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Glenora is a residential neighbourhood in the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, overlooking the North Saskatchewan River valley.


Glenora is bounded on the east by Groat Road, on the north by 107 Avenue, on the west by 142 Street, and on the south by the river valley and the MacKinnon Ravine. Immediately across Groat Road and to the east and north east is the neighbourhood of Westmount. To the north is the neighbourhood of North Glenora. To the north west is the neighbourhood of McQueen. To the west is the neighbourhood of Grovenor (sometimes called West Glenora and Westgrove) and to the south west is the neighbourhood of Crestwood.

The community is represented by the Glenora Community League, established in 1949, which maintains a community hall, tennis courts, basketball courts and outdoor rink located at 136 Street and 104 Avenue.[6][7]

History

The area that is now Glenora was originally part of a river lot farm homesteaded by Malcolm Groat, the namesake of Groat Road. The land changed hands several times before ending up in the possession of James Carruthers, a wealthy grain merchant from Montreal in 1905. At this time, the city ended at the ravine where Groat Road is now. Carruthers wanted to develop the area as a residential neighbourhood but transportation for commuters was clearly a problem. In 1909 he reached an agreement with the City of Edmonton to build a bridge across the ravine in exchange for the City guaranteeing to extend streetcar service to the area. The City wanted a 40-foot-wide (12 m) bridge, but eventually settled for a 20-foot bridge and a donation of land. The Carruthers bridge, finished in 1910 now carries 102 Avenue across the ravine, and marked the beginning of the development of the area.[8]The bridge made possible the construction of the new official mansion for the lieutenant--governors of Alberta, Government House which began which was completed in 1913. The 1913 Edmonton real estate crash slowed development substantially, but the local elite wanted to live close to the governor's mansion, and near the view of the river valley and with good connections to the streetcar system. As is typical all across the mid-latitudes of the northern hemisphere, in Alberta the winds are more often west-to-east than vice versa, and the "West End" (which included Glenora) had much better air quality than the east, which partially explains why Glenora is a "posh" neighbourhood[citation needed] while Boyle Street, a streetcar suburb of the same vintage to the east of Downtown Edmonton, is low income, much like the contrast between the West and East Ends of London, England.[citation needed]

An example of the upmarket houses in the area is The Graenon in St. George’s Crescent, a 3,152-square-foot (292.8 m2) mansion built in 1914 and commissioned by a former chief justice, George Bligh O’Connor, and his wife Margaret – a journalist and one time theatre critic for the Edmonton Bulletin. In 1966 it was inherited by their daughter Peggy O'Connor Farnell, a former British intelligence service employee during the Second World War, and her family who then lived in it until 1999. In the meantime Farnell helped to write a history of the Glenora neighbourhood that was published in 1984 and republished in 1999.[9]

Places of interest

Located right at the eastern end of the neighbourhood, overlooking Groat Road and the river valley, are the Royal Alberta Museum and Alberta Government House.

 

Alberta Government House was the home to the first six lieutenant governors of Alberta. Today it is used for government conferences, receptions and dinners. An appreciation of the historical significance of Government House is fostered by the Government House Foundation, consisting of 12 volunteers appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

The Royal Alberta Museum was originally opened in 1967 as the Provincial Museum of Alberta. On May 24, 2005, the name of the museum was changed to the Royal Alberta Museum when "Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II graciously consented to assign the designation 'Royal' to the Museum"[10] during her visit for the Alberta Centennial.

Located in the river valley immediately below Alberta Government House and the Royal Alberta Museum is the Government House Park.

Demographics

In the City of Edmonton's 2012 municipal census, Glenora had a population of 3,514 living in 1,546 dwellings,[5] a 2.8% change from its 2009 population of 3,419.[11] With a land area of 1.63 km2(0.63 sq mi), it had a population density of 2,155.8 people/km2 in 2012.[4][5]

Residential development

Glenora is an older neighbourhood, with almost nine out of ten homes being built by 1970. Four out of every five homes is owner occupied. The average number of people per household is 2.4, with roughly two out of every three households having one or two people. Three out of four residences are single-family dwellings with one out of five homes being apartments located in a high-rise building. Almost all the remaining homes are apartments in low-rise buildings.

