Devon - A Hidden Jewel Just Minutes From The Big City… 

If you appreciate concrete and steel high rises, the bustle of an urban downtown core, and being surrounded by a thousand cars in Saturday rush hour while running errands...Perhaps you should overlook any Devon homes for sale.

However...If you seek the laid back peace and quiet of small town living, but you’re not quite ready to give up being close to big city conveniences and amenities, then real estate in Devon might be something to consider!  

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I Really Want A Devon Home…But Is Devon Very Isolated Like Other Small Towns?

Let’s face it: One of the biggest drawbacks of living in a small town is not being close to major shopping districts, professional services, and other urban amenities.

And that’s the thing about Devon that is so unique!

Unlike other bedroom communities which have truly developed into municipal centres in their own right (Think: St. Albert, Spruce Grove, Sherwood Park, Leduc)...

...Devon still retains its small town charm.  With approximately 6,650 residents as per the 2014 Municipal Census, there's a good chance you'll run into your neighbours or new friends while grabbing groceries at the local IGA or Independent grocery stores, or indulging in a cool ice cream cone at the Sugar Shack on Superior Street.  (Seriously, even if you don't move here, take a road trip down Devonian Way in the summer for some Sugar Shack ice cream, then go enjoy it down by the banks of the North Saskatchewan River.  You won't regret it!)

And while it is geographically isolated from Edmonton to the north and Leduc to the south east, should you have need to venture from your small town oasis, it’s a short 10-12 minute drive to either centre…Which is faster than the urban traffic you’d fight while heading to a movie or a doctor’s appointment if you lived in the city!

Devon Is Closer To The City Than You Think…

If you must head into Edmonton, a quick 10-12 minute drive up Highway 60 (also known as Devonian Way) will place you squarely in the heart of booming West Edmonton.  There you’ll find discount gasoline at the Costco off Whitemud Drive, entertainment at the River Cree Resort & Casino, and a few minutes more puts you at the doors of West Edmonton Mall.

Heading north on Highway 60 offers easy access to Whitemud Drive for west Edmonton amenities, and Highway 16X/16 if you need to head into Spruce Grove or Stony Plain.

Jumping onto Anthony Henday from Devon on either Whitemud Drive or 23rd Ave/Garden Valley Road will put you in North Edmonton, St. Albert, or even Fort Saskatchewan in absolutely less time than you’d imagine!

Head south on Highway 60 and you can drive straight to the heart of Nisku via Highway 19, or go a bit further south and take Highway 39 into Leduc if you prefer to do your Wal-Mart/Rona/Home Depot trips in a smaller city than Edmonton.

Need to head into South Edmonton?  Take Highway 19 all the way to the QE2 northbound and end up right in the middle of South Edmonton Common in only minutes!  Or take Anthony Henday east if you need to reach Sherwood Park.

Or, if you need to get away from the Alberta winter, or your job frequently has you travelling out of the private air strips servicing the oil industry, the Edmonton International Airport is a quick 10 minute drive.  There’s NO Excuse for you to be late for boarding call when you’re living in a Devon house!

While it may look like it’s far away from the big city, in terms of time driving, your Devon home will be perfectly situated to get you anywhere in the capital region in less time than you think.

What Are The Homes In Devon Like?

With such a small community, there isn’t a lot of selection that becomes available each year when it comes to Devon real estate for sale.  This is largely due to the town having just over 2,300 dwellings (2014 Devon Municipal Census).  However, with a forward-thinking town council and growth-friendly  Mayor Stephen Lindop at the reigns, the number of homes in Devon that will be available in the very near future is going up.

But first, a brief history lesson about Devon real estate…

Devon was originally developed in the late 1940’s and holds the unique distinction of being the first Canadian community to receive approval for development by a regional planning commission.  This is because, in 1947, the Imperial Oil Company struck oil at their Leduc #1 drilling site.  Shortly thereafter, Imperial Oil began construction on a master-planned community to accommodate the influx of workers moving to the area to work on the site.

