Windsor Park At A Glance
Homes in Windsor Park
• Average Asking Price (2011): $852,000
• Asking Price Range (2011): $499,000 to $1,625,900
• Average Home Size (Approx): 1970 ft²
• Size Range (Approx): 1220 ft² to 3960 ft²
11807 87 Avenue in Edmonton: Zone 15 Vacant Lot for sale : MLS®# E4244588
11807 87 Avenue Zone 15 Edmonton T6G 0Y5$525,000Single FamilyCourtesy of Christopher Proctor of MaxWell Devonshire Realty
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- E4244588This is an ideal 412.5 square meter lot for you to build your future dream home! The lot subdivision has been approved, the lot dimensions are approximately: 10.82m x 38.12m (35.5 feet x 125 feet). This lot is directly facing the prestigious Windsor Park School and community green space, with an existing beautifully landscaped south facing backyard. Ideally located in Windsor Park close to University, UofA Hospital, Hawrelak Park, Downtown, and Whyte Avenue. The existing home has been demolished and your new lot is serviced with water storm and sanitary sewer lines. In the backyard you will also find an existing approximately 660SF studio space that can be used as an art studio, garden suite, or converted into a garage.The garden studio has beautiful stone flooring, in floor heating, and gas fireplace (utilities to the suite will need to be reconnected, sold as is). Build on your own or work with De Waal Developments on your project. More details
11737 91 Avenue NW in Edmonton: Zone 15 Vacant Lot for sale : MLS®# E4238225
11737 91 Avenue NW Zone 15 Edmonton T6G 1B1$569,900Single FamilyCourtesy of Sam Wei of MaxWell Devonshire Realty
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- E4238225WONDERFUL WINDSOR PARK DREAM HOME BUILDING LOT // Sunny South West facing backyard // TERRIFIC ULTRA PRIME LOCATION // On a Very Attractive and compellingly beautiful, Quiet Tree Lined street // Top rated Windsor Park Elementary school is only one block away // CLOSE CENTRAL PROXIMITY to U of A, University Hospital, Cross Cancer Institute, Hawrelak Park, the River Valley, Whyte Avenue, Downtown // Ideal for building YOUR DREAM HOME // No home to demolish // Lot size is 418.57 m2 , (approx 30 feet by 150 feet, or 9.15m by 22.9 m) // Taxes are not yet assessed for property //Your Dream Home awaits you. More details
8371 120 Street in Edmonton: Zone 15 House for sale : MLS®# E4243826
8371 120 Street Zone 15 Edmonton T6G 1X1$780,800Single FamilyCourtesy of Joan G Lynch of RE/MAX Elite
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- 1,465 sq. ft.136 m2Character and charm radiate in this 3 bdrm 1465 sq ft bungalow situated on a large 749.650 m2 or 8069.429 sq.ft. corner lot with many mature trees. May need some updating or perhaps build your dream home here. Lots of gleaming hardwood throughout the spacious rooms on the main floor. Separate dining room with attached greenhouse. Double attached garage with outside access. Lovely large windows. Windows replaced in two main floor bedrooms and bathroom. Updated kitchen with granite countertops and appliances replaced in 2016. Basement insulation, flooring, ceiling and bathroom renovated over the past five years. Raised garden beds. Large deck with ample sunshine. Easy access to downtown Edmonton, LRT only a short walk, few steps to the River Valley and walk to the hospitals and the University of Alberta. More details
8307 Saskatchwewan Drive in Edmonton: Zone 15 Vacant Lot for sale : MLS®# E4237490
8307 Saskatchwewan Drive Zone 15 Edmonton T6G 2A7$798,000Single FamilyCourtesy of Marcel E Tessier of RE/MAX Elite
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- E4237490A RARE infill opportunity! Build your dream home on prestigious Saskatchewan Drive, close to the University of Alberta, U of A Hospital, Downtown and walking distance to the River Valley. A two storey home with rooftop deck will offer beautiful views of the North Saskatchewan River. Southwest-facing lot with dimensions of approx. 50' x 150', and the potential for a front-drive garage. More details
12007-12009 87 Avenue in Edmonton: Zone 15 House for sale : MLS®# E4236376
12007-12009 87 Avenue Zone 15 Edmonton T6G 0Y8$818,000Single FamilyCourtesy of Joan G Lynch of RE/MAX Elite
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- 1,745 sq. ft.162 m264' x 129' parallelogram-shaped lot has been subdivided into two equal-sized lots each with 31' of frontage and 129' of depth along with a sunny South rear yard. A wonderful opportunity to build a very large new home, or two good-sized homes on this 743 sq.m. property that is close to the University of Alberta, river valley parks area and downtown. The existing 1,745 sq.ft. house with 3 bedrooms and two full bathrooms could also provide an excellent rental or renovation opportunity. The subdivision of the lot has been fully approved. More details
Windsor Park Real Estate Market
• Accessibility Score: 48 homes per point of access.
