Edmonton Neighbourhood Spotlight: Oleskiw

Posted by Anna Tomczyk on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 at 11:06am.

Oleskiw is a mature neighbourhood in west Edmonton, and one of Edmonton’s largest residential neighbourhoods at 382 hectares. This quiet neighbourhood is nestled among the river valley park system giving it a strong focus on families and leisure, with many activities close at hand within Oleskiw.

Neighbourhood Facts

Oleskiw is surrounded by the natural beauty of Alberta, and the area has been used wisely. The neighbourhood is bound to the north by Wolf River Ravine, the east and south by the North Saskatchewan River, and the west by 170 Street, placing it right in the crook of the river valley. Parks, golf courses, and walking paths abound in this relaxed neighbourhood. Not only is it home to these great amenities, it is also has excellent access to the rest of the city via Whitemud Drive.

Beth Israel Synagogue in Oleskiw in West Edmonton

Beth Israel Synagogue in Oleskiw in West Edmonton

Oleskiw’s History

This great neighbourhood was named after Dr. Joseph Oleskiw. He was an early advocate of immigration to Canada, and played a large role in bringing early Ukrainian settlers to the area. Residential development was mostly carried out from the 1970s to 1990s.

Oleskiw Today

Nearly 88% of the homes in Oleskiw are single family homes, developed among keyhole crescents and curvilinear street patterns. The rest of the residences are mostly made up of duplexes/fourplexes, and row housing. You’ll easily fit into the swing of things in Oleskiw. The Edmonton Golf and Country Club is situated along the east boundary, overlooking the North Saskatchewan River. Oleskiw is home to Edmonton’s Beth Israel Synagogue. West Edmonton Mall is a mere 8 minute drive from the center of the neighbourhood, rounding this area off as a wonderful place to live, for what it contains within, as well as what it offers so close by.

 

 

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