Much of the original portion of Devon is located on the north side of town, bordered by the North Saskatchewan River as it meanders towards Edmonton, and the Devon Lions Park campground and Devon Golf & Country Club to the east which incidentally also sits atop the river bank.  It is here you’ll find cute post-WWII homes with wide lots, large yards, and beautiful trees towering over the residential roads.  Coming into Devon off Highway 60 onto Athabaska Ave will put you squarely in the middle of a picturesque “main street” setting akin to a Norman Rockwell painting.  Here you’ll find the local Home Hardware store, medical and professional offices, Devon Total Fitness, and the locally famous Florida Pizza Steakhouse, among other commercial offerings. 

The next wave of development features classic 1960’s and 1970’s homes, mostly constructed in the vicinity of St. Lawrence Ave and Maligne Drive as it follows the parkway that stretches between the west and east sides of town.  (A great place to take the dog for a walk, the kids to the playground, or go for a morning jog, by the way.)

Further south toward Miquelon Ave, you’ll find another wave of 1980’s and 1990’s vintage homes.  Typically, this is where you start to see more two storey homes in Devon, the former inventory being mainly comprised of bungalows.  A good mix of starter homes and executive homes make up this middle section of houses in Devon.

Upon taking Erie Street South past the Devon General Hospital on Miquelon Ave, and you’ll be surrounded by late 1990’s and early 2000’s era Devon homes.  Like many other neighbourhoods developed in urban centres during this time, you’ll easily find many two storey homes with front double attached garages, although don’t be surprised to find many split levels and bi-levels as well!  Typically, homes in this area (also known as "Highwood", after the main road Highwood Boulevard that encircles the area) are in the high-average to above-average price ranges.  While they may be a bit closer together than their more classic counterparts in the northern half of Devon, they typically offer a larger footprint with more modern floor plans.

But what if you desire the same look, feel, and function of all the new homes in the city suburbs?  Does that type of Devon home exist?  You bet it does!  Drive south on Michigan Street and you’ll enter into the newest additions to the Devon real estate market.

Birchwood, on the west side of Michigan Street, features a mix of starter and executive two storey homes, all built around the early to mid-2000’s.  If you were to take the suburbs of north, south, or west Edmonton, or the new developments of west and southeast Leduc, shrunk the size of the development, and planted it on the south end of Devon, this is what you’ll find in Birchwood.

While there are many large two storey homes with front double attached garages, many of the houses in Birchwood feature cozy front porches close to the sidewalk, and boast a rear laneway for access to your garage or parking pad.

But what if you’re aiming for newer AND bigger in your quest for the perfect home in Devon?  Head east of Michigan Street and into The Ravines of Devon.  Recently developed within the late 2000’s and early 2010’s, The Ravines of Devon boast a wide array of large, very large, and even-larger-still single family homes.  Qualico Developments, the company behind The Ravines, saw to it that they made the absolute best of the views between the two creek-filled ravines that border the neighbourhood to the north, south, and east.  Homes in this area are quite literally an oasis unto themselves, surrounded by thick stands of trees on the north and south borders of The Ravines.  Qualico also created a stunning feature  off Ravine Drive and turned a regular storm pond into an eye-catching piece of beautiful landscaping.  Take a stroll in the summer, or when the town floods the pond in winter, strap on the skates and join a game of pick up ice hockey.

Is Devon Real Estate Only Made Up Of Single Family Homes?

While not a large portion of Devon real estate, there are condominium developments located in Devon.  Whether you’re looking for an adult condo in Devon, an apartment condo in Devon, or a Devon townhouse, there are some options available to those wanting to own a home in Devon but don’t want to mow the lawn or shovel the snow!

Homes In Devon Sound Nice…But Will I Be Driving To Edmonton or Leduc For Everything?

One of the best parts of living in a town as small as Devon is that you’re quite literally only two minutes from anything.  Maybe five minutes if the friendly local RCMP officers are driving behind you, or you get stuck for an extra 30 seconds at one of only three sets of traffic lights in the entire town!

