Waterways, including Draper Road, is a lovely Fort McMurray community with a long history. Established in the early 1920s, the area has a strong sense of community. The neighbourhood has a charming feel and a variety of home styles. The Athabasca River separates Waterways from the rest of Fort McMurray, giving it a secluded and exclusive feel.
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Waterways is the original townsite of Fort McMurray and it retains much of its historic charisma. Originally developed as a shipping hub, the area now welcomes home buyers and a variety of businesses. Although the Athabasca River separates Waterways from the rest of the city, the neighbourhood enjoys direct access to Highway 63.
Due to its location, this community is popular with people who appreciate the short commute downtown as well as those who want to enjoy all the outdoor recreation opportunities the area offers. Adjacent to the Clearwater and Hangingstone Rivers, residents have easy access to water recreation, hiking, quadding, and more!
Waterways offers a variety of homes at a wide range of price points. Vacant land starts at $75,000 and homes are available up to $850,000. The area consists of predominantly single family homes, many of which have been recently renovated or rebuilt. There is a small selection of multi-family homes as well as manufactured homes. Vacant lots give buyers the opportunity to custom build their dream home to their taste, needs, and budget.
Draper Road is also part of the Waterways community. Homes on Draper Road include manufactured and single family homes, cabins, and acreages. These homes are perfect for buyers looking for generous sized lots and privacy.
The transit bus schedules for the area are listed below. Several of the bus stops are utilized for transportation to site as well.
Waterways and Draper are historic neighbourhoods that appeal to buyers who would like to be close to downtown yet feel like they're miles away. These close-knit communities are perfect for quick access to downtown Fort McMurray and popular recreational activities throughout the year.