Charleswood is a semi-rural, upscale community known for its open grasslands, aspen-shaded woods, and unpaved roads with forest trails and lots of mom-and-pop shops and restaurants. Assiniboine Forest draws hikers, bikers, and birdwatchers with its nature trails and large population of white-tailed deer, while Assiniboine Park has an English garden and a zoo where polar bears swim through viewing tunnels. There’s a good mix of older homes and brand-new builds.
The greater city area, considered Assiniboine South, is studded with stately houses situated on even larger plots of land, all just 10 minutes from downtown. Tuxedo would lay top billing to these homes, particularly along Park Boulevard and in the blocks surrounding the iconic Assiniboine Park. There’s no shortage of amenities including golf, tennis and the like, along with all the splendour of Assiniboine Park – with its summer and winter trails. This larger area also includes Charleswood, one of the city’s original suburbs where housing prices are more modest, riverside houses being an exception, and often located in forested areas where deer and other wildlife are abundant. Charleswood also has a continually growing culinary scene.