For those with glasses or contacts, the Devon Eye Clinic on Athabaskan Ave is a fantastic choice.  Friendly staff, and helpful optometrists will be sure to have you seeing straight in no time. 

Multiple dentist offices are located just moments from your Devon home, as is the Devon General Hospital.  There’s even a rumour of folks travelling from the city for their appointments because of the short wait times!

For your four legged family members, there’s the Devonian Veterinary Clinic on the south end of town, or the Riverview Veterinary Clinic on Erie Street South. 

Time to renew your driver’s license, register a new vehicle, or take care of anything else that you might want to do at a registry?  This is one of the best kept secrets about Devon…The Devon Registry office almost never has a lineup, and if it does, it’s rarely more than one or two parties deep.  Plus the smiles of staff will keep you in good spirits: This is a small town after all!

Two main grocery stores line Superior Street (IGA and Independent), along with numerous gas stations and convenience stores, A&W, Dairy Queen, and Subway.

If you prefer a sit-down dinner, head to the Southport Common commercial development on Miquelon Ave and enjoy a Boston Brute or a slice of pizza at Boston Pizza.  Here you’ll also find a Rexall pharmacy, Lubex oil change centre, a 24 hr Total Fitness location, and the Canadian favourite: Tim Horton’s.

So unless you in need of something very specific, chances are you’ll find yourself meeting all your day-to-day shopping needs in town…And doing it all in less time!

What Schools Will My Kids Attend If I Move Into A Home In Devon?

In Devon, the public schools fall within the Black Gold Regional School Division.  (Call 780-955-6025 for more information).

For children in Kindergarten, and up to Grade 4, your kids can attend the Robina Baker Elementary School located off Columbia Ave West, and just directly north of the Dale Fisher Arena and Devon Public Pool.

From Grades 5-9, the Public System offers Riverview Middle School.

From Grades 9-12, students in Devon attend John Maland High School.

Parents in Devon also have the option of enrolling their children in the Evergreen Catholic Separate Regional Devision and have them attend Holy Spirit Catholic School which offers education for children in Kindergarten, up to Grade 8.

Lastly, the Devon Christian School located just behind the Devon Alliance Church on the west side of Highway 60 offers Alberta Education curriculum integrated with Christian content, and caters to students from Kindergarten through Grade 9.  Devon Christian School also features a pre-school program for children who are too young for Kindergarten.

What Is There To Do In Devon?

Right off the bat, don’t be surprised if you’re driving down Devonian Way in the spring or summer and a pack of cyclists are hurtling down the highway beside you.  Bicycles are a popular and iconic feature of Devon life, whether road cycling or mountain biking.  With plenty of stretches of highway pavement, there’s no shortage or routes for the aspiring Tour De France cyclist.  And for the downhill or BMX enthusiasts, the Devon Voyageur Park offers numerous technical obstacles and downhill lines to challenge even the most serious of mountain biker.

In town during the summer, you’ll often find kids enjoying the Skateboard park located behind the community centre on Haven Avenue, or enjoying one of the many playgrounds that dot the town of Devon.  For the grown-ups who prefer to engage in a bit of softball league fun, the multiple ball diamonds around town accommodate many ball games while the snow is away for the season.

Take an afternoon and work on your backswing at the Devon Golf and Country Club, located at the north easternmost tip of Devon on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River.  In the winter, the trails surrounding Devon transform into the playground of the Devon Nordic Ski Club.  Strap on your cross country skis and enjoy over 12 km of cross country scenery.

Fishing, boating, and picnics can be enjoyed at the Devon Voyageur Park at the utmost end of Saskatchewan Avenue West.  You’ll see the boat launch and park as you enter the river valley while travelling south on Highway 60 from Edmonton.

And if you enjoy good old fashion walking without accessories, the numerous trails both in the Town of Devon and in the adjoining North Saskatchewan River Valley offer miles upon miles of routes to explore.

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Listing information last updated on August 23rd, 2017 at 6:01pm CDT.