Community Spotlight: Parkview

Thu, 14 Oct by TruHome Inc

As soon as you move into Parkview you will feel like you have lived there all your life – the whole community becomes your family, and everyone will be waving to you on their morning walks. 

Parkview is a mature, west-end neighbourhood bordered by the Edmonton’s River Valley to the east, 149th Street, 87th Avenue/Buena Vista Road, and MacKenzie Ravine. Those familiar with the area know that it is also informally split into two sub- neighbourhoods: Valleyview (east of 142nd Street) and Parkview (west of 142nd Street).  


With original homes dating back to the mid 1950s and brand-new infill homes, no two houses are alike. Parkview attracts residents in all stages of life: new families, retired couples, young professionals, and all those seeking an authentic community. It is also refreshing to see the community turn over after a few decades, as children who used to live in Parkview are now moving their own families back into the neighbourhood.

Real estate opportunities in Parkview consist predominantly of single-family homes, many with new upgrades and all with lots of character. However, there are also opportunities for semi-detached homes and walk-up apartment style condos. Because of its desirable location, many new homeowners are opting for the trendiest infill homes with less square footage to maintain but just as much pizazz. 

If you’ve ever gone for a Sunday cruise or detoured your bike ride to Valleyview Drive, you’ll be familiar with Parkview’s well-admired luxury homes. Known for boasting some of the west-end’s most fabulous properties, there is no shortage of “ooh-ing” and “ahh-ing” at Parkview houses. All equally as memorable and inspiring as the next. 

As the years pass, more and more irreparable mid-century homes are being replaced with infills or grand modern homes, a testament to the neighbourhood’s dynamism. But if you’re someone who loves the originality of old character homes, you’ll be pleased to see many homes with their original foundation, finishings, and flare. And if you’re lucky, you might run into someone who is the original owner of their home and would love to have you over for tea to tell you about the history of the neighbourhood.


As most of the neighbourhood can confirm, the hottest place to be is at the Valleyview Shopping Centre on 142nd Street. Home to the famous IGA and neighbourhood’s social hub, Rebel, this shopping centre is where you’ll run into your neighbours and catch up with old friends. We’ve been advised not to wear our pyjamas there as it’s rumoured you’ll always see someone you know! 

A hat’s off to Parkview wouldn’t be complete without giving mention to Andy’s IGA. As a family-run business, Andy and his family have served Parkview and surrounding areas for countless years. As a strong supporter of the community’s youth and events, Andy’s IGA offers a warm welcome every time you go. The superb customer service, delicious doughnuts, and newly paved parking lot are reason enough to go back every single day. As a Century Hospitality Group restaurant, Rebel is a gathering place for family and friends in the community, offering an innovative selection of menu items. Whether it’s for brunch on the weekends or drinks after work, their casual but upscale dining experience will quickly convince you to become a regular. Fun fact: the manager of Rebel used to own and operate the Italian restaurant that occupied that space before – talk about commitment to the community!


If the style of the homes, the culture of the neighbourhood, or the nearby amenities don’t win you over, Parkview’s proximity to every major commuting route will seal the deal. Here are some of the highlights:

  • 8 minutes from downtown Edmonton
  • 5 minutes from the Whitemud (and subsequently the Anthony Henday)
  • 10 minutes from the Yellowhead
  • 20 minutes from the University of Alberta campus
  • 30 minutes to Edmonton International Airport

You’re never far from the action when you’re located in Parkview, including on foot or other! With maintained sidewalks, side roads, and trails, getting around via alternative methods of transportation is convenient and accessible. 


Parkview is a great community to support families with school-aged kids. Right in the heart of the community sits Parkview School (elementary and junior high) and St. Rose Catholic Junior High. However, there are numerous schools in surrounding neighbourhoods including St. Francis Xavier, Archbishop MacDonald, and Ross Sheppard High Schools, Crestwood School, and St. Paul Elementary. For families with young children, Parkview Community League also offers Preschool and Kindercare programs. The Community League hosts community soccer teams, has tennis courts in the summer, and floods a community skating rink in the winter. 

