As one of Edmonton’s oldest neighbourhoods, McCauley has a lot to offer home buyers by way of character, affordability and proximity to fantastic amenities. Safe, colourful and diverse, McCauley continues to undergo city-led revitalization, geared towards preserving the community’s historical sense of charm and beauty.
Yet another major perk of living in this one-of-a-kind neighbourhood is its location – just 10 minutes north of downtown. As a result, McCauley residents enjoy having immediate access to transit, restaurants, recreation, entertainment and the countless trendy shops and services of Edmonton’s vibrant city centre.
Did you know? McCauley’s current revitalization goals include: Celebrating and building the neighbourhood, providing sustainable housing and services and improving community safety.
Real Estate and Homes For Sale in McCauley
McCauley was first established in the early 1900s, with residential development taking off due to the expanding streetcar line. Though significant redevelopment has occurred over the years, the community still houses several renovated character homes, many of which are over 100 years old. However, with redevelopment, some of the neighbourhood’s older properties have given way to new infill homes. Expertly crafted and designed, these contemporary models offer buyers the best of both worlds when it comes to modern living in a historic neighbourhood.
While affordable single-family homes account for around 40% of real estate opportunities within McCauley, the area also features a significant number of attached and semi-detached properties. Following single-family residences, high and low-rise, apartment-style condos are also common to the area, making McCauley the ideal neighbourhood for first-time buyers, real estate investors and working professionals. The community also includes a small number of duplexes.
Average Listing Price in McCauley: $419,000
Did you know? McCauley takes its name from Edmonton’s first mayor, Matthew McCauley. Holding office from 1893 to 1895, McCauley initiated the Edmonton Exhibition, Edmonton’s first school and was warden of Edmonton’s first federal prison in 1905.
Edmonton’s Best Amenities
Thanks to neighbouring city centre, those living in McCauley can access many of Edmonton’s most popular amenities on foot. These include the countless boutique shops, services and eateries of Jasper Avenue, the Downtown Business District and Edmonton City Centre (mall). McCauley is also home to Commonwealth Stadium (home of the Edmonton Elks), Clarke Stadium and scenic Giovanni Caboto Park.
Additional amenities near McCauley include:
- 124th Street Grand Market
- Art Gallery of Alberta
- Citadel Theatre
- East Edmonton Health Centre
- Edmonton Convention Centre
- Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market
- Edmonton Expo Centre
- Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital
- Kingsway Mall
- Rogers Place / Ice District
- Royal Alberta Museum
- Unity Square (Edmonton’s Brewery District)
- Winspear Centre
- Winston Churchill Square
- And much more
Did you know? Giovanni Caboto, an Italian navigator and explorer, spearheaded one of the earliest known European explorations to North America and east coast Canada. Giovanni Caboto Park was renamed in the early 1980s as a nod to Edmonton’s thriving Italian community.
Parks and Recreation
With Edmonton’s beautiful river valley situated just a short drive away, McCauley is the perfect choice for active families and outdoor enthusiasts. Borden Park is also located within walking distance, offering visitors landscaped outdoor gardens, peaceful walking paths, public artworks and the Borden Natural Swimming Pool – the first public, manufactured pool of its kind in all of Canada. The McCauley Community League plays an integral role in the neighbourhood’s culture and character (encompassing Chinatown, Little Italy and the Stadium district), hosting various community-centric events throughout the year.
Additional recreational amenities:
- Alberta Legislature Grounds
- Dawson Park
- Don Wheaton Family YMCA
- Highlands Golf Club
- Louise McKinney Riverfront Park
- Riverside Golf Course
- Royal Glenora Club
- Victoria Golf Course
- And more
Did you know? Located along the north bank of the North Saskatchewan River, Dawson Park is truly unique in that it includes a gravel path specifically designed to accommodate visually impaired parkgoers. The trail features raised wooden edges that can be tapped with a white cane and seven Braille signs. (source: City of Edmonton)
While there are no schools located in McCauley proper, several schools can be found within walking distance. The community’s former elementary school has also been converted into a daycare and after-school care centre, offering affordable childcare options for local families. In addition, McCauley makes a convenient choice for post-secondary students attending NAIT and Grant MacEwan University – both located within a 5-minute drive of the neighbourhood.
Designated Public Schools:
- Norwood School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Spruce Avenue School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Victoria School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Designated Catholic Schools:
- St. Teresa Of Calcutta School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- St. Alphonsus School (Designated Grade K-9 School)
- St. Joseph School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
- Aurora Academic Charter School
- Edmonton Christian High School
- Edmonton Christian West School
- Headway School
- Jean Forest All-Girls Leadership Academy
- Progressive Academy
Did you know? McCauley is home to several city-designated historical buildings. These include the Charles J. Carter Residence, Lambton Block, John McNeill Residence, McTaggart Residence, William Paskins Residence, Hull Block and the Rehwinkel Parsonage.
Easy Access to Downtown Edmonton
McCauley is an oddly shaped neighbourhood defined by 101st Street to the west, 111th Ave to the north, the Capital LRT line to the east, and 105th Ave to the south. As we already mentioned, it is also the ideal neighbourhood for those working in the downtown core. With the Stadium LRT station located in the community’s far northeast corner, residents can reach city centre via transit in a matter of minutes. And, with the expansion of both the Capital and Metro LRT lines, locals can soon look forward to accessing every corner of the city quickly and conveniently. McCauley also boats an above-average walk score, meaning most errands can be accomplished on foot or by bike.
Did you know? Edmonton’s future Capital LRT line expansion will see Capital line service extended from Century Park to Ellerslie Road.
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