River Heights is an affluent and primarily residential neighbourhood in Winnipeg. It is composed of just over 6000 homes. Its boundary to the west is Route 90, to the north Assiniboine River, to the East Cambridge Street, and to the South Taylor Avenue. It borders prestigious Tuxedo. The area is well established and has many large homes. It is well known for its beautiful large trees (some well over 100 years old) along the boulevards that form a leafy canopy in the summer. It was once a part of the Parish of St. Boniface but was annexed by the City of Winnipeg in 1882. The majority of the development in the area did not occur until after World War 1. The area remains highly sought after as it offers easy access to Winnipeg's largest, park, Assiniboine Park. It also provides easy access to the downtown core, and a lot of options for shopping including trendy boutique-type stores. River Heights is located approximately 5 kilometres from downtown and 5.2 kilometres from the airport.
The area is home to many working professionals and has an average annual household income of around $147,000. Home prices in the area begin around $180,000 for a home that needs significant work (usually structural) all the way up to north of $2 million dollars. There are a significant amount of houses that sell every year in the range of $800,000 - $1 million. Currently, there is one house listed for nearly $10 million. For the most part, houses are built in the 40's and 50's, but there are still a significant amount of offerings from the early 1900's. There are some newer developments such as those in River Heights North along Grosvenor that are new construction homes selling for around $1 million. There are a variety of condominium options within the area ranging from apartment-style layouts, walk-ups, and also attached-style bungalows or townhomes. There is a wide spread on condominium pricing and ranges are anywhere from $100,000 for a foreclosed upon unit on a busier street up to $1,200,000 for an attached river-front townhouse condominium.
River Heights is in the Winnipeg School Division. There are eight public schools located in the area and two private schools, St. Mary’s Academy is a Catholic school for girls Grades Seven to Twelve. St. Jean Brebeuf Catholic School is the other private school in the area. It is Kindergarten to Grade Eight.
River Heights has one public library located at 1520 Corydon Avenue.
The closest hospital to River Height is the Misericordia Health Centre located just across the Maryland Bridge at 691 Wolseley Avenue.
River Heights has ample shopping offerings. It provides easy access to Academy Road, where one can find independent and unique boutique-style stores ranging from food catering to designer clothing and giftware. The area also has Grant Park Mall, which has anchor stores such as Safeway, Shopper’s Drug Mart, Liquor Mart and an Empire 8 Cinema.
Just beyond the borders of River Heights you will find Polo Park Mall. This large shopping mall has something for everyone, with over 220 stores, some of the more popular include: The Bay, Canada's largest Forever 21, H&M, The Gap/Gap Kids, Sport Chek, and the Apple Store.
There are ample offerings in terms of entertainment and recreation within River Heights. The Pam Am Pool is world renowned aquatic centre that was originally built in 1967 for the Pan American Games. It offers multiple pools (including one of the largest indoor bodies of water in the world), two competitive swimming pools, recreation facilities, diving towers, and a great kiddie pool. Throughout the year, this centre houses a variety of highly-competitive competitions that can be observed from the ample theatre-style seating.
The Corydon Community Centre is a collaboration between River Heights, Sir John Franklin, and Crescentwood Community Centres. This large Community Centre has a goal of becoming a leader in community-based leisure, recreation, and wellness programs. The center provides many different facilities such as indoor and outdoor rinks, a large gymnasium, baseball diamonds, playgrounds, tennis courts, soccer fields and much more.
Take some time to admire some of the city’s grandest real estate along prestigious Wellington Crescent. This street is closed on Sundays in summer to automobiles, making it a popular route for pedestrians, cyclists and joggers for postcard-worthy views of the river, beautifully manicured gardens and parks, and of course - gorgeous mansions.