Montrose is an established all-in-one community offering a near-perfect blend of home styles, desirable commercial amenities and open green space. Home to Edmonton’s famed Northlands Coliseum, this highly accessible Northeast Edmonton neighbourhood is known for its affordable residential real estate and proximity to celebrated Edmonton amenities – including the North Saskatchewan River Valley, Edmonton Northlands and the many shops and services of the vibrant downtown core.
Did you know? Formerly known as the Edmonton Exhibition Association, Edmonton Northlands was formed in 1879. Operating as both an agricultural society and commissioner of local events, Northlands opened the Northlands Coliseum (Rexall Place) in 1974. Unfortunately, the iconic building (and former home of the Edmonton Oilers) was closed on January 1st, 2018.
Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Montrose
A mature community, Montrose was first established before the end of WWII. Like many other neighbourhoods located in the Central Northeast Edmonton area, Montrose houses a number of older one-and-a-half-story homes and bungalows. Despite their age, however, these quaint family homes are anything but outdated, as most feature an array of modern upgrades.
Infill homes are also becoming increasingly popular in Montrose, including two-story single-family homes, duplexes and fourplexes (a great investment opportunity!). Overall, single-family homes in the area feature an average of three bedrooms and two bathrooms, 900+ square feet of living space and oversized lots.
Although less common, real estate opportunities in Montrose include a small number of apartment-style condos, particularly towards the neighbourhoods’ south end. Ideal for first-time buyers, Edmonton real estate investors and working professionals, unit prices may start as low as $60,000.
Average Listing Price in Montrose: $309,000
Did you know? Montrose takes its name from the Marquis of Montrose, James Graham. Graham was a celebrated Scottish hero who defended Scotland against forced Presbyterianism by English rule in the 17th century.
Thanks to Montrose’s close proximity to downtown, residents enjoy having countless city centre amenities moments from their doorsteps. These include the many trendy shops, services, and restaurants of Jasper Ave and recreation and entertainment venues such as Rogers Place and the Edmonton Convention Centre.
Locally, the community is home to several commercial amenities, including coffee shops, medical services, nearby grocers and restaurants (particularly along 118th Ave). And that’s just the start!
Other nearby Northeast amenities include:
- Art Gallery of Alberta
- Citadel Theatre
- Clareview Town Centre
- Commonwealth Stadium
- East Edmonton Health Centre
- Edmonton City Centre (mall)
- Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market
- Edmonton Public Library
- Kingsway Mall
- Londonderry Mall
- Northgate Centre
- North Town Centre
- Royal Alberta Museum
- Royal Alexandra Hospital
- Winspear Centre
- Winston Churchill Square
- And more
Did you know? Montrose also contains the Russ Barnes Arena. Constructed in 1966, the year-round arena is a popular venue for hockey, figure skating and public skating.
Parks and Recreation
In addition to commercial amenities, Montrose residents enjoy having convenient access to outdoor green spaces and recreational amenities. Besides several pocket parks, playgrounds, baseball fields and an active community league, the neighbourhood sits within moments’ drive of both beautiful Borden Park and the North Saskatchewan River Valley.
Additional recreational amenities near Montrose include:
- Dawson Park
- Joe Clarke Athletic Grounds
- Highlands Golf Club
- Kinnaird Park
- Riverside Golf Course
- River Valley Swing
- Rundle Park Golf Course
Did you know? In addition to peaceful walking paths, beautiful outdoor gardens and eye-catching public artworks, Borden Park also houses the Borden Natural Swimming Pool – the first public, man-made pool of its kind in all of Canada.
A single school is located within Montrose, Ben Calf Robe St. Clare, catering to Catholic students aged kindergarten to grade 9. Other educational opportunities, including public schools, additional non-secular options, private institutions and early learning programs, can all be found within the surrounding communities.
Designated Public Schools:
- Highlands School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Highlands School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Eastglen School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Designated Catholic Schools:
- St. Leo School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- St. Nicholas School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Austin O’Brien School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
- Aurora Academic Charter School
- Headway School
- Suzuki Charter School
- The Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
Did you know? Highly regarded in Canada for excellence in teaching, Edmonton’s own Concordia University sits just four minutes south of Montrose in the neighbouring community of Virginia Park.
Commuting From Northeast Edmonton
Montrose is bounded by the Capital LRT line to the west, Yellowhead Trail to the north, 58th Street to the east and 118th Ave to the south. The community’s west end is also bisected by Wayne Gretzky Drive (Fort Road), providing residents with a streamlined commute to South Edmonton. The east leg of the Anthony Henday and 97th Street (Hwy 2) are also located just a few minutes’ drive from the area.
Thanks to the nearby LRT corridor and Coliseum Transit Centre, transit opportunities within Montrose are incredibly convenient, including the many bus stops and routes that define 118th Ave.
Did you know? Edmonton’s Capital LRT line expansion will see a 4.5 km southwards track extension from Century Park to Ellerslie Road. As a result, Montrose residents will soon be able to access nearly all corners of the city via light rail transit.
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