Amenities in Southwest Edmonton
It’s important to choose a neighbourhood that’s close to the amenities you need. You don’t want to travel 30 minutes or more just to get to a doctor or to pick up some more milk from the grocery store. You need convenience.
The great thing about the Southwest Edmonton area is it offers residents plenty of amenities. In fact, there are so many essentials located around our Southwest Edmonton communities it would be impossible to list them all!
However, we’ve put together a list of some of the most popular amenities today’s families need and want. You’ll find them on this list.
It’s no secret, one of the biggest advantages of living in the ‘burbs is it’s easy to get the shopping done. From big malls to smaller shopping plazas, there are plenty of opportunities for you to pick up everything from the basics to unique gifts.
Ellerslie Corner will probably be one of your favourite destinations for getting almost everything on your list. There are several grocery stores to choose from, as well as other amenities like banks and gas stations. The Heritage Valley Town Centre is another popular choice. It features major stores, but it’s also pedestrian-friendly, so there’s a relaxed atmosphere. You might want to come here when you want to pick up a few gifts in addition to the groceries. Finally, a lot of the people who live in the Uplands and Langdale tend to go to the Safeway at Riverbend Square.
Need something more? South Edmonton Common has a Walmart and a Best Buy (and much more) and the Currents of Windermere also sits close by. The Currents is also a nice choice when you want specialty stores in order to find the perfect gift and for additional services such as banks, dentists, dry cleaning and more.
Of course, West Edmonton Mall is the biggest shopping destination in the area. It has everything you could want – and a lot of things you never realized you needed! Due to the sheer size of the mall, though, it’s really a place you should visit when you want to spend some time shopping!
If you’ve toured any of Sterling’s communities, you already know they often have amenities that encourage physical activity like walking trails and playgrounds. Sometimes, though, you just want to go to a rec centre for your workout.
At the William Lutsky Family YMCA and the Jamie Platz Family YMCA, your family can enjoy the kid-friendly pools. You can also sign the kids up for sports leagues or drop them off at the child watch so you can attend a fitness class or hop on the treadmill. Alternatively, the Terwillegar Park Rec Centre offers similar amenities but also has ice skating. Their pool is a salt water pool, and it has a wave pool zone. It’s fun for the entire family.
Food and Entertainment
Is it date night yet? Whether you’re looking for special time with your sweetie or family fun with the kids, you can stay in the Southwest Edmonton area. You’ll find popular chain restaurants like A&W and Boston Pizza at many of the shopping centres we mentioned previously, but if you’d like something a little more special, check out XIX Nineteen. It’s an Asian fusion restaurant that’s perfect for special occasions. Alternatively, take the kids to the newly opened Sweet Pea Cafe and Playhouse. They offer a variety of healthy – but kid-friendly – foods, but also have a play area to keep the kids entertained.
If you’re the type of person who always wants to check out the latest movie, there’s the Windermere Cineplex Odeon & VIP Cinema. They offer a great selection of foods that go beyond popcorn, including poutine and burgers.
Whether you’re feeling sick or just want a general check-up, you’ll have no problem finding a doctor that meets your needs. The Grey Nuns Hospital and Misericordia Hospital are nearby for emergencies and major problems. Smaller clinics like the Hampton Medical Clinic are there for the little things.
You can also easily find specialty doctors, such as eye doctors, dentists, and mental health professionals.
Having the Anthony Henday circle the Edmonton perimeter makes it easy to get anywhere in the city. Those in the Southwest Edmonton area have easy access to this important highway. Residents also frequently use Highway 2 and Whitemud Drive to get to popular destinations.
Public transportation via the bus and LRT systems is also available in this area. Demand for these services is also helping them to expand. By the time your home is built, there may even be new stops.