Oxford is a more recent addition to Northwest Edmonton, located in the highly desirable Palisades district. Developed with families in mind, this all-in-one neighbourhood strikes the perfect balance between beautiful family homes, convenient local amenities and gorgeous natural green spaces.
Did you know? Once home to the Hudson’s Bay Company, all neighbourhoods in the Palisades take their name from the company’s many fur-trading posts and forts. In this case, Oxford is derived from “Oxford House,” a post in southwest Manitoba.
A Great Place for a Family-Friendly Home
Nearly all properties for sale in Oxford are single-family homes located in quiet subdivisions. As such, the neighbourhood is extremely popular among families looking for room to grow in an amenity-friendly community.
As a relatively new neighbourhood, development in Oxford didn’t begin until the late 1980s, with roughly two-thirds of its growth completed by the year 2000. New home construction has continued over the years, resulting in a broad mix of home styles, ranging in age, size and price point. These include everything from updated bi-level homes built in the 1990s to modern, two-story properties constructed within the last few years.
Most homes in the area feature three to four bedrooms and bathrooms, on average, with prices ranging from the low 400s to the high 500s.
While single-family homes reign supreme in Oxford, there are a small number of low-maintenance apartment-style condos and duplexes in the neighbourhood. Condo prices in Oxford start in the low 200s and upwards.
Average Listing Price: $462,000
Did you know? Designated land has been set aside in Oxford for the development of Edmonton’s first “green community.” Homes in this new neighbourhood will be constructed using environmentally-friendly design, materials and practices, resulting in incredible energy efficiency.
Oxford residents have convenient access to some of the best amenities Northwest Edmonton has to offer. These include the many shops and services of nearby Oxford Park Landing (located to the neighbourhood’s immediate southeast), which features a grocery store, medical clinic, pharmacy, coffee shops, restaurants and more.
Two large commercial districts, Albany Market Square and Newcastle Centre, also flank the community to the north. These shopping centres offer Oxford residents an additional choice of shops and services, including a Walmart, daycare and several banking institutions.
Other amenities in and around Oxford include:
- Christy’s Corner – Cineplex Odeon, restaurants, various shops and services, etc.
- 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, etc.
Did you know? Located just 10-minutes away, Oxford residents enjoy having the many excellent amenities of St. Albert at their disposal – including the city’s famed farmer’s market and Servus Credit Union Place.
Parks, Green Spaces and Recreation
Those who love the great outdoors will love living in Oxford. Riddled with walking trails, vast open green spaces, a playground, picnic sites, natural wetlands and stormwater lakes, residents of this nature-friendly neighbourhood have access to countless outdoor amenities.
Oxford residents are also represented by a local community league located in the neighbouring community of Cumberland. The association offers a broad range of sports activities and family-friendly programs (including skating, yoga, soccer and community events) suited to every age and interest.
Other Northwest Edmonton parks, indoor and outdoor recreation venues include:
- Beaumaris Lake
- Castle Downs Park
- Castle Downs Recreation Centre
- Cattail Crossing Golf and Winter Club
- Edmonton Garrison Memorial Golf and Curling Club
- Henry Singer Park
- Twin Willows Golf Club
Did you know? One-third of Oxford’s northern end is considered protected wetlands, designated for the protection of local wildlife. The area also features a vast trail system, stormwater pond and ample open green space.
While there is no school located in Oxford proper, several educational opportunities can be found in the surrounding communities. These include public, Catholic and other non-secular options as well as early learning, out-of-school care programs, bilingual programs and much more.
Designated Public Schools:
- Elizabeth Finch School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Elizabeth Finch School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Ross Sheppard School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Designated Catholic Schools:
- St. Timothy School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- St. Lucy School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Sir John Thompson School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Archbishop O’Leary School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Did you know? Plans are currently underway for the construction of a local school – to be located on Oxford’s large central park site.
A Convenient Location
Oxford is bounded by 167th Ave to the north, 127th Street to the east and 153rd Ave to the south. The community’s western boundary lies between 133rd and 134th Street NW. The Northwest Edmonton Anthony Henday sits a short drive away, making St. Albert and the greater Edmonton area easily accessible to Oxford residents. In addition, the downtown core can be reached in 20-minutes via nearby St. Albert Trail and 97th Street.
Several bus routes can be found throughout Oxford, all of which connect with numerous major transit hubs in the area.
Did you know? Edmonton’s Metro LRT line extension will include two stops along Oxford’s south end. These include the 127th Street and 137th Street via 153rd Ave.
For more information on Edmonton real estate opportunities/homes for sale in Oxford (or the city’s many other amazing neighbourhoods), please contact us! We also invite you to download your free copy of our eBook, Your All-In-One Guide to Choosing The Right Edmonton Neighbourhood, check out our latest community blog and/ or take advantage of our many buyer’s resources, including;
- The Terry Paranych Real Estate Group Home Buyer Guide – Everything you need to know about buying a home in Edmonton!
- Six Essential Tips That Make Home Buying More Affordable – A how-to guide on how to make home-buying more affordable.
- Edmonton’s Top Infill Communities – Featuring over 17 highly desirable infill communities in Edmonton.
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