Britannia Youngstown is an older neighbourhood located in mature Northwest Edmonton. With roots dating back to the early 1900s, the community was formerly a part of the Town of Jasper Place. At that time, Britannia and Youngstown were two separate subdivisions; Britannia was established sometime around 1912 and Youngstown many years later during the 1950s (along with Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery). Britannia Youngstown and the rest of the Town of Jasper Place amalgamated with the City of Edmonton in 1964.
Did you know? Britannia Youngstown is one of 13 communities that once comprised the Town of Jasper Place. Today, this collection of neighbourhoods is part of Edmonton’s greater Jasper Place district.
Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Britannia Youngstown
Most residential development in Britannia Youngstown occurred during the 1950s when the neighbourhood consisted almost entirely of single-family homes. Today, the community offers buyers a broad mix of low, medium and high-density home styles, consisting of everything from detached starter homes to low-maintenance apartment-style condos.
Low-rise apartments account for almost half of all residences within Britannia Youngstown, with one-bedroom, one-bathroom condos starting as low as $60,000. Due to their affordability and proximity to fantastic amenities, these apartment units are a prime choice for first-time buyers and Edmonton real estate investors.
Single-family homes make up another 40% of residential home styles in Britannia Youngstown. Renovated post-war bungalows are prevalent throughout, featuring large lots and recent upgrades including new systems and appliances, finished basements, updated kitchens and bathrooms and more. Many homes within the community also feature legal suites, making them ideal for first-time investors and home buyers on a budget.
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Attached and semi-detached homes in Britannia Youngstown are also highly affordable, with three-bedroom, one-bathroom townhomes priced below $200,000. Here too, investment opportunities are abundant with several side-by-side duplexes, fourplexes and townhome developments for sale in the area.
Britannia Youngstown is also seeing an increasing number of infill homes as well as well-priced vacant lot opportunities.
Average Listing Price in Britannia Youngstown: $429,000
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Did you know? Britannia may have been named after the Latin term meaning “Britain,” which appeared on city maps as early as 1912. (source: City of Edmonton)
Edmonton’s Best Amenities
Britannia Youngstown residents enjoy having some of Edmonton’s best amenities at their doorsteps. Not only is the community home to popular Mayfield Common (featuring grocers, restaurants, retailers and more), but it also sits within walking distance of world-famous West Edmonton Mall – featuring over 800 stores and services, including World Waterpark, Galaxyland, Scotiabank Theatre and more.
But that’s not all.
Other amenities near Britannia Youngstown include:
- 124th Street Grand Market
- Depot 170 – PetSmart, Toys R Us, The Keg, Starbucks, Chapters, The Home Depot, etc.
- Mayfield Dinner Theatre
- Meadowlark Health and Shopping Centre
- Misericordia Community Hospital
- SmartCentres Edmonton West – Walmart, RONA, multiple restaurants, etc.
- Telus World of Science
- Terra Losa Shopping Centre – Safeway, Staples, Marshalls, etc.
- Westmount Shopping Centre
- Westpoint Centre – Canadian Tire, Mark’s, Schanks Sports Grill, etc.
Did you know? Affectionately referred to as “Edmonton’s Grandest Market,” the 124th Street Grand Market operates May through October and spans three locations. Established in 2012, the market plays a prominent role in supporting local businesses and entrepreneurs.
Parks and Recreation
In addition to several pocket parks, playgrounds and an outdoor swimming pool, Britannia Youngstown features an active community league. An integral part of the neighbourhood, the Britannia Youngstown Community League hosts various family-friendly events and programs such as playgroups, soccer, skating and fitness classes. Nearby MacKinnon Ravine Park also offers access to the greater North Saskatchewan River Valley, including Government House Park, Hawrelak Park, the Royal Mayfair Golf Club and Emily Murphy Park.
Additional recreational amenities:
- Buena Vista Park
- Coronation Park
- Edmonton Valley Zoo
- Jasper Place Fitness and Leisure Centre
- Lewis Estates Golf Course
- Peter Hemingway Fitness and Leisure Centre
- Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park
- Victoria Golf Course
Did you know? The Fred Broadstock Outdoor Pool is a 25-metre, six-lane pool featuring one and three-metre diving boards, children’s play pool, spray park, sundeck and picnic tables.
Britannia Youngstown Schools
There are two schools in Britannia Youngstown, a public elementary and a public junior high school. Two commercial daycare centres can also be found in the community’s far southeastern corner, offering transportation to and from school and out-of-school care and playschool programs. In addition, Catholic schools, private schools, immersion programs and additional educational opportunities can be found within the surrounding neighbourhoods.
Designated Public Schools:
- Youngstown School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Britannia School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Ross Sheppard School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Designated Catholic Schools:
- Our Lady of Peace School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- St. Thomas More School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- St. Francis Xavier School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
- Edmonton Christian West School
- Edmonton Christian High School
- Meadowlark Christian School
- Progressive Academy
- Stratford School
Did you know? Britannia Youngstown is also home to the ELVES Special Needs Society and School – a non-profit organization that provides education and opportunities for learners aged two years into adulthood.
10 Minutes to Downtown Edmonton
Britannia Youngstown is defined by Mayfield Road to the west, 107th Ave to the north, 156th Street to the east and Stony Plain Road to the south. Stony Plain Road provides access to the downtown core and the west Anthony Henday, while nearby 170th Street transects Yellowhead Highway to the north and Whitemud Drive to the south. Transit opportunities are also abundant along these two major thoroughfares, with several stops and routes operating throughout the area.
The development of the West Valley LRT line will also see LRT service extended to several communities directly south of Britannia Youngstown.
Did you know? Edmonton’s Valley Line is a 27 km LRT line that will operate between Southeast Edmonton (Mill Woods) and West Edmonton (Lewis Farms).
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- The Terry Paranych Real Estate Group Home Buyer Guide
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