A picturesque community overlooking the banks of the North Saskatchewan River Valley, Bellevue represents one of Edmonton’s oldest and most highly sought-after neighbourhoods. Tucked away among other popular Central Northeast Edmonton communities (including Highlands, Montrose and Virginia Park), Bellevue sits just a short distance from the Highlands Golf Club, Borden Park, the river valley trail system, and Edmonton’s vibrant city centre.
Did you know? Bellevue is thought to take its name from the French term “beautiful view.” A fitting title for a neighbourhood offering spectacular views of both the river valley and the downtown Edmonton skyline.
Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Bellevue
An established community boasting mature trees and plenty of charm, Bellevue’s roots can be traced back to the early 1900s. Residential development within the area was mostly complete by the 1950s, with single-family homes accounting for most home styles in the area. Pre and post-war bungalows are especially popular in Bellevue, offering an average of two to three bedrooms and a near-perfect blend of old-world character and modern upgrades.
Due to the neighbourhood’s fantastic location, Bellevue is also seeing an increased number of infill homes. Despite their contemporary status, however, many of these newer properties mirror the architectural style of older homes in the community.
Average Listing Price in Bellevue: $447,000
Did you know? Consisting of only 50 hectares, Bellevue is considered small compared to the average Edmonton neighbourhood. However, the community was considerably larger prior to the construction of the Capilano Freeway (now Wayne Gretzky Drive) in 1969.
Countless City Centre Amenities
Thanks to the community’s proximity to city centre, Belleview residents enjoy having quick and convenient access to Edmonton’s trendiest downtown amenities – including the many shops, services and eateries of famous Jasper Ave. But that’s not all; Bellevue also sits within a short distance of Edmonton Northlands and the Edmonton Expo Centre, each hosting some of Edmonton’s most highly anticipated events (K-Days, sporting events, galas, concerts, conferences and the city’s largest trade shows).
Additional Northeast Central Edmonton amenities include:
- Art Gallery of Alberta
- Capilano Mall
- Citadel Theatre
- Edmonton City Centre (mall)
- Edmonton Convention Centre
- Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market
- Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital
- Kingsway Mall
- Muttart Conservatory
- Rogers Place / Ice District
- Royal Alberta Museum
- Royal Alexandra Hospital
- Winspear Centre
- Winston Churchill Square
- And more!
Did you know? Formerly known as the Edmonton Exhibition Association, Edmonton Northlands was formed in 1879. Operating as both an agricultural society and commissioner of local events, Northlands opened the Northlands Coliseum (Rexall Place) in 1974. Unfortunately, the iconic building (and former home of the Edmonton Oilers) was closed on January 1st, 2018.
An Outdoor Lover’s Delight
Ideal for active homeowners, Bellevue is celebrated for its proximity to parks, open green spaces, and outdoor recreation facilities. Most notably, the community overlooks the River Valley Highlands, offering residents direct access to the Highlands Golf Club as well as a vast network of walking trails and bike paths.
A large school and park site can be found in the community’s northern end, which includes the Eastglen Leisure Centre, a walking track, community playground and curling club. The Bellevue Community League is also situated in the adjoining neighbourhood of Virginia Park and oversees several family-friendly events such as kids’ clubs, games nights, block parties, seasonal festivals and more.
See our previous post: Edmonton Community Spotlight: Virginia Park
Other recreational amenities near Bellevue include:
- Borden Park
- Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre
- Dawson Park
- Joe Clarke Athletic Grounds
- Kinnaird Park
- Riverside Golf Course
- River Valley Swing
Did you know? In addition to peaceful walking paths, beautiful outdoor gardens and eye-catching public artworks, Borden Park also houses the Borden Natural Swimming Pool – the first public, man-made pool of its kind in all of Canada.
An excellent place for growing families, Bellevue is home to a public school that caters to high-school-aged students in and around the community. Further educational opportunities, including additional public options, Catholic schools, immersion programs, early learning and private institutions, can be found within the surrounding neighbourhoods.
Designated Public Schools:
- Highlands School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Highlands 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. Leo 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? Edmonton’s own Concordia University is situated directly across from southwest Bellevue, bordered by Wayne Gretzky Drive and 112th Ave.
A Streamlined Commute
Bellevue is bounded by Wayne Gretzky Drive to the west, 118th Ave to the north, 67th Street to the east and the North Saskatchewan River Valley to the south. Wayne Gretzky Drive is particularly convenient for residents looking to access the greater City of Edmonton, connecting with major thoroughfares such as Yellowhead Trail, Baseline Road (101 Ave), Whyte Ave (Sherwood Park Fwy) and Whitemud Drive.
112th Ave, which passes through the southern portion of the neighbourhood, provides a direct commute to city centre via adjoining 97th Street – allowing residents to reach Edmonton’s downtown core in ten minutes or less.
Bellevue remains somewhat walkable, as most errands can be accomplished on foot. Additionally, the area boasts convenient access to public transit, with many options available throughout the community. Edmonton’s Capital LRT line can be reached in under 5 minutes, with the Stadium LRT Park and Ride station also accessible via 112th Ave.
Did you know? Edmonton’s future Capital LRT line expansion will see Capital LRT line service extended from Century Park to Ellerslie Road.
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