Glenora Area Edmonton homes for sale consists of four luxury communities which are Crestwood, Glenora, Laurier Heights, and Parkview. Here you will find our fine homes and some of our best real estate listings along quiet tree-lined streets to river valley views. The Glenora area encompasses real estate zones 10 and 11 in west Edmonton. House prices in this part of our city range into the multi-millions. Here you will find our fine homes and our best west Edmonton real estate listings in mature communities with quiet tree-lined streets to pristine and modern manors with gardens suites. The nearby Royal Glenora Club is an upper-scale family-oriented athletic and social club that people want to be a part of for life. It features everything from affiliate clubs to next-level drycleaning services. Royal Mayfair Golf Club, MacKinnon Ravine & Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park, Victoria Golf Course, and the Valley Zoo are located in the Glenora area.
Glenora Area is located in west central Edmonton, Alberta in real estate zones 10 & 11 near the Royal ALbert museum. It is bounded by McKinnon Ravine, 149 Street, 107 Avenue and Whitemud Drive.
In 1861, Malcolm Groat was posted to Fort Edmonton and was put in charge of the farming operations and packhorses. .Groat claimed 900 acres of land along the western edge of the reserve in Glenora and retired there in 1878 with his wife and their nine children. His homestead was officially endorsed when Dominion Land Surveyors arrived in 1881. Their property stood from today’s 121 Street to 149 Street, and from the river valley to 111 Avenue.
The town of Edmonton was developing rapidly when Groat sold much of his property to a real estate developer, James Carruthers in 1903 who decided early that this would be a prestigious area. Carruthers limited religious buildings and commercial development in the neighbourhood, instead selling Glenora properties with the caveat that stated in part that “the houses to be erected on the said land shall be either detached or semi-detached and the sum to be expended on the erection of such house shall not be less than $3,500 [to] $5,000” depending on the particular lot. By the time the HBC sold off their reserve holdings in 1912 Glenora was home to many professionals; several of their original residences still stand with almost twenty listed as Edmonton Historic resources.
The Glenora neighbourhood is set apart due to Carruther’s caveats and the influence of the Garden City movement of the late nineteenth century. This trend promoted low-density residential lots and emphasized a parklike environment and the recreational use of areas like Groat Ravine. The sixteen grand houses in Glenora facing the Alexander Circle typify this movement. Some of Edmonton’s best architects were retained to design the period revival homes, post-war residences, and demonstration houses that populate Glenora.