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Manitoba Communities

Winnipeg and Manitoba has many different neighbourhoods to choose from, as well as a variety of home styles within a variety of different price ranges. Whether you are looking to settle close to one of our fantastic community parks, One of many amazing new home developments, Our growing and vibrant downtown, Each unique community has a lot to offer, and we’ll help you find a neighbourhood that fits all of your needs. We here at Preston Myre strive to offer you incomparable local knowledge that will assist you in choosing the community that is right for you. Have a look below at our communities and let us know if you’d like a more comprehensive guide on any community in Winnipeg and Manitoba.

Fort Richmond

Fort Richmond was part of the Rural Municipality of Fort Garry (incorporated in 1912) when it became part of the City of Winnipeg which came into legal existence on January 1, 1972. This neighbourhood is located just south of the University of Manitoba campus. It boasts a home built in the 1890s and the 1910s, as well as a handful of residential structures dating from the 1920-1940 period. However, most of the single family dwellings in the northern portion date to the 1960s and the 1970s in the south. The neighbourhood includes King’s Park, a large green space located in the inner bend of the Red River.



The centerpiece of the neighbourhood is a lake that adjoins Van Walleghem Park and Muys Park. Around 2400 homes, set up in a curvilinear style typical of new suburbs revolve around the lake. Wilkes Avenue and the Sterling Lyon Parkway form the northern border, McGillivray Boulevard forms the southern border, Waverley Street forms the eastern border and Kenaston Boulevard forms the western border.



The name “Transcona” was chosen to commemorate the Grand Trunk Railway to which the town owes its existence. Today, a visit to Transcona is a trip back in time to the glory of the railroad. Giant murals beautify downtown and a locally constructed steam locomotive is on display in Kiwanis Park. The Transcona Historical Museum is the only designated Historic Building in the neighbourhood. Here you can browse through archives and images, as well as 3,500 archaeological and First Nations artifacts from throughout Manitoba. Nicknamed “The Park City,” the area is known for its abundance of green space, including Kilcona Park, Buhler Recreation Park and Transcona Trail. While visiting, be sure to shop till you drop at Kildonan Place shopping mall.


St. James

One of Winnipeg’s newest neighbourhoods is the St. James Village. Located along Portage Avenue, St. James Village is a cluster of boutiques, restaurants, cafés and specialty stores. It is also home to the city’s largest shopping mall Polo Park, as well as numerous other big box retailers. While here, be extreme at Adrenaline Adventures, shop for stylish surf and snow gear at King’s Skate, Snow and Surf or scream for ice cream at Sargent Sundae. The greater St. James area was one of Winnipeg’s original districts, with the Royal Canadian Air Force 17 Wing base located in the heart. Be sure to visit the Historical Museum of St. James. This two-storey Red River frame house, built in 1856, displays furnished rooms with period pieces from 1860-1890. Here, you will also find the 1911 Municipal Hall Building, which houses exhibits from the St. James-Assiniboia area and surrounding parishes.


Fort Gary

Fort Garry is a district of the Canadian city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, located in the southwestern part of the city south of the district of Fort Rouge and east of the former town of Tuxedo. It was named for the historical fortification in Downtown Winnipeg known as Upper Fort Garry, although the nearest (northernmost) point of the district (at Jubilee Ave. and Lilac St.) is actually 3.75 km (2.33 mi.) from the site of the fort.


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