Lauderdale is an established Northwest Edmonton neighbourhood known for its recreational amenities and diverse range of affordable home styles. Home to the Grand Trunk Fitness and Leisure Centre and vast amounts of open green space, Lauderdale is the ideal community for active families. But that’s not all. In addition to schools, restaurants and recreation venues, residents of this highly accessible area enjoy convenient access to major Edmonton shopping districts as well as vibrant downtown Edmonton.
Are you on the hunt for a new home in an affordable, all-in-one community? Read on to discover why Lauderdale is the perfect neighbourhood for you!
Did you know? Lauderdale was named after Scottish farmer James Lauder. In addition to owning land in the area in the late 1800s, Lauder opened a local bakery in 1885.
Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Lauderdale
Although the City of Edmonton annexed Lauderdale in 1913, residential development did not begin until the late 1950s. However, the neighbourhood grew quickly due to the post-war housing boom, when the demand for single-family homes was at an all-time high. As a result, Lauderdale features many older renovated bungalows, equipped with large lots and an average of three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Though detached homes account for over 50% of all Lauderdale residences, the community houses a significant number of apartment-style condos. Ideal for first-time buyers, downsizers and/or anyone in search of a low-maintenance lifestyle, Lauderdale condos are considered relatively affordable, with prices starting under $100,000.
Townhomes and duplexes can also be found throughout Lauderdale, consisting of everything from brand new construction units to established side-by-side investment opportunities.
Average Listing Price in Lauderdale: $501,000
Did you know? Lauderdale real estate prices are 32% lower than the Edmonton average. Cost of living in Lauderdale is also 6% lower than the Edmonton average. (source: areavibes.com)
Thanks to Lauderdale’s convenient location, residents have everything they need (and more) within arms’ reach. Besides to the many commercial shops and services that define adjoining 97th Street (restaurants, coffee shops, banking institutions and more), Lauderdale sits within short driving distance of several major shopping hubs, including:
- Christy’s Corner – Cineplex Odeon, restaurants, miscellaneous shops and services
- Kingsway Mall
- Londonderry Mall
- 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
- And more
Did you know? Between Kingsway and Londonderry Mall alone, Lauderdale residents have access to a combined 300+ retailers, restaurants and services.
Parks and Recreation
As mentioned above, Lauderdale is a recreation-friendly neighbourhood that promotes active living among its residents. In addition to several pocket parks, playgrounds and an off-leash dog park, the Grand Trunk Fitness and Leisure Centre provides a wealth of indoor recreational amenities, including a 25-metre pool, fitness centre, ice arena, sports fields and more.
Northwest Edmonton’s ultra-popular Castle Downs Park is also situated 5 minutes’ drive north of Lauderdale. The largest park in the region, Castle Downs Park features a local spray park, skate park, outdoor skating rink, sports fields, pavilion and numerous picnic sites.
Additional recreational amenities near Lauderdale include:
- Castle Downs Recreation Centre
- Henry Singer Park
- O’Leary Fitness and Leisure Centre
- Twin Willows Golf Club
Did you know? An integral part of the community, the Lauderdale Community League offers a wide range of family-friendly events and activities throughout the year – including yoga, Green Shack programs, block parties, sports programs and more.
There are two schools located within Lauderdale proper, including Lauderdale Elementary School (public) and École Père-Lacombe (operated by Greater North Central Francophone Education Region No. 2.) Further educational opportunities such as secondary institutions, non-secular schools, early learning, daycares and after-school care programs can all be found within the surrounding neighbourhoods.
Designated Public Schools:
- Lauderdale School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Rosslyn School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Queen Elizabeth School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Designated Catholic Schools:
- St. Dominic School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- St. Matthew School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- St. Cecilia School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Archbishop O’Leary School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
- St. Joseph Catholic High School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Did you know? Northwest Edmonton consists of a variety of residential communities resulting from the amalgamation of smaller towns and villages following the Second World War.
Lauderdale is defined by 113th A Street to the west, 132nd Ave to the north, 97th Street to the east and 127th Ave to the south. The Yellowhead Highway borders Lauderdale to the south, providing access to the greater capital region, including the Anthony Henday, St. Albert Trail and Fort Road. Other major commuter roads such as 97th Street offer streamlined access to the city’s downtown core (reachable in 10 minutes), while nearby 137th Ave spans the entire length of North Edmonton.
Though Lauderdale remains mostly car-dependent (most errands will require a vehicle), the area is considered highly transit-friendly. Several stops and routes operate throughout the community, particularly along 132nd and 129th Ave. Expansion of Edmonton’s Metro LRT line will also see a stop in Lauderdale, providing greater access to West Edmonton, City Centre and Southwest Edmonton.
Did you know? Edmonton’s future Metro LRT extension will include a stop along 113th A Street and 132nd Ave, in Lauderdale’s far northwest corner.
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