Blue Quill Homes for Sale in Edmonton
Included below are homes for sale and real estate in Blue Quill, AB.
Blue Quill is a neighbourhood situated in southwest Edmonton. When it comes to a convenient city lifestyle, Blue Quill has it all. The community features a commercial centre, good schools, an active community league, green space, access to the ravine and proximity to Edmonton's major shopping centres and public transport. Homes for sale in Blue Quill feature single-family homes, apartments, row houses and duplexes. The community's small strip mall features 5 restaurants, a gas station, a dental centre and a laundromat. More amenities are available just outside Blue Quill to the east and southeast. Other shopping centres like Southgate Centre, South Park Centre and South Edmonton Common are only a few minutes away. Blue Quill residents have access to Gateway Blvd and Anthony Henday Drive, which provide commutes to the rest of the city. Just outside the neighbourhood's eastern border, Century Park LRT Station provides convenient public transport to Southgate and Southpark Shopping Centres and pretty much anywhere in the city.
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Blue Quill History
Blue Quill sits on land annexed to the city of Edmonton in 1971. Being part of the Kaskitayo area, the land served as farmland and home to 18 farmsteads, some of which were still in operation in 1973 when the Kaskitayo Outline plan was being formulated. The majority of the residences (about 60%) were built during the 1970s, and a few (about 25%) were built during the 1980s. Residential construction continued until the early 2000s.
The majority of residences in Blue Quill community are rented apartments in low-rise buildings (about 58%). Single-family homes take up about 27%, while the rest are duplexes and row houses. The neighbourhood is named after Cree Chief Blue Quill of the Saddle Lake Indian Reserve, who was an aboriginal leader within the Kaskitayo area. Blue Quill is bounded by 111 Street to the east, 23 Avenue to the south, 119 Street to the west and north by Saddleback Road and Sweet Grass neighbourhood.
Blue Quill Recreational & Outdoor Activities
Park & Sports Amenities
Blue Quill Park is one of the best neighbourhood parks in the area. It features plenty of green space, a tobogganing hill, a playground, tennis courts, basketball courts and a handball court. The sports fields in the park are for soccer and baseball diamonds.
Blue Quill is represented by the Blue Quill community league which also represents Blue Quill Estates, Sweet Grass and Skyrattler.
The Blue Quill Community League maintains an outdoor ice rink and a community garden. They also have a nice hall and big kitchen, which are great for hosting parties and events.
Blackmud Creek Ravine
Just outside the neighbourhood to the southwest, Blackmud Creek Ravine offers more green space and lots to explore. Spots in the ravine worth exploring include MacTaggart Sanctuary, Larch Sanctuary, Twin Brooks District & Nature Park and Twin Brooks Community Garden. The ravine features hiking trails by the water, diverse plant species, wildlife, and spectacular vistas of the greenery.
Proximity to major shopping centres like South Edmonton Common means residents can easily access many entertainment experiences. For a family outing, South Edmonton Common situated a few minutes to the east offers several fun activities. The centre features Cineplex Odeon, a movie theatre that showcases the latest movies; the Rec Room, a restaurant that offers games like virtual reality, bowling, arcade, axe throwing, etc.; and Chuck E. Cheese which features games like coin games, basketball, fruit ninja, spin wheels and much more.
Best Restaurants in Blue Quill
The Blue Quill area features many restaurants offering different dining experiences. Most of these restaurants are within the nearby major shopping centres like Southgate and South Edmonton Common, therefore try exploring the area. However, the Blue Quill Commercial Centre features some great restaurants, allowing residents to access great food without leaving the neighbourhood.
Ayesha's Kitchen is one of the favourite restaurants within the neighbourhood and surrounding communities. The Pakistani restaurant serves some of the best brunch and exotic dishes like halwa puri and nihari. They also have a nice lunch buffet.
Basha Donair & Shawarma is another restaurant serving more middle eastern delicacies. Their customers love their wrapped falafels, poutine donairs, deep-fried pickles, pita and the sasquatch donair.
Blue Anchor Taphouse & Kitchen is a neighbourhood pub where you can enjoy a cold beer and tasty pub eats. It features great Karaoke, amazing staff and a great menu with delicious chicken wings, tacos and much more.
Blue Quill House Prices
The average price for a house in Blue Quill is $328,000, while the lowest price is around $98,000. At the high end, house prices can reach $740,000.
Blue Quill Schools
There is one school within the neighbourhood, St. Teresa Catholic Elementary School which is under the Edmonton Catholic School System. Other nearby schools include Sweet Grass Elementary School, Vernon Barford Junior High School, Harry Ainlay High School and Louis St. Laurent Junior/High School.