Edmonton Community Feature: Glenora In West Central Edmonton

Thu, 02 Sep by TruHome Inc


When you think about Edmonton’s most desirable neighbourhoods, Glenora likely comes to mind. If you’ve ever driven east on 102nd avenue towards downtown Edmonton, you probably know how tempting it is to sneak peeks down every street to catch a glimpse of what life is like in one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city. No two homes look the same, yet each appears as if it holds the secret to an abundant and fulfilling life.


Edmonton Homes Like No Other

Glenora is a community where homes rich in history and those with modern architectural flair come together to create a neighbourhood of idyllic living. The streets are canopied with lush trees that entice you to explore the dozens of paths that connect the community with Edmonton’s River Valley. If strolling around the neighbourhood admiring the unique landscape (Alexander Circle, anyone?) isn’t your pace, walking, running, and cycling enthusiasts will find hours of entertainment amongst the trails.  

Whether you’re looking for estate homes with established character and fairy-tale-like charm, or newly built infill homes with both style and function, Glenora has it all. Along with the brilliant selection of single-family residences and duplex-style homes, this neighbourhood has something for everyone. A number of high-rise and low-rise properties exist in the community to offer stress-free living opportunities that cater to homebuyers of all ages and stages of life. With the recent addition of the West Block Glenora development, homebuyers on the market for a luxury condominium are sure to be impressed by full amenity living and unobstructed views. With its fantastic location along the north bank of the North Saskatchewan River, residents also have easy access to green spaces such as Government House Park and MacKinnon Ravine Park. The closeness of public green areas (William Hawrelak Park) and golf courses (The Royal Mayfair Club or Victoria Golf Course) in the middle of the city also provide endless opportunities for outdoor fun all year round.  


Shop Till You Drop

With its proximity to downtown, Glenora is only a hop, skip, and a jump away from some of the trendiest boutiques, cafes, and personal services. Within walking distance you’ll find fine dining experiences, salons, medical practices, and weekend markets. When it comes to local eateries, there are endless options. Some of our favourites include Vi’s for Pies, The Columbian Coffee and Roastery, Square 1 Coffee, Café Versailles, OEB Breakfast Co. and CredoIf you’re on a mission to support small businesses, Red Ribbon Boutique, Daisy Chain Book Co., and Carbon Environmental have endless options for gifting and self-indulgence. When you feel like treating yourself, a handful of bonbons from Carol’s Quality Sweets is a great way to finish off your shopping day.  For those who need a little tender loving care, The Cutting Room, Groove Dental, RejuvaDerm Cosmetic Laser and Surgery, Evolve Strength, and The Happiness Factory offer all kinds of services to support your wellbeing. 


Commuting Made Easy

If you’ve ever contended with Edmonton’s infamous construction work, you’ll understand the value of being close to the action. Bordered by some of the city’s major arteries, Glenora is situated in one of the most accessible locations in the city. Popular commuter routes make automobile travel and public transit simple and practical. The Anthony Henday is easily accessible from Stony Plain Road, which runs right through the centre of the neighbourhood, while 107th Avenue can take you west to West Edmonton Mall or east to Commonwealth Stadium. 142nd Street quickly takes you north to the Yellowhead and also provides fast access southbound to Whitemud Drive. Commuters will also have access to the highly anticipated Valley Line LRT which will be arriving in the community shortly, making the journey to Mill Woods or Lewis Farms both convenient and swift. Did we also mention how close to Edmonton’s downtown scene this neighbourhood is?


Families anticipating a move into Glenora are presented with a number of reputable schools serving students from kindergarten to grade 12. There are many in surrounding areas, but some within walking distance include:

Additionally, early learning centres such as the Kepler Academy are situated right in the community to provide exploratory education and out-of-school care for younger children.  

Fun Facts About Glenora

  • Before Glenora was the highly sought-after neighbourhood it is now, it was originally a river lot homesteaded by Malcolm Groat. 
  • The majority of homes in Glenora were built before 1970.
  • The community is represented by the Glenora Community League, founded in 1949, which now has communal facilities such as an outdoor rink, tennis courts, and a community hall.

For more information on the current real estate opportunities available in Glenora, feel free to contact us or explore all Glenora Homes For Sale here.

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