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Laurier Heights Community Information
Laurier Heights is situated on the west banks of the North Saskatchewan River, bordered by 87 Avenue (north), 149 Street (west), and Laurier Drive (south). The east and southeast borders of Laurier Heights overlook the river valley.
Neighbouring communities include Quesnell Heights, Lynnwood, Jasper Park, and Parkview. There is a "lower" area of Laurier Heights situated in the river valley and known as Buena Vista.
Downtown Edmonton is less than 20 minutes, or approximately 9 kilometres, from Laurier Heights.
Amenities & Features
Laurier Heights has many features that contribute to it being such a popular and desirable place to live. For example, the central portion of Laurier Heights hosts a number of facilities that aid and benefit the community. These include:
- Laurier Heights Shopping Centre (adjacent a mall park)
- Laurier Heights Baptist Church
- Laurier Heights School
- Laurier Heights Community League (including Laurier Heights Park, with playground, rink, and tennis courts)
- The Canterbury Foundation (two homes for seniors)
To the southeast of Laurier Heights are even more attractions, like the Edmonton Valley Zoo, Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park, Buena Vista Park (including a dog park and rowing club), and a walkway across the river to Hawrelak Park. Here residents and visitors enjoy miles of trails, fields, and forests next to the river.
Real Estate in Laurier Heights, Edmonton
Laurier Heights underwent explosive growth between WW2 and the 1960s, strongly affecting the style of the community to this day. The area was an early adopter of shorter, curved streets, over the more grid-like patterns of Edmonton's other established neighbourhoods. The roads are wide, with double-sidewalks, and lined by mature trees.
The overall design and layout of Laurier Heights allows for many spacious corner properties and central pocket parks for residents to enjoy.
Homes in Laurier heights typically have large front lawns, back-alley access, and detached garages. A common style is the typical 1950s suburban bungalow, with split level or garrison house design, low-pitched roofs, and vinyl siding over brick or concrete basements.
Laurier Heights has a high rate of homeownership. Interiors have been lovingly kept, renovated with the latest modern conveniences and luxury finishes with an average of 3 to 4 bedrooms.
Laurier Heights Schools
Laurier Heights falls within the Edmonton Public School System.
The main local school is Laurier Heights Elementary & Junior High School. Other nearby schools include Ross Sheppard High, St. Paul Elementary, St. Rose Junior High, and St. Francis Xavier High School.
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Listing information last updated on April 14th, 2021 at 5:16pm MDT.