Chambery is a newer neighbourhood located in Northwest Edmonton’s Castle Downs district. Known for its expansive open green spaces, easy accessibility and beautiful detached homes, Chambery is highly regarded among families looking for a quiet community in which they can grow and thrive. So, if you’re on the hunt for the perfect single-family home in the perfect family-oriented community, Chambery may be precisely what you’re looking for.

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Did you know? Like all communities located in Castle Downs, Chambery takes its name from a famous European castle. In this case, the Chateau de Chambery in France.

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Chambery Real Estate 

Although the neighbourhood was first established in the late 1980s and early 1990s, development in Chambery didn’t really take off until the 2000s, with new home construction continuing today. As such, this contemporary community is the ideal choice for those looking for a newer home (built within the last few years) in desirable Northwest Edmonton.

Home styles in Chambery consist almost entirely of single-family properties, equipped with an average of four bedrooms and four bathrooms. Here again, because the neighbourhood is so new, these homes tend to include a wealth of modern features such as roomy open floor plans, quartz countertops, hardwood flooring, spa-like ensuites, high ceilings, and much more. Home lots in the area also tend to be quite large, providing ample backyard space for families to enjoy.

Average Listing Price: $585,000

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Did you know? For Edmonton home buyers looking to build from the ground up, affordable vacant lot choices can also be found throughout the community.

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Easily Accessible Amenities 

To preserve Chambery’s slow-paced and nature-friendly atmosphere, there are no commercial developments located within the neighbourhood. However, several shopping districts offering everything from grocers and retailers to medical services and restaurants can be found within the surrounding communities. These include the Newcastle Shopping Centre, Albany Square Market and the many shops and services located along nearby 97th Street.

Other notable nearby amenities:

  • Gateway Village Shopping Centre (St. Albert)
  • North Town Centre – Medical centres and health services, T & T Supermarket, Indigo Books, etc.
  • Northgate Mall – Marshalls, Walmart, Safeway, etc.
  • Skyview/North City/Palisades Shopping Centres – The Home Depot, Superstore and numerous big-box retailers
  • Sturgeon Community Hospital (St. Albert)
  • And more

See our previous post: Edmonton Community Spotlight: Rapperswill (Newcastle) in Northwest Edmonton

Did you know? With the City of St. Albert located just 10-minutes away (via the north Anthony Henday), Chambery residents can also take advantage of the many amenities this vibrant municipality has to offer – including the city’s famed farmer’s market and Servus Credit Union Place.

Parks, Green Spaces and Recreation 

Chambery offers residents ample opportunities to get active while enjoying the great outdoors. The area is home to several walking paths and trail systems, some of which can be found alongside the community’s two scenic stormwater lakes. Elsinore/Chambery Park can also be found in the neighbourhood’s central east end, offering a playground, bike track, picnic sites and more.

As mentioned above, the area is also surrounded by vast green spaces and wetlands, further adding to its quiet, nature-friendly appeal.

Other recreational amenities in and around Chambery include:

Did you know? Chambery residents are represented by the Baturyn community league, located directly to the south. The league hosts a number of family-friendly events and initiatives throughout the year, including sports programs and playschool.

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Chambery Schools 

Chambery sits within close proximity to several schools, catering to every age and learning stage. In addition to Catholic and public options, other educational opportunities include preschools and early learning, out-of-school care, language immersion programs, additional non-secular institutions and more.

Designated Public Schools:

Designated Catholic Schools:

Did you know? According to Chambery’s neighbourhood structure plan, the community will include a local school with additional park space once finished.

Getting From Here to There 

Defined by open green spaces to both the west and north, Chambery strikes the perfect balance between peaceful prairie setting and accessible amenities. The community is bisected by one major thoroughfare, 176th Ave, which connects with adjoining 97th Street. From here, Chambery residents can access the north Anthony Henday, 153rd Ave, 137th Ave and the Yellowhead Highway. 97th Street also provides a streamlined commute to downtown Edmonton, which can be reached in 20-minutes.

Like the community itself, transit development in Chambery is still ongoing, however, there are several bus stops located along 176th Ave. Two major transit centres (Castle Downs and Eaux Claires) can be found a few minutes away and Edmonton’s future Metro LRT line expansion will also improve accessibility to the area.

Did you know? Chambery offers quick and convenient access to CFB Edmonton. Located only 10-minutes drive north, the community is ideal for those working at the base.

For more information on Edmonton real estate opportunities/homes for sale in Chambery (or the city’s many other unique neighbourhoods), get in touch with us! We also invite you to take advantage of our most popular home buyer’s resources and home seller’s resources, including:

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