Nature, Family-Friendly Homes, and Elevated Living

Nestled in a quiet corner of the city along the North Saskatchewan River, the community of Parkview in Edmonton is more than just a neighbourhood where character homes and luxury abodes collide; it’s a lifestyle.

Characterized by its small-town ambiance, breathtaking natural beauty, and family-friendly atmosphere, Parkview offers an unparalleled living experience for those seeking the perfect blend of urban convenience and natural surroundings.

Aerial and river valley view of Valleyview Drive homes for sale by Holland and Associates Real Estate in Parkview in Edmonton.

Nature's Haven

Parkview, as its name suggests, is renowned for its natural amenities providing stunning views of the river valley and easy access to a plethora of parks and green spaces such as the Mackenzie Ravine and Buena Vista Park. Crossing the…

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Park-Side Living in Old Glenora

A Green Oasis

In a city teeming with new suburbs and with skinny homes gaining popularity, 13810 Ravine Drive feels like an unexpected gem. With a street name like “Ravine Drive” you know the location of this home will be stunning but expectations are exceeded as you pull up to our latest listing in Glenora to see literal park-side living.

Aerial view of park-backing Ravine Drive listing in Old Glenora in Edmonton.

Both fronting and backing onto park space, this is one of only four homes on a secluded street in Old Glenora. The trees are mature, the landscaping is lush, and the street traffic is minimal so you can hear birds chirping right from your front door. Glenora is one of Edmonton’s most desirable neighbourhoods, centrally located for quick access to bustling downtown yet…

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Meeting up with friends, hitting the gym, relaxing at home with your feet up after a hard day at work.  What would you do with the extra hours you could save travelling to and from the office?  The next time you're stuck in a traffic jam envisioning better possibilities, many happy downtown dwellers are already living out the dream.   

"From the time I leave out the door and walk to work it takes ten minutes."  For Sarah Kelly, who works in Finance at Manulife Place, it's a life well lived.  Her relocation to Edmonton's core just made sense.

"I was living south side and got a new job downtown - it would have taken me an hour to get home at the end of the day.  Instead I sold my place and moved closer to work. That was 13 years ago and it's…

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If it’s a Saturday or Sunday you are bound to find the Holland family rink-side ready for their next minor hockey game. Jason Holland now coaches for his 6-year-old son Max’s hockey team with the same excitement and passion he had on the ice playing professional hockey in Europe and the NHL for over two decades. After retirement Jason says a whirlwind of change came along with the transition, but it all happened at the perfect time. “I became a dad, which is incredible. We had two kids in two years, Grace and Max, and being a parent is so much fun,” says Holland.

Jason’s passion and past with hockey still weaves its way into day-to-day life at the Holland household, catching Oiler’s games with the family on a regular basis and sharing lessons…

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With chilly temperatures and snowfall blanketing our city, it can be easy to just settle in, get cozy and hibernate our way through conditions that can take up more than half of our calendar year. But as Canadians, it’s so important that we take full advantage of the beautiful communities we call home and get out and stay active during every season.

Fitness expert, Trainer and owner of SVPT Fitness & Athletics , Shara Vigeant, says it’s important to avoid inactivity during the long winter months.

“Depression, disease or chronic illness, injury and lack of independence are just a few of the risks. Moving simply makes us healthier and happier,” she says. “The longer you are inactive, the more you are putting yourself at risk for ill health and…

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For over a decade the Diamond family have been living the acreage life outside the city limits in Sturgeon County. While they raised their young daughter it was perfect. Lisa and Jerrold Diamond could spend time in their yard and let their toddler run loose without worrying about traffic or noise. They could just live what most would consider a quiet country life.

But as their daughter got older, her own social life was in the city. She was going to a school in the community of Crestwood which was perfect when she was smaller. It was right where both Lisa and Jerrold worked and it was easy to drop her at school on their morning commute. But as time went on the commuting became more than Lisa could handle.

“It was good for a long time.  When…

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Snow topped canopied trees, shiny games on the street, twinkling Christmas lights - these are just some of the seasonal sights you’ll see in the charming family neighbourhood of Crestwood.  Situated in west Edmonton, it has schools, shops, the River Valley, ravines and it’s a short bike ride, drive or leisurely stroll to the Edmonton Valley Zoo. While there’s plenty to do and experience all year round, winter is especially welcome in this area of town.  Known for its wooded paths, playgrounds and parks Crestwood is the perfect spot for families who love living their life outdoors. Home buyers can click the link to view all current Crestwood homes for sale. 

A Breath of Fresh Air

“We chose this neighbourhood definitely for its walkability,” says…

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Photo: Des Isles Photography


Guest post by Kari Skelton | Lifestylist + Blogger at KariSkelton.com

I love shopping local, and it’s so easy to do so in Edmonton. There are so many talented makers here doing incredible work, and an impressive selection of shops focusing on locally-made ethical fashion and sustainability.

I love promoting Edmonton’s local shopping and culinary scenes. In fact, I’m so passionate about it, I present a weekly feature, the Local Love List, at KariSkelton.com, showcasing what our city offers up.

When we were searching for our first home, my husband Ryan and I knew we wanted to be central, right in the heart of the action, within walkable distance of shops and restaurants.

It makes me SO happy to see an…

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In an ever competitive Edmonton real estate market and with a record number of options for buyers to choose from, it’s the little things that make the difference when selling a house. Now that the kids are back to school and the holidays aren’t quite yet upon us, if you’ve been considering listing your home, now is a great time. But if you’re looking to attract a homebuyer – there are a few things you can do to make your home appealing in the fall!

Straighten Up the Yard

If you haven’t already, clean up the leaves and yard debris. Trim up dead and dying flowers, perennials and bushes and cut back the vines and any tree limbs that need pruning.  Add some colour! Just because summer is over doesn’t mean your flower pots need to sit empty and…

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Thanks to our guest contributor Linda Hoang for writing this blog post. 

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When you’re looking for a new home, there’s a lot of factors to consider. Does the master bathroom have two sinks? Is the basement finished? Is it close to work? But maybe more importantly, is the neighbourhood right for you and your family? What about the neighbourhood matters to you? It might be parks, walkability, nearby grocery stores. It could also be proximity to good, neighbourhood restaurants.

There are some great options for neighbourhood eats in Edmonton, and over the last few years, the number of local restaurants popping up in all corners of the city have been on the rise. While downtown or Whyte Ave are certainly popular centres for delicious food,…

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