The Best Neighbourhoods Near CFB Winnipeg

CFB Winnipeg neighbourhoods

The Canadian Forces Base Winnipeg (CFB) is located at the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport. Individuals always look for the right place to stay for training or permanent relocation. Luckily, the CFB is located in a fantastic spot in Winnipeg, surrounded by great neighbourhoods for all budgets.

St. James

If you want to rent, affordable military housing is only minutes from the airport. This neighbourhood is a part of the St. James neighbourhood. Overall, St. James is a fantastic area. St. James is one of the more prominent neighbourhoods in Winnipeg, and just like in any other city, some areas will be less safe than others. Most of it is petty crime, i.e. checking garages and car doors, but it still exists. The nice thing about St. James is that it has everything you need and more. Groceries and amenities are always close by, including a Costco on St. James Street. Want to go shopping? Polo Park Mall is only minutes away. Want even more shopping? The outlet mall, Outlet Collection Winnipeg, is only a short drive away. Restaurants? You'll find anything you can think of in this area.

One of the most fantastic attractions in the St. James area is Assiniboine Park and Assiniboine Park Zoo. Assiniboine Park has beautiful trees, trails and plenty of green space. The recently added The Leaf, is a unique indoor horticultural attraction. Even if you are visiting, this is a must-see in Winnipeg.

The only downside of the St. James community is the area's traffic and commercial buildings. Of course, this is great for amenities, but it can sometimes take away from the 'neighbourhood' feel in the area. The neighbourhood of St. James is safe and affordable, but if you are looking for something 'more,' there are plenty of options only minutes away.

Crestview And Westwood

Two other excellent nearby neighbourhoods are Crestview and Westwood. These two areas are established with a great community feel. I won't get into these two areas as they are very similar to St. James, and you can read more about Crestview here and Westwood here, as I covered them extensively.

River Heights

One last area near the CFB Winnipeg is River Heights. This neighbourhood is personally one of my favourite areas in the city. It has beautiful elm and oak trees that fill the streets with sizeable, gorgeous character homes. Sprinkled in, you'll find fresh, new, modern builds that replaced older houses that reached their end of life. This established area is one of the most sought-after communities in Winnipeg. If you look closely, you'll find a few affordable houses. Those houses often get many bids and will go fast!

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