Welcome to Downtown Edmonton: home to the Edmonton Oilers, Churchill Square, City Hall and some of the hottest real estate our vibrant city has to offer. Featuring a broad mix of office, retail, warehouse, and residential land uses, Downtown Edmonton has undergone substantial development over the last several years. This has made it an increasingly attractive option among buyers searching for a hassle-free home near Edmonton’s best amenities.
Did you know? Marking our city’s humble beginnings, Fort Edmonton and the Hudson Bay Company Reserve lands once occupied Edmonton city centre. This resulted in the expansion of the Town of Edmonton, creating a commercial hub of activity centred around modern-day Jasper Ave and 97th Street.
Real Estate and Homes for Sale in Downtown Edmonton
Downtown Edmonton comprises six major districts, each offering its own unique atmosphere and one-of-a-kind real estate opportunities: Government Centre, the Old Warehouse District, Jasper Avenue, the Arts District and, most recently, the Ice District.
From lavish luxury penthouses providing excellent views of the river valley to historic warehouses retrofitted into walk-up character lofts, Downtown Edmonton consists almost entirely of high and low-rise apartment-style condos. The embodiment of low-maintenance living, these popular units are often a prime choice among first-time buyers, working professionals and savvy real estate investors looking to capitalize on the unbeatable location.
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But that’s not all. With many units offering three+ bedrooms and bathrooms, 2,000+ square feet of open living space, fantastic onsite amenities (swimming pools, private outdoor spaces, recreation rooms, etc.) and proximity to reputable schools, Downtown Edmonton also houses its fair share of growing families.
Average Listing Price in Downtown Edmonton: $380,000
Awesome City Centre Amenities
As mentioned above, Downtown Edmonton encompasses many of the city’s most popular amenities. These, of course, include the boutique shops, services, restaurants and pubs of trendy Jasper Ave, as well as Edmonton’s most celebrated arts and culture venues. Recent development has also seen an increase in everyday amenities locals rely on to be comfortable, such as grocers, health services and much more.
Other notable amenities in and around Downtown Edmonton include:
- 124th Street Grand Market
- Art Gallery of Alberta
- Citadel Theatre
- Edmonton City Centre (mall)
- Edmonton Convention Centre
- Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market
- Edmonton Public Library
- Kingsway Mall
- Muttart Conservatory
- Rogers Place / Ice District
- Royal Alberta Museum
- Royal Alexandra Hospital
- Unity Square
- Winspear Centre
- Winston Churchill Square
- And much more
Did you know? A famous Edmonton landmark, (Winston) Churchill Square hosts many of the city’s most anticipated annual events and festivals, including Edmonton Pride, Taste of Edmonton, and the Edmonton International Street Performers Festival.
Parks and Recreation
Nestled along the banks of the beautiful North Saskatchewan River valley, Downtown Edmonton is anything but a concrete jungle. In addition to parks, playgrounds, picnic sites and off-leash areas, the river valley features over 160km of picturesque hiking, walking, cycling and running trails just waiting to be explored. Additional recreational amenities also include rec centres and many of Edmonton’s best golf courses.
Downtown Edmonton recreational amenities:
- Alberta Legislature Grounds
- Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre
- Dawson Park
- Don Wheaton Family YMCA
- Edmonton Ski Club
- Forest Heights Park
- Gallagher Park
- Government House Park
- Henrietta Muir Edwards Park / Chinese Garden
- Kinsmen Pitch and Putt
- Kinsmen Sports Centre
- Louise McKinney Riverfront Park
- MacEwan University Sport and Wellness
- Queen Elizabeth Outdoor Pool
- Riverside Golf Course
- Royal Glenora Club
- Royal Mayfair Golf Club
- Victoria Golf Course
- And much more
Did you know? Victoria Golf Course is Canada’s oldest city-run course. Established in 1896, before the City of Edmonton was founded, the historic 18-hole fairway offers immaculate views of the North Saskatchewan River Valley.
Downtown Edmonton Schools
Families living in Downtown Edmonton enjoy having a variety of schools to choose from within the surrounding areas. These include public and private options, Catholic and other non-secular schools, early learning programs, daycares and afterschool care programs.
Downtown Edmonton Designated Public Schools:
- Garneau School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Allendale School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- McKernan School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Victoria School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Downtown Edmonton Designated Catholic Schools:
- St. Catherine School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- St. Catherine School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- St. Joseph School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Did you know? First established in 1881 as a one-room schoolhouse, McKay Avenue School is now the oldest standing brick school in Alberta. Situated along 99th Ave and 105th Street, the school is the site of Edmonton’s Archives and Museum.
Commuting From Downtown Edmonton
Downtown Edmonton is defined by 110th Street to the west, 105th Avenue to the north, 97th Street to the east, Rossdale Road to the south and the North Saskatchewan River to the southeast. With several commuter roads such as 97th Street, Stony Plain Road and Connors Road located within the immediate vicinity, residents can access the greater City of Edmonton quickly and conveniently.
Downtown Edmonton is perhaps best known for its extreme walkability and accessible transit options. As a result, locals can easily accomplish most day-to-day errands on foot and commute to nearly every quadrant of the city via numerous transit and LRT stations (which include both the Metro and Capital Lines).
Did you know? Operating between Mill Woods and Lewis Farms, Edmonton’s future Valley LRT line will provide a streamlined commute for downtown residents wishing to access Southeast Edmonton and West Edmonton.
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