The neighborhood of Highlands was actually named by a contest winner who was also awarded fifty dollars, a good sum at the time. As one of Edmonton’s older areas, Highlands’ age results in beautiful tree-lined boulevards that add character and grace. Highlands was annexed surprisingly early for an area about 6 kilometres from Edmonton’s center; 1912, the same year a connecting streetcar line was built.
Over 30% of the houses in Highlands were built before World War I and the majority of the rest were constructed before 1960. It is considered a low-density residential area with 85% of homes being single detached.
Ada Boulevard, the locally famous scenic drive was named after the wife of an early Edmonton developer, and boasts some of the city’s most beautiful views of the river valley and the downtown core. Obviously, some of Edmonton’s finest homes, with large picturesque views, can be found along its route.
Highlands is bounded on the north by 118 Avenue, now known as Alberta Avenue, offering cultural treasures, great ethnic food, groceries and artistic presence. On the east, Highlands is bound by 50 Street, on the west by 67 Street, and on the south by the North Saskatchewan River Valley. Residents enjoy nearby access to Coliseum LRT station, generous access to the river valley trail system and vistas second-to-none. Less than 10 minutes from the city centre it is an ideal area to call home for those with refined, distinguished appreciation of location.
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