Living up to its name, there is no shortage of green space, parks, and places for outdoor recreation in Parkview. If you don’t feel like making your way down to the Buena Vista Dog Park, the Valleyview Drive off-leash area is easily accessible, offering a complete view of downtown Edmonton and the University of Alberta. This is also a great road for a family bike ride, to catch the Canada Day fireworks, or to watch the full moon rise over downtown every month. In the summer (post-COVID, of course), you may want to take your lawn chair to the lookout points to be serenaded by summer concerts in Hawrelak Park as the music drifts up the valley. 

You’re also walking distance from Hawrelak Park so you’ll never have to fight for parking to attend Edmonton’s Heritage Days, the World Triathlon, or a casual park day picnic on the weekend.  

As if anyone ever needed a reason to move into Parkview, we think there are many attractive qualities to Parkview and Valleyview. If you feel dazzled by the community and want to explore your residential options, reach out to one of our TruHome agents who will help you find the perfect home in Parkview – there is no shortage!

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.

6 Reasons Why You Should Be Buying In Trinity Pointe

Fri, 17 Jan by TruHome

One of Central Edmonton’s best kept secrets, Trinity Pointe offers so much more than your average condo.

Concrete Building

One of the biggest differences between types of condos is construction, specifically having the choice between wood frame or concrete structures. Concrete condos are the preferred choice in most measures since they are sturdy and solid. The noise transfer between units will be far less than a wood frame building giving owners a little more privacy and quiet. Though concrete condos require their own type of maintenance, it’s typically needed less often than a wood frame building and can withstand much more when it comes to the elements, so when thinking long term, concrete is the way to go. Concrete condos also often have a better green rating thanks to their efficiency and durability.

Pet Friendly

Sometimes finding a condo that you can love that allows your furry companion too can be a challenge. This building offers it’s owners relaxed pet restrictions making it easier for you and your family to settle in!


Often overlooked, most buyers are searching in Strathcona and Ritchie. Nestled between the two, this Bonnie Doon condo is perched above Mill Creek Ravine. Allowing quick access to Whyte Avenue, U or A, Ritchie Market, French Quarter, Millcreek Pool, Bonnie Doon Mall, and so much more!


You would not know it from the street, but this condo offers some of the best views in Edmonton. Where can you find a forest facing condo in Central Edmonton? Trinity Pointe! Enjoy the calm, peaceful nature of  Mill Creek Ravine right from your own private balcony.


Tired of paying a costly gym membership? Cancel it and move into Trinity Pointe which offers an amazing fitness room and gym. In the warmer months you can also take advantage of the trail network right outside your door.

“Stellar” Management!

This building is managed by an active board and Stellar Condo Management. A healthy reserve and an incredibly proactive approach to maintenance means a safer investment for you.

We simply can not say enough about Trinity Pointe; however there is one more benefit – you can move into this building immediately. Take a look at the Edmonton Condos for Sale in Trinity Pointe today!

Coming Soon – Gorgeous Lake Home In Lac Ste. Anne

Tue, 26 Mar by TruHome

Now available for pre showing’s, experience this stunning lake view bungalow in the Estates at Water’s Edge brought to you by the TruHome and Edmonton Lake Property Real Estate Group.

