Crestwood in West Edmonton

History of the Crestwood Neighbourhood

An old facet of the Edmonton residential landscape, Crestwood was originally developed in the 1950’s as subdivisions known as Jasper Place and Capital Hill. Comprised predominantly of single family homes, over the years additional residences were added that include semi-detached homes as well as low-rise apartment buildings.

Despite the age of the community, many of the original homes have been replaced with newer models, however, there are still original homes scattered throughout. The homes here are typically larger than most throughout the city and house a generally older population. The age and inconsistent updating of homes and community features gives the area and eclectic and cozy feeling. It is a place where you can envision the generations of people who have lived there and it all adds up to quiet place where neighbours, are neighbours for life.

The River Valley is a prominent feature in this neighbourhood but it is also unique in the fact that it houses eight churches, two schools, an established park and an arena and curling club.

Crestwood Home Owners Association (HOA)?

In lieu of a Homeowner’s Association, Crestwood boasts a very involved Community League. The League is responsible for ice time at the local arena, holiday events, park redevelopment plans, community parties and Mom & Tot programs. This is believed to be the oldest and longest running Community League in the entire City.

Voluntary membership ensures that the league is comprised of only those passionate about the Crestwood Community, which can be seen in the variety of project they spearhead annually.

Amenities Near Crestwood

Via 149th Street, residents of Crestwood are provided with quick access to Stony Plain Road and Whitemud Drive. As a major artery of the City, it is easy to get around to prime shopping locations and busy employment sectors.  There's always the chance for some yoga and menditation when you live this close to Bikram Yoga.  If you're really a Christmas fan, you'll love that this is the home location of Candy Cane Lane.

Between Crestwood Junior High, St Paul Elementary School, the Café and a burger-joint, Crestwood offers the time-honored traditions of small-town living within the city limits. Just a few minutes down the road is everything you need, but if it is excitement you are after, getting downtown for the night won’t be a chore.

Why Live in Crestwood?

If you have the opportunity to buy in a community like this, it’s an opportunity you can’t pass-up. There is a lot to be said for living on a street where everyone knows your name. Many believe the days of letting kids run off to the park for the afternoon unsupervised are long gone, but in a community such as Crestwood, you can bet the eyes and ears of every neighbor will be watching those kids as diligently as their own parent’s.

Tucked away from the city and hidden from the prying eyes of developers, this community has generated its own personality over the last sixty odd years, and has become a sought after location for families looking to establish roots.

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Developers and Home Builders in Crestwood

Various builders have been utilized over the decades to rebuild many of the homes in this community. Data on the original developers and builder of the community is not readily available.

Disclaimer: Information herein deemed reliable but not guaranteed by the EREB.

Listing information last updated on August 17th, 2017 at 5:01pm MDT.