Kenilworth is an established community located in central Southeast Edmonton. One of several mature neighbourhoods comprising the greater Bonnie Doon district, Kenilworth’s roots can be traced back to the early 1900s, where it appears on some of the earliest maps of Edmonton. Despite the area’s longstanding history, most residential development did not occur until the 1960s, when the City of Edmonton annexed the land. Today, Kenilworth is a quiet, family-friendly community known for its affordable single-family homes and proximity to popular Southeast Edmonton amenities.
Did you know? Kenilworth takes its name after the town and 12th-century castle of Kenilworth, located in Warwickshire, England.
Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Kenilworth
Four and five-bedroom single-family homes account for roughly 80% of all real estate opportunities in Kenilworth. Post-war bungalows are a standard home style in the community, featuring large lots and 1,100 square feet of living space for $400,000 and up. Many residences in the area have also been updated, offering buyers the perfect blend of unique architectural character and modern finishes.
Standard upgrades to expect from a Kenilworth home may include:
- Finished basements
- Laminate/tile flooring
- Renovated kitchens
- Upgraded bathrooms (including ensuites and walk-in closets)
- Modern fixtures
- Fully landscaped yards
- Central air
- New roofing and siding
- Energy-efficient windows, systems and appliances
- And more!
A great neighbourhood for first-time buyers on a budget and Edmonton real estate investors, many Kenilworth homes also come equipped with one or more separate, legal income suites – making them an excellent revenue property/mortgage helper.
Duplexes and low-rise apartments round out all remaining residences in Kenilworth, with three-bedroom semi-detached homes starting in the low 200s.
Average Listing Price in Kenilworth: $428,000
Did you know? According to Areavibes Liveability Index, real estate prices in Kenilworth are 11% lower than the Edmonton average. The community also boasts an excellent score for cost of living (also below average) and proximity to amenities.
Kenilworth residents enjoy having some of Edmonton’s most celebrated amenities within arm’s reach. In addition to Bonnie Doon Mall and Capilano Mall (both reachable on foot), locals are afforded convenient access to the many trendy shops, services, restaurants and entertainment venues of Whyte Ave. Downtown Edmonton is located just 10 minutes away, and local shops and services – including a grocer, medical clinic and miscellaneous services – can be found along bordering 90th Ave.
- Art Gallery of Alberta
- Citadel Theatre
- City Arts Centre
- Edmonton City Centre (mall)
- Edmonton Convention Centre
- Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market
- Edmonton Public Library
- Jasper Ave (a hub for restaurants, cafes, pubs, boutique shops and services and more)
- Muttart Conservatory
- The Old Strathcona Farmer’s Market
- Rogers Place / Ice District
- Royal Alberta Museum
- The Stollery Children’s Hospital
- The University of Alberta Hospital
- Winspear Centre
- Winston Churchill Square
Parks and Recreation
Kenilworth houses two large park sites, several playgrounds and an active community league. An integral part of the neighbourhood, the league oversees a full-sized hockey rink, landscaped grounds and several programs, including senior’s events, sports programs and a local playschool.
Kenilworth is situated near the Mill Creek Ravine and the North Saskatchewan River Valley, providing locals with ample opportunities to get out and get active. A multi-amenity leisure centre can also be found in the adjoining community of Bonnie Doon.
Check out: Edmonton Community Spotlight: Bonnie Doon
- Accidental Beach
- Alberta Legislature Grounds
- Borden Park
- Dawson Park
- Don Wheaton Family YMCA
- Edmonton Ski Club
- Forest Heights Park
- Gallagher Park
- Gold Bar Park
- Henrietta Muir Edwards Park
- Kinsmen Park
- Kinsmen Pitch and Putt
- Kinsmen Sports Centre
- Louise McKinney Riverfront Park
- Riverside Golf Course
- Royal Glenora Club
- Victoria Golf Course
- Victoria Park
- And more!
Did you know? The Bonnie Doon Leisure Centre features a 25-metre pool, steam room, sauna, running track, tennis courts, and more.
There are three schools in Kenilworth, including a public elementary and public junior high, as well as a Catholic francophone school, École Sainte-Jeanne-d’Arc. Several private, specialized and post-secondary institutions can also be found within the surrounding communities, including the University of Alberta, Concordia University and Grant MacEwan.
Designated Public Schools:
- Waverley School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Kenilworth School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- McNally School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Designated Catholic Schools:
- St. Brendan School (Designated Grade K-9 School)
- St. Brendan School (Designated Grade K-9 School)
- Austin O’Brien School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
- Campus Saint-Jean
- L’École Gabrielle-Roy
- University of Alberta
- Vimy Ridge Academy
- The Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
Did you know? Campus Saint-Jean is the leading institution for French-language education and services in Western Canada. The local elementary school (Rutherford) is also over 100 years old.
Commuting from Kenilworth
Kenilworth is bounded by 75th Street (Wayne Gretzky Drive) to the west, 90th Ave to the north, 50th Street to the east and 82nd Ave to the south. Running north and south, 75th Street allows residents to reach the Yellowhead Highway, Whitemud Drive and the downtown core (via 98th Ave) in 10 minutes. 82nd Ave, running east to west, also gives way to Whyte Ave and the Sherwood Park Freeway, transecting with the east Anthony Henday.
Kenilworth is transit-friendly and considered somewhat walkable (many errands can be accomplished on foot). The nearby community of Bonnie Doon will also feature a stop along Southeast Edmonton’s Valley LRT line.
Did you know? Expansion plans for the Capital and Metro Lines will see service extending further into both Southeast Edmonton (Ellerslie area) and Northwest Edmonton (Campbell Road, near St. Albert).
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