Best Neighbourhoods in Red Deer

img 7562

Why Choose Red Deer?

The third-largest city in Alberta, Red Deer is known for having a small town feel with all of the amenities of a big city. The city is popular with nature lovers thanks to its impressive amount of green space, parks, creeks, and trails weaving along the Red Deer River. History buffs appreciate the preservation of historic buildings like those at Fort Normandeau and the Sunnybrook Farm Museum. Sports enthusiasts are fortunate to call this city home with the destination-worthy Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and a local WHL team, the Red Deer Rebels, as well as Junior B and AAA minor teams. Others enjoy the thoughtfully curated Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery.

As temperatures drop and the city enters its winter, another side to Red Deer comes alive. The nearby Canyon Ski Resort’s 22 runs and snow tube park offer locals thrilling opportunities to enjoy the fresh snow while those seeking warmer temperatures enjoy the vibrant excitement of visiting Red Deer’s two casinos: Cash Casino Red Deer and the newly opened Red Deer Resort & Casino. Red Deer’s Farmers Market is open from May through Thanksgiving, which purveys a variety of fresh produce, handmade clothes, and baked goods. In Red Deer, there is truly something for everyone.

With that in mind, let’s explore the best neighbourhoods which make up this dynamic city.


If you’re on the hunt for high-value homes, Anders is the right neighbourhood. With properties that consistently sit at a higher premium compared to surrounding neighbourhoods, this highly-coveted enclave offers green spaces, parks, playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, and baseball fields. The many sections of Anders have held their value throughout the years and the homes are frequently updated and renovated as this is considered one of Red Deer’s most desirable neighbourhoods.

Lancaster & Lonsdale

These areas are also very desirable established areas as they have several schools nearby, ample green spaces with parks, playgrounds and baseball fields, and are within close proximity to the Collicutt Centre – Red Deer’s recreation centre featuring an indoor water park, climbing wall and field house.


For those looking for a Red Deer house for sale with history, Parkvale is a perfect neighbourhood as it’s the oldest residential area in Red Deer. Originally developed in 1905 as the Parkvale Estates, locals enjoy the neighbourhood’s proximity to nearby parks and rivers, notably Rotary Recreation Park, which offers ice skating, tennis, and other sports. Residential opportunities in Parkvale include several charming and original traditional homes along shady, tree-lined streets and a few condos.

The Pines

Red Deer real estate in The Pines is for those who prioritize access to the natural world, along with large lots, and often unique homes. Located near several lush meadows, shady forests, and the peaceful wildlife of McKenzie Trails Park, residents enjoy the convenience of living in a city without forgoing the relaxation which comes with nature. The Pines offers a variety of property from large estate homes built in the 1970’s backing into forested reserves, to other smaller homes with premium lots also backing into the reserve.

Sunnybrook South

Buyers who would prefer Red Deer real estate on the south side of the city may want to consider Sunnybrook South — a more upscale neighbourhood that’s growing in popularity. Homes in Sunnybrook South feature more spacious interiors, often including amenities like master baths and chefs-style kitchens. Residents enjoy walking the nearby Southbrook Trail, particularly during the autumn when the scenery makes for some stunning photographs.


Sunnybrook is famous for its spacious lots with mature trees and extensive local green space around Piper Creek, with access to Red Deer’s best trails right in your own neighbourhood. When looking for a Red Deer house for sale in a tranquil area, Sunnybrook is a highly recommended option. Large estate homes in the area with massive lots sell at huge premiums, and this area is often sought out by people looking to renovate or possibly build in-fill homes. Sunnybrook homes often sell quickly and at a premium for the best locations, so don’t sleep on new listings here.

Timberstone and Timber Ridge

Offering a stunning wetland with beautiful walking trails, walking distance to parks, playgrounds, a future school site, and close to the shopping amenities of both Clearview Market and Timberlands Station, these areas offer new construction opportunities and newer homes, many of which are on quiet crescents and cul-de-sacs. This is a great neighbourhood for families and empty nesters alike.

Vanier Woods and Vanier East

The Vanier Woods community was established in order to preserve the local wetlands. As such, there are dozens of walking trails and natural wonders for residents to explore daily. Many of the homes here are recent construction and this area is very appealing for young families. Amazing playgrounds and access to trail systems and green spaces are big draws here, along with higher end real estate options.

West Park and West Lake

Close to Red Deer Polytechnic, West Park offers a range of homes at different price points, including luxury homes along the Red Deer River on Cronquist Drive. Locals enjoy easy access to Highway 2, which provides an effortless commute to shopping centers and restaurants. West Lake is popular for its thoughtfully-appointed high-end homes and its proximity to Heritage Ranch, also known as “The Jewel of Red Deer,” and offers many outdoor activities. Locals and visitors come to the ranch for horseback riding and children’s adventures, as well as birthday parties and date nights.

If you’re interested in learning more about the best neighbourhoods in Red Deer or about Red Deer homes for sale, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Andrew Russell & Associates for expert guidance.

Picture of Andrew Russell

Andrew Russell


Andrew Russell, born and bred in Red Deer, stands as a leading authority in Central Alberta real estate, backed by 16 years of expertise. Licensed at 19 and mentored by his father, a 27-year industry veteran, Andrew has been the top residential RE/MAX Realtor in the region since 2014. His dedication to relationship-building and unparalleled service has garnered a referral-driven client list, numerous RE/MAX accolades, and national recognition. Outside of real estate, Andrew is a family man, avid hockey coach, and golfer.


Popular Articles

Recent article from our blog