The trend for many empty nesters has been to consider downsizing from their current homes into something more manageable. As their lifestyle changes and involves more winters south of the border and summers in Kelowna, the idea of a large home in Edmonton becomes less practicable. In this article we explore the most premium condo buildings in Edmonton that may be worth your consideration if you are looking for an alternative luxury residence.
Many of these luxury buildings will offer a number of amenities in addition to simply just what is inside your residence. These could include: concierge services, social rooms, spas, fitness centres, dog runs, and more! Understanding what amenities are important to you is one of the first steps to take to ensure you don’t compromise your current lifestyle.
Let's take a look at some of the top condo buildings in Edmonton:
1. West Block Glenora
As the name suggests, this exceptional collection of luxury residences is located in one of Edmonton’s best communities, Glenora. The building is home to just 60 private residences and offers their owners a number of premium amenities such as: Indoor lounge, outdoor lounge, concierge services 7 days/ week, fenced dog run, fitness center, private guest suite, meeting room, car wash, and even a dog wash. Additionally, residents are able to indulge in 3 top rated Edmonton restaurants without having to leave West Block. The retail area also offers a number of other shopping and professional services.
Properties inside West Block Glenora can range in price from as low as the $500’s to over $3.5M.
2. Legends Private Residences
Situated in the heart of the ICE District, The Legends Private Residence is an elevator ride away from all the action. If you enjoy spending your evenings dining at the best restaurants and watching the Oilers play, this may just be the place for you. This building is unique in the way that the bottom half of the tower is home to the JW Marriott. Above that are private condos that gain access to the world-class amenities offered by the hotel. A fully equipped fitness center combined with pool, spa, room service, full time concierge, and so much more. What makes it even more special are the expansive views from your unit. As the second tallest building in Edmonton you can truly see everything!
3. Lessard House
A unique style of building for downtown Edmonton. Only 6 storeys tall and only a total of 9 residences, the Lessard House is one of the most exclusive addresses in Edmonton. Built in 2008 and holding the record for the highest ever condo sale recorded on the MLS, it has been a highly sought after location for many. It offers unobstructed views of the Edmonton river valley and Victoria Golf Course. Now while the amenities inside the building are limited, the combination of exceptional views and extensive trail system out your front door are what makes this building one to consider.
4. One River Park
Located south of the Edmonton river valley in the neighbourhood of Strathcona, One River Park is a hidden gem that many potential buyers may not have considered. The skyline views combined with the river valley are a picturesque setting to wake up to each morning. The building was built in 2004 but well maintained and many owners have since completed renovations and upgrades. The building offers its owners concierge services, a guest suite, and a fitness center. Recently we have seen sale prices range from the mid $700’s to over $2M.
The last building on our list of top Edmonton condos is The Pearl. Built in 2015, this building has been a great compromise for owners looking for the close proximity to downtown while not needing to be right in the heart of the traffic and noise. The expansive river valley views are an added bonus that can’t be matched by many downtown luxury condos. Inside, the building offers: concierge service, high tech security, private gym, owners lounge with outdoor patio, and serving kitchen for private events.
If you are looking to make the transition from your current home to a premium Edmonton condo, consider reaching out to Ryan Debler. His team has successfully transacted on a number of premium condos and can confidently guide you through the buying process.