• Parking: Poor, pretty much everywhere except for residents with a valid permit.
• Transit: 13 bus stops
• Parks: 3 and direct access to the river valley and biking trails at multiple points.
Location & Description
Windsor park is a small neighbourhood – it has only 480 homes in it – which is situated between the University of Alberta to the east, the river valley to the north and south and Belgravia to the south. One of the most desirable places to own real estate in Edmonton, the area is filled with old trees, wide streets and stately houses. Windsor Park has long been a desirable neighbourhood because of it’s proximity to the river, the University and its ease of access to downtown Edmonton.
The average house price in Windsor Park is a whopping $852,000 – bear in mind there are no condos to bring down the price, but still, that is an expensive average. You can get less expensive properties in the neighbourhood, though. Houses were put on the market for as little as $499,ooo in 2011, but also ranged up over one and a half million. Sizes of houses range from about 1200 square feet to a massive 3900+ square feet.
Windsor Park is located in Edmonton real estate zone 15 along with Strathcona, Garneau, Allendale, Belgravia, Empire Park, Grandview Heights, Landsdowne, Lendrum Place, Malmo Plains, McKernan, Queen Alexandra, Parkallen and Pleasantview.
Almost all the houses in Windsor Park were built after WWII. Interestingly Windsor Park has kept the vast majority of it’s houses over the years. This could be a testament to the reasonably sized homes already in the area, but I suspect that people who live in Windsor Park are not much for new construction. Perhaps their tastes are of a different sort than other people’s. No one seems interested in knocking down any of the older homes in favour of newer ones – even on lots with a river valley view.
There are only houses and semi-detached homes in Windsor Park. Not much to see here, move along.
Not many homes are rented in Windsor Park. Even though the neighbourhood is very close to the University like Garneau is, the homes are all single family homes that are worth a substantial sum. Very few of them would make feasible rental properties. Why would someone pay 3x as much rent to live on the west side of the University when they could live on the east side? That being said, there are a few rental properties in the neighbourhood – some smaller homes are rented to students, but 82% of all the homes are still owner occupied.
Condos in Windsor Park
There are no condominum buildings in Windsor Park. In fact, there are no multi-family buildings in the neighbourhood at all.
Windsor Park School | 8720 118 Street – 780 433 3924
~ None in this neighbourhood
~ None in this neighbourhood
University of Alberta | 85 Avenue 116 Street – 780 492 3111
Parks & Recreation
What Windsor Park lacks in size, it makes up for location. There can only be a small number of parks in the community – 3 to be exact – as it is pretty tiny, but being bordered by the river valley on two sides pretty much makes the entire area a park. If you live here, you can go for a run, cycle or take the dog for a walk anytime you like. Access to parks here is amazing. Also, Kinsmen Sports Centre is just down the hill from here – so you would also have a nearby City of Edmonton facility to keep active.
Access & Parking
Access into and out of Windsor Park is ok. The biggest issue for getting around nearby is the traffic from the University and the fact that the neighbourhood borders on the ravine, which doesn’t allow many options for entry and exit.
Windsor Park is not an extremely walkable neighbourhood as there isn’t much to walk to. That is, if you want to go for a walk in the ravine, it would be no problem at all, but if you wanted to walk to a grocery store, that would take a little while. The neighbourhood is sort of cut off from other areas by the ravine and the U of A. This makes the area very quiet, but that quiet comes with a bit of isolation.
Parking is only possible with a valid permit – which can only be obtained by residents. That might mean difficulty parking for guests depending on the exact location of the home. The proximity of the University of Alberta has made parking a problem in the past, and so all parking is pretty much banned now. Conveniently, pay parking is available at the University 24 hours a day.
Windsor Park’s transit score is quite excellent since there are so few homes in the neighbourhood and there are 13 bus stops within its borders. This gives the community a transit score of 37 – meaning there are only 37 homes per bus stop. Access to University Station to take the LRT is quite quick as well, but besides that, there is a full transit station just blocks away as well. There is a benefit to being so close to the University in this case – you will not likely ever sit waiting long for a bus – the area is teaming with them. Getting around by public transport should be absolutely no problem for residents here.
* Source: 2006 Census of Canada, Statistics Canada
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