This week, the Paranych Luxury Team decided that it’s been a while since we spoke about some of the areas and communities that make us proud to be in Edmonton. But sometimes it’s great when we focus on the communities themselves. Edmonton has hundreds, and it’s important to get a sense of the neighbourhood that you and your family choose to live in.
Today, the spotlight is on Bonnie Doon and the community of Forest Heights. These communities are part of the southeast area of Edmonton, and each of them has their own unique character.
Bonnie Doon takes its name from Scottish, meaning pleasant rolling knolls. Once located in the former city of Strathcona, which is now a district and neighbourhood of its own.
Bonnie Doon is also the heart centre of Alberta’s French cultural population. and the French University campus there is one of two in western Canada.
These few historical elements give Bonnie Doon much of its charm. Many of the larger and luxury homes were built in the early 1900s, and many of those structures are in great shape. Masonry, classic patios and garages are very popular.
But Bonnie Doon also has more modern flare. Traditional homes contrast the outcrop of contemporary and sleekly modern luxury homes in and around the Mill Creek Ravine. Some of these very recent constructions are infill homes.
Bonnie Doon only provides a luxury home buyer offers occasionally. We say this because people don’t tend to leave this community in large numbers. Buyers must be diligent and have the right team on their side.
Forest Heights is another southeastern community that has garnered a lot of attention over the years. Bordered by the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, Forest Heights is known for beautiful riverside views and trails for active lifestyles. Recognized throughout the city as one of the prime mature neighbourhoods, the mix of housing types is actually quite dynamic, making it a vibrant and lively community for families.
For luxury homes, Forest Heights has numerous options, though the homes tend to be later builds than the turn-of-the century homes in Bonnies Doon. As Forest Heights’ expansion primarily happened after WWII, the majority of luxury homes lie somewhere between late traditional designs and modern contemporary designs.
These two neighbourhoods offer completely unique homes and experiences for their luxury residents and home buyers. Take a trip through the areas to get a sense of the warmth and character, and how they differ.
If you would like to know more about the luxury communities in Edmonton, or if you would like to buy or sell a luxury home, get in touch with us. We’d be happy to have a conversation with you about how we can help.