Bankview / Hillsview Drumheller Real Estate Listings and Information
Just west of Huntington/Greentree, the Bankview/HIllsview area of Drumheller encompasses many smaller distinct neighbourhoods, transitioning from the original Bankview community to the newer areas of Hillsview Estates and West Bankview Estates. These projects were developed by local builder Lyle Stevenson of Stevenson Homes, with some infill projects by smaller builders. In terms of land, this area has the most potential for future developments, as well as the opportunity for developers to tear down older houses and update the neighbourhood with more new dwellings.
Bankview/Hillsview is made up predominantly of families. The area as a whole is desirable both for its proximity to the Badlands scenery and hiking trails, and its well-maintained parks nearby. This neighbourhood is also located close to Canadian Tire, several restaurants, and a convenience store and gas station.
The original Bankview area essentially consists of smaller bungalows from the 1930s, 40s and 50s situated on lots of around 33 ft. by 120 ft. and often without a garage on the grounds. Properties in this area of Bankview/Hillsview make for very affordable starter homes.
Hillsview Estates is primarily 2-storey 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom homes with an average size of 1500 sq. ft. (generally no smaller than 1100 and no larger than 1800 sq. ft.) Homes here are typically situated on narrower lots, 40 ft. by 110 ft. in many cases. The houses primarily have front-attached garages and limited rear alley access. The lots in this area were serviced and developed by the Town of Drumheller and were sold in a Lot Draw (with the majority having been purchased by Stevenson Homes).
West Bankview Estates is more estate-style homes controlled by architectural guidelines to provide consistency between bungalow and 2-storey houses with attached garages. The average size of houses in West Bankview Estates is 1500 sq. ft., with a general range between 1,100 and 2,300 sq. ft. Homes in this neighbourhood have street-facing garages as in Hillsview, but also offer some rear alley access. The West Bankview subdivision was planned in the mid 1980s but was not serviced until purchased by the Stevenson Development Corporation in 2007. This area of Drumheller now enjoys one of the highest average selling prices in today's market.