Glenora is a neighbourhood with an average per household income that is higher than the per capita income for the city of Edmonton as a whole. Approximately one in three Glenora households have an income over $100,000 per year.



*Source - Wikipedia

Current Listings

Glenora, Edmonton - Listings for Sale

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  • 10236 130 Street in Edmonton: Zone 11 House for sale : MLS®# E4132101

    Main Photo: 10236 130 Street in Edmonton: Zone 11 House for sale : MLS®# E4132101
    $1,195,000
    Single Family
    Courtesy of Denis G Rowley of RE/MAX Real Estate Centre
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4132101
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,065 sq. ft.
    Searching for the Ultimate in Privacy? Look no further this unique home backs onto a ravine and is only minutes away from the downtown core. At the time of construction the builder of the home had the foresight to build what most people wish for today. Many of the features to enjoy in this home include a main floor Master Bedroom, 11 foot ceilings in the formal living area with a cozy gas fireplace, large family dining area. On the upper floor there are three over sized bedrooms as well as a sun deck with west views to the ravine. There have been numerous renovations in the past few years which include electrical , plumbing and heating upgrades, roof upgrade, and a total reno to the lower level, the kitchen area received new cabinetry, granite tops and heated floors as well. Both front and rear yards were as well relandscaped and new irrigation has been installed. Exceptional location in Edmonton's Historic Glenora More details
  • in Edmonton: Zone 11 House for sale : MLS®# E4131887

    Main Photo:  in Edmonton: Zone 11 House for sale : MLS®# E4131887
    $699,000
    Single Family
    Courtesy of James J Knull of RE/MAX Real Estate
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4131887
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    1,872 sq. ft.
    Ladies and Gentlemen, put your hands together for Glenora’s next heavy hitter, a Farmhouse Modern Skinny, presented by Edmonton’s premier infill builder Urban Age Homes. They’re at it again and redefining style with this blended and evocative space, inside and out. The curb appeal makes a statement, leaving the crowd behind. Inside it’s crisp and interesting, complemented by the rustic and cozy feel, and enhanced by warm finishes, open space, and edgy design—perfect for guests to mingle and you to enjoy. The master suite exudes luxury with custom closets, and grand ensuite bath. We won’t leave you hanging, the basement is finished with a theatre area, bedroom, and bathroom; a combo that’s useful in all kinds of scenarios. Glenora, the heavyweight champ, the number one desirable neighborhood in Edmonton; beautiful tree lined streets, and incredible houses occupied by amazing neighbors. Close to downtown, 124th, U of A, Whyte, River Valley…yeah, location matters. This one’s a knockout, don’t miss your shot! More details
  • 10342 138 Street NW in Edmonton: Zone 11 House for sale : MLS®# E4131705

    Main Photo: 10342 138 Street NW in Edmonton: Zone 11 House for sale : MLS®# E4131705
    $579,900
    Single Family
    Courtesy of William Hickey and Kelly A Grant of YEGPro Realty
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4131705
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,311 sq. ft.
    Beautiful corner lot with a charming east facing 1.5 storey home in the vibrant community of Glenora. There is so much opportunity with this character 2 + 1 bedroom home nestled on a large 50’ X 140’ treed lot with ample space in the back yard for a garage suite. While maintaining the original character of the home upgrades include new fir windows, updated bathroom & the kitchen has white shaker style cabinetry with stainless steel appliances. A new roof constructed on the original roof for better insulation & air circulation has been installed. The living room is spacious with a cozy gas fireplace plus a formal dining room. The original hardwood floors throughout are in good condition. Double your living space with a finished basement that features a 3rd bedroom & family room & gas fireplace. Glenora has a wonderful sense of community with schools within walking distance, minutes from the River Valley trails, parks & amenities. Just minutes to Edm’s vibrant downtown, U of A, NAIT & Grant MacEwan. More details
  • 13834 RAVINE Drive in Edmonton: Zone 11 House for sale : MLS®# E4131030

