Top Winnipeg Neighbourhoods

Having lived in all quadrants of the city, I recognize that there are many great neighbourhoods in Winnipeg making it really difficult to pick just 5. So here are today’s picks and I’ll plan to post others in the future.

Tuxedo has the reputation of being one of the most desirable, exclusive and expensive areas (Old North River Heights included) in Winnipeg. Properties tend to be larger and more distinctive. One interesting fact is that there are more modern architectural homes found in this neighbourhood than neighbourhoods located in both Calgary and Chicago where I lived previously. Tuxedo definitely has a unique upscale feel with wider tree-lined streets and a more central, SW Winnipeg location. It’s also home to Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg’s most beautiful and well-known park patterned after NYC’s Central Park. This park includes an internationally recognized, architecturally designed conservatory, outdoor stage, pavilion, children’s playground, duckpond, picnic and sports areas, zoo, sculpture and floral garden, walking and biking trails and more.

Lindenwoods located in the SW part of Winnipeg, is a great established family-friendly neighbourhood. This area boasts mostly larger traditional 1980’s - 1990’s homes with more detailed exterior finishes such as brick and stone. The community is very family friendly in it’s planning and design with neighbourhood schools, community centres, sidewalks, parks and man-made lakes with picnic areas. 

Island Lakes is another family-friendly area located in SE Winnipeg. As denoted by it’s name, this neighbourhood is dotted with man-made lakes and was established in 1981. Homes range from grander to more modest in size and style. This neighbourhood has many bike trails and parks and has easy access to major highways for commuters. 

Royalwood is another southeast Winnipeg neighbourhood located just W of Island Lakes. Another highly desirable area established in 1992. This area has lots of greenery and boasts an incredible ecosystem. There are great walking, jogging and bike trails connecting to very interesting forested areas where one can discover creeks and some very unique one of a kind, custom-tree carvings. Homes tend to be larger and traditional in style. The area is quiet and tucked away from busy streets but easily accessible to major traffic routes. 

Norwood Flats in unlike any of the previously outlined neighbourhoods, located in the heart of the city but yet providing the quiet and restful feel of the suburbs, this area provides the best of both worlds. This smaller community runs along the Red River providing spectacular river city views, river home properties and walking and bike trails. This historic neighbourhood offers unique housing options with both old and new, expensive and affordable. Lots tend to be smaller with some having a common greenspace. A great family neighbourhood for those who desire an old-fashioned community feel and a higher walkability score. The “Flat's” is close to everything downtown, St. Boniface hospital, Old St. Boniface historic district with easy access to St. Vital and beautiful St. Vital Park where you can launch a boat, visit the duck pond, have a picnic or walk the many forested trails. 

Here’s the review of 5 great Winnipeg neighbourhoods. I’ve only touched upon the great offerings of each one. If you are planning a move to Winnipeg or planning a move within the city give me a call and we can talk more about the great and affordable living opportunities and other great neighbourhoods and hidden gem enclaves.