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Community of Oleskiw, Edmonton
Oleskiw is a large but secluded community in west Edmonton, tucked within a loop of the North Saskatchewan River and below the Wolf Willow Ravine. There are only two roads coming into the community, Wolf Willow Road and Wanyandi Road, both meeting 170 Street as the western boundary of the community of Oleskiw. The other boundaries are formed by Wolf Willow Road and the Wolf Willow Ravine to the north, and the river valley from the east all the way to the south-west. Oleskiw is one of Edmonton’s largest residential communities, spreading across more than 380 hectares (over 930 acres, or 3.8 square kilometres).
Originally part of Wolf Willow Farm, the community was renamed in 1972 in honour of Dr. Joseph Oleskiw, a Ukrainian professor and academic who promoted immigration to Canada and was key in bringing many of the original Ukrainian settlers to the Edmonton area. The community is also known as The Country Club, due to the golf course located within Oleskiw and forming a horseshoe shape to enclose the southern part of the residential community.
Oleskiw Real Estate and Oleskiw Homes for Sale
Development of Oleskiw real estate progressed slowly, beginning throughout the 1970s, with around 20% of the community developed by the end of the decade. Over 50% of construction occurred during the 1980s, tapering into the 90s. Even today, some infill continues to be built, especially taking advantage of the natural settings offered by the river valley and ravines. Oleskiw homes for sale are almost entirely single-family detached homes, which dominate nearly 90% of the community’s real estate and number nearly 1,000. Besides this, there are some scattered duplexes and row houses throughout Oleskiw. The population of Oleskiw is 2,802, the majority are long-term residents, and more than 95% are homeowners, with a typical household income well above the city-wide average. Around 15% of the population are retired.
Oleskiw Community Location and Commercial Amenities
Oleskiw’s location allows easy access to many industrial employment areas throughout the west end, the West Edmonton Mall immediately north, and downtown Edmonton. Many other parts of west and south Edmonton are also easily accessible via the nearby Whitemud Drive, as well as the University of Alberta, the trendy Whyte Ave district, also known as Old Strathcona, and to Southgate Centre.
Oleskiw as a broader community has a walkability score of only 6, and a transit score of 28, meaning transit connections will be available but the community is primarily car-dependent.
Many commercial amenities can be found at The Marketplace at Callingwood, located just a little west. Here, you’ll find a Safeway, Shoppers Drug Mart, farmer’s market, liquor, banks, food options, and much more. Further, at 170 Street and within the north-west corner of Oleskiw, a small plaza offers community-level conveniences, including a Starbucks, spa, salon, food, bank, and gas. A little further, you’ll find nearly anything else at West Edmonton Mall (one of the largest shopping centres in the world), including an amusement park with three roller coasters, a large water park with wave pool, mini golf courses, ice palace, and indoor lake with a pirate ship, besides restaurants, numerous anchor tenants, and over 700 other stores and services.
Oleskiw Parks and Abundant Green Spaces
Besides the primary feature of the abundant surrounding green space offered by the Wolf Willow Ravine and long river valley frontage and the beautiful views and trails, the Edmonton Golf and Country Club encloses much of the southern part of Oleskiw. This private golf course provides a view for many homes lucky enough to be positioned overlooking its fairways. A large central park area offers a playground, picnic facilities, sports fields, and a preserved tree stand. Further facilities available nearby, in Callingwood, include the Callingwood Twin Arenas, a branch of the Edmonton Public Library, a skate park, splash park, and YMCA.
The Fort Edmonton footbridge, located in the eastern part of Oleskiw, was built in 2011. This bridge connects residents of Oleskiw to the opposite bank of the river, where Fort Edmonton Park offers a look at historic Edmonton. Fort Edmonton Park includes several themed streets with buildings from different periods of Edmonton’s past, including operating businesses. A small railway completes the experience. Also found around the Fort Edmonton footbridge, throughout the river valley, is an extensive network of multi-use trails on both sides of the river.
Another footbridge, the Terwillegar Park footbridge, is located in the southern part of Oleskiw beyond the golf and country club and near a large open green space with a community garden. This footbridge spans across to the large Terwillegar Park, a largely undeveloped area with extensive tree stands and open spaces. Promontory Point, a small bluff overlooking the river, is also located in the Terwillegar Park near the footbridge.
Oleskiw Schools and Places of Worship
Grace Assembly Full Gospel Church is found on Wolf Willow Road, as well as the Beth Israel Synagogue. This synagogue is the oldest in Edmonton, founded in 1906 as the Edmonton Hebrew Association. Hyman Goldstick was the first rabbi, brought from Toronto. The current building was built in 2000. St. Anthony’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church and the Rahma Mosque are a few blocks west of Oleskiw. A little further from Oleskiw, you’ll find Citizens Church, Our Savior Lutheran Church, a Presbyterian church, Good Shepherd Catholic Church, and St. Matthias Anglican Church.
There are no schools within Oleskiw, though residents are well-served by nearby schools: HE Beriault Catholic Junior High School, Thorncliffe Elementary School, St. Justin Catholic School, Callingwood Elementary School, Centennial School, Our Lady of the Prairies School, Talmud Torah School, and Blessed Oscar Romero Catholic High School.
Oleskiw Community Context and Surroundings
Oleskiw is located within the southern part of west Edmonton, on the west bank of the North Saskatchewan River, and a little south of Whitemud Drive on the east side of 170 Street. Adjacent communities include Gariepy, Callingwood South, and Callingwood North to the west, Westridge to the north, and Brander Gardens, Ramsay Heights, and Rhatigan Ridge to the south and east along the opposite bank of the river. Beyond the ravines to the north, between Whitemud Drive and the North Saskatchewan River valley, are Patricia Heights (named for the Patricia Ravine), Rio Terrace, and Quesnell Heights.
The community is found within Zone 22 of the MLS classification system, along with the original Town of Jasper Place (the southern boundary of this town was found just north of Oleskiw across the Wolf Willow and Patricia Ravines). Jasper Place was amalgamated into the City of Edmonton in 1964.
Further notable landmarks in the area include the Callingwood area to the west, which is a centrally planned community containing a shopping centre and amenities park surrounded by mid- to higher-density housing, the Misercordia Community Hospital located to the north, the large River Cree Resort and Casino to the west (just outside city limits), and several more golf courses: Lewis Estates Golf Course, Royal Mayfair Golf Club, and Victoria Golf Course.
For more information on the above Oleskiw real estate listings, to schedule a showing, or to get a free detailed home evaluation, contact Michael Pavone at 780-993-7249.
Listing information last updated on December 16th, 2019 at 4:01am CST.