The Northwest Edmonton community of Caernarvon is comprised of all real estate located north of 145th Ave, west of Castle Downs Road and south of 153rd Ave. Like all neighbourhoods in Edmonton’s popular Castle Downs district, Caernarvon takes its name from a famous European castle, in this case, a well-known fortress in Northeast Wales. Celebrated for its diverse selection of home styles, family-friendly amenities, open green spaces and proximity to shops and services, Caernarvon has become a popular choice among Northwest Edmonton home buyers in search of the perfect all-in-one community.
Did you know? Caernarvon Castle is regarded as one of the greatest and most intimidating buildings of the middle-ages. Constructed in 1283, the castle also served as the setting for the Investiture of Prince Charles, Prince of Wales.
Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Caernarvon
Caernarvon is home to a broad mix of home styles, making it an ideal community for first-time buyers, growing families, downsizers and all other lifestyles and budgets. Single-family homes account for roughly 60% of residences within the area, with an emphasis on renovated bungalows built during the 1970s and 80s. Spacious and affordable, detached homes in Caernarvon feature an average of four bedrooms, three bathrooms and, in most cases, a wealth of modern upgrades for $320,000 and up.
Townhomes are also extremely popular throughout Caernarvon, accounting for another 20% of all homes. Two-storey and split-level properties are most common, equipped with roomy open floor plans, private yard spaces and, in some cases, finished basements and attached garages. Prices for the average three-bedroom, two-bathroom townhome in the community start at approximately $160,000.
Buyers (or real estate investors) in search of well-priced duplexes or apartment-style condos will also find what they’re looking for in Caernarvon. Low-maintenance and amenity-friendly, these multi-family units typically start in the low 100s.
Average Listing Price in Caernarvon: $249,000
Did you know? Northwest Edmonton consists of a variety of residential communities resulting from the amalgamation of smaller towns and villages following the Second World War.
Accessible Northwest Edmonton Amenities
Caernarvon residents enjoy having everything they need at their fingertips. Two small commercial centres offering medical services, convenience stores, childcare facilities and various restaurants can be found in the neighbourhood. At the same time, several major shopping districts can be reached within a 5-minute drive or less.
Other nearby amenities include:
- Christy’s Corner (Cineplex Odeon, restaurants, miscellaneous shops and services)
- Edmonton Public Library
- Lakeside Landing Shopping Centre (Sobeys, medical services, animal hospital, restaurants, etc.)
- Londonderry Mall
- Newcastle Shopping Centre
- Northgate Centre
- North Town Centre
- Skyview/ North City/ Palisades Shopping Centres (numerous big-box retailers, restaurants, shops and services)
- And more!
Did you know? Beaumaris Lake is considered Edmonton’s first and largest stormwater lake. First opened in the late 1970s, the lake is over 14 hectares (34 acres) in size and sits just 5-minutes east of Caernarvon.
Parks and Recreation
An outdoor lover’s delight, Caernarvon houses a large park featuring hockey rinks, playground, soccer and baseball fields. The area is also characterized by several strategically placed pathways, allowing residents to access popular recreational amenities in and around the community (including popular Castle Downs Park and Beaumaris Lake).
Additional recreational amenities near Caernarvon include:
- Cattail Crossing Golf and Winter Club
- Grand Trunk Fitness and Leisure Centre
- Henry Singer Park
- Twin Willows Golf Club
Did you know? The Caernarvon Community League hosts a number of family-friendly events and programs throughout the year, including skating, soccer, youth initiatives, local festivals, community gardens and much more.
There are two schools located within Caernarvon, a public elementary and a Catholic elementary, which share the community’s centrally located park site. Additional options, including other non-secular schools, early learning programs, playschools and after-school care opportunities, can all be found within the surrounding communities.
Designated Public Schools:
- Caernarvon School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Rosslyn School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Queen Elizabeth School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Designated Catholic Schools:
- Katherine Therrien School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- St. Edmund Catholic School (Designated Grade K-9 School)
- Archbishop O’Leary School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Did you know? Castle Downs Park remains one of the largest parks in Northwest Edmonton. The area includes a skatepark, spray park, playground, outdoor rink, sports fields, pavilion and several public picnic sites.
Commuting From Northwest Edmonton
Though defined by quiet, residential streets, Caernarvon sits within close proximity to several major Northwest Edmonton thoroughfares. To the east, 97th Street delivers a streamlined commute to the North Anthony Henday, Yellowhead Trail and Central Edmonton (with downtown accessible in under 20 minutes). St. Albert Trail also provides a direct route to the Anthony Henday as well as the City of St. Albert and Groat Road. Finally, many of the area’s major shopping, entertainment and recreational amenities can be found along nearby 137th Ave.
Residents relying on transit can take advantage of the many routes and stops that define the community as well as the nearby Castle Downs Transit Centre. Future LRT expansion plans will also include the community of Caernarvon.
Did you know? Edmonton’s Metro LRT line extension will include two stops in Caernarvon, including one on Castle Downs Road and a second stop along 153rd Ave. Those living in the Northwest Caernarvon will also have convenient access to a third stop in the neighbouring community of Baranow.
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