Canossa is a newer neighbourhood located in far Northwest Edmonton. First established in the early 2000s, it is one of several communities making up the larger Castle Downs district. Characterized by quiet cul-de-sacs, open green spaces, spacious single-family homes and proximity to amenities, Canossa is a popular choice among families looking for a great place to grow.
Did you know? Like all communities in Castledowns, Canossa takes its name from a famous European castle. In this case, Canossa Castle (est, 940 AD.), near Bologna in Northern Italy.
Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Canossa
Single-family homes are the most common home style in Canossa, accounting for over 80% of all real estate opportunities. Two-storey homes with double front-attached garages are standard to the area, featuring four bedrooms, three bathrooms and 1,600+ square feet of open living space. Other models may include roomy walk-out bungalows and bi-levels.
Most of Canossa’s development took place between 2000-2006. Since then, many properties in the community have undergone renovations, which recent upgrades including everything from fully re-finished ensuites and kitchens to new systems, countertops, cabinetry and flooring.
Duplexes and (a few) townhomes account for all remaining real estate opportunities in Canossa. Attached and semi-detached units in the area feature an average of three bedrooms and bathrooms, private yard spaces and 1,300+ square feet for $240,000 and up.
Average Listing Price in Canossa: $405,000
There are few businesses in Canossa, which serves to minimize traffic to the area and maintain the community’s quiet atmosphere. However, Canossa is within a short distance of several major shopping hubs, including the Newcastle Shopping Centre (grocers, medical services, banking institutions, etc.) and Albany Market Square (restaurants, big-box retailers, coffee shops and more). Additional shops and services, big-box retailers, restaurants, and more can be easily reached via nearby 127th Street and Castle Downs Road.
Other amenities in and around Canossa include:
- Gateway Village Shopping Centre (St. Albert)
- Londonderry Mall – 150 + stores and services, including Hudson’s Bay, Winners and an
- Northgate Mall – Marshalls, Walmart, Safeway, etc.
- North Town Centre – Medical centres and health services, T & T Supermarket, Indigo Books, etc.
- Skyview/North City/Palisades Shopping Centres – The Home Depot, Superstore and numerous big-box retailers
Did you know? Thanks to the nearby north Anthony Henday, Canossa residents enjoy having the many excellent amenities of St. Albert within driving distance.
Parks and Recreation
Canossa’s entire northern end is still under agricultural cultivation, providing residents with semi-rural views and a buffer from north Anthony Henday traffic noise. The community also houses a centrally located stormwater pond, defined by scenic walking trails. Rapperswill Castle Playground is situated nearby as is Elsinore Chambery Park. Canossa residents are currently served by the Baturyn Community League. The league hosts several family-friendly events throughout the year, including a playschool and various sports initiatives.
Other recreational amenities in the Canossa area include:
- Beaumaris Lake
- Castle Downs Family YMCA
- Cattail Crossing Golf Club
- Edmonton Garrison Memorial Golf and Curling Club
- Grand Trunk Fitness and Leisure Centre
- Henry Singer Park and Wetlands
- Londonderry Fitness and Leisure Centre
- O’Leary Fitness and Leisure Centre
- Servus Credit Union Place
- Sturgeon Valley Golf and Country Club
Did you know? Servus Credit Union Place includes amenities such as an aquatics centre (over 25 spray and water features!), a children’s playground, a fitness and wellness centre, track and training centre, three NHL-sized arenas, field houses and more.
While there are no schools in Canossa proper, there are several schools situated within walking distance. These include both public and Catholic schools, as well as daycares, preschools, out-of-school programs, and other non-secular institutions.
Designated Public Schools:
- Baturyn School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Mary Butterworth School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Queen Elizabeth School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Designated Catholic Schools:
- St. Charles School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- St. Edmund School (Designated Grade K-9 School)
- Archbishop O’Leary School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Did you know? Canossa boasts a Livability Score of 78%, which is considered exceptional. The community comes highly rated for its proximity to amenities, cost of living and real estate prices.
Commuting From Canossa
Canossa is defined by the Rapperswill (Newcastle) neighbourhood to the west, the Anthony Henday to the north, 112th Street to the east and 167th Ave to the south. Major commuter roads such as 127th Street provide a direct connection to the Henday as well as 153rd Ave, 137th Ave and Yellowhead Trail. Nearby 97th Street offers a streamlined commute to CFB Edmonton and the city centre.
There are some transit opportunities in Canossa, with several routes operating throughout the neighbourhood, particularly along 167th Ave and 112th Street. There are also several major transit centres in the area, including Castle Downs Transit Centre, Eaux Claires and Northgate Transit Centre. Edmonton’s Metro LRT line extension will include a stop along Castle Downs Road and 153rd Ave, just 5-minutes south of Canossa.
Did you know? Edmonton’s Metro LRT line extension will provide Canossa residents with convenient access to the downtown core and the greater City of Edmonton as a whole.
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