Do you have a favorite area in your home town or city? Maybe you dream of living there one day. For me, it’s an Edmonton community called Glenora. Development here began around 1913, starting with the Government House, the official mansion of the Lieutenant Governors of Alberta. The Royal Alberta Museum is also in Glenora. The community is both walkable and close to downtown. Perfection I’d say.
The tree line streets will charm you.. It makes for a pleasant drive, or on this day, bike ride.
I especially love the homes around Alexandre Circle. In 1952, the residents of Glenora petitioned the City of Edmonton for a fountain, today it’s a sparkling oasis surrounded by floral gardens and benches to rest and take in the nostalgic views.
Most of the quant cottages and stately historic homes have been lovingly restored and well maintained. Who wouldn’t want to call Glenora home?
I see myself in number one, vote for your favorite (click collage to enlarge).
The real estate market is hot, hot, hot and so were we. We stopped at a bench to sip from a jug of JOY. Mmmmm quenching!
Did you know the Edmonton River Valley Park is the longest expanse of urban park land in North America? In total, a wonderful 27,394 acres, 60 kilometers of bike paths and 400 kilometers of trails! While the homes here may be a wee bit on the pricey side, the views on our little bike tour were absolutely free, and fabulous!
(click collage to enlarge your view)