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.

11 Properties
Courtesy Of Doug Singleton Of Royal Lepage Noralta Real Estate
$243,000
Subdivision: Highlands
4
Beds
2
Baths
818
Sq.Ft.
1954
Year Built
14
Days on Site
E4273869
MLS®
Bungalow in Highlands! Revenue Property or Starter Home! This 818 Square foot bungalow offers an open plan with a kitchen, dining area open to the living room, 2 nicely sized bedrooms and a nicely...
Courtesy Of Michael Melnychuk Of Century 21 All Stars Realty Ltd
$329,900
Subdivision: Highlands
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,215
Sq.Ft.
1947
Year Built
28
Days on Site
E4272658
MLS®
It's time to bring your dreams to life with this amazing 15.2X37.5M2 (50'X123') lot in the historic community of Highlands! Situated on a quiet, tree-lined street and just across the street from...
Courtesy Of Errol Scott Of RE/MAX Elite
$579,900
Subdivision: Highlands
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,606
Sq.Ft.
1930
Year Built
38
Days on Site
E4272322
MLS®
Lets create memories! Stunning Highlands property on a DOUBLE LOT on a gorgeous tree lined street. The captivating curb appeal instantly grabs your attention and really highlights the beauty of the...
Courtesy Of Luis Claro Of Capcity Realty Group
$340,000
Subdivision: Highlands
4
Beds
2
Baths
894
Sq.Ft.
1954
Year Built
43
Days on Site
E4272098
MLS®
Home is located in the highly sought after community of Highlands, this affordable bungalow offers a great floor plan throughout and has a FULLY FINISHED BASEMENT. Original hardwood floors in the...
Courtesy Of Morgan Moen Of RE/MAX Real Estate
$149,900
Subdivision: Highlands
3,062
Sq.Ft. Lot
45
Days on Site
E4271981
MLS®
Highlands lot for infill or potential re-development. 124' frontage on 118th avenue and directly across from existing commercial. Perfect for you dream home just 10 minutes from downtown.
Courtesy Of David St. Jean Of RE/MAX River City
$369,900
Subdivision: Highlands
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,150
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
50
Days on Site
E4271592
MLS®
Huge Potential in this Suite-able bungalow in Highlands! With more than 1100 SqFt this 4 bedroom, 2 full baths and 1 half baths bungalow could be your next investment property. The back door to the...
Courtesy Of Dawn Morgan Of RE/MAX Professionals
$285,000
Subdivision: Highlands
3
Beds
2
Baths
703
Sq.Ft.
1948
Year Built
55
Days on Site
E4271223
MLS®
Welcome home in Historic Highlands! This great home features three bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a combined total of over 1300sq ft of living space. The bright and spacious main floor features...
Courtesy Of Stuart Neal Of Ambergate Realty Advisors
$700,000
Subdivision: Highlands
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,217
Sq.Ft.
1912
Year Built
77
Days on Site
E4269387
MLS®
Immediate possession & situated on one of the nicest streets in Highlands, this lovely heritage home may be perfect for a large family, or professional couple seeking space to work & relax. This home...
Courtesy Of Greg Steele Of RE/MAX Excellence
$199,900
Subdivision: Highlands
1
Beds
1
Baths
493
Sq.Ft.
1949
Year Built
101
Days on Site
E4266891
MLS®
PREFECT INVESTMENT, REDEVELOPMENT OR INFILL OPPORTUNITY!!! The Highlands is a wonderful neighbourhood with beautiful parks, playgrounds, schools, shopping, public transportation and close to...
Courtesy Of Ken Knudsen Of RE/MAX Elite
$599,000
Subdivision: Highlands
5
Beds
3
Baths
2,055
Sq.Ft.
1949
Year Built
104
Days on Site
E4266608
MLS®
This great 2 storey family home is full of historic charm. You'll notice the great covered porch as soon as you walk up. Walk inside to the living room with gas fireplace. There is a formal dining...
Courtesy Of Marcel Blais Of Canadian Real Estate Service
$193,000
Subdivision: Highlands
2
Beds
1
Baths
717
Sq.Ft.
1926
Year Built
70
Days on Site
E4261115
MLS®
Cozy 2 bedroom one and a half storey. The home was originally a 3 bedroom for many years and when the kids left the nest the main floor bedroom was turned into the dining area. The sunroom/sitting...