Dovercourt is a mature neighbourhood located in Northwest Edmonton. Though the City of Edmonton annexed Dovercourt and the surrounding areas in the early 1900s, the community remained largely undeveloped until the 1950s. Following the Second World War, Edmonton saw an increased demand for affordable, family-friendly homes, which quickly began cropping up around the neighbourhood. Like many communities at the time, Dovercourt was planned as a “neighbourhood unit” under town planner Noel Dant. This now-popular unit design concept was one of the first of its kind in North America.
Did you know? The “neighbourhood unit” design concept seeks to discourage traffic and promote community attractiveness. This is achieved through curvilinear street patterns, limited access points and a focus on centrally located schools, community facilities and park space.
Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Dovercourt
Nearly 80% of Dovercourt homes were built between the late 1940s and early 1960s. The neighbourhood was essentially complete by 1970. Renovated single-family homes consisting of three bedrooms and two bathrooms account for most home styles in Dovercourt. Priced in the low 300s, they make ideal starter homes – perfect for first-time buyers and growing families alike. Upgraded bungalows are the most common detached home style.
Featuring large lots, double garages and plenty of room to move around, these homes often include modern upgrades, such as new systems and appliances, renovated kitchens and bathrooms, new flooring and more. Other features to look forward to may include:
- Finished basements
- Mature landscaping
- Outdoor entertainment spaces
- Ample storage
- Passive income potential via separate suites
- And more!
Dovercourt also offers a few townhome and duplex, options particularly in the neighbourhood’s center alongside the local school and park site.
Average Listing Price in Dovercourt: $353,000
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Did you know? Dovercourt is thought to take its name from the English Village of Dovercourt in Essex.
A modest commercial centre is located in Dovercourt’s far southeastern corner. Here, residents can access various shops and services, including a large professional centre with health clinic, dentists, and other medical services.
Dovercourt is also situated within a short distance of Westmount Shopping Centre and Kingsway Mall. In addition, the Skyview/ North City/ Palisades Shopping Centres (numerous big-box retailers, restaurants, shops and services) and Mayfield Common can be reached in less than 10 minutes.
Other nearby amenities :
- 124th Street Grand Market
- Christy’s Corner
- Edmonton Public Library
- Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital
- Royal Alexandra Hospital
- Telus World of Science
- Unity Square
- West Edmonton Mall
Did you know? With St. Albert only 10 minutes away, Dovercourt homeowners have many additional amenities within arms’ reach, including the city’s ultra-popular Servus Credit Union Place and the St. Albert Farmer’s Market.
Dovercourt Parks and Recreation
In addition to several pocket parks, Dovercourt houses a centrally located park space featuring sports parks, playgrounds, a skate park, hockey rink, picnic areas, and community league. Dovercourt residents can easily access the Grand Trunk Fitness and Leisure Centre, with facilities including everything from a swimming pool, waterslide, and steam room to ice arena, tennis, basketball and baseball facilities.
Other nearby recreational amenities:
Did you know? The Dovercourt Community League provides plenty of family-oriented programs and events for locals, including a community garden, sports initiatives, community gatherings and more.
There are three schools in Dovercourt: a public elementary, an Islamic junior and senior high school, and a private academy. There are also two daycares centred in the community and many other educational options in the surrounding neighbourhoods.
Designated Public Schools:
- Dovercourt School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Westmount School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Ross Sheppard School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Designated Catholic Schools:
- St. Pius X School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- St. Catherine School (Designated Grade K-9 School)
- St. Mark School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- St. Joseph School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Did you know? Dovercourt is located within 10 minutes of NAIT, making it an excellent choice for students and faculty.
Commuting From Dovercourt
Dovercourt is bounded by 142nd Street to the west, Yellowhead Trail to the north, Groat Road to the east and 118th Ave to the south. Yellowhead Trail provides convenient access to the larger capital region, while Groat Road provides a streamlined commute to downtown.
There are also plenty of transit opportunities in Dovercourt, especially with Westmount Transit Centre only 5 minutes away.
Did you know? Dovercourt boasts a livability score of 73%, which is considered excellent. The cost of living is 4% lower than the Edmonton average, and real estate prices are 24% lower. The community also comes highly rated for its schools and proximity to amenities.
For more information on Edmonton real estate opportunities and homes for sale in Dovercourt, don’t hesitate to contact us! We also invite you to check out our latest community blog or take advantage of our many buyer’s resources, including;
- The Terry Paranych Real Estate Group Home Buyer Guide – Are you thinking about buying a home in Edmonton? Here is a quick guide to help you understand your next move!
- Your All-In-One Guide to Choosing The Right Edmonton Neighbourhood - That’s right, it’s as simple as 1 2 3 to find your ideal neighbourhood!
- Six Essential Tips That Make Home Buying More Affordable – Our goal is to get you a better deal on your next property.
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