Are you in search of homes for sale or other real estate opportunities in Northwest Edmonton? Here’s what you need to know.

About Northwest Edmonton 

The majority of Northwest Edmonton is defined by Parkland County to the west, Sturgeon County to the north, 97th Street to the east and Yellowhead Trail to the south. A small area located just south of the Yellowhead (north of 111th Ave, east of 170th Street and west of 121st Street) also makes up this vast quadrant.

Northwest Edmonton is also comprised of numerous communities that were once standalone towns, villages or hamlets. Established neighbourhoods such Britannia-YoungstownHigh Park and Canora, for instance, were once a part of Jasper Place – a town that amalgamated with the greater City of Edmonton after the Second World War.

Northwest Edmonton has since expanded to include countless distinct and trendy residential neighbourhoods, many of which are brand new and/or still undergoing development.

Northwest Edmonton Homes For Sale

Northwest Edmonton offers buyers a healthy mix of real estate options, including light industrial, commercial and, of course, residential. Thanks to its rich history and diverse array of residential real estate choices, it also holds massive appeal for home buyers of all lifestyles and budgets. Home styles in this area of the city are equally varied and include:

Affordable Apartment-Style Condos

Starting under $100,000, affordable apartment-style condos in Northwest Edmonton consist of high-rise units close to Edmonton’s trendy downtown core, quiet, suburban low-rise buildings overlooking peaceful landscapes and everything in between.

An excellent choice for young working professionals, couples, first-time buyers or home buyers in search of a lock and leave lifestyle, apartment-style condos are incredibly low-maintenance and often come accompanied by onsite amenities including fitness facilities, swimming pools, entertainment rooms and more. Of the many Northwest Edmonton noted for their apartment-style condos, popular choices include BaranowCanora and Grovenor.

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Low-Maintenance Townhomes

Northwest Edmonton townhome listing prices range between $200,000 and $350,000, on average. While townhomes in the area offer two or more storeys (including a finished basement in many instances), they remain an affordable option among first-time buyers, couples, working professionals and downsizers.

Though sizes and styles vary, many of these models come equipped with front attached or rear detached garages and private yard spaces. In many townhome communities, mowing, shovelling, landscaping, etc., are overseen by a condo board, making them an ideal choice for low-maintenance home buyers.

Notable Northwest Edmonton townhome communities include mature neighbourhoods such as CumberlandBaturyn and Carlisle, as well as newly developing communities like Starling by Big Lake. 

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Roomy Duplexes 

Northwest Edmonton duplexes can range anywhere from the low 300s up to the mid 400s, depending on style and location. Also referred to as semi-detached homes, duplexes offer many of the same features as detached, single-family properties without the price tag. These features include multiple storeys, attached or detached garages, multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, private yard space, spacious floor plans and much more.

This popular home style is available in a variety of communities throughout Northwest Edmonton, with particular emphasis on infill neighbourhoods such as Prince Charles and newer communities, including Rapperswill (Newcastle).

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Spacious Single-Family Homes 

Starting as low as $250,000, single-family homes remain the predominant home style in Northwest Edmonton, making this area of the city the perfect choice for growing families. Available in a wide variety of sizes, styles, and price points, Northwest Edmonton has something to offer every taste, budget and lifestyle.

Infill and Character Homes – Established neighbourhoods such as Grovenor and High Park offer home buyers their choice of upgraded character homes built in the 40s and 50s (or earlier) and/or contemporary infill properties in a charming, mature community setting.

New Construction Homes – New construction homes can be found in up and coming or recently completed communities such as Hawks Ridge and Trumpeter. These neighbourhoods make the perfect choice for buyers looking to buy or build a brand-new home with all the latest features and finishes.

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Eye-Catching Luxury Properties

Expansive luxury homes approaching the $1,000,000 mark and up can also be found throughout Northwest Edmonton. These include triple garage properties offering picturesque lakeside views, 4,000+ square-foot homes boasting multiple beds and baths, large, upgraded character homes within walking distance to the river valley and much more.

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Everything in Between

Other residential real estate opportunities in Northwest Edmonton vary in age and style and include everything from recently renovated split-level and bungalow homes to convenient front attached garage models and rear laned properties.

Northwest Edmonton Neighbourhoods 

Northwest Edmonton is home to various communities characterized by a diverse array of amenities, affordable homes for sale and other real estate opportunities. It encompasses several major residential districts, three of the most popular being Castle Downs, The Palisades and Big Lake, outlined below:

Castle Downs 

Castle Downs is a Northwest Edmonton residential area bounded by 127th Street to the west, the Anthony Henday to the north, 97th Street to the east and 153rd Ave to the south. Other communities located north of 137th Ave, west of Castle Downs Road and east of 127th Street (CaernarvonBaranow and Carlisle) are also attributed to Castle Downs.

First established in the early 1970s, Castle Downs offers home styles and real estate opportunities for every price point and lifestyle. Home styles consist of everything from low-maintenance apartment-style condos and townhomes to spacious duplexes and single-family homes.