    Main Photo: 13834 RAVINE Drive in Edmonton: Zone 11 House for sale : MLS®# E4131030
    $1,295,000
    Single Family
    Courtesy of Larry D Hahn of RE/MAX Real Estate
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4131030
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    1,615 sq. ft.
    Upgraded and renovated bungalow located in the Heart of Capitol Hill boasting an exceptional location across from the Mckinnon Ravine. This amazing residence has upgraded plumbing, wiring, heating plus most windows have been replaced, new shingles 2 years ago, renovated kitchen, updated bathroom, newer large deck, a detached double garage, mature landscaping and more. The location is literally steps to the ravine, short walk to schools, parks, community amenities and only a few minutes drive to Downtown or U of A. Please visit Realtor's website for additional information. More details
  • 13010 GLENORA Crescent in Edmonton: Zone 11 House for sale : MLS®# E4130929

    Main Photo: 13010 GLENORA Crescent in Edmonton: Zone 11 House for sale : MLS®# E4130929
    $1,775,000
    Single Family
    Courtesy of Kaitlyn A Gottlieb of Century 21 Bamber Realty Ltd
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4130929
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    3,368 sq. ft.
    Located in the heart of the city, this fully renovated Glenora Crescent home is the perfect marriage of modern luxury & timeless traditional charm, with elegant marble throughout & immense attention to detail, making it unique to anything else on the market! Canopied trees line the surrounding streets, with striking curb appeal, a phenomenal private backyard and a mature landscape to frame the property. This five bedroom, 5 bathroom home boasts modern updates including marble throughout the home, including all of the ensuites, entries, bathrooms, powder room, showers, wall features and fireplaces. The whole home has been freshly painted, with all new super white dolomite and quartz countertops showcased by custom lighting, oversized mirrors and brand new carpeting. All three bedrooms upstairs are generously sized and feature vaulted ceilings, each with full private marble ensuites, with the master bedroom spanning the full width of the front of the home, A/C, vacuuflow. Call Glenora Crescent Home! More details
  • 10532 136 Street in Edmonton: Zone 11 House for sale : MLS®# E4130566

    Main Photo: 10532 136 Street in Edmonton: Zone 11 House for sale : MLS®# E4130566
    $869,000
    Single Family
    Courtesy of Tyler V Wagner of RE/MAX River City
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4130566
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    1,887 sq. ft.
    Brand New Modern style 'Skinny' home in prestigious Glenora, "The small town west of downtown"! A beautiful layout with fully finished basement is unique among the new design of infills in Edmonton. Care and attention to detail give this opulent home that extra finish. Full hardwood floors and stair risers on the main level from end to end!! You will discover the 10'ceilings, modern electric fireplace, High-end Stainless steel kitchen appliances including Gas stove, large walk through pantry space, and well laid out front and back entrances have the main floor leaving you 'Wowed"! Complete with double garage (larger than most skinnys), rear wooden deck and grass landscaping. Upstairs you will discover the 'wet room' in the owners suite, ensuite with dbl sinks vanity and large walk in closet. Front load washer/dryer with counter space in the laundry, and 2 other bedrooms with access to the 'Jack & Jill' bath. More details
  • 10530 136 Street in Edmonton: Zone 11 House for sale : MLS®# E4130565

