Brander Gardens Homes for Sale in Edmonton
Included below are homes for sale and real estate in Brander Gardens, AB.
Brander Gardens is a residential area located in southwest Edmonton. The neighbourhood overlooks the North Saskatchewan River Valley and is bordered by the historic Fort Edmonton Park, making it one of the most sought-after prime real estate in southwest Edmonton. Proximity to the river valley means residents enjoy lots of recreational opportunities such as golf, trails, parks and much more. Homes for sale in the area comprise townhouses, condos, single-family homes and luxury estate homes, which feature spacious rooms, quiet cul-de-sacs and good curb appeal. Brander Gardens is an amenity-rich community. Residents can access health services, restaurants, banking services, entertainment and much more in the nearby Riverbend Shopping Centre. Residents also have immediate access to Whitemud Drive, which provides quick commutes to nearby centres such as Meadowlark Health and Shopping Centre and West Edmonton Mall and the rest of the city.
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Brander Gardens History
Brander Gardens is named after George Brander, a peony gardener who moved to Edmonton in 1921. The peony garden was a major supplier of peonies in Alberta and was a source of attraction for Albertans until the 1940s. 74.4% of the houses in Brander Gardens were built during the 1970s. Another 13% were built during the 1960s, while the remaining 8.4% were built during the 1980s. 36% of residences are apartment-style condominiums and apartments in low-rise buildings with fewer than five stories. Single-family homes account for 30%, row houses 24% and duplexes account for the remaining 10%. 60%of homes in the area are owner-occupied while the rest are rented. Brander Gardens is bounded on the east by Whitemud Drive and on the south by Ramsay Heights. The neighborhood overlooks the North Saskatchewan River Valley on the west and northwest.
Brander Gardens Recreational Activities
Brander Gardens is a place with lots of fun to be had. A huge park at the centre of the neighbourhood provides plenty of green space for picnics and relaxation. Just outside the neighbourhood, is Brookside Park which features lots of playing equipment, bike tracks and a soccer field. Other great parks near Brander Gardens include Rainbow Valley Park & Campground, and Snow Valley Ski Club, a long-running resort with an aerial park and aerial adventure park.
To the west of the neighbourhood, the river valley features lots of trails and nature to explore. The extensive river valley trail system features beautiful trails perfect for walking and biking. The trails start just outside the neighbourhood, go over the river via Fort Edmonton Footbridge and into Wolf Willow Ravine. The trails go further to ravines like Patricia Ravine Trail and Promontory Point, so make sure to explore the area to get the full experience.
Brander Gardens is situated close to numerous local attractions. Fort Edmonton Park borders the neighbourhood to the north and features a heritage park with recreated architecture from 1885, 1905 and 1920, a fort and streetcars. Across the North Saskatchewan River to the north, Edmonton Valley Zoo is a great place to take your family in the summer months. The zoo offers rides, programs and an opportunity to observe more than 350 animals.
A few minutes away from the neighbourhood, West Edmonton Mall (the largest in North America) is a great place to enjoy the weekend. It features numerous retail stores, attractions including a waterpark, adventure golf, Ice Palace, Galaxyland, Marine Life and great food courts.
There are several eateries within Brander Gardens offering delicious dishes and snacks. TasteBuds is a family-run restaurant known for its delicious biryani, deserts and amazing staff. Blossom Cakery is known for its macaroons and mouth-watering cakes. So if you happen to have a birthday coming up, the friendly staff can help you create a delicious custom cake.
Brander Gardens House Prices
The average house price in 2021 for a house in Brander Gardens is around $885,000, the lowest price is around $118,000, and the highest price is around $4,000,000.
Brander Gardens Schools
There are five schools within the neighbourhood including, Brookside Terrace Elementary, Riverbend Junior High school, Brander Gardens Elementary School, Tempo School (a private K-12), and St. Monica Catholic Elementary School.