Experience The Good Life

 Sitting on top of a hill, this 3 bedroom Craftsman style bungalow provides some of the most breathtaking views in the whole community. Sit back, enjoy a delicious cup of coffee on your heated, covered deck and experience what life is really about. Once inside, you will love the attention to detail, from the warm maple hardwood cabinetry to the quartz countertops, to the well-appointed lighting choices, the solid doors, and the extra thick hemlock trim and doors. The dining, kitchen and living room boasts open concept living with panoramic views of the lake. The main cottage also features three spacious bedrooms, including the master with a 3 piece ensuite and front-load laundry. What really makes this property stand out though, is the private guest cottage complete with its own full bathroom make it the ideal lake home to host family and friends. Combine this with a double detached garage, personal storage shed, and private hot tub and you have found a very desirable property to call home. Lake living at the Estates at Waters edge is simple, yet refined largely due to its low maintenance living, unbelievable amenities, and classic design aesthetics.
You Get More With #401:
  • The lot is larger than it appears, with the Russian olive tree marketing the edge of the property.
  • The covered deck is built with Trex decking, the world’s best high-performance composite decking brand. Featuring an additional 400 sq ft of living space with radiant natural gas heaters installed on the ceiling.
  • As well as the community water treatment facility, this home has a Kinetico reverse osmosis drinking water system in the kitchen.
  • There is a Fantec Ventilation System to control fresh air and humidity.
  • The light switches throughout the house are on dimmers.
  • The three sono tube skylights bring in additional natural light to the home.
  • The home comes complete with all Hunter Douglas blinds.
  • There is a natural gas hook-up for a bbq on the deck.
Call to book a viewing today! Elisse at 587-400-7653 and/or Wayne at 780-991-5107

Just Listed in Klarvatten

Mon, 05 Mar by TruHome

Welcome Home to Klarvatten and this lovely 2 Storey home with finished basement. Walk in and view this well-kept home featuring a dedicated living room and kitchen space complete with kitchen island, pantry and updated Stainless steel appliances. Enjoy the natural light from your south facing backyard complete with large storage shed and double detached garage that backs onto Klarvatten park. Upstairs, you will discover 3 bedrooms with the master bedroom boasting a 3 piece ensuite bathroom and a walk-in closet. Adding to the beautiful appeal of this home is the fully finished basement complete with yet another bathroom and places to sit back and relax. Perfect for a young family with a quick walk to schools, parks and green spaces including a huge sports field with a soccer pitch and baseball diamond. This truly is a move in ready home boasting everything you would want and need!

See the listing HERE

Just Listed in Forest Heights

Mon, 19 Feb by TruHome

Welcome to luxury in Forest Heights. This fully redesigned home is perfect for the urban professional or growing family. With three bedrooms, two full baths, bonus loft area, and gourmet kitchen – you will not be left wanting anything. Detached two car garage, fenced yard and corner lot – you will have all the space needed to start a new life in this highly desired neighbourhood. Brand new windows, concrete countertops, stylized light fixtures, and hardwood floor make this home, the home not to be missed.

Renovations were completed by Revive Developments whose focus is to “breath new life” into older properties. This was the second project they took on in the community of Forest Heights, however, their updated creations can be found in many popular neighbourhoods including Capilano, Glenora and Laurier Heights.

View this Forest Heights listing here.

Just Listed: The View in Riverdale

Wed, 31 Jan by TruHome

Welcome to The View, and true to name, this condo has the best Views in the city. Undoubtedly one of the most unique layouts for a condo you will find on the market today. At just over 1200 Square Feet, this two bedroom, two bathroom condo is sure to impress anyone who comes in. Southwest Exposure from the large balcony looking over the lush River Valley and Downtown City landscape, ensures loads of sunlight during the day and gorgeous city light views at night. This condo is perfect for the downtown professional or a young family who wants to live in the heart of Edmonton close to everything downtown has to offer; as well a quick walk into the adventures of the River Valley. With a tandem, two parking spots, in suite laundry, 9 foot ceilings, large windows, and gorgeous open concept layout – this is a condo not to be missed – you will not find another view like this in the city. Learn more or book a showing today here!

Just Listed: The Estates At Lakeside Condo

Mon, 22 Jan by TruHome

When it comes to adult living, this 50+ condo offers both convenience and style. Located in The Estates At Lakeside, unit 374 features a unique layout including 2 bedrooms and a den. White cabinetry in the kitchen makes it both bright and open. Close to the future LRT and easy access to both 66th street and 50th street, this home is ideal for those looking to downsize their space without downsizing their life. Be sure to check out this Edmonton condo now!

Call Elisse & Caitlin today to view 587-400-SOLD (7653)

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