Fort Rouge has grown in popularity over the years for those who covet century-old homes that are literally a stone’s throw from downtown Winnipeg. Even better is that these small, quaint homes are a short walk to the major commercial spots on Churchill Drive and the really cool stores on Osborne Street, making it a trendy spot to live and play.
The greater city area, considered River Heights, is arguably one of Winnipeg's hottest real estate markets. Homes on Wellington Crescent proper are almost all mansions, while the street itself serves as one of several east-west thoroughfares, with others including Academy Road – known for its chic shopping, Corydon – which is studded with patios, and Grant – which is the busiest of the lot, and home to Grant Park Mall and other larger amenities. Osborne Village itself was once considered one of Canada’s coolest neighbourhoods for its boho-chic vibe (it’s also filled with nice apartments with views of the Assiniboine River). Riverview is perhaps the most-affordable area in River Heights for the moment, but the place continues to grow in price due to the excellence of South Osborne, a district that has become a culinary and live music destination.