    Main Photo: 10530 136 Street in Edmonton: Zone 11 House for sale : MLS®# E4130565
    $859,000
    Single Family
    Courtesy of Tyler V Wagner of RE/MAX River City
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4130565
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    1,869 sq. ft.
    Brand New craftsman style 'Skinny' home in prestigious Glenora, "The small town west of downtown"! A beautiful layout with fully finished basement is unique among the new design of infills in Edmonton. Care and attention to detail give this opulent home that extra finish. Full hardwood floors and stair risers on the main level from end to end!! You will discover the 10' ceilings, modern electric fireplace, High-end Stainless steel kitchen appliances including Gas stove, large walk through pantry space, and well laid out front and back entrances have the main floor leaving you 'Wowed"! Complete with double garage (larger than most skinnys), rear wooden deck and grass landscaping. Upstairs you will discover the 'wet room' in the owners suite, ensuite with dbl sinks vanity and large walk in closet. Front load washer/dryer with counter space in the laundry, and the 2nd bedroom has a large walk in closet as well. More details
  • 14010 105 Avenue in Edmonton: Zone 11 House for sale : MLS®# E4130396

    Main Photo: 14010 105 Avenue in Edmonton: Zone 11 House for sale : MLS®# E4130396
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    $579,900
    Single Family
    Courtesy of Edson Cruz of MaxWell Progressive
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4130396
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    838 sq. ft.
    This is a great opportunity to develop in Glenora! The house was rented until recently. This lot measures 50 x 150 feet or 15.2m x 45.6m. Great location, Build your dream home or subdivide and you can sell 2! More details
  • 10435 133 Street in Edmonton: Zone 11 House for sale : MLS®# E4129512

    Main Photo: 10435 133 Street in Edmonton: Zone 11 House for sale : MLS®# E4129512
    $1,595,000
    Single Family
    Courtesy of Julian P Szklarz and Oriana L Cronin of Coldwell Banker Venture Realty
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4129512
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    3,117 sq. ft.
    Better than new in Glenora. Amazing masterpiece & custom built, this two storey home has a spectacular foyer with a curved staircase to the second floor. Gorgeous design of 3100 sq ft of pure glory plus magnificent fully finished basement. The main floor has a huge living room with gas fireplace & built-in wall unit, a large dining room off the kitchen & family room with a stone faced fireplace. Sliding doors lead from both the living room & family room to a two tier deck & patio. Upstairs you'll find three good size bedrooms. The stunning master bedroom has a wall mounted fireplace & a door to the private balcony overlooking the backyard. There is a beautiful 5 piece ensuite & huge walk-in closet. The open design den has windows on two sides. Also on this level is a stacking washer & dryer. The lower level is completed with another family room with fireplace, a curved granite wet bar, media room, bedroom & full bathroom. A separate laundry room with a sink & utility room complete this level. Stunning! More details
  • 13707 Stony Plain Road in Edmonton: Zone 11 House Half Duplex for sale : MLS®# E4129408

    Main Photo: 13707 Stony Plain Road in Edmonton: Zone 11 House Half Duplex for sale : MLS®# E4129408
    $670,000
    Condo
    Courtesy of Judy Clare-Packer and Clare Packer of RE/MAX Excellence
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4129408
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    1,397 sq. ft.
    Welcome to this brand new Duplex, by multi-award winning builders, Ackard! Beautiful landscaping & modern exterior lead up to the heated underground garage & driveway - no shoveling! Garage has heated floors + storage & once inside, enters into the basement with more storage, mudroom area & flex-space. Upstairs, to the main floor, is a beautiful open-concept kitchen, living and dining area. Over-sized windows and a sleek electric fireplace are the focal point of the living room, overlooking Glenora's mature tree-lined streets. 9 ft ceilings and bright hardwood floors roll throughout the space. The fabulous modern kitchen boasts custom light and dark, high-end cabinetry, stunning white quartz island, stainless steel appliances, designer lighting, bright back-splash and lots of natural light flowing through to the dining area. Lots of room to entertain here & access to backyard. Upstairs is a luxurious master bedroom w/ executive style ensuite & walk in closet. The 3rd level hosts a spacious rooftop patio! More details
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