Edmonton’s mature neighbourhoods have always been an attractive real estate choice for today’s home buyers desiring luxury living.  Marked by an array of beautifully designed houses, canopied treed streets, walkable paths and close proximity to downtown, there’s only a few select locations in the city that simply have it all. 

One such quiet spot with great investment potential is the quaint established community that lives up to its name -  River Heights in Bonnie Doon, high above the banks of the North Saskatchewan River.


“Bonnie Doon is divided up into two areas. You have regular Bonnie Doon and then you have the exclusive River Heights section, and in the section of River Heights you’re going to find larger homes, homes with views and access directly to Mill Creek Ravine,”  explains Jason Holland of  RE/MAX River City.

This unique location along the south side of the River Valley ridge makes it one of Edmonton’s best kept secrets.  “One of the most important things that we were told by people who live in this area of River Heights is that there’s a beautiful lookout point nestled in the trees just a few minutes down the street, and it’s truly a hidden gem,” says Kerri-lyn Holland of RE/MAX  River City. 

“There’s a full view of downtown, the Walterdale Bridge and Mill Creek Ravine, you can head on down there and be downtown in about five minutes. Every community, every mature community has these little pockets that you just have to get into, walk and enjoy them.”

Bonnie Doon’s roots go back over 100 years,and the developed community has grown to just over 4,700 residents in about 2,400 homes. Here you’ll find a wide range of houses reflecting the interesting diversity of a mature neighbourhood, from stylish 1950’s builds to sleek infills and larger new modern homes.

Our latest River Heights listing is just down the block from the quiet, beautiful lookout point and is a gorgeous high end construction that boasts an impressive 4,459 sqft on 19 acres. 

With 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, this exceptional home offered at $1,550,000 includes a master bedroom with balcony, wine room, elevator, wheelchair access, European tile roof, 3 garages and other very unique features you’ll want to see here: https://www.yeghousesearch.ca/listing/e4210580-9603-95-avenue-nw-edmonton-ab-t6c-2a1/ 

There are so many other special reasons to consider a move to this lovely area full of character!

In the heart of Bonnie Doon, you’ll discover schools, local shops, cafes, and restaurants with French flair in Edmonton’s  La Cite Francophone district.  Each winter the Flying Canoe Festival celebrates Francophone culture with a variety of outdoor activities filled with music, dancing, sledding and hot chocolate by the fire.  In the summer, River Heights residents can enjoy the activities in the friendly Bonnie Doon Community League, venture over to the Muttart Conservatory or take in the annual Edmonton Folk Fest that’s just a bike ride away in Cloverdale.

And residents will soon be able to experience the convenience of LRT.  “It’s far away enough from River Heights to be distant from noise, but close enough to hop on and take in a hockey game or lively concert in the ICE District,” explains Kerri-lyn.

“Most people don’t realize that there are even homes that overlook the river in this area,” adds Jason.  “It’s an excellent opportunity to be close to downtown or to the south side with lots of roads intersecting around that neighbourhood and not necessarily through - which is a huge advantage that gets you anywhere in the city.”

With low mortgage rates and limited selection in this exclusive neighbourhood, when an opportunity to buy a beautiful home comes up, it’s an investment to seriously consider.  Bonnie Doon offers proximity, views, premium quality and style – let us help you find a gem of a home and uncover the hidden potential for a luxurious lifestyle in River Heights today!


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