About Sweet Grass
Sweet Grass is a beautiful and mature community located in Southwest Edmonton, AB. The community boarders 34 Avenue to the North, Saddleback Road to the South, 119 Street to the West and 111 Street to the East. The area is rich with amenities, good schools and has fantastic public transportation. Sweet Grass is also located close to many major roadways making commuting very easy. The community was named after Cree Chief Sweet Grass, who was one of the early west's first conservationists.
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About This Community
The neighbourhood of Sweet Grass was developed during the 1970’s and early 1980’s and has a good range of housing options whether you are interested in row-homes, duplexes, single-family homes, or condos. With Century Park LRT and Transit Centre at its southeastern point, The Derrick Golf and Winter Club across 119 St NW at its west, and a lovely little off-leash park wrapping around its north and eastern border, the neighbourhood of Sweet Grass is a lovely range of benefits for both leisure and convenience. The community is named in honour of Cree Chief Sweet Grass, “who was one of the early west’s first conservationist and instrumental in the protection of the Plains Bison.”
Sweet Grass School (Elementary, K-6)
11351 31 Ave NW
Vernon Barford School (Junior High, 7-9)
32 Fairway Drive NW
Harry Ainlay School (High School, 10-12)
4350 111 Street NW
St. Augustine (Pre-K, Elementary)
3808 106 St NW
St. Teresa (Elementary, K-6)
11350 25 Ave NW
Louis St. Laurent (Junior High, High School, 7-12)
11230 43 Ave NW
Outside the southern edge of the neighbourhood of Sweet Grass is the commercial complex of Blue Quill where residents will find amenities including a Domo Gas Station, a 7-Eleven, Blue Quill Laundromat and Tailors, Blue Quill Montessori Day Care, Blue Quill Pharmacy, Reading Town, Hair Artitude Salon & Esthetics, and South Edmonton Audiology. For local dining, Blue Quill provides the area with a Royal Pizza, Blue Quill Bar & Grill, Ayesha’s Kitchen, Basha Donair & Shawarma, and Blue Quill Chinese food.
Taking Saddleback road from the community of Sweet Grass, or taking 119 St NW to 23rd and then east, will take residents straight to Yellowbird Centre, a little corner of restaurants and amenities such as: Sicilian Pasta Kitchen, Vinny’s Bar, Pizza Hut, HairOpolis, Sham-Pooches, Kunitz Shoes, Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, Taps For Effect Games, and Kumon Math & Reading Centre, just to name a few.
Just a few moments drive or within walkable distance across 111 St NW from Sweet Grass is Century Park. Not only is this the location of the Century Park LRT and Transit Station and the Park and Ride, but also a commercial area where one can access restaurants like Brewsters, Starbucks, Spring Roll Kitchen, and Bistecca Italian Steakhouse & Winebar. There is also a Liquor Depot, TD Canada Trust, Rexall, Century Park Dental, Safeway, Spa Lady, and a medical imaging clinic.
Across from Century Park, Heritage Village is the first among a row of commercial hubs along 23rd Ave NW that includes Heritage Square, Heritage Links and Heritage Lane. Within these complexes of convenience are a huge variety of restaurants including Boston Pizza, Bogani Café, Good Buddy Chinese, and MacDonald’s, Pipers Pub & Pizza, Good Taste Chinese Szechuan Cuisine, Panago Pizza, Tutti Fruiti Breakfast & Lunch, Dream Tea House, Subway, Little Caesars Pizza, Seasons Hot, Subway, Taiwan Bubble Tea, Panda Hut Express, Tokyo Express, and Pizza 73. With so many options, residents of Sweet Grass don’t have to look far to find something suitable for either on-the-go or eat-in dining experiences. There is also a selection of shopping and services including a Liquor Barn, Sobeys, H&R Block, Heritage Vision Care, The UPS Store, Vo’s Nails, Shoppers Drug Mart, Kicks Sports, Dollar N Plus, Heritage Animal Clinic, Fountain Tire, M&M Food Market, Money Mart, DynaLIFEDX Diagnostic Laboratory Services, Art Nails & Spa, Supercuts, Pet Planet, Cheap Smokes & Cigars, Page The Cleaner, Volume Salons, Sweet Momma Spa, Northern Lung Function, 3J Filipino Variety Store and Services, Sonia’s Runway, Shoppers Simply Pharmacy, Kick Hair & Body, and BMO Bank of Montreal.
South along 119 St NW and west along 23rd Ave NW from the neighbourhood of Sweet Grass is another intersection of commercial centres. Terwillegar Heights Towne Square, The Market at Magrath, and Shoppes of Terwillegar Gardens are located at the intersection of Rabbit Hill Road and 23rd Avenue. This juncture of amenities offers dine-in restaurants including an Original Joe’s, Hart’s Table & Bar, Delux Burger Bar, Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria, Amore Pasta. It also provides dine-in/take-out/fast food options like KFC, Taco Bell, Edo Japan, Little Caesars, Dairy Queen, Tokyo Express, Orange Julius, Starbucks, Subway, Panago Pizza, and Tim Hortons. Some of the services available to the area range from liquor stores, to car washes, to banks, to grocery stores, to gas stations, fitness centres, and salons.
Sweet Grass is a just a short drive from Whitemud Creek Ravine, where residents will find several serene nature trails for hiking, biking, or just walking the dog. MacTaggart Sanctuary Trail Loop is a large and unspoiled nature trail winding along the centre of Whitemud Creek Ravine, a perfect spot for animal and bird watching!
In the centre of the community is Sweet Grass Park; a spacious park attached to Sweet Grass School, with a lovely playground for the kids, and a large sports field for community soccer games.
A five-minute drive west along 23rd Ave NW from the neighbourhood of Sweet Grass is the Terwillegar Recreation Centre. This brand new facility has several ice-rinks, an enormous workout area, a large swimming centre, and several fast-food restaurants.
For more information about Terwillegar Recreation Centre, as well as a full list of their amenities and programs please visit: https://www.edmonton.ca/activities_parks_recreation/terwillegar.aspx
Just across 119 St NW from the community of Sweet Grass is the Derrick Golf and Winter Club, one of Edmonton’s premier private golf club and athletic facilities that offer activities and amenities to all ages of its members year-round.
For more information on The Derrick Golf and Winter Club, please visit: https://www.derrickclub.com/Home.aspx
Sweet Grass is part of Blue Quill Community League, which includes the surrounding communities of Blue Quill Estates, Blue Quill, and Skyrattler. The community league hosts events, sports, and activities in the area.
For more information, please visit: http://www.bqcl.org/contact.php
The neighbourhood of Sweet Grass is bordered to the east by 111 ST NW, which will take residents to either Anthony Henday or Whitemud Drive. Whitemud Drive can also be accessed from 119 St NW, which borders the western edge of the community.
Sweet Grass is also a walkable distance to Century Park LRT and Transit Centre. It is also just a few moments drive where residents can take advantage of the transit centre’s Park & Ride. There are also very established and efficient bus routs in the area that can bring residents of Sweet Grass to the transit centre.
For more information of specific bus routes, please visit: http://etstripplanner.edmonton.ca/PlanYourTrip.aspx
I hope you have found this information helpful and relevant to your home search. If there is anything else you would like to know about Sweet Grass or homes in the area, please feel free to contact us, we’d be happy to assist you in any way we can.
Listing information last updated on May 25th, 2019 at 8:46am CDT.