Ellerslie is a developing neighbourhood situated in scenic Southeast Edmonton. Though the community was officially established in the early 2000s, Ellerslie’s roots are thought to date back to the late 1800s with the arrival of several Scottish settlers. Ellerslie, along with the rural county of Wernerville, were annexed by the Town of Edmonton in 1892, where it remained rural farmland for the next 100 years. Today, Ellerslie is a thriving new community characterized by large amounts of open green space, close proximity to popular amenities and a diverse array of new home styles.
Did you know? Though Ellerslie has been used to designate the area since the 19th century, its origins remain unclear. Some sources claim early settlers John and Hamed McLaggan named the area after a character in a Sir William Scott novel. Others believe the name refers o Ellerslie House – the birthplace of famed William Wallace. (source: Edmonton.ca)
Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Ellerslie
Ellerslie’s broad range of home styles presents a major draw for buyers of every taste and budget. Newer single-family residences, including front-attached homes, laned models and acreage properties, account for roughly 65% of all real estate opportunities within the neighbourhood. With most detached homes featuring an average of four bedrooms and four bathrooms and an array of contemporary features, Ellerslie is a popular choice among families looking for room to grow. Standard features to expect from an Ellerslie home include:
- Spacious open floor plans
- Modern appliances and systems
- Eat-in islands
- Granite countertops
- Hardwood floors
- Bonus rooms
- 10 ft./Vaulted ceilings
- Luxury ensuites
- Heated floors
- Walk-in closets
- Gas fireplaces
- Central air
- Oversized windows
- Double heated garages
- And more!
Average single-family prices may start as low $430,000 for 1,700+ square feet, ranging upwards of $1 million + for one of the area’s expansive acreage properties.
Ellerslie is also known for its selection of attached and semi-detached home styles. Following single-family residences, townhomes are also extremely common to the area, making up roughly 20% of real estate opportunities. Low-maintenance apartment-style condos account for another 10%, followed by a smaller number of duplexes. Average condo prices in the area typically start in the low 100s for a one bed, one bath apartment to the mid 200s for a three bed, two bath two-storey townhome.
Average Listing Price in Ellerslie: $350,000
Did you know? Planned as a “neighbourhood unit”, Ellerslie features a central school and park space, surrounding arterial roads and small amounts of commercial uses so service needs can be met within the community. (source: Edmonton.ca)
Excellent Access to Amenities
Extremely amenity-friendly, Ellerslie offers residents convenient access to countless shops, services, restaurants, recreation venues and more. In addition to the many retailers established along bordering 91st Street and Ellerslie Road (including grocers, medical services, banks, coffee shops and more), popular South Edmonton common can be found less than 10 minutes away.
Other Southeast Edmonton amenities:
- Grey Nuns Community Hospital
- Mill Woods Town Centre
- South Park Centre
- Southpoint Shopping Centre
- Summerside Farmer’s Market
Did you know? Featuring more than 172 brand name stores, ample restaurants and entertainment venues, South Edmonton Common remains one of the largest open-air retail developments in North America.
Parks and Recreation
Vast open green spaces, walking trails, playground, splash park and a peaceful stormwater pond are just a few of many recreational amenities situated in and around Ellerslie. Several sports fields are also located within a short distance, including the Ivor Dent Sports Park and a championship disc golf course. Active homeowners living in Ellerslie can also take advantage of the many hiking trails of the nearby Blackmud Creek Ravine, located directly west of Gateway Boulevard.
Additional recreational amenities in and around Ellerslie include:
Did you know? The Ivor Dent Sports Park is Southeast Edmonton’s first-class tournament facility hosting soccer, cricket, rugby, football, lacrosse, kabaddi, cricket and ultimate frisbee fields.
Public school students living in Ellerslie are served by K-9 Ellerslie Campus School, located within walking distance. Additional schooling opportunities including a K-9 Catholic school and secondary institutions can be found in the neighbouring communities of Summerside and Mill Woods.
Designated Public Schools:
Ellerslie Campus School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
Ellerslie Campus School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
J. Percy Page School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Designated Catholic Schools:
Father Michael Mireau School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
Father Michael Mireau School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
Holy Trinity School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Did you know? The Ellerslie Community League. The league hosts various family-oriented events throughout the year, from Green Shack Programs and movie nights to community development initiatives and sports activities.
A Convenient Commute
Ellerslie is bounded by 91st Street to the west, 66th Street to the east and Ellerslie Road to the south. Thanks to the community’s proximity to Gateway Boulevard and Calgary Trail, locals can reach both downtown Edmonton and the Edmonton International Airport in less than 30 minutes. The south Anthony Henday also flanks the neighbourhood to the north.
Transit opportunities within Ellerslie remain under development, though the does feature some bus access. The upcoming Capital LRT line extension will also see LRT service extended from Century Park to Ellerslie, with a new station to be established along Ellerslie Road.
Did you know? As Edmonton’s Valley LRT line nears completion, residents will enjoy greater access to both south Edmonton and the greater capital region as a whole.
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