Quesnell Heights’ small size, mature trees and proximity to the river valley make it one of the most desirable neighbourhoods in Edmonton. Quiet and semi-secluded, Quesnell Heights is known for its high-end homes, oversized lots and recreation-friendly atmosphere. Residents of this affluent neighbourhood also enjoy having many of West Edmonton’s best amenities within arm’s reach, including popular shops and services, schools and major arterial roads.
Quesnell Heights was established in the late 1950s. Nearly 80% of homes in the community were constructed during the 1960s, consisting of only single-family homes. As one of Edmonton’s smallest neighbourhoods, there are approximately 120 properties in the area, many offering scenic river valley views.
The name “Quesnell Heights” was adopted as early as 1912. While its official origins are unknown, the community is thought to be named after Dr. Phillip Quesnell (1912), J.B. Quesnell, a prominent local citizen (1800s) or Jules Maurice Quesnel, a well-known French Canadian North West Company clerk. (Source: City of Edmonton)
Price Range and Housing Stock
Quesnell Heights’ beautiful location and home styles can lead to fierce competition, and it’s not hard to see why. On average, Quesnell Heights homes feature four bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,000 square feet of renovated living space. Double attached and detached garages also come standard, as do oversized, tree-lined lots, mature landscaping and unique architectural details. Home styles in the area vary from two-storey and ranch-style homes to bungalows, bi-levels and four-level splits.
There are no “cookie-cutter” homes in Quesnell Heights. Instead, each home in the area comes with its own unique set of offerings. As a result, Edmonton buyers searching for a one-of-a-kind home in an outstanding neighbourhood are eager to take advantage of Quesnell Heights real estate
Due to Quesnell Heights’ exceptional river-side location, home prices tend to fall above the Edmonton average.
See also: Your Guide to West Edmonton Real Estate
Standard Luxury Features
In Quesnell Heights, luxury homes are known for their spacious floor plans, large lots, and lavish finishes. You’ll find everything from entertainer’s kitchens and five-piece ensuites to wet bars and oasis-style backyards.
Quesnell Heights homes may include the following luxury features:
- Gourmet custom kitchens - Stone countertops, stainless steel appliances, tile backsplashes, eat-in islands, walk-thru pantries, etc.
- Private master suites – Walk-in closets, four- and five-piece ensuites with jetted tubs, walk-showers, his and hers vanities, tile, custom cabinetry, heated flooring and more.
- Spacious mudrooms
- Hardwood flooring
- Vaulted ceilings
- Exposed beams
- Finished basements
- Home theatres
- Wood, gas burning and double-sided fireplaces
- Fitness and games rooms, home gyms
- Generous yard spaces, including gazebos, hot tubs, patios and terraces, koi ponds, tree forts, outdoor cooking spaces, etc.
- Oversized heated garages.
- RV parking
- And more!
Despite the community’s quiet location, homeowners have access to a wide variety of amenities in the surrounding areas. Within less than 10 minutes, residents can reach the Meadowlark Health and Shopping Centre and West Edmonton Mall, which features over 800 stores and services to explore.
Several other big-box retailers, services and restaurants are located along nearby 170th and 178th Street, including the Terra Losa Shopping Centre (Home Depot, Best Buy, Canadian Tire) and Mayfield Common (Winners, HomeSense, etc.). The Misericordia Hospital is also just a short distance away.
Residents also enjoy having a large, centrally located park site and a nearby community league. Aside from community events, the Laurier Heights Community League offers a variety of family-friendly programs as well as soccer, playgroups and games nights.
Other recreational amenities include:
- The Derrick Golf and Winter Club
- Lewis Estates Golf Course
- Royal Mayfair Golf Club
- Victoria Golf Course
- Jasper Place Fitness and Leisure Centre
In order to minimize traffic, Quesnell Heights does not have any commercial amenities. However, due to its proximity to Whitemud Drive, residents can access several niche shopping plazas (grocers, medical services, restaurants, and more).
Besides the river valley, Quesnell Heights provides recreational opportunities for homeowners, such as the Patricia Ravine, Rio Park and the Edmonton Country Club. Quesnell Heights is also situated directly west of the Snow Valley Ski Club and Rainbow Valley Park.
Quesnell Heights Designated Catholic Schools: Our Lady of Peace Catholic Elementary School, Our Lady of Victories Catholic Elementary School, H. E. Beriault Catholic Junior High School, St. Oscar Romero Catholic High School
Other popular amenities near Quesnell Heights include:
- Confederation Leisure Centre
- Crossroads Shopping Centre – Lowe’s, Edmonton Public Library, misc. healthcare services, restaurants, etc.
- Jamie Platz Family YMCA
- Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre
- Twin Brooks District and Nature Park
- Terwillegar Heights/Magrath Heights Business and Shopping Centres
- And much more!
*Average prices are subject to change based on current real estate inventory
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