Highlands Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $526K
Lowest Price $12K
Highest Price $30M
Total Listings 8,977
Avg. Price/SQFT $335

Community statistics are calculated by Real Estate Webmasters and are for illustration purposes only, accuracy is not guaranteed.

Property Types (active listings)

Listings in Highlands Edmonton

The Highlands neighborhood is built on land that used to be known as River Lots 30, 32, and 34 and was once owned by Hudson Bay Company employees. It was 3 miles outside of Edmonton's city limits, making it an unlikely candidate for early development. The lands, on the other hand, were acquired by McGrath, Holgate and Company, a real estate developer who negotiated with the city to provide services and extend the electric streetcar line with developer subsidies. This enabled development in a previously isolated area. The name was chosen through a contest, with a prize of $50 awarded to the best name for the new subdivision. McGrath and Holgate constructed their mansions on Ada Boulevard in 1911, which was named after McGrath's wife, and other large houses were constructed along or near the boulevard, while more modest housing was constructed farther away from the valley. The Highlands were annexed to the city in 1912, and a streetcar line ran along 112 Avenue from 1912 to 1945. Highlands' development began during the 1911 land boom, but the neighborhood was only partially developed at the time, with the remaining lots mostly developed in the late 1940s and 1950s. With the exception of commercial and apartment development along 118 Avenue and a few scattered locations, it is mostly made up of single-family homes. It has many significant heritage resources, and the Highlands Historical Foundation was founded in 1988 to raise awareness of and preserve these resources in the area.