It’s a neighbourhood that comes with a built in dose of holiday spirit. Crestwood, home to the famous Candy Cane Lane, enjoys an extremely active real estate market. Homes in this family friendly neighbourhood range from $400,000 all the way up to multi-million dollar properties according to Realtor Jason Holland.
“You will have homes all the way from small 1100 SQFT bungalows built in the 1950s to large infill properties,” says Holland.
“From schools to outdoor rinks to parks, cafes, little shops, support local you get a little bit of everything it’s kind of it’s own little city. From grocery stores to the blackbird café it’s the perfect little community,” says Realtor Kerri-lyn Holland.
“We live in Crestwood as well and it’s a great place for the kids to go to school, play in the park, fabulous neighbourhood,” says Jason.
“The number one thing that Crestwood is known for in the City is Candy Cane lane,” says Kerri-lyn.
“Everyone flocks to Candy Cane Lane in the month of December, we had some clients ask us the other day how busy it is in Crestwood during that time and we find it doesn’t spill over into the entire neighbourhood.”
Crestwood resident Saqib Chaudhary has lived in the area for five years and he says he enjoys the convenience of its location.
“It’s centrally located so we can get anywhere we want it’s easy to get down to Ice District and restaurants on 124 street and for me even surprisingly my parents live on the Southside so easy access to Whitemud and we’re there in no time,” says Chaudhary.
“One of the reasons we also picked Crestwood was a few of the great schools in and around here so Crestwood, Parkview, St. Paul’s, the French immersion school close by in Laurier so it gives parents lots of choice.”
“We built in 2009 so there wasn’t as much activity in terms of infill during that period, since then we’ve seen a lot of activity, a lot of people coming in which has driven up the price of the dirt value,” says Jason Holland.
“As soon as our moving truck showed up at the front door, we had our neighbours coming over and giving us food and welcoming us to the neighbourhood, so that was our initial feel personally and then professionally any client who moves into Crestwood feels the same way,” says Kerri-lyn Holland.