Laurel is a Southeast Edmonton community located in the greater Meadows district. Since construction of this popular neighbourhood began in the late 2000s, it has rapidly become a desirable location for both new and move-up families. This is primarily due to the area’s broad selection of single-family homes, proximity to fantastic amenities and ultra-accessible location. Before its development, the land comprising modern-day Laurel was used for mostly agricultural purposes. To this day, the community retains a significant amount of lush green space.
Did you know? The Meadows area consists of seven distinctive communities, each named after a tree or shrub. The Laurel Willow is a tree that typically starts as a shrub. The Laurel’s dark green leaves tend to stick around longer than most other deciduous trees. (Source: City of Edmonton)
Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Laurel
As mentioned above, most real estate opportunities in Laurel consist of single-family homes. These homes include double front-attached and laned properties, featuring an average of two storeys, four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and approximately 1,500 square feet of living space. Nearly all homes in the area are either originally owned or brand new and offer the latest floorplans and finishes.
Here are some of the many new features you can expect from a Laurel home:
- Open floor plans
- Eat-in islands
- Modern laminate and hardwood flooring
- Granite and quartz countertops
- Walk-thru pantries
- Stainless steel appliances
- Tile backsplashes
- King-sized master suites
- Walk-in closets
- Four- and five-piece ensuites
- Formal dining and living areas
- Wet bars
- Gas fireplaces
- Vaulted ceilings
- Energy-efficient systems
- Oversized windows
- Entertainer’s decks and patios
- Walkout basements
- Scenic views of Mill Creek Ravine
- Heated double attached and detached garages
- And more!
In addition, many Laural homes come equipped with separate entrance income suites – perfect for passive income. This particularly appeals to Edmonton real estate investors and first-time buyers looking to offset their mortgage payments.
Average Listing Price in Laurel
Did you know? Laurel has a Livability Score of 77%, which is considered exceptional. This is due to the neighbourhood’s well-rated commute times, cost of living, employment, housing, schools, and health and safety amenities.
Parks and Recreation in Southeast Edmonton
Laurel is incredibly nature-friendly, offering residents access to green spaces, walking trails, ponds, and more. There are also several pocket parks located throughout the area, many of which include playgrounds, sports fields and picnic spots.
Laurel’s most notable nearby recreation feature is the Meadows Recreation Centre. This 234,419 square-foot facility offers countless age-friendly amenities, including an aquatic centre, fitness centre, walking track, gymnasium, NHL-sized arenas, childcare, etc.
Laurel is represented by the Laurel Community League. The league sponsors various local events and programs throughout the year, including youth activities, arts and crafts and sports programs. Other recreational amenities near Laurel include:
Did you know? Southeast Edmonton’s Jackie Parker Park has a playground, fire rings, picnic benches, a pavilion, an off-leash area, a small lake, a spray park, a climbing wall, and other family-friendly amenities.
Southeast Edmonton Amenities Near Laurel
Laurel also boasts proximity to many new commercial shopping centers featuring grocery stores, medical and professional services, restaurants, coffee shops, and banking institutions. Furthermore, the neighbouring community of Tamarack is home to an 8-plex movie theatre complete with premier full-recliner seating.
Other notable amenities in the area include:
- Grey Nuns Community Hospital
- Market at the Meadows, which includes Save-on-Foods, a medical center, Shopper’s Drug Mart, and banking institutions.
- Tamarack Common, offering CHALO! Fresh Co., various restaurants, retailers, and services.
Did you know? South Edmonton Common, one of the largest open-air retail developments in North America, spans a vast area of 320 acres and features an impressive 2,300,000 square feet of retail space.
Laurel Schools in Southeast Edmonton
Perfect for families, Laurel is home to a public K-9 elementary school. There are also several educational options conveniently located within walking distance, including further public and Catholic schools catering to students aged elementary through junior high. Additionally, there are daycare centers, preschools, and out-of-school care programs available in the area.
Designated Public Schools:
- Svend Hansen School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Svend Hansen School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- W.P. Wagner School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Designated Catholic Schools:
- Holy Family School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Holy Family School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Holy Trinity School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Did you know? Edmonton’s Khalsa School prepares students for lifelong learning based on Sikh values and discipline. The school opened in 2001 with just 13 students but now has 300 ranging from preschool to grade six. (Source: Edmonton Khalsa School).
Commuting From Laurel in Southeast Edmonton
Laurel is defined by 34th Street to the west, 23rd Ave to the north, 17th Street to the east and the Anthony Henday to the south. A commuter’s dream, the nearby Anthony Henday and Whitemud Drive provide convenient access to just about anywhere. 23rd Ave offers swift access to additional shops and services (including the Grey Nuns Hospital and Mill Woods Town Centre). At the same time, the Anthony Henday provides an easy drive to the Edmonton International Airport via Highway 2.
The Meadows Transit Centre has created excellent transit opportunities near Laurel. In addition, most shops, services, and amenities in the neighbourhood are accessible by foot.
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