and the Meadowlark Health and Shopping Centre can all be reached in under 10 minutes. The community is also within walking distance of several parks, including Callingwood Park, Rio Park, and the Patricia Ravine dog park.
See also: Your Guide to West Edmonton Real Estate
Oleskiw Designated Public Schools: Patricia Heights School, Hillcrest School, Jasper Place School
Oleskiw Designated Catholic Schools: Our Lady of Victories Catholic Elementary School, H. E. Beriault Catholic Junior High School, St. Oscar Romero Catholic High School
Other popular amenities near Oleskiw include:
- Depot 170 – PetSmart, Toys R Us, The Keg, Starbucks, Chapters, The Home Depot, etc.
- Edmonton Public Library
- Fred Broadstock Outdoor Swimming Pool
- Jamie Platz YMCA
- Jasper Place Fitness and Leisure Centre
- Lewis Estates Golf Course
- Mayfield Common – Save-on-Foods, Winners, JYSK, various restaurants, etc.
- Misericordia Hospital
- SmartCentres Edmonton West – Walmart, RONA, multiple restaurants, etc.
- Snow Valley Ski Club
- Terra Losa Shopping Centre – Safeway, Staples, Marshalls, etc.
- Westpoint Centre – Canadian Tire, Mark’s, Schanks Sports Grill, etc.
- And more
*Average prices subject to change based on current real estate inventory
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