Edgewater is a quiet, friendly community not far from Radium Hot Springs and south of Golden on the edge of Kootenay National Park. It's a place where you know your neighbours, kids play in the street, backyard BBQs are plentiful and people enjoy beers on the deck after work. Nearly everyone has a 4 wheel drive to access their favourite backcountry spot for fishing, camping, hunting, ATVing and many other activities. Locals like to visit the legion and occasionally play a round of golf at the Hilltop Par 3 Course.
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Edgewater Real Estate
Edgewater real estate offers opportunities to purchase a variety of property types. If you’re a developer looking for the ideal location for your next residential project you’ll find opportunities to purchase larger parcels of land with lumber and zoning for subdivision potential. Families and retirees are attracted to the beautifully maintained heritage homes and cabins as well as resort-style communities with single-family cabins. Looking for a vacation property? Edgewater has got you covered, with a selection of cabins in Valley’s Edge Resort or lots waiting for you to build your dream retreat.
Valley’s Edge Resort offers additional amenities such as an outdoor pool, tennis courts, kids' playground, and laundry facilities. There is a monthly strata fee that gives residents access to these amenities and more! Living in Valley’s Edge Resort you’ll be within walking distance to the general store and the local Legion. Edgewater is an ideal community for retirees, families, and vacationers to start making memories to last a lifetime.
Edgewater Community Information
The hamlet of Edgewater is a small, old community. It was originally established as a farming community prior to World War I. Its name comes from being on the edge of the Columbia River waters. Today you’ll find a mix of heritage properties, larger parcels of flatter land. Being a rural community the commercial presence is limited. There is a gas station, automotive repair shop, general store, and campground.
The most well-known feature attraction is the fully operational flume still used today for irrigation purposes and the Fire Department’s annual Duck Race.
Edgewater is well known for having an abundance of wildlife roaming through the community. Residents know to pay close attention to elk and deer which commonly leap into the road at any time.
Neighbouring Kootenay National Park offers fabulous camping, backpacking, and great hiking trails, including the Floe Lake/Hawke Creek Trail and the Stanley Glacier Trail. If you are an experienced hiker and looking for a more challenging trail, head just northwest of Edgewater to Bugaboo Provincial Park for a first-class mountaineering experience. This park attracts mountain climbers from around the world.
Edgewater Elementary School offers a school for students in kindergarten through grade 7. High school students will attend David Thompson Secondary School in Invermere.