Aspen Gardens Homes for Sale in Edmonton
Included below are homes for sale and real estate in Aspen Gardens, AB.
Aspen Gardens is a neighbourhood situated in southwest Edmonton. The neighbourhood was designed to provide a refuge for Edmontonians who preferred to live in a quiet environment, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. As a result, the neighbourhood features single-family homes built on larger than average size lots and some luxury properties backing onto Whitemud Creek Ravine. Aspen Gardens also features a few apartment-style condos on low-rise buildings. To the south of the neighbourhood, across Fairway Drive, residents have access to a veterinary clinic, daycare, a coffee shop and other services. More amenities can be found a few minutes away in Southgate Centre, which features a Safeway, banking services, retail stores, restaurants and a plethora of other services. Commuters have access to Whitemud Drive, which provides access to the rest of the city. In terms of public transit, a few bus stops are situated within the neighbourhood and Southgate LRT station is a few minutes away in Southgate Shopping Centre.
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Aspen Gardens History
Aspen Gardens sits on land that was annexed to Edmonton City in 1960. Single-family residences in the neighbourhood were constructed during the 1960s and apartments during the 1970s. The neighbourhood's name comes from the Aspen tree, commonly found in the Parkland forests of west-central Alberta. The neighbourhood is bounded by 119 Street to the east, south by Fairway Drive, and north and west by Whitemud Creek Ravine.
Aspen Gardens Recreational Activities
Aspens Garden Park is the only park in the neighbourhood. It features soccer fields, a spray park, two ice rinks and a playground. Also nearby is Westbrook Playground which features a playground for kids.
The neighbourhood features pathways that facilitate running, walking and convenient bicycle travel. Some of the pathways connect with the Whitemud Creek Ravine trails, which provides a chance to enjoy spectacular views of the greenery and explore a variety of wildlife, trees and plant life. Popular spots for hiking in the ravine include Whitemud Creek Stairs #250, which features a set of stairs on a bridge that provide a nice view of the ravine and Whitemud Creek Bridge #251, which features more stairs and great views.
To the north of the neighbourhood, just across Whitemud Drive, there is more to explore. Rainbow Valley Park & Campground features more trails by the water that gives hikers a chance to experience a variety of wildlife, trees and breathtaking views of the landscape. The park is also famous for its beautiful display of Christmas lights which light up the area during the festive season.
Snow Valley Ski Club
Snow Valley Ski Club is one of the major attractions in southwest Edmonton. The ski resort features an aerial park, an adventure park and beginner ski/snowboard slopes. The park caters to beginner snowboarders and skiers by offering beginner slopes and certified instructors who run their junior, youth and adult programs. Either way, this is one of the best places to have fun with friends and family.
The Derrick Golf and Winter Club
The Derrick golf course, located in neighbouring Westbrook Estate welcomes both beginner and advanced golfers. The 18-hole golf course features a junior golf program, men's and ladies golf events, festivals such as Golf & Seafood Fest, virtual golf and golf professionals who can help in improving your golfing skills.
The club also provides a variety of athletic amenities including indoor tennis, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, a multipurpose gymnasium, badminton courts, a 25-metre swimming pool, and curling, skating, and cross-country skiing during winter.
For families with children, the club offers preschool programs for children aged two, three, four and five and a playroom for children ages 6 and under.
Aspen Gardens House Prices
Aspen Gardens features many high-end homes with the most expensive costing around 1.3 million dollars. Budget options can be as low as $168,000, while the average price is around $553,000.
Aspen Gardens Schools
There are two schools within Aspen Gardens: Westbrook Elementary School and Vernon Barford Junior High School. Other nearby schools include St. Boniface Catholic & Richard Secord Elementary Schools, Louis St. Laurent Junior / High School and Harry Ainlay High School.