In addition to schools, shops, services, open green spaces, restaurants and recreation venues, major amenities in Castle Downs include:

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The Palisades 

The Palisades is a Northwest Edmonton residential area defined by 142nd Street to the west, the Anthony Henday to the north, 127th Street to the east and 137th Ave to the south. The region’s name recognizes the area’s history, giving nod to the Hudson’s Bay Company and the palisades that fortified their trade posts.

Of the six communities that make up Northwest Edmonton’s Palisades area, Oxford was first established in the mid-1980s, followed by the remaining neighbourhoods in the 90s. Just under 70% of real estate opportunities in The Palisades consist of single-family homes, followed by multi-family dwellings such as townhomes and duplexes and low-rise apartment-style condos.

Among its wealth of family-oriented amenities, including numerous schools, shops and services, The Palisades is extremely outdoor-friendly, characterized by walking paths, stormwater lakes, nature preserves, woodland areas and open green spaces.

Other notable amenities in and around The Palisades:

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Big Lake 

Although the Big Lake Area Structure Plan was approved as early as 1991, development is ongoing. Comprised of five new neighbourhoods, this up-and-coming residential district is an attractive option for home buyers searching for a brand-new single-family dwelling (both front and rear detached models), duplex or townhome.

In addition to the wealth of natural amenities and activities that come with lakeside living (including fishing, kayaking, hiking trails, etc.), other desirable amenities within driving distance of Big Lake include schools, shops, services and more:

Northwest Edmonton Big Lake District Neighbourhoods: 

  • Hawks Ridge
  • Kinglet Gardens
  • Pintail Landing
  • Starling
  • Trumpeter

Standalone Northwest Edmonton Neighborhoods 

Outside of the three major districts mentioned above, Northwest Edmonton houses several standalone communities, which can be found directly north and south of the Yellowhead Trail. These communities represent Northwest Edmonton’s most established neighbourhoods, each offering its own unique set of affordable home styles as well as ample charm and proximity to Central Northwest Edmonton amenities.

Other notable Northwest Edmonton amenities:

Northwest Edmonton Commercial and Industrial Real Estate 

Northwest Edmonton real estate also consists of several mixed-use industrial districts. Not only do these districts offer ample commercial and retail amenities to residents in the surrounding communities, but they also provide a range of affordable commercial real estate opportunities for business owners.

Armstrong Industrial – This Northwest Edmonton industrial area hosts various businesses in the form of light manufacturing, retail, service industries, small businesses, dining and more. Located along 170th Street and the Yellowhead Highway, the area sits conveniently close to transportation corridors.

Bonaventure Industrial – 10 km northwest of Edmonton’s business centre with convenient access to Anthony Henday Drive. Mixed businesses, including light manufacturing, warehousing and retail.

Brown Industrial – Strategically located along St. Albert Trail and the Yellowhead Highway, close to convenient amenities and transportation routes. The area consists of distribution, manufacturing, service industry and light industrial.

Dominion Industrial – Mixed business and retail facilities able to host a variety of Northwest Edmonton businesses, including dining, service, light manufacturing and more. Located directly south of the Yellowhead Highway.

Garside Industrial – Situated just south of the Yellowhead Highway and east of 170th Street, offering a wide variety of properties suited to many different businesses. Many real estate opportunities in the area come quipped with parking, storage space, boardrooms, lunchrooms and more.

Huff Bremmer Estate Industrial – The ultimate high traffic location, situated off 111th Ave between 170th Street and St. Albert Trail. Wholesale, fabrication, and retail opportunities available paired with parking and storage space.

McNamara Industrial – Northwest Edmonton real estate opportunities to meet any business need. Existing businesses include professional offices, warehouses, car dealerships, retail, factory facilities and more. Located directly south of the Yellowhead Highway, overlooking 170th Street.

Sunwapta Industrial – Easily accessible location directly north of Stony Plain Road. Excellent business and retail opportunities in a thriving area, already home to several restaurants, big-box retailers, and many other popular businesses.

West Sheffield Industrial – Hosts a wide variety of Northwest Edmonton commercial, industrial and retail real estate opportunities. Situated within close proximity to amenities, including major transportation corridors such as 170th Street and Yellowhead Trail.

White Industrial – Bordered by the west Anthony Henday and Highway 16, White Industrial is easily accessible and features a broad mix of business opportunities including wholesale, retail, professional offices and warehousing. Ample storage and parking are available.

Wilson Industrial – Ample Northwest Edmonton real estate opportunities such as fabrication, retail, professional offices and more. Surrounded by other industrial parks and amenities, Wilson Industrial is located close to Yellowhead Trail, Stony Plain Road, Highway 2 and 170th Street.

For more information on Northwest Edmonton neighbourhoods, homes for sale and real estate listings, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us! We also invite you to take advantage of our many free resources, including: 

Your All-In-One Guide to Choosing the Right Edmonton Neighbourhood – Find the perfect community to call home with the help of this fully comprehensive guide. 

Edmonton’s Top Infill Communities – Featuring over 17 highly desirable infill communities in Edmonton. 

The Terry Paranych Real Estate Group Communities Blog – See the latest Edmonton community profiles and features. 

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