Westmount is an established neighbourhood in Northwest Edmonton’s mature district, defined by Groat Road to the south and west, 111th Ave to the north and the community of Queen Mary Park/124th Street to the east. Boasting close proximity to the river valley, trendy shops and services and Edmonton’s downtown core, Westmount remains one of the most coveted communities in the entire city. Westmount’s appeal is only furthered by its beautiful tree-lined streets, family-friendly atmosphere and luxury homes.
Ripe with history, Westmount’s beginnings can be traced back to the late 1800s when the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) laid claim to the area. As a result of a land boom in the early 1900s, subsequent land buyer James Carruthers placed a caveat on Westmount and the surrounding areas stating that “the houses to be erected on the said land shall be either detached or semi-detached, and the sum to be expended on the erection of such house shall not be less than $3,500… $4,000… or $5,000” depending on their location. (Source: Edmonton Historical Board).
As a result of this caveat, Westmount became home to many well-known Edmontonians and high-end homes. Despite the community’s early start, development in Westmount continued on and off over the next several decades. Though construction was largely complete by the 1980s, infill development has become increasingly popular in Westmount, and many of the neighbourhood’s older homes have given way to modern new properties.
Westmount is thought to take its name from an established city on the Island of Montreal. The Westmount (Montreal) community dates back to the middle of the 17th century. (Source: City of Edmonton).
Price Range and Housing Stock
Home styles in Westmount are varied and consist of everything from apartment-style condos and high-end townhomes to luxury duplexes and single-family homes. The southern portion of the neighbourhood, Groat Estates, is known for its more significant, estate-style properties, including renovated character homes and contemporary infill models. Five-bedroom, four-bathroom homes featuring an average of 2,000 square feet are standard in this corner of the community.
Single-family homes account for just under half of properties in Westmount, with prices ranging between $424,000 to $1,800,000. Apartment-style condos account for another 54% of home styles, followed by a small number of three-bedroom townhomes and duplexes. One-bedroom units in Westmount may start in the low 100s.*
Due to Westmount’s’ 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
Westmount’s luxury homes feature generous square footage, oversized lots and lavish finishes. Whether it’s chef’s kitchens, six-piece ensuites, private master balconies or five-car garages, Westmount has something to offer every discerning buyer. Typical luxury features of a Westmount home include:
- Custom cabinetry and lighting
- Energy-efficient appliances and systems
- Vaulted/coffered ceilings
- Glass and spiral staircases
- Walk-out and finished basements
- Wet bars
- Home gyms
- Natural gas fireplaces
- Undermount cabinet lighting
- Oversized windows and ample natural light
- Natural wood/stone flooring
- Air conditioning
- Convenient mudrooms
- Home theatres
- Security systems
- Outdoor entertainment spaces
- Ultra-high ceilings
- Tiered decks
- Underground sprinkler systems
- Professionally landscaped front and rear yard spaces
- Panoramic river valley views and ravine-side lots
- And more!
124th Street defines Westmount’s east end and features a wealth of trendy shops, restaurants and services. Unity Square is within walking distance and includes numerous big-box retailers - it is also known as Edmonton’s brewery district due to the number of brewpubs and eateries in the area. Extremely recreation-friendly, homeowners enjoy convenient access to Royal Mayfair Golf Club and the Victoria Golf Course. Nearby MacKinnon Ravine Park also gives way to the river valley’s extensive park and pathway system, as does Government House Park.
Other notable nearby amenities include:
- Alberta Aviation Museum
- Art Gallery of Alberta
- Blue Plate Diner
- Bodega (124th street)
- Chocorrant Patisserie and Café
- Craft Beer Market Edmonton
- Duchess Bake Shop
- Edmonton City Centre
- Rogers Place / ICE District
- Royal Alexandra Hospital
- Telus World of Science
- Tiramisu Bistro (featured in our previous post: Edmonton’s Best Brunch: Our Top 12 Picks)
- Toast Culture Food and Drink
- Violino Ristorante
- The Wine Gallery
- And much, much more
*Average prices are subject to change based on current real estate inventory
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