Located north-east of the city, River East is a largely affluent neighbourhood filled with big houses with large yards that are buttressed by several large athletic facilities – namely soccer pitches and ball diamonds – and parks. The area is home to a large population of second-generation central and western Europeans, and it’s not uncommon to see flags flying outside homes representing Germany, Ukraine and Croatia.
The area is a great choice for parents of pups, as Kilcona Park is the city’s largest off-leash dog park. The whole park is encased by a few winding ponds, while it also has a nifty disc golf course, along with the 18-hole Harbour View Golf Course. Even better golf in the area comes courtesy of Rossmere Golf and Country Club, while other large parks include Bunn’s Creek Centennial Park, Gateway Park, and Paufeld Park, further solidifying the area’s reputation as an ideal destination for young families who relish getting active in the great outdoors.
Sub neighbourhoods include: Valley Gardens, Eaglemere, Springfield, Glenelm, Elmwood, Chalmers, Talbot-Grey, Grassie, Kilcona Park, Munroe, Kildonan Drive, River East, Rossmere, Valhalla.