Not only does Northwest Edmonton offer some of the city’s most highly sought-after neighbourhoods, but it is also known for its reasonably-priced real estate. If you’re looking for an affordable home in this popular area of the city, here are ten Northwest Edmonton communities to consider.
- Average Listing Price: $198,000
- Minimum Listing Price: $119,000
- Maximum Listing Price: $330,000
Baranow is a Northwest Edmonton residential neighbourhood bounded by 127th Street to the west, 153rd Ave to the north, the community of Caernarvon to the east and 137th Ave to the south. First established in the late 1940s, development in Baranow occurred in two phases – the first between the end of WWII and 1960 and the second during the late 1990s.
It is during this second phase of construction that the area’s older detached dwellings were replaced with attached and semi-attached homes, highlighted by some of the best commercial amenities Northwest Edmonton has to offer (i.e. the Palisades/North City/Skyview Power Centres, North Town Centre, Northgate Mall and more). Several new developments have also cropped up throughout the community, offering high-end features and finishes. These include open-concept floorplans, private ensuites, gourmet kitchens, in-suite laundry and much more.
Low-rise apartment-style condos boasting fantastic onsite amenities (heated underground parking, fitness centres, storage lockers, etc.) account for over 70% of all residences in Baranow. Overall, affordable, low-maintenance homes, walkable amenities and accessible transit make the community a prime choice among first-time buyers.
For more information, check out our Edmonton Community Spotlight: Baranow in Northwest Edmonton
- Average Listing Price: $369,000
- Minimum Listing Price: $130,000
- Maximum Listing Price: $580,000
Laid-back and family-friendly, Cumberland is a newer neighbourhood in Northwest Edmonton’s greater Palisades district. Construction in Cumberland began during the mid-1990s, however, most residences were built after the early 2000s. The community was developed with outdoor recreation in mind, and residents now enjoy having ample parks and green spaces, trails, pathways and stormwater ponds at their doorsteps.
Single-family homes equipped with four bedrooms, four bathrooms and 1,800 square feet of living space are the most common form of housing in the area – consisting of everything from two-storey and split-level homes to bungalows and bi-levels. Three-bedroom townhomes account for nearly all remaining residences in Cumberland, except for a single low-rise apartment complex located in the community’s north end.
In addition to a small commercial centre in the neighbourhood’s far northeast corner, Cumberland is located within a short distance of several major shopping hubs. Hilwie Hamdon Public Elementary/Junior High School is also situated nearby, as is the Twin Willows Golf Club, Henry Singer Park and the Castle Downs Recreation Centre.
- Average Listing Price: $310,000
- Minimum Listing Price: $250,000
- Maximum Listing Price: $418,000
Wellington is an established community located just off 137th Ave NW, between St. Albert Trail and 127th Street. Extremely amenity-friendly, the neighbourhood includes several schools and parks and sits adjacent to the Palisades/North City/Skyview Shopping Centre, Christie’s Corner and numerous other commercial amenities along Highway 2.
Though Wellington was annexed by Edmonton in 1913, residential development didn’t begin until the 1950s – continuing over the next several decades. Like so many other communities being developed during this time, emphasis remained on the single-family home, which accounts for most Wellington real estate opportunities today.
Though upgraded character bungalows reign supreme in this affordable community, a small number of duplexes, townhomes and low-maintenance apartment-style condo options can be found throughout, especially along the west end.
- Average Listing Price: $279,000
- Minimum Listing Price: $56,000
- Maximum Listing Price: $585,000
Rooted in history, Canora is one of several neighbourhoods to have comprised the former Town of Jasper Place. A mature community defined by quiet, tree-lined streets and affordable homes, Canora was first established in the early 1930s, with development continuing into the 1980s. Today, Canora is considered a diverse and welcoming neighbourhood, known for well-developed community facilities, parks and schools.
Redevelopment has been recurrent in Canora over the last several years. Many of the area’s oldest homes have given way to multi-family dwellings, with low-rise apartments now accounting for over half of all residences. Three- and four-bedroom duplexes make up another 30% of home styles in the area, followed by a smaller number of starter-sized single-family homes. Duplexes, triplexes, quadruplexes and multi-plexes in the area also present a perfect opportunity for real estate investors.
Popular amenities in and around Canora include:
- 124th Street Grand Market
- Coronation Park
- Jasper Place Fitness and Leisure Centre
- Meadowlark Health and Shopping Centre
- Misericordia Community Hospital
- Royal Mayfair Golf Club
- Telus World of Science
- West Edmonton Mall
- Westmount Shopping Centre
- And more!
- Average Listing Price: $288,000
- Minimum Listing Price: $239,900
- Maximum Listing Price: $398,000
Athlone is a Northwest Edmonton community tucked snuggly away between St. Albert Trail and 127th Street NW. Featuring four large parks, two schools, a public library, and an array of affordable home styles, Athlone is a popular choice among families looking for a budget-friendly community to call home. Moreover, the area is surrounded by countless desirable amenities, including everything from big-box retailers and medical services to restaurants and movie theatres.
A mature neighbourhood, development in Athlone first began in the early 1950s, with construction continuing throughout various parts of the community today. As a result, Athlone is home to an eclectic selection of home styles ranging from single-family homes to brand-new infill townhomes and duplexes. However, single-family homes remain the dominant home style in Athlone and include everything from upgraded 1940s character bungalows to 4-level split homes constructed during the 1990s (and everything in between).
- Average Listing Price: $390,000
- Minimum Listing Price: $149,000
- Maximum Listing Price: $570,000
Baturyn is in the greater district of Castle Downs and defined by 112th Street to the west, 173rd Ave to the north, 97th Street to the east and Castle Downs Road to the south. Located in the most northern reaches of Edmonton, Baturyn sits within short driving distance of the North Anthony Henday, the City of St. Albert and CFB Edmonton.
