Baranow is an amenity-friendly neighbourhood located in the heart of Northwest Edmonton. An ideal setting for those in search of a low-maintenance home, Baranow consists entirely of affordable, multi-family residences – all of which sit surrounded by the very best shops, services, restaurants and recreation venues Northwest Edmonton has to offer.
Like all communities situated in the greater Castle Downs district, Baranow takes its name from a famous fortress – in this case, Poland’s Baranow Castle constructed sometime in the late 16th century.
Did you know? The Baranów Sandomierski Castle is a Mannerist (Late Renaissance) castle located in the town of Baranów Sandomierski in south-eastern Poland.
Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Baranow
Residential development in Baranow took place in two distinct phases. The first phase occurred between the end of the Second World War and the early 1960s, where roughly 10% of homes were built. The second period began during the mid-1990s, when the area’s remaining homes were established.
Multi-family homes account for all real estate opportunities within Baranow, with an emphasis on low-rise apartment-style condos. Comprising three-quarters of all home styles within the community, most apartment complexes in Baranow were constructed after 2000. Standard features to expect from these modern units include high-end countertops, cabinetry and flooring, walk-in closets, spa-like ensuites, vaulted ceilings, oversized windows and more.
Ideal for first-time buyers, downsizers and/or anyone preferring a low-maintenance lifestyle, Baranow condos are both spacious and reasonably priced. Prices may start in the low 100s for a quaint two-bedroom, one-bathroom unit and range upwards of $250,000 for a three-bedroom apartment boasting 1,200+ square feet. Most condo developments within the neighbourhood also come equipped with plenty of onsite amenities, which may include:
- In-suite laundry
- Roomy balconies/patio spaces
- Air conditioning
- Heated underground parking
- Personal storage lockers
- Fitness amenities
- Onsite security features
Average Listing Price in Baranow: $192,000
Did you know? Condo fees don’t just cover the cost of snow removal and landscaping services. In most developments, they also cover expenses associated with exterior maintenance, professional condo management, water and sewer, cleaning and maintenance of common areas and more.
Shop ‘Til You Drop
Part of what makes Baranow so appealing to low-maintenance home buyers is its proximity to convenient Northwest Edmonton amenities. Residents enjoy having a wealth of shops, services, major retailers and more within walking distance, thanks to a vast shopping hub located in the community’s south end. These include (but aren’t limited to):
- Banking institutions
- Fitness facilities
- Coffee shops
- Medical centres and other professional services
- Big box retailers (HomeSense, Home Depot, Staples, Winners, etc.)
- Salon and spa services
Other major amenities in and around Baranow include Christy’s Corner (Cineplex Cinemas, various restaurants and services), Northgate Centre and North Town Centre. Londonderry Mall can also be reached in less than 10 minutes’ drive via 137th Avenue.
Did you know? Northwest Edmonton’s central shopping hub consists of three different commercial developments (Skyview Power Centre, North City Centre and Palisades Shopping Centre) spread across three distinct communities: Pembina, Hudson and Baranow.
Parks and Recreation
Convenient commercial amenities and affordable homes aren’t all Baranow is known for. The community is also defined by vast amounts of green space, including walking and cycling paths, sports field, running track and stormwater pond, all of which can be found along the neighbourhood’s eastern boundary. Baranow residents also benefit from an active community league, which it shares with the neighbouring community of Carlisle.
Additional nearby recreational amenities include:
- Beaumaris Lake / Park
- Caernarvon Off-Leash Park
- Castle Downs Park and Spray Park
- Castle Downs YMCA
- Grand Trunk Fitness and Leisure Centre
- Henry Singer Park
- Lauderdale Off-Leash Park
- O’Leary Fitness and Leisure Centre
- Twin Willows Golf Club
Did you know? The Carlisle Community League hosts a number of family-friendly events and programs throughout the year, including children’s gymnastics, adult Zumba, yoga, soccer, swimming initiatives and more.
Locally, Baranow is home to a single school, the Edmonton Islamic Academy (EIA), which provides Arabic and Islamic programming to students aged K-12. Additional educational opportunities, such as public and Catholic schools, preschools, kindergartens, daycares and more, can be easily accessed in the surrounding communities.
Designated Public Schools:
- Kensington 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. Timothy School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Sir John Thompson School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Archbishop O’Leary School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Did you know? The EIA was first established in 1987 in the basement of the Al-Rashid Mosque with only 21 students. Today, the school houses more than 1,400 students from Preschool to Grade 12 (source: Edmonton Islamic Academy).
Baranow is an “L” shaped neighbourhood bounded by 127th Street to the west, 153rd Ave to the north, the communities of Caernarvon and Carlisle to the east and 137th Ave to the south. Thanks to Baranow’s proximity to Hwy 2 and 97th Street, residents benefit from a streamlined commute to both downtown Edmonton (accessible in less than 20 minutes), St. Albert and South Edmonton.
Major thoroughfares, including Yellowhead Trail and the Anthony Henday, are also reachable within 5-minutes’ drive or less.
Did you know? Edmonton’s Metro LRT line extension will include a stop in Baranow’s northwest end, at the junction of 127th Street and 153rd Ave. Ultimately, the expansion will provide residents with convenient access to the downtown core and the greater City of Edmonton as a whole.
For more information on Edmonton homes for sale and real estate opportunities in Baranow (or any other community in the capital region), get in touch with us! And, don’t forget to take advantage of anyone (or all!) of our free buyer’s resources, including:
- Home Buyer Guide – Let us walk you through the Edmonton home buying process from start to finish with this easy step-by-step guide.
- Your All-in-One Guide to Choosing the Right Neighbourhood – Find your perfect home in your ideal community!
- Six Tips That Make Home Buying More Affordable – Learn how you can make home-buying more affordable with just a few easy tips!