Pleasantview is bordered by 61st Ave NW on the north, Calgary trail on the east, 51 Ave NW on the south side and 111 SW NW on the west. It’s a quiet residential neighborhood with mature trees and a stately beauty that’s all its own.
Easy access both to the downtown area and the University of Alberta make this a desirable neighborhood for many. Its location makes it a quiet spot without robbing you of the ability to enjoy everything the city has to offer.
Your Pleasantview Commute
Those who prefer public transit to cars won’t have any trouble getting where they need to go from Pleasantview. There are 28 bus stops running through the neighborhood. Southgate Center has an LRT station as well.
But with highways 2 and 14 due south of the neighborhood, and with the main artery of 75th St. SW sitting directly to the east, it’s not going to be too hard for drivers to get to other parts of the city. The downtown area is a quick 15 minutes away by car, via 109 St NW.
There are 32 restaurants located in Southgate Center directly to the south. Most of these are fast food offerings, but there are a couple of higher-end options.
If the thought of walking into a mall makes you cringe, don’t worry. There are all sorts of places bordering the neighborhood. The Glass Monkey is a gastropub where you can enjoy small plates, as well as traditional large plates. You could also walk to the Mythos Greek Taverna uses organic and fresh local produce to create its authentic Greek-Cypriot dishes.
If you love sushi you’ll find two options, and there are numerous other Asian restaurants marching all around the neighborhood’s borders.
Pleasantview isn’t a place that’s going to introduce you to a lot of trendy shopping, but you’ll be close to a number of amenities.
The Pleasantview Shopping Center is in the neighborhood. You can pick up a quick coffee from Tim Hortons there while you visit the barber, the dry cleaner, or the Bernard Chalibou chocolate shop.
Just west of the neighborhood you can pop into the Leandrum Place Shopping center, a strip mall with a few convenient stores to choose from.
The Southgate Centre is due south of the neighborhood, residents can easily walk right to it. Southgate Center hosts over 130 stores and service centers, so if you need it you’re likely to find it.
Just off the southeast corner of the neighborhood you’ll find The Real Canadian Superstore. And residents are less than 10 minutes from the Farmer’s Market, as well as all the shopping and dining on Whyte Avenue.
Houses of Worship
While there are no houses of worship directly inside the neighborhood’s borders you can reach dozens of them within less than ten minutes. There’s solid representation for all kinds of denominations, including a Mennonite church.
Some of the nearby houses of worship serve certain ethnic populations, like the Ukrainian Catholic church to the north. You’ll find Cross of the Christ Lutheran Church of the Deaf just five minutes away, too.
Christian churches aren’t the only option. The Karma Tashi Ling Buddhist temple is just north of pleasantville, and three more Buddhist temples are within ten minutes of the subdivision.
Parks and Recreation
You may have to wander around the outskirts of the neighborhood to find shopping, dining, and churches, but you’ll have two parks right in the middle of the neighborhood.
Pleasantview Park is the largest. It has a nice little playground for the kids, a few picnic areas, a soccer field that gets regular use, and a baseball diamond.
Angus Murray Park is the smaller. It plays host to the Pleasantville Community League.
If these don’t suit, you’ve got a number of options less than 15 minutes away. Victoria Park riverside park and ice skating venue is a favorite of many Pleasantview residents. The Muttart Conservatory is a solid 15 minutes to the north as well. And these are just examples. There are 15 more not listed here.
You’re not far from the River Valley Trail. Whitemud Equestrian Park is close by too, as is the Snow Valley Ski Club and the Derrick Golf Club. These are all an easy ten or eleven minutes away from home. Go 15 minutes east and you can hit the Mill Woods Golf course, too.
More Fun in Pleasantville
The Pleasantview Community League organizes a couple of clubs, as well as a kid’s soccer league. The “Green Shack” in Angus Murray Park hosts regular events.
During the winter they open up a couple of ice rinks. Admission is free, and the rinks are open to private bookings. When the rinks aren’t open the tennis courts are, as long as you have a community league membership.
Sometimes they even host workshops, like a Small Business Workshop that happens during the summer months.
Don’t forget to take the kids to the Edmonton Valley Zoo. It’s right across the river.
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