Blackburne is a laid-back neighbourhood situated in scenic Southwest Edmonton. Encompassing Blackmud Creek, Blackburne is a nature-friendly neighbourhood boasting breathtaking ravine views, parks, tree-lined trails, and plenty of open green space. Despite its semi-secluded setting, Blackburne is close to major commuter routes and countless Southwest Edmonton amenities, including schools, services, major shopping hubs, and more.
Did you know? “Blackburne” takes its name from Blackmud Creek. In this case, “burne” is an old English term referencing a stream or river.
Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Blackburne
Though the City of Edmonton annexed the land in 1982, Blackburne development did not begin until the early 1990s. Front-attached single-family homes account for roughly 70% of all real estate opportunities in Blackburne. Offering an average of four bedrooms, four bathrooms and 1,800+ square feet of living space, most homes in the area include high-end finishes and recent renovations. Standard features to expect from a Blackburne home include:
- Open concept floorplans
- Ample cupboard and counter space
- Spa-like ensuites
- Walk-in closets
- High ceilings
- Updated flooring and cabinetry
- Stone countertops
- Formal dining rooms
- Finished basements
- Private offices
- Oversized garages
- Outdoor entertainment spaces
- Mature landscaping
- New systems and appliances
- And more!
Three-bedroom duplexes account for another 15% of all residences within Blackburne, followed by a smaller number of townhomes and low-rise apartments. Attached and semi-detached homes in the community make an excellent choice for first-time buyers, downsizers and growing families, with prices starting anywhere from $150,000 for a two-bedroom condo to the low 400s for a 1,500-square-foot duplex.
Average Listing Price in Blackburne: $391,000
Note: Homes in Blackburne are priced slightly above the Edmonton average due to the community’s ultra-desirable location and selection of high-end single-family homes.
Did you know? Many Blackburne properties back onto ravine and/or parkland views.
Convenient Southwest Edmonton Amenities
Though there are few commercial amenities within the Blackburne neighbourhood, several major shopping hubs are located within the immediate area. These include the many commercial plazas defining nearby Ellerslie Road (Ellerslie Corner, Southbrook Centre, etc.) as well as South Edmonton Common and the Currents of Windermere.
Other popular amenities near Blackburne include:
- Grey Nuns Community Hospital
- Heritage Valley Town Centre
- Mill Woods Town Centre
- Southgate Centre
- South Park Centre – Walmart, coffee shops, numerous retailers and restaurants
- Southpoint Centre – Miscellaneous services and retailers, restaurants, grocers, etc.
Did you know? According to Areavibes, Blackburne has a liveability score of 79/100, which is considered exceptional. In addition, the neighbourhood is highly ranked for its proximity to amenities, home styles and schools.
Parks and Recreation
Blackburne’s defining feature, Blackmud Creek, offers over 7 km of walking trails highlighted by mature trees, parks, wetlands and stormwater ponds. Blackburne Creek Park is also considered a hidden gem in the community and offers a modern playground, boardwalk and natural vantage points. Residents are served by the Blackmud Creek Community League, which oversees many family-friendly activities and events annually (Green Shack Program, KidSport, Big Brothers and Sisters, seniors programs, etc.).
Other recreational amenities near Blackburne:
- Confederation Leisure Centre
- The Derrick Golf and Winter Club
- Jagare Ridge Golf and Country Club
- Kinsmen Twin Arenas
- Mill Woods Recreation Centre
- River Ridge Golf and Country Club
- Snow Valley Ski Club
- Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre
- Twin Brooks District and Nature Park
- Whitemud Creek Ravine
- William Lutsky Family YMCA
Did you know? The Twin Brooks District and Nature Reserve was designed to create a “back to nature” experience with many paths, trees, hills, bushes and flowers to explore. The reserve also includes four observation benches as well as access to the Whitemud and Blackmud Creek Ravines.
In addition to a local daycare, Blackburne residents have access to several schools within the surrounding neighbourhoods. These include public and Catholic institutions, immersion programs, preschools, out-of-school care and more.
Designated Public Schools:
- Roberta Macadams School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- D.S. Mackenzie School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Dr. Anne Anderson School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Designated Catholic Schools:
- Monsignor Fee Otterson School (Designated Grade K-9 School)
- Louis St. Laurent School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
- Mother Margaret Mary School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Did you know? Serving the communities of Allard, Blackburne Creek, Callaghan, Cashman, Cavanagh, Richford and Southbrook, the Blackmud Creek Community League is one of the largest community leagues in Edmonton.
Commuting from Southwest Edmonton
Blackburne is defined by 111th Street to the west, the Anthony Henday to the north, Calgary Trail to the east and the community of Richford to the south. To maintain low traffic flow into the community, there is only one entrance, Blackburn Drive, located in the area’s east end. Blackburne is also bounded by several other arterial roadways, including Ellerslie Road and Gateway Boulevard.
There is some transit operating in the neighbourhood, particularly along Ellerslie Road and 111th Street. The city’s Capital LRT line expansion will also see LRT service extended from Century Park to Desrochers. With a stop planned for the nearby community of MacEwan, Blackburne residents will be afforded convenient LRT access to the greater City of Edmonton.
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