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The People and The Real Estate in Menisa
Tucked away in southeast Edmonton lies the pretty neighbourhood of Menisa, which is one of the 27 communities that constitute Mill Woods and is one of three that make up the community of Knottwood.
While higher density housing and commercial sites are conveniently situated along collector roadways, families looking to invest in more private properties also have great options because a majority of the addresses are single family homes. On the interior, curvilinear streets and cul-de-sac designs ensure a majority of traffic is relegated to the exterior and at the same time delivers an efficient flow of traffic within the confines of the neighborhood. Coupled with strategically positioned pathways, this provides for a tranquil pedestrian-friendly community ideal for growing families.
At the heart of the neighbourhood lies a vibrant shopping centre, a multi-purpose school, and park. Plus, there are a plethora of amenities surrounding the community as well, so dwellers are blessed with an abundance of shopping, dining, health, recreation, sports, and educational facilities right at their doorstep.
The New Community of Menisa
Perfectly located, Menisa is flanked by arterial and collector roadways including the Anthony Henday Drive and Mill Woods Road to the south and north, while 66 and 80 Streets border the community on the east and west. So residents enjoy great connectivity to an abundance of shopping and entertainment options in the neighbouring communities and excellent access to the throbbing hub of the city centre as well.
Medical needs of the residents in the area are met by the Grey Nun Community Hospital, which is situated only 2.5 km away and the Dominion Medical Centre is even closer at a distance of 1.8 km. Plus, the Edmonton City Centre (Blatchford Field) Airport is just 15 km away. In addition, a collector road cuts through the community and bus stops positioned along this route, give inhabitants an ideal alternative transport solution.
Your New Menisa Home in Edmonton
Menisa is the Cree term for “berries”, which the neighbourhood had an abundance of prior to urban development commencing and is probably how the name of the community originated.
As the price of serviced real estate started to considerably rise in 1970, the Government of Alberta took over the Mill Woods land bank. As soon as an urban development plan was in place, in 1971, the City of Edmonton proceeded to buy land, subdivide it and started selling commercial and residential plots. So by 1986 residential construction, which had commenced in Menisa a decade earlier, was almost complete, and by 1995 the area was transformed into a homeowner haven richly endowed with amenities.
A large majority of the residences in the neighbourhood are comfortable single-detached family homes, while row houses make up a smaller percentage of the addresses and the remaining constitute smart semi-detached houses and trendy apartments. In addition, The York Mills complex also features stylish condominiums as well. So there are plenty of options to suit a variety of lifestyle requirements. And a majority of the residences are owner-occupied.
Nestled in the nucleus of the community is the Menisa Elementary School, which offers a holistic learning environment from Kindergarten to Grade 6. In addition, the Ekota School, located only 2 minutes away from Menisa provides regular and special learning programs as well from Grades K – 6. Plus, there are a host of well-established junior high schools in the vicinity as well including the exceptional Vernon Barford School and the Father Michael Troy Catholic Junior High School, which are both situated an equal distance away from the neighbourhood. Which is why parents and kids in the area are always spoilt for choice.
Things to do in Menisa
Besides being part of a great school district, there is also a plethora of amenities located in and around the vicinity. From the Menisa Shopping Centre situated in the community itself to the Mill Woods Town Centre Mall and Recreational Centre, and the Edo Japan Millwoods Town Centre located just 7 and 5 minutes away respectively, residents of the neighbourhood revel in great access to an abundance of shopping, dining and leisure options.
Probably at the pinnacle of these options is South Edmonton Common. Covering an expansive 320 acres of space and containing more than 2.3 million square feet of pure retail indulgence, it is one of the largest open-air commercial developments in North America. With big box stores like Home Depot, IKEA, Walmart, Nordstrom Rack, Lowe's, Staples, Best Buy and Cineplex, this flagship complex is a shopaholics dream come true. And for the inhabitants of Menisa, it couldn't get any better because this heavy commercial terrain is located a breezy drive of only 7 minutes away.
For kids in the community, while the Menisa Park is idyllically nestled in the heart of the neighbourhood, there is also an array of other recreational sites in close proximity as well including the Mill Woods Park, the Meyonohk Park, and the Crawford Plains Park. Plus, thanks to the pretty pathways sprinkled throughout the area, residents enjoy walking, biking and jogging in this predominantly pedestrian-friendly community.
When residents are in the mood for an exciting jungle adventure, they head on over to the Edmonton Valley Zoo. Home to over 350 animals, the facility also organizes Day Camps and Adventure, Environment and Animals Programs which people of all ages enjoy. Another much-loved attraction in the area is Fort Edmonton Park. Situated only 20 minutes away from Menisa, and spread across 158 acres of wooded parkland, this historically themed venue is a fun learning experience that takes visitors on a journey through time employing steam train and original streetcar rides, and horse-drawn rides and sleigh rides. In addition, the park is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar enhancement, which once complete will provide visitors with even more thrilling options.
Southeast Edmonton is also blessed with an array of stunning golf courses as well. From the Mill Woods Golf Course and the famous Derrick Golf and Winter Club to the Jagare Ridge Golf Club, there isn't a dearth of options for golf aficionados in this quadrant of the city.
Menisa belongs to the Knottwood Community League, which brings together people from the neighbouring communities of Ekota and Satoo too. Founded in 1977, the league has a community hall, rink and community centre, which is the venue for fun social gatherings and classes that bolster the communal vibe. Plus, the league also drives resident based initiatives that benefit the community as a whole.
Unquestionably, Menisa is a popular residential abode that is fast becoming a homeowner haven, especially for young families who want great access to everything. Situated only 23 minutes away from the pulsating hub of the City, which is home to North America’s largest mall, Canada’s largest living history museum, the best restaurants, retail stores, art galleries, theatres, theme parks, sports and recreational facilities, Menisa also provides its residents with a safe environment perfect for growing families. With affordable housing, and ensconced by every conceivable amenity, it's no wonder people love calling this community home.