Before residential development, the Kaskitayo area was home to agricultural production and over a dozen farmsteads. The land for this area was annexed to the City of Edmonton in 1971 and was named in honour of Chief Blue Quill of the Saddle Lake Nation. Chief Blue Quill traded in the Edmonton area in the 1890s. He was highly regarded as a compassionate man and has had his memory honoured in several places in Treaty Six First Nation territory.
Blue Quill and Blue Quill Estates were developed close to the end of the 1970s when Edmonton experienced a surge in annexation, growth, and suburban development. These sister neighbourhoods became home to a variety of dwellings including townhouses, condos, and single-family homes. Today most are owner-occupied with people enjoying some of the highest average incomes in the City of Edmonton.
Another sister neighbourhood borders Blue Quill to the south; the quaint and quiet neighbourhood of Sweet Grass was developed a little earlier and shares the Blue Quill Community League for events and occasions throughout the year. To the north is 23rd Avenue, to the east is 111th Street and to the west is 119th Street. Bike paths and walking trails lead in and out of these neighbourhoods allowing friends and neighbours safe, easy access to the numerous playgrounds, parks and sports fields in the area. The proximity to green space is excellent.
Blue Quill Estates is north of 23rd Avenue and west of 119th Street. It enjoys the Whitemud Valley Nature Reserve as its western boundary. Multi-use trails and paths weave in and out of the neighbourhood, ravine and parks making for excellent leisure opportunities on the edge of this vast natural refuge. The Reserve is home to a variety of flora and fauna and is a wonderful place to experience the verdant treasure that is our urban forest.
Access to transportation routes is convenient for both neighbourhoods. Anthony Henday Drive, Calgary Trail and the Whitemud Freeway are within minutes of home. Public transportation and the LRT are also easily engaged. Amenities and shopping centres are numerous and the Farmers’ Markets are abundant and some run through the year. Check this link for more information on Farmers’ Markets: http://sdonlevy.ca/edmontons-stories/edmontons-farmers-markets
Blue Quill and Blue Quill Estates offer a high level of comfort in Southwest Edmonton. Amenities are close and the Whitemud and Blackmud Creek valleys add to residents’ quality of life. Transportation, shopping, and transit are handy. This is a great part of Edmonton that is ready to welcome your family.
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