Located in Southeast Edmonton, Gold Bar is nothing short of an outdoor lover’s delight. An established neighbourhood characterized by quiet streets, mature trees, and open green spaces, this one-of-a-kind community sits within easy walking distance of Southeast Edmonton’s most beautiful outdoor amenities, such as the North Saskatchewan River Valley and Gold Bar Ravine.
In addition to picturesque ravine views and endless amounts of forested green space, the community is also highly celebrated for its family-friendly homes and proximity to amenities – including those of downtown Edmonton.
Did you know? Gold Bar was initially referred to as “Gold Bar Farm,” in reference to a large farm that once occupied the area in 1913. The name may also, in part, refer to the many gold prospectors established along the North Saskatchewan River Valley during the late 1800s.
Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Gold Bar
Three- and four-bedroom single-family homes reign supreme in Gold Bar, contributing to much of the neighbourhood’s overall character. While several properties were built before the end of WWII, residential development was most prominent during the 1950s and 1960s, when builders emphasized building spacious, family-oriented bungalows on large lots.
Ripe with charm, many of the area’s older single-family homes come outfitted with modern upgrades, such as energy-efficient appliances and systems, hardwood flooring, quartz countertops, master ensuites, fully finished basements and more.
A small number of townhomes can also be found in Gold Bar (particularly in the community’s south end), accounting for roughly 20% of all home styles in the area. As such, Gold Bar is not just the ideal community for growing families but also for first-time buyers, downsizers and working professionals looking to settle near city centre.
Average Listing Price in Gold Bar: $434,000
Did you know? As one of Southeast Edmonton’s most desirable communities, turnover in Gold Bar has been extremely low. In fact, many of the area’s original homeowners still occupy their homes today, ultimately accounting for the neighbourhood’s high number of retirees.
Central Southeast Edmonton Amenities
Despite its semi-secluded location, Gold Bar offers convenient access to countless amenities, such as Capilano Mall and Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre. The community also sits just 10-minutes’ drive from both Whyte Ave and Jasper Ave (downtown), where residents can take advantage of the city’s trendiest shops, services, restaurants, recreation venues and more.
Other great amenities featured in and around Gold Bar include:
- Art Gallery of Alberta
- Citadel Theatre
- Edmonton City Centre (mall)
- Edmonton Convention Centre
- Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market
- Edmonton Expo Centre
- Edmonton Northlands
- Muttart Conservatory
- Rogers Place / Ice District
- Royal Alberta Museum
- Royal Alexandra Hospital
- Winspear Centre
- Winston Churchill Square
- And much more
Did you know? Edmonton’s own Whyte Ave was named in the late 1800s after Sir William Whyte, superintendent of the western division of the Canadian Pacific Rail line from 1886-1897. The main street of the former City of Strathcona, Whyte Ave remains Edmonton’s most vibrant arts and culture district.
Parks and Recreation
As mentioned above, Gold Bar offers no shortage of outdoor recreational opportunities. Located within walking distance of the North Saskatchewan River Valley, Gold Bar Park, Goldstick Park and Rundle Park, residents in this nature-friendly neighbourhood enjoy having walking trails, bike paths, picnic spots and off-leash dog areas at their disposal. The community is also within close range of several golf courses, fitness centres and riverside parks.
And that’s just the start.
Other nearby recreational amenities include:
- ACT Aquatic and Recreation Centre
- Bonnie Doon Leisure Centre
- Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre
- Commonwealth Stadium
- Forest Heights Park
- Gold Bar Community League
- Highlands Golf Club
- Riverside Golf Course
- Rundle Park Disc Golf Course/Skating Iceway/Tennis Courts
- Rundle Park Golf Course
- Strathcona Science Provincial Park
- Sunridge Ski Area
- And more!
Did you know? Goldstick Park was named after Edmonton’s first rabbi, Rabbi Hyman Goldstick. Arriving in Edmonton in 1906, the rabbi both taught and assumed religious leadership of the city’s Jewish community. Rabbi Goldstick moved to Edson in 1912, where he was elected mayor.
Gold Bar Schools
The perfect neighbourhood to raise a family, Gold Bar is located within walking distance of several schools, including a local K-6 public elementary school. Additional educational opportunities, including Catholic options, private schools, early learning programs, after-school care and daycare centres, can also be found in the surrounding communities.
Designated Public Schools:
- Gold Bar School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Hardisty School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- McNally School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Designated Catholic Schools:
- St. Brendan School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- St. Brendan School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Austin O’Brien School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
- Mount Carmel Bible College
- Suzuki Charter School
- Vimy Ridge Academy
- The Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
Did you know? Gold Bar provides easy access to the University of Alberta, which can be reached in less than 15-minutes via 98th Ave and 109th Street.
Getting From Here to There
Semi-secluded yet easily accessible, Gold Bar is bounded by 50th Street to the west, Gold Bar Ravine to the east and 101st Ave to the south. 101st Ave is particularly convenient for accessing the downtown core quickly and easily as well as the east Anthony Henday and Baseline Road (Sherwood Park). In addition, bordering 50th Street intersects with several major city thoroughfares, including Sherwood Park Freeway and Whitemud Drive.
Numerous transit stops can also be found throughout the neighbourhood, with a 30-minute commute to both downtown and the University of Alberta.
For more information on real estate opportunities in Gold Bar or Edmonton homes for sale, get in touch with the Terry Paranych Real Estate Group today! We also invite you to take advantage of our free buyer’s resources, including our All-In-One Guide to Choosing the Right Edmonton Neighbourhood. In it, you’ll learn everything you need to know about:
- Distinguishing Between Current and Future Wants vs. Needs
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- Neighbourhood Amenities You NEED
- Working With an Edmonton Neighbourhood Expert
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