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 NOTES ON Ridgewood West


RidgeWood West is a newer community situated within the larger community of Charleswood in Southwestern Winnipeg.  It is a Qualico development, with construction beginning in the area in 2010 starting with phase 1A starting with the more northern part of the development, and continuing even today in 2022 well into phase 3c. The community borders for RidgeWood West are Harte Trail to the North, the Perimeter Highway to the West, The Canadian National Railway to the South, and Charleswood Road to the East.  RidgeWood West is approximately 17 kilometers from the downtown core and 15 kilometers from the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport.


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This is a newer subdivision, with construction beginning in 2010.  This area represented an opportunity for those wishing to buy newer construction in Charleswood – which previously had been nearly impossible unless you were purchasing homes on infill lots within the area. There are more affordable, track-style builder options, but there are also luxury options within the area, for those wishing for a more substantial home on a larger lot.  The most popular home styles are bungalows and two stories, with few cabovers.  The price points on these homes range anywhere from $420,000 all the way up to $1 million depending on the lot (oftentimes waterfront) and specifications of the home.  There are no condominium options within the area.


Schools and Services

RidgeWood West is within the Pembina Trails School Division. There are no schools within RidgeWood West. For public schools, your child will likely be sent to:


Elementary:

Beaverlodge School for English Programming from Kindergarten through to Grade 5.

OR

Ecole Dieppe School for French Immersion Programming from Kindergarten through to Grade 4.


Middle School:

Westdale Middle School for English Programming from Grades 6 through to 8

OR

Ecole Charleswood School for French Immersion Programming from Grade 5 through to Grade 8


High School:

Oak Park for both English and French Immersion Programming from Grades 9-12.


For Private School, you may choose to send your child to:

St. Paul's High School is a Catholic all-boys university preparatory high school and is located in the nearby neighbourhood of Tuxedo.  It’s female counterpart, St Mary’s Academy High School can be found in neighbouring Crescentwood. Or, St John’s Ravenscourt, a private school offering programming from Kindergarten through to Grade 12. Many households within the area enjoy the private bussing services offered as part of this school’s annual tuition.


If you would like more information on private school options in Winnipeg, please reach out to us.  We have put together a guide to assist parents in making their school choices.




There are no hospitals within the borders of Scotswood Meadows, but The Grace Hospital Located on Booth Drive in St. James is a quick commute via major thoroughfares away. 


There is no library within the area – but the Charleswood Library, located at 5014 Roblin Boulevard, is very close to the area.


Shopping

There is no shopping immediately within the borders of RidgeWood West.  However, Charleswood area is home to locally owned boutiques and family-friendly eateries. It has easy access to the newer box store development on Kenaston Boulevard, known as The Seasons of Tuxedo, which houses IKEA as well as many more well-known brands.  Charleswood is also a short drive to the largest shopping centre in all of Winnipeg, Polo Park Mall.


Entertainment and Recreation

This neighbourhood’s country-like setting and proximity to the Harte Trail make it ideal for those wishing to get out and go for a walk and explore the trails.  The developer endeavoured to maintain much of its scenic wetland vistas, native grasses, and proximity to nature. There are also great walking pathways right around the waterfront homes – that are central to this community.


There are no major community centres within the area.  However, RidgeWood West is within Charleswood that has many offerings:  Charleswood is home to multiple community centres with outdoor hockey rinks and fields for baseball and soccer. This includes: Eric Coy Arena, which host the Charleswood Hawks from the MMJHL (Manitoba Major Junior Hockey League), Charleswood Place, Varsity View Sportsplex and Pacific Junction Park.


Golf in the Area can be played at the semi-private Charleswood Golf and Country Club, located at 310 Haney Street.

The area is also well known for its close proximity to Fort Whyte. Fort Whyte Alive is a nature centre and a wildlife refuge with a goal of providing education.  There are over 640 acres of protected greenspace and daily activities and programs.