Development in Baturyn began in the 1970s, with construction largely complete by the 1980s. Single-family homes are the most common home style in the area, consisting of four bedrooms, three bathrooms and 1,500 square feet. Many of these detached residences have also been upgraded to include modern features and finishes such as new flooring and cabinetry, renovated bathrooms, energy-efficient systems and appliances and more. Oversized yards and mature landscaping are also common.
Attached and semi-detached homes account for all remaining real estate opportunities in Baturyn. For a renovated three-bedroom townhome, prices typically start in the mid-150s and range upwards of $200,000 for a fully finished half duplex.
Baturyn is also considered extremely amenity friendly. The community houses two local schools (public and Catholic), as well as a large park site and an active community league. Nearby shops, services, restaurants and recreation venues can be easily accessed within the surrounding communities.
For more information, see: Edmonton Community Spotlight: Baturyn in Northwest Edmonton
- Average Listing Price: $253,00
- Minimum Listing Price: $140,000
- Maximum Listing Price: $400,000
The Northwest Edmonton community of Lauderdale is bounded by 113th A Street to the west, 132nd Ave to the north, 97th Street to the east and 127th Ave to the south. Thanks to its convenient location, Lauderdale residents enjoy a streamlined commute to downtown Edmonton (approx. 10 mins south) and the greater City of Edmonton via the nearby Yellowhead Highway, St. Albert Trail and Fort Road (Wayne Gretzky Drive).
Single-family homes are the primary home style in Lauderdale, with many of the area’s older, raised bungalows having been constructed between the end of WWII and the 1960s. Low-rise apartment-style condos are also popular in the community, making Lauderdale an ideal location for families, first-time home buyers and even downsizers. Duplexes and townhomes can also be found throughout, especially towards the neighbourhood’s northeast corner.
Lauderdale is also known for its easily accessible amenities both in the community and the surrounding areas. The neighbourhood is home to two elementary schools (English and Francophone), the Grand Trunk Fitness and Leisure Centre, the Grand Trunk Off-Leash Dog Park and several commercial amenities towards Lauderdale’s east end (coffee shops, banking institutions, etc.). Northgate, North Town and the Palisades/North City/Skyview Shopping Centres are also easily accessible in 10-minutes or less.
- Average Listing Price: $304,000
- Minimum Listing Price: $119,000
- Maximum Listing Price: $479,900
First established in 1910, Prince Charles is an older Northwest Edmonton community known for its mature, tree-lined streets, proximity to amenities and affordable homes. Defined by 127th Street to the west, Yellowhead Trail to the north, the Municipal Airport lands to the east and 118th Ave to the south, Prince Charles also offers residents the perfect blend of easy accessibility and quiet family living.
In addition to a local public elementary school and park site, Prince Charles sits surrounded by the many shops, services and eateries that line adjoining 118th Ave and 127th Street (Kingsway Mall and NAIT also sit just a short drive to the southeast). The neighbourhood also houses an active community league that oversees countless area initiatives, a playground, splash park, climbing apparatus, picnic sites, and more.
Since the community’s inception in the early 1900s, development in Prince Charles has continued over the last 100 years. Though single-family dwellings are still the predominant home style, many of the area’s older pre-and post-war bungalows are being replaced with contemporary new infill homes, including duplexes and townhomes.
Learn more about Prince Charles through our recent Community Spotlight: Prince Charles in Northwest Edmonton
- Average Listing Price: $340,000
- Minimum Listing Price: $89,000
- Maximum Listing Price: $489,000
Britannia Youngstown is a standalone area located in mature Northwest Edmonton. Founded in 1912, the Britannia Youngstown is also considered a historic neighbourhood, formerly part of the Town of Jasper Place. Most homes in the community were constructed during the 1950s, before the town’s amalgamation with Edmonton in 1964.
Homes styles in Britannia Youngstown are a near-even blend of low-rise apartment-style condos and single-family homes. One-bedroom, one-bathroom condos offering a generous amount of square footage and close proximity to amenities start as low as $80,000. Detached homes in the area offer an average of three bedrooms and bathrooms, ample yard space and recent upgrades.
Local amenities in Britannia Youngstown include two schools, several pocket parks, playgrounds and a large commercial space known as Mayfield Common. West Edmonton Mall, Misericordia Hospital and the Edmonton River Valley are also just a stone’s throw away.
- Average Listing Price: $328,00
- Minimum Listing Price: $248,000
- Maximum Listing Price: $423,333
Lastly, Carlisle is yet another popular Northwest Edmonton community drawing buying interest due to its reasonably priced real estate and great location. Defined by 137th Ave to the south, Carlisle sits within walking distance of the many shops, services, restaurants and entertainment venues of Palisades/North City/Skyview Shopping Centre and Christie’s Corner.
In addition to commercial amenities, Carlisle residents also enjoy having access to ample outdoor features, including a centrally located park site (featuring a local school, hockey rinks, playground, soccer fields and community league) and Beaumaris Lake/Beaumaris Park, a short distance away along bordering Castle Downs Road.
Single-family dwellings account for just over half of Carlisle’s home styles, followed by townhomes, duplexes, and a small number of apartment-style condos. Overall, this comprehensive range of home styles has made Carlisle an attractive option for every lifestyle, taste and budget.
Please contact us to learn more about homes for sale and real estate opportunities in Northwest Edmonton. For other comprehensive Edmonton community info, check out our Edmonton Communities Blog or download your free copy of our guide, Your All-In-One Guide to Choosing The Right Edmonton Neighbourhood.Terry Paranych on