Abbottsfield is an established community situated in mature Northeast Edmonton. With roots dating back to 1882, the neighbourhood was located directly east of the Town of Beverly, housing one of the town’s coal mines until operations eventually closed in the mid-1900s. Abbottsfield remained a rural area until it, along with Beverly, amalgamated with the greater City of Edmonton in 1961.
Today, this charming neighbourhood is known for its mature trees, affordable homes and close proximity to amenities, including the picturesque North Saskatchewan River Valley.
Did you know? E.F. Carey once owned the land now known as the community of Abbottsfield. One of Edmonton’s most prominent citizens in the 19th century, Carey was co-founder of the Norris and Cary merchandising company.
Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Abbottsfield
Though the City of Edmonton annexed Abbottsfield in 1961, the area remained largely underdeveloped for the next ten years. By the 1970s, however, the neighbourhood was completely built out. Abbottsfield is now considered highly unique among Edmonton’s pre-1980s communities in that it consists entirely of affordable townhomes and walk-up, low-rise apartments.
Constructed around a local school and park site, Abbottsfield’s multi-family homes draw a diverse array of home buyers ranging from families searching for an affordable starter home to first-time buyers and savvy Edmonton real estate investors.
Three-bedroom, two-bathroom townhomes account for most Abbottsfield residences, many of which come equipped with private yard spaces and finished basements for an average of $150,000. Despite their age, many homes in the area also feature an array of modern upgrades such as new systems and appliances, fully renovated bathrooms, new flooring, updated cabinetry and countertops and much more.
A smaller number of apartment-style condos can also be found in Abbottsfield, particularly towards the community’s far southwest corner.
Average Listing Price in Abbottsfield: $156,000
Did you know? Abbottsfield takes its name from former Town of Beverly resident Abraham Abbott. A long-time custodian in the Beverly School District, Abbott was a highly revered local citizen.
Convenient Shops and Services
Abbottsfield also houses a large commercial district (Riverview Crossing Shopping Mall), featuring a Walmart, public library, medical clinic and various other professional services. Additional shops and services, such as grocers, restaurants, banking institutions, and more, can be found in the neighbouring community of Beverly Heights and along adjoining 118th Ave.
Other notable nearby amenities:
- Century Casino
- Clareview Town Centre
- Londonderry Mall
- Manning Town Centre
- Northeast Community Health Centre
- And more
Did you know? Abbottsfield boasts a living score of 73. Considered excellent, this high rating can be attributed to local amenities, low cost of living and low crime rates.
All the Best Outdoor Amenities
Abbottsfield residents enjoy having countless indoor and outdoor recreational amenities at their fingertips. A primary draw of this outdoor-friendly neighbourhood is its proximity to popular Rundle Park, which defines the community to the east. Featuring a golf course, walking trails, bike paths, tennis courts, skating, paddle boats and more, the park provides an opportunity to enjoy Edmonton’s beautiful river valley come snow or shine.
But that’s not all.
In addition to the area’s local school and park site, the community also features an active community league and recreation centre. A staple of the neighbourhood, the Abbottsfield Recreation Centre hosts a variety of family-oriented events and programs throughout the year.
Additional recreational amenities nearby include:
- ACT Aquatic and Recreation Centre
- Borden Park
- Eastglen Leisure Centre
- Edmonton Expo Centre
- Edmonton Nordic Ski Club
- Edmonton Northlands
- Floden Park (Floden Park Swing)
- Highlands Golf Club
- Strathcona Science Provincial Park
- Sunridge Ski Area
- And more!
Did you know? Part of the reason why Abbottsfield’s development was so delayed was due to its proximity to the Beverly landfill site. Once the landfill was converted into Rundle Park, construction quickly began throughout the area.
Perfect for growing families, Abbottsfield contains a local K-6 elementary school, complete with full-day kindergarten. Other educational opportunities, including junior and senior high schools and Catholic options, are located within the surrounding communities of Beverly Heights, Rundle Heights, etc.
Designated Public Schools:
- Abbott School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Ivor Dent School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Eastglen School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Designated Catholic Schools:
- St. Bernadette School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- St. Nicholas School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Austin O’Brien School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Did you know? Abbottsfield’s former St. Sophia Elementary School was decommissioned in 1993. The community then lobbied the Catholic School Board to leave the facility on-site, where it was finally converted into the Abbottsfield Recreation Centre.
Commuting From Abbottsfield
Bounded by 34th Street to the west, Yellowhead Trail to the north, Victoria Trail (Rundle Park) to the east and 118th Ave to the south, Abbottsfield strikes the perfect balance between semi-seclusion and accessibility.
For starters, Yellowhead Trail provides convenient access not only to the larger City of Edmonton but also to the east Anthony Henday, Sherwood Park and the greater capital region. Defining 118th Ave is also ideal for residents needing to access the city’s central core and North Edmonton (via Victoria Trail). Abbottsfield is also home to a local transit centre, served by several routes offering access to Clareview (and the Clareview LRT), Downtown Edmonton, MacEwan University and NAIT.
Please get in touch with us to learn more about Edmonton homes for sale and real estate opportunities in Abbottsfield. We also invite you to take advantage of our many free buyer’s resources, including:
- Edmonton Communities Blog – Highlighting Edmonton’s many fantastic neighbourhoods!
- Your All-In-One Guide to Choosing the Right Edmonton Neighbourhood – Zero-in on your perfect home in your dream neighbourhood with this easy-to-follow guide.
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Note: Average neighbourhood listing prices will vary according to homes currently listed.
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