The land comprising Carlton was predominantly used for agricultural and industrial purposes before residential development in the 1990s. Today, Carlton is an amenity-friendly neighbourhood located in modern Northwest Edmonton. Like all homes in the Palisades, the community was named after a famous fur trade fort or post, in this case, Fort Carlton. Established by the Hudson Bay Company in 1798, Fort Carlton was located along the junction of the North and South Saskatchewan Rivers.
Did you know? Initially referred to as Carlton House, multiple Fort Carlton houses were in operation across three locations between 1795 and 1810.
Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Carlton
Though residential development in Carlton began in the 1990s, most construction occurred in the early 2000s. New homes continued to be built over the next several years, emphasizing two-story modern single-family homes.
Detached homes make up nearly 90% of real estate opportunities in Carlton. Front-attached garage homes, featuring an average of 2,500 square feet, five bedrooms and four bathrooms are most common, ideal for families looking for more room to grow. Many of these larger homes come equipped with finished basements, making them a great option for those looking for a faster way to pay off their mortgage or Edmonton real estate investors. Detached home prices in Carlton typically start in the mid-500s.
Carlton also features a significant number of rear detached homes, with average prices starting at $400,000. These laned homes typically offer three bedrooms and bathrooms and 1,500 square feet of modern living space. Rear laned models often make an excellent choice for young families, couples and first-time buyers.
Last but not least, there are also a small number of attached and semi-detached townhomes and duplexes in Carlton, offering a low-maintenance and affordable alternative to the community’s single-family homes. These properties may include attached garages, private yard spaces, open floor plans and ample square footage.
Average Listing Price in Carlton: $300,000
Northwest Edmonton Amenities in Carlton
While there are no commercial amenities within Carlton proper, residents enjoy having many popular shopping hubs within arms’ reach, including Albany Market Square (Walmart, Boston Pizza, Brown’s Social House) and Newcastle Shopping Centre (Sobeys, coffee shops, banking institutions, etc.). Carlton is also situated within just a few minutes of the Skyview/North City/Palisades Shopping Centres, which include several big-box retailers, shops, services, medical practices, restaurants and much more.
- Christy’s Corner – Cineplex Odeon, restaurants, various shops and services, etc.
- North Town Centre – Medical centres and health services, T & T Supermarket, Indigo Books, etc.
- Northgate Mall – Marshalls, Walmart, Safeway, etc.
Parks and Recreation in Northwest Edmonton
Carlton is home to plenty of open green space. The neighbourhood’s centrally located park features a modern playground, soccer fields, sports courts, and a bike track. The area also houses several pocket parks, a woodland area and a peaceful stormwater pond, surrounded by scenic walking trails. Carlton residents are also served by the Cumberland Oxford Community League in the neighbouring Hudson community.
Other Northwest Edmonton parks, indoor and outdoor recreation venues include:
- Beaumaris Lake
- Castle Downs Park
- Castle Downs Recreation Centre
- Cattail Crossing Golf and Winter Club
- Edmonton Garrison Memorial Golf and Curling Club
- Henry Singer Park
- Twin Willows Golf Club
Did you know? The Cumberland Oxford Community League offers a vast array of sports programs, including soccer, softball, and baseball, and family-friendly programs.
Northwest Edmonton Schools in Carlton
There is one school located in Carlton, Elizabeth Finch public K-9 school. Many other schools in the surrounding neighbourhoods also serve Carlton families, including additional public, Catholic and non-secular programs.
Designated Public Schools:
- Elizabeth Finch School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Elizabeth Finch School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Ross Sheppard School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Designated Catholic Schools:
- St. Lucy School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Sir John Thompson School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Archbishop O’Leary School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Did you know? Carlton boasts a liveability score of 80% which is considered exceptional. Crime rates in the community are 13% lower than the Edmonton average, and the neighbourhood comes highly rated for its employment rates, housing, health amenities and cost of living.
Commuting From Carlton in Northwest Edmonton
Striking the perfect balance between quiet seclusion and convenience, wetlands and green space define Carlton to the west, 167th Ave to the north, the community of Oxford to the east and 153rd Ave to the south. Homeowners in the area have convenient access to the North Anthony Henday and St. Albert Trail. Nearby 137th Ave provides direct access to Northwest and Northeast Edmonton, while 127th Ave provides swift access to the downtown Edmonton area.
Did you know? Edmonton’s Metro LRT line extension will include a stop along Carlton’s south end via 137th Street via 153rd Ave.
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