One of Winnipeg’s oldest neighbourhoods, St. Vital was established in 1822 by Francophone settlers. From the end of the First World War, to 1933, the population of the community skyrocketed from 1,800 to 11,000, and over time blossomed into the area as we know it today. Interesting fact: St. Vital only became a part of Winnipeg, officially, in 1971.
What makes St. Vital so special? That trait lies in the very fact it encompasses so much of what makes Winnipeg special. The local business community is thriving, there are communities in all different stages of their lifespan – from the homes of Old St. Vital to the new builds in its most Southern points – families are moving into the area from all different parts of the province, and the world as well.
When looking for a home in St. Vital, talking to one of Winnipeg’s top realtors is the best way to find what you’re looking for. The Ed Dale RE/MAX PROFESSIONALS Winnipeg team has the experience and connections to find you the right home to fit your dreams and budget.
While new communities seem to keep going up around Winnipeg, some of the best properties can be found within the older neighbourhoods. Being over 100 years in age, St. Vital has developed alongside the city. Houses are constantly being renovated, additions are being added, and old builds are being razed and replaced.
St. Vital truly has something for everyone. Original hundred-year-old homes, new builds, condos, and apartments all exist in St. Vital, offering price points for almost every budget. What works best for you? Talking to an expert is the best way to find out. Winnipeg’s top realtors can walk you through the buying process, help you figure out your budget, provide a list of closing costs (lawyers, etc.), and paint a picture of what your next home can be.
St. Vital is a culinary diamond in the rough. While the area is primarily residential with middle to upper-middle class families, there is a booming food industry. Restaurants span all the way from Old. St. Vital to the new developments further south.
With more and more new Canadian families moving into the area, locally owned ethnic food restaurants are popping up all over the place – offering foods from all over Asia, Europe, The Middle East, South America and Mexico.
Because of the varying price points, home listings in St. Vital don’t often last long. Being one of the most in-demand areas for starter homes, if you are looking for a starter home, you need to act especially fast. Talking to one of Winnipeg’s top realtors is the best way to get started. The Ed Dale RE/MAX PROFESSIONALS Team can make sure new listings aren’t snatched up before you get a chance to see them.
St. Vital embraces its history with numerous places to explore the Red and Seine Rivers, a small business association actively beautifying and improving the neighbourhood, and homes dating back over 100 years.
The homes sold in St. Vital by the Ed Dale Team (one of the top real estate teams in Winnipeg) are all held to our high standards for quality and safety. The variety of builds in the neighbourhood means home listings are flexible. You can get into a starter home just as easily as a forever home – and for those looking for something unique, St. Vital delivers.
There are several homes available right now in St. Vital. Unfortunately, not all of these are listed publicly. Talk to the Ed Dale RE/MAX PROFESSIONALS Winnipeg team to find out what all is on the market.
One concern top of mind for new home buyers in Winnipeg is schools. Where will your children go to school? Will it be close by? How will they make their daily commute? Is it safe?
Being such a large and established neighbourhood, St. Vital is full of schools for children in either the French or English language streams. Notable high schools include Dakota Collegiate, Glenlawn Collegiate, and College Jeanne-Sauve.
For those planning to attend post-secondary, the closest schools really depend on where in St. Vital you live. Residents of Old St. Vital will have an easier commute to the the University of Winnipeg, while families living in the newer developments will favour the University of Manitoba.
St. Vital is a great place to raise a family. If you’re looking for a home in St. Vital, you’ll need a professional, experienced, top realtor with the connections to move on real estate listings before they are snatched up. From a starter home, to a forever home, the Ed Dale RE/MAX PROFESSIONALS Team has you covered in Winnipeg.
St. Vital shopping is often associated with the mall. St. Vital Shopping Centre is one of Winnipeg’s premiere shopping malls – with a movie theatre and numerous popular retailers. For those who like food court food, the court at St. Vital Centre is quite beautiful and provides a wonderful ambience.
The neighbourhood is also known for the hundreds of entrepreneurs who call St. Vital home. Within every kilometre of the major roads in St. Vital, there are a handful of businesses serving its residents.
Some notable retail operations in the neighbourhood:
In addition to all these nearby businesses, St. Vital homes are 15 to 25 minutes away from any other notable entertainment spot in the city. Downtown hotspots such as Bell MTS Place, Concert Hall, Manitoba Theatre Centre, and other great attractions are all just a quick trip down St. Mary’s, St Anne’s, or Dakota.
With St. Vital Shopping Centre close by, the movie theatre is only a short drive away and a great place to see a movie on the big screen and unwind.
Part of the St. Vital experience is wandering the neighbourhood and exploring all the historic homes. Going for a walk or a run is quite a pleasant experience. In the summer, residents are out with their families and pets, the Seine River is in its prime, and the community feels alive.
Although there are many places to buy a home in South Winnipeg, St. Vital is one of the most flexible with. With its rich history; homes of all shapes, sizes, and ages; and thriving business community, what are you waiting for?
If you’re at home searching for ‘top realtors Winnipeg’ or ‘homes for sale Winnipeg’, you need not search any further. Take a look through the St. Vital homes for sale listed here or contact the Ed Dale Team to see what else is available. Our RE/MAX PROFESSIONALS agents have the experience and connections to find the right home for you. Don’t miss out on your chance to live your dream and be sure to check out our other neighbourhood listings if you don’t see what you’re looking for here!