Edmonton has a small variety of homes for sale that back onto lakes or the North Saskatchewan River. Summerside Lake is however, the only body of water within city limits that is swimable while still having properties sourrounding the lake itself. Other bodies of water such as Beaumaris and Big Lake have communities that wrap around the shoreline at all differing price points, giving every homeowner the ability to enjoy the serenity of lakefront property.
As Edmontons only usable lake, properties surrounding and on the lake come at a larger price. Homes with lakefront views start from the million dollar mark and move upwards and past two. You can swim, kayak, and enjoy other activities on the beach brought to you by the Summerside Lake community.
It is Edmontons first stormwater lake built in the 1970's. Many communities surround the lake such as Castle Downs, Beaumaris, and Lorelei. While the lake is not yet swimmable, the City of Edmonton has a Project in place to maximize the amenities a lake can provide.
Located in the northwestern part of Edmonton, Big Lake is the capital cities' largest body of water. Off of the Anthony Henday west of Ray Gibbons Drive, neighbourhoods such as Starling and Hawks Ridge give families the opportunity to purchase lake front homes fitting all budgets. The lake is swimmable at certain times of the year while ice rinks are formed in the winter months to skate.
Even though Broaddmoor Lake is located outside the city limit within Strathcona County, many of the residents use the lake for beautiful picnic canopy's, bon fire areas, and to do non-motorized watercraft activity. There are many homes nearby the lake for sale with amenities for families of all ages to take advantage of.
As Edmonton is centralized around the North Saskatchewan River, there are many homes for sale with river valley views and few with shorefront amenities. The river valley extends from the southwestern communities of Cameron Heights all the way past the Northeastern Highway 16 Bridge. The homes surrounding the river have access to miles and miles of walking trails with city parks scattered throughout. Real estate for sale on the North Saskatchewan River definitely has more perks than homes surrounding the river, if the price tag for these houses is within your budget.
If your interested in obtaining more information about lake front homes within Edmonton and area, or would like our team to track down a lakefront home that fits your budget, feel free to contact us at 780-983-0779.