Arguably Winnipeg’s hottest real estate market – where many of the lots now are worth more than the one-hundred-year-old character homes that dot its elm-lined streets – River Heights is admittedly pretty posh. The homes closest to Wellington Crescent are stately and regularly serve as the back drop for Hallmark films, while the further south you get the more affordable it becomes, with many cool little nooks that surround parks and are quite to traffic. The homes on Wellington Crescent proper are almost all mansions, while the street itself serves as one of several east-west thoroughfares, with others including Academy Road – known for its chic shopping, Corydon – which is studded with patios, and Grant – which is the busiest of the lot, and home to Grant Park Mall and other larger amenities.
Heading North South, River Heights has many great culinary districts, particularly the intersection of Stafford at Kingsway, Osborne Village, and Riverview (aka South Osborne) all three of which provide a range of outstanding options all nearly door-to-door. Osborne Village itself was once considered one of Canada’s coolest neighbourhoods for its boho-chic vibe (it’s also filled with nice apartments with views of the Assiniboine River). Riverview is perhaps the most-affordable area in River Heights for the moment, but the place continues to grow in price due to the excellence of South Osborne, a district that has become a culinary and live music destination.
Sub neighbourhoods include: Central River Heights, Crescentwood, Earl Grey, Ebby_Wentworth, Grant Park, J.B. Mitchell, Mathers, North River Heights, Rockwood, Sir John Franklin, South River Heights, Wellington Crescent, Lord Roberts, McMillan, River-Osborne, Riverview, Roslyn.