Canon Ridge is a nature-friendly neighbourhood located in Clareview and nestled along Northeast Edmonton’s River Valley. With Hermitage Park defining the community’s entire east end, Canon Ridge residents enjoy having countless walking paths, parks, green spaces and outdoor recreational facilities at their disposal. But that’s not all. The area also boasts a broad array of affordable home styles (including everything from low-maintenance apartments to roomy single-family homes) as well as proximity to popular Northeast Edmonton shops and services.
Overall, Canon Ridge is a diverse and amenity-friendly neighbourhood suited to Edmonton home buyers of every lifestyle and budget.
Did you know? Canon Ridge was named after Canon William Newton, an Anglican minister who established a church, hospital and home in an Edmonton area he called the Hermitage (1875).
Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Canon Ridge
Development in Canon Ridge began in the 1960s, though most residences were constructed during the 1980s. Today, low-rise apartment-style condos account for nearly 40% of homes in the area, with one-bedroom, one-bathroom units starting in the low 100s. Low-maintenance and affordable, Canon Ridge condos are an attractive option for first-time buyers, working professionals and downsizers alike. They’re also known for their modern features, finishes and fantastic onsite amenities, including:
- Open floorplans
- Granite countertops
- Large kitchen islands
- Harwood and tile flooring
- Stainless steel appliances
- In-suite laundry
- Amenity rooms (billiards, libraries, fitness centres, etc.)
- Private balconies
- Underground parking
- Car washes
- Storage lockers
- Ravine views
Three- and four-bedroom single-family homes make up another 30% of home styles in Canon Ridge, consisting of everything from two-story, front-attached models to detached bi-level homes and bungalows. Three-bedroom townhomes account for all remaining opportunities. Here again, home prices in Canon Ridge are considered extremely affordable, providing plenty of opportunities for growing families.
Average Listing Price in Canon Ridge: $183,000
Did you know? Canon Ridge is one of three neighbourhoods in the Hermitage area plan. Other popular communities include Homesteader and Overlanders.
There is a small commercial complex tucked away in the community’s west end, featuring a coffee shop, convenience store and gas station. Clareview Town Centre is only moments away and includes several big-box retailers (Walmart, Superstore, etc.), restaurants and services. Londonderry Mall and Manning Town Centre can also be reached in under 10 minutes.
Other nearby amenities include:
Did you know? Canon Ridge residents also benefit from the many excellent amenities of Sherwood Park - located less than 10 minutes away via Yellowhead Trail. These include Emerald Hills, Millennium Place and the Strathcona Community Hospital, to name a few.
Parks and Recreation
Canon Ridge remains one of the most recreation-friendly communities in Northeast Edmonton. In addition to a large centrally located park and playground site, nearby Hermitage Park includes several kms of natural walking trails, an off-leash dog area, a fully stocked trout pond, picnic sites, disc golf course and more. Homeowners also have access to the Edmonton Soccer Association East Centre and several sports fields in the adjoining community of Overlanders.
Additional walking trails can also be found along the Kennedale Ravine (located to the neighbourhood’s immediate north), which connects with the greater North Saskatchewan River Valley and the surrounding communities.
Other recreational amenities near Canon Ridge include:
- ACT Aquatic and Recreation Centre
- Clareview Community Recreation Centre
- Edmonton Nordic Ski Club
- Londonderry Fitness and Leisure Centre
- The Quarry Golf Course
- Raven Crest Golf and Country Club
- Rundle Park
- Rundle Park Golf Course
- Strathcona Science Provincial Park
- Sunridge Ski Area
Did you know? Those living in Canon Ridge are served by the Homesteader Community League. The league hosts several sports programs throughout the year (including soccer, skating, baseball and softball) as well seasonal events, community gardens, etc.
Canon Ridge Schools
Families living in Canon Ridge are served by several schools in the surrounding communities, many within walking distance. These include public and Catholic educational opportunities, daycares, preschools, Montessori programming and more.
Designated Public Schools:
- Overlanders School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- John D. Bracco School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Eastglen School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Designated Catholic Schools:
- St. Maria Goretti School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- St. Elizabeth Seton School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Austin O’Brien School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Did you know? Canon Ridge has a livability score of 71%, which is considered excellent. Cost of living and real estate prices are lower than the Edmonton average (7% and 41%, respectively). The area also rates well for amenities and schools.
Commuting From Canon Ridge
Canon Ridge encompasses all real estate located east of Victoria Trail, south of the Kennedale Ravine, west of Hermitage Park and north of Yellowhead Trail (Hwy 16). Thanks to its park and ravine-side location, the community maintains a quiet, semi-secluded atmosphere, as well as accessible commuter roads.
Yellowhead Trail provides a convenient commute to Northeast Edmonton, the west Anthony Henday and Sherwood Park, while Victoria Trail intersects with many of the area’s best amenities. Canon Ridge also includes some public transit options, including the Belvedere LRT station (Capital LRT line), located just 6 minutes away.
Did you know? The Capital line is currently undergoing expansion. The project will see 4.5 km of track extended from Century Park to Ellerslie Road, providing riders with greater access to South Edmonton.
Contact us for more information on homes for sale in Canon Ridge or the city’s many other popular Northeast Edmonton communities! We also invite you to take advantage of our free buyer’s resources and seller’s resources:
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