Parkdale is a Central Edmonton neighbourhood located just 5-minutes north of the downtown core. Rich in character and history, Parkdale’s roots can be traced back to the early 1900s when Edmonton was first incorporated as a city. The community’s development coincided with the construction of a local streetcar line, which provided direct access to the many shops and services lining adjoining 118th Avenue. Today, Parkdale’s easy accessibility, combined with its ultra-affordable home styles, make it the ideal location for families on a budget and first-time buyers looking to be near it all.
Did you know? Edmonton achieved city status in 1904 with a population of 8,350 people. Edmonton then became Alberta’s capital city only a year later when the province was officially formed on September 1, 1905.
Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Parkdale
40% of Parkdale residences were constructed before the end of WWII and an additional 30% prior to 1960. For this reason, the community is ripe with its historic, single-family character properties (including bungalows, one-and-a-half and two-storey homes), some of which are over 100 years old. Offering the unique architectural details of a bygone era, many of these heritage homes have been restored and renovated to include energy-efficient appliances and systems, modern kitchens, upgraded bathrooms and more.
See: 10 Questions to Ask Before Buying an Older Home
Detached infill homes are also making an appearance throughout Parkdale. These include modern two-story models as well as an increasing number of half-duplexes (a great investment opportunity!), equipped with three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a wealth of contemporary features.
High and low-rise apartment-style condos are also prevalent throughout Parkdale, accounting for roughly 30% of residences. Perfect for first-time buyers and Edmonton real estate investors, apartments in the area are considered extremely affordable, with prices as low as $65,000 for a one-bedroom unit.
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Average Listing Price in Parkdale: $347,000
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Did you know? “Parkdale” is thought to be a descriptive name, referencing the many parks and open green spaces in the area.
Edmonton’s Best Amenities
With downtown Edmonton only minutes away, Parkdale residents enjoy having many of the city’s best amenities at their doorsteps. These include the countless boutique shops, services and eateries of Jasper Avenue, as well as the Downtown Business District, Edmonton City Centre (mall), Rogers Place and much more. Bordering 118th Ave also features many commercial amenities, including grocers, medical services, banking institutions, etc., all within walking distance.
Other amenities near Parkdale 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
- Londonderry Mall
- North Town Centre
- Northgate Mall
- Royal Alberta Museum
- Unity Square (Edmonton’s Brewery District)
- Winspear Centre
- Winston Churchill Square
- And much more
Did you know? Edmonton’s original “Main Street,” Jasper Ave was established in the late 1800s. Because the street was oriented in a direct line with an old fur trading post in the Rocky Mountains, it was named Jasper Avenue.
Parkdale Parks and Recreation
Affordable homes and proximity to downtown Edmonton aren’t the only attributes drawing buyers to this one-of-a-kind community. Aptly named, Parkdale sits within short distance of several popular parks, green spaces and outdoor recreation venues – including Commonwealth Stadium (home of the Edmonton Elks), Borden Park and Edmonton’s beautiful North Saskatchewan River Valley.
But that’s not all.
Additional recreational amenities in and around Parkdale include:
- Alberta Legislature Grounds
- Clark Stadium
- Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre
- Dawson Park
- Don Wheaton Family YMCA
- Eastglen Leisure Centre
- Forest Heights Park
- Highlands Golf Club
- Louise McKinney Riverfront Park
- MacEwan University Sport and Wellness
- Parkdale/Cromdale Community League
- Riverside Golf Course
- Royal Glenora Club
- Victoria Golf Course
- And more
Did you know? Edmonton’s River Valley is the largest park in urban Canada, with more than 160 kilometres of walking and cycling trails and 20 major parks.
Parkdale is home to a single school, St. Alphonsus Catholic Elementary and Junior High School. Further educational opportunities, including public schools, private schools, daycares, preschools and additional non-secular options can all be found within the surrounding neighbourhoods.
Designated Public Schools:
- Delton 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. Alphonsus Catholic School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- St. Alphonsus Catholic School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- St. Joseph Catholic 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? A great neighbourhood for post-secondary staff and students, Parkdale is located within 10 minutes’ drive of both NAIT and MacEwan University.
A Convenient Commute All Around
Parkdale is defined by 89th Street to the west, 118th Ave to the north, the LRT corridor to the east and 112th Ave to the south. Bisecting 82nd Street also divides the community from north to south and provides a streamlined commute to downtown. Residents can also access both north and south Edmonton thanks to nearby Wayne Gretzky Drive/Fort Road, as well as the greater capital region via the Yellowhead Highway.
Parkdale is highly walkable (most errands can be accomplished on foot) and boasts an excellent transit score thanks to the many bus routes operating throughout the area and the Capital LRT line.
Did you know? Edmonton’s future Capital LRT line expansion will see Capital line service run from Clareview in Northeast Edmonton to Ellerslie Road, Southwest Edmonton.
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Additional take-away resources:
- Edmonton’s Top Infill Communities
- Your All-In-One Guide to Choosing The Right Edmonton Neighbourhood
- Edmonton Communities Blog
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