Osborne Village is a densely populated, well-traversed, artsy area of the city. The Village hosts fantastic funky shops, trendy nightclubs and unique restaurants known only on Osborne Street. Osborne Village is desirable and considered one of the best communities in the city. It is very vibrant and diverse with a thriving business and entertainment culture. Many new families call the Village home as well as some older residents enjoying their view from the highrise apartments, but most residents are typically young, single and working in the area.
Crescentwood features many exclusive homes along Wellington Crescent on the banks of the Assiniboine. While the area is primarily a residential one, there are also a number of trendy shops and restaurants present, particularly along Corydon Avenue between Pembina Highway and Stafford Street. Architectural diversity, landscaped yards, good schools, and attractive parks contribute to the neighbourhood's overall appeal. Large homes with impressive large lots originally dominated the area, particularly near the Assiniboine River but over time Crescentwood has diversified to include a variety of houses, condos, and apartments while retaining its reputation as one of the city's wealthier neighbourhoods.
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.