The Southwest Edmonton community of Windsor Park remains one of Edmonton’s most highly sought-after neighbourhoods – and it’s not hard to see why. Boasting mature trees and plenty of character, this beautifully established area overlooks William Hawrelak Park, the Royal Mayfair Golf Club and the North Saskatchewan River Valley to both the north and south.
In addition to the University of Alberta, Windsor Park also sits adjacent to Emily Murphy Park, the U of A Hospital and the countless boutique shops, services, restaurants and entertainment venues of vibrant Whyte Ave.
The land comprising Windsor Park was first subdivided in 1911, coinciding with the development of the University of Alberta campus. Formerly a part of the City of Strathcona (which amalgamated with the greater City of Edmonton in 1912), Windsor Park remained largely undeveloped until the 1940s and 50s, when demand for housing increased following WWII.
Despite the community’s slow start, residential development in Windsor Park was largely completed by the end of the 1960s, consisting entirely of single-family homes. To this day, the neighbourhood is comprised of over 90% detached dwellings with a small number of duplexes and multi-family residences located near 87th Avenue.
Windsor Park was named by English investors in 1910 and is said to come from either Windsor Castle or the Town of Windsor, England.
Price Range and Housing Stock
High-end single-family homes consisting of five bedrooms and three bathrooms account for most real estate opportunities in Windsor Park. Coming in various sizes and layouts, detached home styles in the area consist of everything from two-storey models equipped with over 4,000 square feet of luxury living space to renovated character bungalows boasting the latest upgrades.
Infill homes and vacant lot opportunities are also making an appearance in Windsor Park as many of the area’s older homes give way to modern construction. Infill homes are a popular choice among discerning buyers seeking the best of both worlds between contemporary design and an established neighbourhood setting.
Windsor Park does include a few modern multi-family home options. Low-rise apartment-style condos featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and 1,200 square feet of living space are most common, with prices starting at $650,000.
See also: Downtown Edmonton Condos
As a result of Windsor Park’s exceptional location, home prices tend to fall well above the Edmonton average. Prices may start at a minimum of $850,000 for a 1,400 square foot bungalow and range upwards of $5M for a two-storey walk-out overlooking the river valley.
Standard Luxury Features
In addition to large lots and panoramic views, most Windsor Park homes have been meticulously maintained. Despite being older, many homes in the area have undergone recent renovations to include the latest features and finishes, such as:
- Chef-inspired kitchens
- Natural stone countertops
- Waterfall-edged islands/eating bars
- Luxury 5-piece master ensuites (glass showers, standalone tubs, under-counter lighting, his and hers sinks, heated tile flooring and surround, etc.)
- Generous walk-in closets
- Fully finished basements
- Gas fireplaces w/ granite surrounds
- Grand foyers
- Vaulted/coffered/10 ft. high ceilings
- Recessed lighting
- Natural and/or engineered hardwood flooring
- Brand new systems and appliances (energy efficient kitchen appliances, furnaces, tankless hot water systems, HVAC, etc.)
- Built-in cabinetry and shelving
- In-floor heating
- Theatre rooms
- Home gyms
- Wet bars
- Wine cellars
- Central vac
- Oversized windows
- Nanny suites
- Hot tubs
- Lap pools
- Large mudrooms
- Flex rooms and bonus rooms
- Three and four-car garages
- Professional/mature landscaped front and rear yard spaces
- Outdoor entertainment spaces
- Composite decks and patios
- Underground sprinkler systems
Award-winning luxury Net Zero homes are also becoming increasingly popular in Windsor Park, allowing homeowners to benefit from zero-cost utilities. In addition, income-generating suites are common in the community due to its proximity to the University of Alberta and downtown Edmonton.
Those choosing to call Windsor Park home enjoy having Edmonton’s best amenities at their doorsteps. A nature lover’s delight, the neighbourhood provides easy access to 68-acre Hawrelak Park (home to many of the city’s major annual festivals and events) and the 160+ km of paved trails and pathways of the North Saskatchewan River Valley. Several golf courses are also located within a short distance, as well as Kinsmen Park, the Alberta Legislature Grounds and Government House Park.
Windsor Park is also within walking distance of the University of Alberta and trendy Whyte Ave, Edmonton’s premier arts, culture and entertainment district. Locals can also easily reach the downtown core in less than 10-minutes via bordering Groat Road or the nearby LRT system.
See also: Your Guide to Southwest Edmonton Real Estate
Windsor Park Designated Public Schools: Windsor Park School Elementary School, McKernan Junior High School, Strathcona High School
Windsor Park Designated Catholic Schools: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Elementary School, Louis St. Laurent Junior/Senior High School
Other popular amenities near Windsor Park include:
- 124th Street Grand Market
- Art Gallery of Alberta
- Citadel Theatre
- City Arts Centre
- Edmonton City Centre (mall)
- Edmonton Public Library
- Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
- Old Strathcona Farmer’s Market
- The Stollery Children’s Hospital
- Kinsmen Pitch and Putt
- Kinsmen Sports Centre
- Queen Elizabeth Park and Outdoor Pool
- Royal Alberta Museum
- Royal Glenora Club
- Southgate Centre
- Unity Square (Edmonton’s Brewery District)
- Victoria Golf Course
- Victoria Park
- Winspear Centre
- Winston Churchill Square
- And much more!
*Average prices subject to change based on current real estate inventory
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