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The People and The Real Estate in Leger
Welcome to Leger - the quiet, well-kept community that lies to the southwest of Edmonton. This modern and upcoming area of Edmonton with a population of less than 3000 is a favourite among young families with children of school-going age and those looking to move closer to the city. Its close proximity to the city area makes it a favourite residential area among business people. A beautiful and wealthy neighbourhood, Leger residents have easy access to farmer’s markets, theatres, shopping centres, malls and museums; and situated close to the magnificent North Saskatchewan river offers a variety of river activities for the watersports-loving.
The New Community of Leger
This comprehensively planned residential neighbourhood is located within the Terwillegar Heights Servicing Concept Design Brief (SCDB), which is a significant development plan that has extended the city’s southwestern boundaries considerably over the last two decades. On the east side, Leger is bounded by Rabbit Hill Road, and on the north by a utility corridor north of 29 Avenue. To the south, the area is bounded by 23rd Avenue, and to the west by Terwillegar Drive. Since the area is bounded by major roadways, residents have easy access to business, recreational and commercial areas within the neighbourhood and city.
Your New Leger Home in Edmonton
The history of Leger is as interesting as the place itself. Leger is named in honour of long-serving Edmonton politician, Edmund Hugh Leger, who served on the City Council in the 1950s and as alderman for 25 years. Prior to development, this area was successfully used for agricultural purposes, while the western laying area was used as a gravel quarry. When it came under development, Leger was earmarked to be built into a plush residential area in the east, with commercial amenities in the southeast corner – just at the intersection of Rabbit Hill Road and 23rd Avenue. Institutional facilities were planned for the west of the area with a recreational centre, sports/play fields, schools, and a major transit centre in the southwest. Today, this well-planned area stands proudly as a self-sufficient neighbourhood.
With the majority of residential development beginning only in the late 1990s and completed in the 2000s, the buildings and various amenities are modern. The higher density residential blocks are built along curvilinear streets and located close to transit routes, recreational facilities, and commercial amenities. The wide variety of housing of varying affordability are mostly single-detached houses, while the rest are duplexes and row houses.
The neighbourhood itself has been designed with a series of safe cul-de-sacs so as to ensure minimal traffic problems in the area. In addition, Leger has been designed with pedestrians in mind. A well-designed pedestrian and bicycle pathway system connects all the residential areas with the commercial area in the southeast and institutional and recreational amenities in the west. Interconnecting pathways makes it possible to reach any part of the neighbourhood in less than 10 minutes on foot.
There are three well-known schools in the area – the Archbishop Joseph MacNeil School is operated by the Edmonton Catholic School System and caters to kindergarten to junior high (K-9); Lillian Osborn is a senior high school (10-12) built by the Edmonton Public schools; and Mother Margaret Mary is another well-known senior high school. Other schools close to the Leger area include Cardinal Leger Junior High School, Vernon Barford School, Sweet Grass, Greenfield, and Monsignor William Irwin Catholic School.
Nearby neighbourhoods include Carter Crest, Terwillegar Towne, Ogilvie Ridge, Hodgson, Bulvea Heights, Terwillegar South, and Falconer Heights.
Things to do in Leger
Leger residents enjoy some of the best amenities and recreation the city has to offer. The area is also home to numerous parks and open spaces. It is the perfect mix of accessibility and amenities. Stop for some refreshments at one of the several restaurants, bars and coffee shops that Leger is home to. You are sure to find an average of 4 restaurants, bars and coffee shops within a 5-minute walk, no matter which direction you take.
If you are a fitness fanatic, you will find the Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre right up your ally. Whatever your motivation, you will be pleased to know the facility is equipped for it and includes a full-fledged aquatic centre, fitness centre and track, a flexi-hall with 3 full size gymnasiums, and an arena with 4 NHL-sized ice sheets. Being a family-oriented centre a children's wing offers a safe kids’ den where the children can be dropped off while the adults stroll through its numerous commercial spaces. For a rejuvenating experience try one or more of their many services including acupuncture, orthopedics, injury rehabilitation, and even a deep massage.
Leger has public transportation and about 14 bus lines passing through it. To travel around nearby places, the Leger Transit Centre is located along Leger Road and 23 Avenue, close to the Terwillegar Recreation Centre. This transit centre has a large shelter, a drop off area and vending machines.
Edmonton is known to be Canada’s largest urban park setting, and Leger is home to several beautiful parks in and around the vicinity. Go for a walk, jog, or a run through one of the several trails, picnic with friends and family, or just relax and rejuvenate in one of the river valley parks. With the beautiful and mighty North Saskatchewan River flowing through the capital city of Edmonton, you are close enough to enjoy sports including fishing, swimming or even just boating down the river on a calm summer’s day. Nature lovers can visit the nearby Falconer Heights, Robert Carter and Tomlinson Parks. The Terwillegar Heights District Park is the nearest local park and offers hiking, walking, and cycling tracks.
Leger has several convenience stores and numerous shopping and entertainment facilities. For a full-fledged shopping spree, impulse shopping or just window shopping, North America’s largest mall, the West Edmonton Mall, offers a multitude of stores, eateries and play areas.
For the historically inclined the Fort Edmonton Park, which is a living history museum, boasts of recreated architecture from the 1800s including a fort. The park offers a variety of attractions and events that are held on a regular basis. The University of Alberta Paleontology Museum is another not-to-miss destination.
Whether you are a beginner or an expert skier or snowboarder, the Snow Valley Ski Club’s beginner and advanced slopes and man-made jumps will provide endless possibilities to delve into.
Don’t forget to drop by into the local farmers market which provides a great mix of vendors selling an assortment of freshly picked produce – fruits and vegetables, and even cooked food, baked goods, jewelery, and plenty of parking.
The Telus world of Science operated by the Edmonton Space and Science Foundation is just outside the area and has something for everyone - new attractions, exhibits, space and environment galleries, science experiments and events that are hosted regularly.
To summarize, there is nothing mundane about Leger. This beautiful neighbourhood is a stress buster, and whether it’s an upscale urban lifestyle or a more subdued, natural and holistic living style that you prefer you will find it here.