Calder is a residential neighbourhood located in Northwest Edmonton. A mature community defined by tree-lined streets and established amenities, Calder’s roots date back to 1910 and the arrival of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. At that time, Calder (or the Village of West Edmonton) was settled as a small railroad colony before it was annexed by the greater City of Edmonton in 1917. Today, Calder offers Edmonton home buyers a broad range of affordable home styles, catering to every taste, lifestyle, and budget.
Did you know? Calder was named after real estate developer Hugh Calder. Calder was the proprietor of the Calder Land Company and served as an alderman on Edmonton City Council between 1912 and 1916.
Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Calder
Single-family homes account for over 60% of home styles in Calder. Due to Calder’s established status, over half were built before 1960, with some of the area’s oldest homes constructed in the early 1900s. Almost all remaining properties were built between 1960 and 1980, resulting in a diverse selection of single-family models ranging from upgraded character bungalows to two-story infill homes.
Despite being older, most properties in Calder have been renovated to include new features and finishes. Standard upgrades to expect from a Calder home include:
- Fully finished basements
- Eat-in islands
- Four and five-piece luxury-style ensuites
- Walk-in closets
- Modern flooring
- Contemporary cabinetry
- Upgraded systems and appliances
- Separate income generating suites
- New vinyl siding and roofing
- Double car heated garages
- Mature landscaping
Single-family homes in Calder have an average of three bedrooms, three bathrooms and 1,100 square feet of living space for $300,000. As a result, the neighbourhood is a popular choice among first-time buyers and families looking for an affordable starter home in a great community.
Semi-detached homes and apartments account for most remaining residences in Calder. Modest, one-bedroom condos are priced as low as $70,000, while brand-new duplexes start in the mid-300s.
Average Listing Price in Calder $360,000
Did you know? Some of Calder’s oldest homes come with historical designations, including the Fredrick S. Jones and Grant McConachie residences.
Accessible Northwest Edmonton Amenities
While few commercial amenities are located within Calder proper, the community sits within a short distance of several Northwest Edmonton shopping hubs. These include the Kensington Crossing/Palisades/Skyview Power Centres, where residents can access shops and services ranging from big box retailers and restaurants to grocers and medical services.
Other significant amenities within arms’ reach of Calder include:
- Christy’s Corner – Cineplex Odeon, restaurants, miscellaneous shops and services
- Kingsway Mall
- Londonderry Mall
- North Town Centre – Medical centres and health services, T & T Supermarket, Indigo Books, etc.
- Northgate Mall – Marshalls, Walmart, Safeway, etc.
- Telus World of Science
- Westmount Shopping Centre
- And more
Did you know? The Telus World of Science is home to Canada’s largest planetarium dome. Sharing stories of the sky, the Zeidler Dome is 23 metres (nearly 80 feet) in diameter. (Travel Alberta)
Plenty of Parks and Recreation
Calder is home to a centrally located park and school site, featuring playgrounds, soccer and baseball fields, and plenty of open green space. Several small pocket parks can also be found throughout, as well as an active community league. Established in 1920, the Calder Community League is one of the city’s oldest and hosts a variety of resident-led programs, including family fun days, sports initiatives, a community garden and more.
Last but not least, Calder also sits kitty-corner to the Grand Trunk Fitness and Leisure Centre and an off-leash dog park. The leisure centre offers recreation and fitness for all ages, including a swimming pool, waterslide, fitness centre, indoor hockey arena, tennis courts, basketball courts and more.
Other recreational amenities nearby include:
- Castle Downs Recreation Centre
- Henry Singer Park
- O’Leary Fitness and Leisure Centre
- Twin Willows Golf Club
Did you know? According to the Areavibes Livability Index, cost of living and real estate prices are lower than the Edmonton average at 6% and 34%, respectively.
There are two schools in Calder – Calder Public School, serving kindergarten to Grade 6 and St. Edmund School, catering to kindergarten to Grade 9. Further educational opportunities, including secondary, private and additional non-secular options, can be found in the surrounding neighbourhoods. Post-secondary institutions, including NAIT, MacEwan University and NorQuest College, can be reached in under 15 minutes.
Designated Public Schools:
- Calder School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Rosslyn School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Queen Elizabeth School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Designated Catholic Schools:
- St. Edmund School (Designated K-9 School)
- Archbishop O’Leary School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
- St. Joseph Catholic High School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Did you know? Calder is one of several neighbourhoods comprising the Grand Trunk district. Other popular communities in the area include Lauderdale, Wellington, Athlone, Kensington and Rosslyn.
Commuting From Calder
Calder is defined by 127th Street to the west, 132nd Ave to the north, 113th A Street to the east and 127th Ave to the south. A commuter’s delight, Calder sits adjacent to the Yellowhead Highway and St. Albert Trail. Nearby 97th Street provides a straight shot to the downtown core (accessible in 15 minutes), while 127th Street connects directly to the north Anthony Henday.
Future development plans will see LRT access extended from NAIT to the Nakî Transit Centre and Park and Ride at Campbell Road.
Did you know? Edmonton’s future Metro LRT extension will include a stop along 113th A Street and 132nd Ave, in Calder’s far northeast corner.
Get in touch with us for more information on Northwest Edmonton homes for sale and real estate opportunities in Calder. And don’t forget to take advantage of our free buyer’s resources, including:
- The Terry Paranych Real Estate Group Home Buyer Guide
- Your All-in-One Guide to Choosing the Right Neighbourhood
- Your Ultimate Guide to Edmonton Real Estate
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