HIGHLANDS REAL ESTATE

Highlands is situated on land originally identified as River Lots 30, 32, and 34, and was owned by three Hudson Bay Company employees. Until the area came into the hands of real estate developers McGrath, Holgate, and Company, it seemed an unlikely candidate for early development, as it was situated three miles from the centre of Edmonton. McGrath-Holgate negotiated with the City to provide services and extend the electric streetcar line with subsidies provided by the developers.

Highlands was annexed to the city in 1912, and a streetcar line, which operated from 1912 to 1945, ran along 112th Avenue. In 1911, McGrath and Holgate built their mansions on Ada Boulevard, a roadway named after McGrath’s wife. Other large, well-appointed houses were built along or near Ada Boulevard, where residents now enjoy a spectacular view of the North Saskatchewan River Valley. More modest housing was located further from the valley.

While development in Highlands began during the 1911 land boom, it did proceed—albeit at a slower pace—through the subsequent decades of slower growth, until a final development surge during the late 1940s and 1950s used up most of the remaining residential lots.

With the exception of commercial and apartment developments along 118th Avenue and in a few scattered locations, Highlands has remained an area of low-density residential development. It also contains many significant heritage resources. The locally initiated Highlands Historical Foundation was established in 1988 to increase awareness about and initiate the preservation of heritage resources within the neighbourhood.

The name “Highlands” was chosen in a contest that offered a 50-dollar prize to the person who provided the best name for the new subdivision.

20 Properties
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Courtesy Of Morgan Moen Of RE/MAX Real Estate
$485,000
Neighbourhood: Highlands
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,541
Sq.Ft.
1951
Year Built
4
Days on Site
E4302529
MLS®
Welcome to Highlands! This 1541 square foot 2+1 bedroom home sits up on a large lot right on the gorgeous tree lined 111th avenue. Built in 1951 this bungalow features a bright main floor with formal...
Courtesy Of Leah Duvall Of Century 21 All Stars Realty Ltd
$585,000
Neighbourhood: Highlands
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,168
Sq.Ft.
1948
Year Built
5
Days on Site
E4302096
MLS®
Incredibly cute & delightfully unique, this charming Highlands Bungalow was completely renovated in 2007, faces Henry Martell Park & is steps from Ada Blvd & the Highlands Golf Club. Perfect for...
Courtesy Of Angie Resendes Of RE/MAX River City
$100,000
Condo: Highlands Manor
3
Beds
1
Baths
893
Sq.Ft.
1969
Year Built
10
Days on Site
E4301561
MLS®
FANTASTIC RARE FIND! Pristine 3 bedroom top floor condo with all the bells and whistles! This spacious floor plan offers top of the line laminate flooring, raised panel oak kitchen with stainless...
Courtesy Of Deb Williams Of Maxwell Polaris
$749,900
Neighbourhood: Highlands
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,841
Sq.Ft.
1910
Year Built
11
Days on Site
E4301256
MLS®
Prepare to be WOWED by this RENO'D 3 Bdrm, 2 1/2 Bath CHARACTER HOME in the heart of the best part of HIGHLANDS! Over $300K recently put into restoring and upgrading this charming 1850 ft2 home....
Courtesy Of Dawn Michaels Of Homes & Gardens Real Estate Limited
$549,000
Neighbourhood: Highlands
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,410
Sq.Ft.
1949
Year Built
12
Days on Site
E4300985
MLS®
WOW FACTOR! Worthy to be in a HOME & GARDEN Magazine! Renovated, Upgraded & Spotless! This Gorgeous Character Home is Snuggled on a Quiet Tree Lined Street in the Historic, Sought-out Community of...
Courtesy Of Morgan Moen Of RE/MAX Real Estate
$799,000
Neighbourhood: Highlands
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,559
Sq.Ft.
1991
Year Built
16
Days on Site
E4300516
MLS®
Fantastic custom built 2.5 storey home on in the heart of Highlands. The main floor features a spacious foyer, large sunken formal living room, dining room with more than enough space for your...
Courtesy Of Rhea Frank Of Yegpro Realty
$690,000
Neighbourhood: Highlands
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,044
Sq.Ft.
1912
Year Built
24
Days on Site
E4299072
MLS®
If you have ever wanted to own a heritage home on a stunning tree lined street in Highlands, than look no further. This 1912 home is in immaculate shape and maintains a ton of original features,...
Courtesy Of Jen Liviniuk Of RE/MAX Real Estate
$59,000
Condo: Highlands Manor
1
Beds
1
Baths
618
Sq.Ft.
1969
Year Built
25
Days on Site
E4298527
MLS®
IN-SUITE LAUNDRY located in desirable HIGHLANDS radiates with natural light all day long!!! Fully renovated with all new laminate floors throughout, sparkling white cabinets and drawers, counter...
Courtesy Of Wally Fakhreddine Of Sterling Real Estate
$477,000
Neighbourhood: Highlands
3
Beds
2
Baths
931
Sq.Ft.
1954
Year Built
33
Days on Site
E4296952
MLS®
VERY ATTRACTIVE NEW PRICE POINT FOR THIS HIGHLANDS BEAUTY LOCATED STEPS FROM ADA BOULEVARD, THE RIVER VALLEY WALKING TRAILS AND A SHORT WALK TO THE GOLF COURSE! This home is filled with tons natural...
Courtesy Of Felicia Dean Of RE/MAX Excellence
$499,900
Neighbourhood: Highlands
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
1,170
Sq.Ft.
1950
Year Built
34
Days on Site
E4296818
MLS®
HISTORIC HIGHLANDS! RENOVATION, REDEVELOPMENT OR INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY!! MASSIVE 65X130 LOT. Original 1 and a half storey character home is cute as a button! Well cared for & well maintained this...
Courtesy Of Shannon Mcallister Of Maxwell Devonshire Realty
$313,900
Neighbourhood: Highlands
3
Beds
1
Baths
881
Sq.Ft.
1930
Year Built
45
Days on Site
E4295150
MLS®
Welcome to your new home in historical Highlands! This trendy 1.5 story has many upgrades, while maintaining it's original charm. The main floor makes good use of space, with a wide open living room,...
Courtesy Of Stuart Neal Of Ambergate Realty Advisors
$600,000
Neighbourhood: Highlands
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,314
Sq.Ft.
1963
Year Built
47
Days on Site
E4294583
MLS®
Available with immediate possession & situated on Ada Boulevard overlooking the river valley, this light & sunny Mid-Century classic would be perfect for a professional couple, an older couple, or...