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Riverbend Real Estate

Edmonton is full of great communities and neighborhoods each with their own distinct flair. The Riverbend community is likely one of the better options if you’re looking to relocate. Situated in Edmonton’s southwest edge, the largely residential area is complemented by a wealth of natural beauty including, of course, the North Saskatchewan River and the Whitemud Creek Ravine. You’re also going to find a cohesive neighborhood bound together by their shared love of the community and the people in it. If you happen to move to the Riverbend area, you’re sure to find something unique for you and your family.

The entire community is separated into many different neighborhoods, each of which has its own micro-identity. Some of these neighborhoods include popular areas like Falconer Heights, Brander Gardens, and Ogilvie Ridge. Newer developments like Terwillegar Towne and Hodgson also fall within the boundaries of Riverbend. Indeed, the two aforementioned bodies of water make up the west and east boundaries while Whitemud Drive and Anthony Henday Drive make up the north and south borders respectively. Of course, the definition changes depending on whom you ask, but virtually anything within or a little outside that designated area is going to be considered Riverbend. In fact, the neighborhoods of Brookside and Brander Gardens extend just a little north of these rough boundaries, but are still considered part of Riverbend.

In any event, heading south over the North Saskatchewan River on the Quesnell Bridge will get you into Riverbend proper. There’s certainly good reason to want to end up there if you’re in the market for a new house. One of the first things you’ll notice about the area is that it’s full of parks. Perhaps the centerpiece of all the public spaces in Riverbend is the Terwillegar Park. Hugged by the winding North Saskatchewan River, the park comprises an area full of rustic beauty well within walking distance for most residents. It features a bevy of different hiking and biking trails along with a truly massive off-leash dog park. You’ll find many residents enjoying the scenery and the sun with all their furry pals.

For the exercise enthusiasts, the Terwillegar Park West Loop Trail takes you along the banks of the river and offers a scenic walking tour of all that the park has to offer, including filled ponds, towering trees, and, of course, the river itself. But, Riverbend isn’t limited to wide scale parks like Terwillegar. It’s also full of much smaller community parks dotting the landscape in the midst of a sea of houses. There will almost certainly be a place right down the street for you to take your family out for a nice day at the park. Each individual neighborhood is full of different public spaces for you to enjoy long afternoons in the sun.

Riverbend is also only a stone’s throw away from a variety of different recreational activities. Indeed, the Derrick Golf and Winter Club is just a short drive over the Whitemud Creek Ravine. During the summers, you can enjoy a full round of 18 holes of golf and in the winter you’ll enjoy activities like cross-country skiing and ice skating. They’ve also got a spa, gym, curling sheets, and a whole host of other options for any time of the year. The Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre, located in the Leger neighborhood, boasts a wide variety of indoor facilities including four NHL-sized ice rinks, an aquatic centre, and a fitness centre. Wherever you happen to go, you’re sure to find something to do in or around Riverbend.

The area also benefits from its relative proximity to the city centre of Edmonton. You’re really only 20 minutes away from enjoying all the hustle and bustle of the city streets whenever you feel like it. If you want to go catch an Oilers game, it only takes 30 minutes to get to Rexall Place. Likewise, it will only cost you a third of an hour to make it to Commonwealth Stadium for an Eskimos game. With Riverbend, you effectively get all of the perks of the inner city with the safety of a tight-knit suburban community.

Of course, the chief concern of any parent moving to a new area is the quality of the schools. Riverbend is renowned for its high-quality educational offerings. All the way from elementary school to high school, you’re going to find some of the best public and private institutions for your child. The Lillian Osborne High School is situated directly adjacent to the Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre and provides the best in academic excellence. The stunning architecture is certainly a sight to behold as you can be sure that your high school student will receive the best public education you can imagine. Of course, your younger children won’t be left out to dry either. The Riverbend community features a great variety of different schooling options for elementary and junior high school students. These are generally more concentrated in the individual neighborhoods so as to provide a certain close-knit feel.

Speaking of the close-knit feel of the community, there’s even an organization to reinforce the camaraderie of the Riverbend community. This organization is aptly called the Riverbend Community League. The League provides members of the community with certain sponsored events and ongoing programs that really add to the overall cohesiveness of the area. Joining up with the League can give you access to a whole host of different fun events like free swim time at the Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre. You’ll also, of course, feel a distinct sense of inclusion when it comes to the community as a whole.

When it comes right down to it, though, the most pressing issue for any potential buyer is going to be the price. With all the upscale amenities that Riverbend provides, it’s certainly reasonable to be wary of any steep prices. In reality, it’s not particularly difficult to become a homeowner in the Riverbend area. There are, in fact, many different condos and townhomes that can go for less than $200,000 in many cases. As you might expect, many of these complexes are chic and centrally located to provide you access to all the great things that Riverbend has to offer.

For many families, however, a condo isn’t quite going to make the grade. You might expect that any single family homes are going to have prices that are literally through the roof. On the contrary, Riverbend has a variety of finely-crafted homes—some with as many as 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms—that go for as low as the mid-500,000 range. Whether you’re a single business professional, or the head of your large household, there’s something for you when it comes to the Riverbend community.

Indeed, ensuring that you get the best for your money is always of high concern for any frugally-minded individual. The natural beauty, the proximity to the city centre, and the strong sense of community make Riverbend well worth its price in gold. If you’re looking to become a homeowner in the Riverbend area, it might be time to contact a realtor to get a look at all your options. After all, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who would want to pass up all of this.

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