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In the outer suburban communities, buyers can expect to pay, on average, about $385,000 for a single-family home. While our No. 1 spot will cost buyers more — on average, about $10,000 more — the remaining two suburban communities offer homes well below the average.
Want to live in the country but stay in the city? Then our No. 1 outer neighbourhood community of Charleswood is the spot to start your home search. Charleswood offers that idyllic ‘small town in a big city’ feel. “It’s the type of place where residents can relax with a cup of coffee on their back porch and watch as deer wander in and out of the backyards,” explains Mary Pidlaski, a realtor with Re/Max Executives Realty. As a result, Charleswood isn’t considered your typical Winnipeg community. “The roads have ditches so you feel like you’re driving in the country.”
This country-feel lends the neighbourhood a feel of country charm and helps support the community’s reputation for being very, very safe. Better still, there’s a little bit for everyone. The neighbourhood offers a good mix of older homes and brand-new builds and it’s got a great bus service so residents don’t have to rely on their vehicles.
There was a time when a native Winnipegger wouldn’t even consider travelling more than 20 minutes for work. But as the city grows so do buyer expectations and this has changed how many Winnipeggers view commuting. As a result, rural communities are becoming more popular, at least for those that want a quieter, more rural lifestyle in their downtime. One area that continues to make into our annual rankings is the R17 rural area that includes St.-Pierre-Jolys, Otterburne, Touround and other smaller towns. While few of these locales have more than 1,000 residents, the properties offer space to expand. That means plenty of bedrooms and ample parking with options for workshops and extra large garages to hold outdoor toys, like boats and ski-doos. Better still, the price point to get into this area is significantly lower than most Winnipeg neighbourhoods with an average 2017 housing price at just under $180,000.
The average house price was a smidge over $235,000 in 2017 for the R14 area, so buyers should expect to fork out a bit more for a home in this area, north of the city. The biggest community in this area is Selkirk, which is about 40 minutes (35 km) away from Winnipeg’s downtown core.
Buyers looking in this area will be pleased that the cost for larger, 4-bedroom, older homes are not too much more than the two-bedrooms listed for sale.
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|Rank||Neighbourhood||Area||Average home price (2017)||Value||Momentum||Realtor Grade||Average price vs. area||Avg. price vs. metro district||Avg. price vs. outer region||1-year price change||3-year price change||5-year price change|
|2||Rural area 17||Rural||$179,359||95.83||83.81||★★★||N/A||59.25%||46.65%||4.13%||18.13%||17.60%|
|3||Rural area 14||Rural||$235,389||89.58||66.62||★★★★||N/A||77.76%||61.22%||3.58%||4.46%||15.27%|
|4||Rural area 10||Rural||$336,704||63.54||91.83||★★★★||N/A||111.23%||87.58%||22.64%||34.05%||19.79%|
|5||Rural area 3||Rural||$254,037||87.50||72.13||★★★½||N/A||83.92%||66.07%||1.85%||7.66%||18.80%|
|6||Rural area 5||Rural||$350,904||61.98||81.88||★★★★||N/A||115.92%||91.27%||8.34%||13.35%||15.70%|
|7||Rural area 28||Rural||$255,223||86.46||85.82||★★★||N/A||84.32%||66.38%||20.69%||6.62%||40.65%|
|11||Rural area 6||Rural||$255,394||85.42||62.36||★★★||N/A||84.37%||66.43%||-2.81%||4.43%||25.30%|
|14||Rural area 19||Rural||$166,030||97.92||67.13||★★||N/A||54.85%||43.18%||-5.06%||10.13%||25.06%|
|15||Rural area 26||Rural||$190,966||92.71||65.61||★★½||N/A||63.09%||49.67%||13.56%||11.35%||7.26%|
|17||Rural area 16||Rural||$275,914||82.81||73.42||★★½||N/A||91.15%||71.76%||2.46%||7.49%||17.50%|
|18||Rural area 7||Rural||$352,652||59.38||68.71||★★★½||N/A||116.50%||91.72%||3.29%||7.32%||13.93%|
|19||Rural area 18||Rural||$180,217||94.79||50.62||★★★||N/A||59.54%||46.87%||-1.48%||-10.50%||21.69%|
|21||Rural area 39||Rural||$249,739||88.54||89.50||★½||N/A||82.50%||64.96%||9.17%||19.51%||32.82%|
These are our picks for the best neighbourhoods to buy real estate in Winnipeg’s outer region, but if you’d rather live closer to downtown, we have more suggestions. We ranked the best neighbourhoods in three regions — core, inner suburbs and outer. The core is the city’s urban centre, with accessible transit and easy access to amenities. The inner suburbs are for people who don’t mind trading a longer commute for better parking and a bigger lot size. And the outer region is for buyers who either don’t need to commute downtown at all, or are willing to log some serious travel time in exchange for affordable prices and wide open spaces. Check out the map below to see how the regions break down.
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