The Northwest Edmonton community of Athlone encompasses all real estate located east of St. Albert Trail, south of 132nd Ave, west of 127th Street and north of 127th Ave. An established neighbourhood, Athlone’s roots date back to 1913, when the land was first annexed by the City of Edmonton. Despite Athlone’s mature status, residential development did not begin until the early 1950s, as the post-war housing boom led to an increased demand for single-family homes. Known for its affordable detached homes, laid-back atmosphere and close proximity to amenities, Athlone is the ideal neighbourhood for families in search of a budget-friendly home.
Did you know? Athlone takes its name from the Earl of Athlone, Alexander Augustus. Augustus was Canada’s Governor-General from 1940 to 1946.
Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Athlone
Single-family homes are the predominant home style in Athlone, accounting for over 80% of real estate opportunities. Offering a variety of different styles, sizes and price points, residences in the area range from quaint post-war bungalows priced in the high 200s to front-attached homes built during the early 2000s. Though older, most homes to hit the Athlone real estate market have been renovated to include the latest features and finishes. Remodelled kitchens and bathrooms, new flooring, countertops and appliances are just a few of the many upgrades to expect from an Athlone home.
Townhomes and duplexes account for all remaining residences within Athlone, except for a handful of low-rise apartment-style condos. Average prices may range from $190,000 for a modern two-bed, two-bath apartment to $270,000 for a three-bedroom townhome with 1,110+ square feet of living space.
Average Listing Price in Athlone: $322,000
Did you know? Athlone’s western end is also referred to as “Dunvegan,” after the Dunvegan rail yards and depot constructed in the area over 100 years ago. The yards have since been redeveloped into an Athlone subdivision.
Athlone residents enjoy having countless Northwest Edmonton amenities at their fingertips. In addition to the many shops and services situated along nearby St. Albert Trail, the Skyview Power Centre, North City Centre, and Palisades Shopping Centres provide a variety of big-box retailers, health services, restaurants, banking institutions, grocers, coffee shops and more.
See also: 7 Amenities to Look For In Your Next Neighbourhood
Other major amenities near Athlone include:
- Christy’s Corner (Cineplex Odeon, restaurants, miscellaneous shops and services)
- Edmonton Public Library
- Kingsway Mall
- Londonderry Mall
- Northgate Centre
- North Town Centre
- Telus World of Science
- Westmount Shopping Centre
Did you know? Between Kingsway and Londonderry Mall alone, Athlone residents have access to a combined 300+ retailers, restaurants and services.
Parks and Recreation
Several pocket parks lay scattered throughout the Athlone community. Besides plenty of open green space, the neighbourhood includes numerous sports fields, a playground, hockey rinks and a splash park. The area also sits within 5 minutes’ drive of the Grand Trunk Fitness and Leisure Centre, located in the neighbouring community of Lauderdale.
Check out: Edmonton Community Spotlight: Lauderdale in Northwest Edmonton
Additional nearby recreational amenities include:
- Beaumaris Lake
- Caernarvon Off-Leash Park
- Castle Downs Park and Spray Park
- Castle Downs YMCA
- Coronation Park
- Henry Singer Park
- Lauderdale Off-Leash Park
- O’Leary Fitness and Leisure Centre
- Peter Hemingway Fitness and Leisure Centre
- Twin Willows Golf Club
Did you know? An integral part of the neighbourhood, the Athlone Community League hosts various family-friendly events and programs throughout the year, including karate, the Junior Forest Wardens, garden club, etc.
School-aged children living in Athlone are served by a public elementary and Catholic junior high school. Further educational opportunities, including additional public and non-secular schools, early learning, immersion and after-school care programs, can all be found within the surrounding neighbourhoods.
Designated Public Schools:
- Athlone School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Rosslyn School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Ross Sheppard School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Designated Catholic Schools:
- St. Angela School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Sir John Thompson School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Archbishop O’Leary School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
- St. Joseph School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Did you know? With NAIT campus only 10 minutes away to the community’s immediate southeast, Athlone is a prime choice among post-secondary students and faculty members.
A Convenient Commute
Though characterized by quiet, tree-lined streets, Athlone sits within a short distance of several major arterial roads. With St. Albert Trail located directly to the west, homeowners in Athlone can access 137th Ave, the northwest Anthony Henday and the City of St. Albert in a hurry. Southbound St. Albert Trail (Groat Road) also provides easy access to the downtown core. In addition, the Yellowhead Highway borders the community’s south end, offering a streamlined commute to both the north Edmonton and the outlying capital region.
Athlone remains mostly car-dependent with some nearby public transportation options. The extension of Edmonton’s Metro LRT line will also see the addition of several LRT stations along 113th A Street, 5 minutes east of the community.
Did you know? According to the Areavibes liveability index, Athlone boasts an excellent liveability score of 70%. Key findings also state that both cost of living and real estate prices are lower than the Edmonton average (4% and 25% lower, respectively).
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