Prince Charles is a Central Northwest Edmonton neighbourhood located directly west of Edmonton’s old Municipal Airport. First annexed by the City of Edmonton in 1910, development of this established community was spurred by the expansion of the city’s electric streetcar line. Today, Prince Charles is a thriving neighbourhood known for its mature, tree-lined streets, affordable homes and proximity to fantastic Northwest Edmonton amenities.
Did you know? The community was formerly known as North Inglewood. This was until the local school was renamed in honour of Prince Charles of Wales in 1953. The name was eventually applied to the entire neighbourhood following a petition by the Prince Charles Community League.
Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Prince Charles
Single-family homes are the most common form of residence in Prince Charles, accounting for roughly 80% of all homes within the neighbourhood. However, despite the community’s established status, development in Prince Charles has been ongoing over the last 100 years – resulting in a broad mix of home styles suited to every taste, lifestyle, and budget.
Pre and post-war bungalows offering plenty of character and modern upgrades are prevalent throughout the area, featuring an average of three bedrooms, two bathrooms, 1,000 square feet of cozy family living space and ultra-large lots.
Based on its one-of-a-kind location, Prince Charles has also seen an increasing number of infill homes, including contemporary two-story properties, trendy new townhomes and duplexes. Following single-family models, duplexes account for nearly all remaining home styles (20%) within Prince Charles, followed by a very small number of low-rise apartment condos.
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Average Listing Price in Prince Charles: $395,000
Did you know? Duplexes offer many of the same benefits as single-family homes, but with a lower price tag. Standard features include three or more bedrooms and bathrooms, flexible open floor plans, spacious master suites, attached/detached garages, private yard space and much more!
When it comes to shops, services and other important commercial amenities, Prince Charles residents enjoy having everything they need within arm’s reach. 118th Ave, which defines the community to the south, hosts a number of walkable shops and services, including restaurants, coffee shops, medical centres and banking institutions. Kingsway Mall and Westmount Shopping Centre can also be found just a short distance away in either direction.
Other nearby amenities include:
- Christy’s Corner
- Edmonton Public Library
- Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital
- Royal Alexandra Hospital
- Skyview/North City/Palisades Shopping Centres
- Telus World of Science
- Unity Square
Did you know? With over 160 stores and services spread across 900,000 square feet of shopping space, Kingsway Mall is recognized as Edmonton’s second-largest shopping mall, following world-famous West Ed.
Prince Charles Parks and Recreation
In addition to a centrally located park (featuring a playground, basketball court, picnic area, spray park and ample open green space), Prince Charles also includes a well-established community league, which oversees various programs and initiatives throughout the year. Several off-leash dog sites can be found in the surrounding areas.
Additional recreational amenities:
- 124th Street Grand Market
- Cineplex Cinemas North Edmonton
- Coronation Park
- Country Club Tour Golf Centre
- Grand Trunk Fitness and Leisure Centre
- Oliver Outdoor Pool
- Peter Hemingway Fitness and Leisure Centre
Did you know? Prince Charles is located directly west of Edmonton’s old Municipal Airport. Formerly referred to as Blatchford Field and the “Gateway to the North,” the airport was Canada’s first licensed airfield (est. 1927).
Prince Charles Schools
Developed with growing families in mind, Prince Charles houses a local public elementary school and park site. Additional educational opportunities, including non-secular options, daycares and after-school care programs, can all be found nearby. Prince Charles is also an ideal community for post-secondary students and staff attending NAIT, situated in the neighbouring community of Spruce Avenue.
Designated Public Schools:
- Dovercourt School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Westmount School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Ross Sheppard School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Designated Catholic Schools:
- St. Pius X School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- St. Mark School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- St. Joseph School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
- Aurora Academic Charter School
- Edmonton Christian High School
- Edmonton Christian West School
- Progressive Academy
Did you know? The Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital now occupies the site of the first Royal Alexandra Hospital, constructed in 1911. The current Royal Alex was built in 1959 and is now regarded as one of Canada’s largest and longest-serving hospitals.
Getting From Here to There
Prince Charles is bounded by 127th Street to the west, Yellowhead Trail to the north, 121st Street to the east and 118th Ave to the south. Yellowhead Trail is particularly convenient for residents needing access to the greater capital region, while nearby St. Albert Trail provides a streamlined commute to North Edmonton and St. Albert. Downtown is also accessible in 10-minutes via bisecting 124th Street and Jasper Ave.
Situated near Edmonton’s former streetcar line, Prince Charles has always been considered a transit-friendly neighbourhood. Today, several transit stops and routes can be found throughout this walkable neighbourhood, which also sits within 5-minutes of Edmonton’s Metro Line (NAIT station).
Did you know? Edmonton’s streetcar system was first established in 1908, running a total length of 19km. Over the years, the system expanded to nearly 100 km of track, servicing over 2.2 million passengers a year before it was replaced by busses in 1951.
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