One of the oldest inner city neighbourhood's, with development beginning in the 1880s, Oliver is situated just west of downtown. Its southern border consists of the river valley, Victoria Park, and the Victoria Golf Course and it overlooks the North Saskatchewan River making it as beautiful as it is convenient. The name was changed in the 1950s to honour pioneer citizen Frank Oliver.
Home to some of the city's oldest buildings, including the Buena Vista Building and the Lemarchand Mansion, Oliver continues to see growth and diversity as more and more residents choose to move to this community. The neighbourhood has increased from 18,580 in 2012 to 19,135 in 2014. And it's a great place for families as well, with the number of residences increasing from 13,472 to 13,824 in the same span of time.
Residents enjoy plenty of shopping option throughout the neighbourhood, including Oliver Square, Oliver Square West, and more. It is intersected by Jasper Avenue which features numerous shops, services, boutiques, restaurants, and cafés.
People are attracted to its ideal location, close proximity to amenities, and diverse nature. Several modes of public transportation, including the LRT, as well as being close so to downtown means that people can leave their vehicle at home or do without one all together.
Another attractive feature is the diverse real estate options for home buyers. Running the range from less than 500 square feet to more than 2,500, home buyers are sure to find something to appeal to them. The average listing price for homes in Oliver is currently around $360,000, with some as low as $115,000 and others having sold for more than two million.