Rapperswill is a new Northwest Edmonton community well regarded for its beautiful modern homes and family-friendly setting. Characterized by stormwater lakes, walking paths, vast open green spaces, and close proximity to shops and services, this highly desirable neighbourhood strikes a perfect balance between a quiet rural atmosphere and modern amenities.
Did you know? Although Rapperswill is the neighbourhood’s official name as per the City of Edmonton, a local developer dubbed the area “Newcastle,” a name which has since increased in popularity. As such, the community goes by either title, depending on who you ask.
Rapperswill Real Estate and Homes For Sale
First established in 2010, development in Rapperswill is still ongoing. Real estate opportunities in the area consist predominantly of new single-family homes built after 2011. These homes feature large lots, open floor plans and the modern features contemporary buyers have come to expect from a new construction home (i.e. high ceilings, spa-like ensuites, ample storage space, chef-inspired kitchens, and more). Rapperswill single-family models include both convenient front-attached homes and eye-catching laned properties.
As Rapperswill continues to develop, townhomes and duplexes are becoming increasingly popular. Starting in the low 300s, these attached and semi-detached models have broadened the neighbourhood’s appeal for first-time buyers, downsizers and growing families looking for an affordable new home.
Overall, Rapperswill’s high-end home features combined with affordable pricing allows Edmonton home buyers to enjoy exceptional value for their dollar!
Average Listing Price: $429,000*
Did you know? Rapperswill is a newer addition to Northwest Edmonton’s larger Castle Downs district, in which each community takes its name from a famous (European) castle. Rapperswil Castle is a 13th-century landmark located in Switzerland.
As we mentioned above, Rapperswill sits within proximity to countless desirable amenities. For starters, the Newcastle Shopping Centre, located in the community’s far southwest corner, features a grocery store, coffee shop, banking institutions, several restaurants and a daycare. Adjacent to the area sits Albany Market Square, which includes a Walmart, Brown’s Social House, medical centre and other big-box retailers.
Other nearby amenities include:
- Gateway Village Shopping Centre (St. Albert)
- 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
- Sturgeon Community Hospital (St. Albert)
- And more
Did you know? Thanks to the community’s proximity to the north Anthony Henday, Rapperswill residents also benefit from the many amenities available in the nearby City of St. Albert (less than a 10-minute drive away).
Parks and Recreation
An outdoor lover’s delight, Rapperswill is home to two large stormwater lakes (many homes in the area offer excellent lakeside views) as well as walking trails and large open green spaces. Walking paths provide interconnectivity to the surrounding neighbourhoods, which feature additional parks, playgrounds and sports fields.
Future plans for the community are also said to include preserved natural areas and a local community league. Rapperswill currently features a newly constructed playground located along the neighbourhood’s northern edge.
Major indoor recreation centres (located in Castle Downs and St. Albert) include the Castle Downs Family YMCA, Fountain Park Recreation Centre and Servus Credit Union Place. Across these three locations, residents can benefit from fitness and aquatic amenities, children’s programming and activities and much more.
Other Northwest Edmonton parks, indoor and outdoor recreation venues:
- Beaumaris Lake
- Castle Downs Park
- Cattail Crossing Golf and Winter Club
- Edmonton Garrison Memorial Golf and Curling Club
- Henry Singer Park
- Twin Willows Golf Club
Did you know? Rapperswill residents are currently served by the Baturyn Community League. The league offers numerous family-friendly initiatives throughout the year, including playschool and sports programs.
While there are no schools in the neighbourhood of Rapperswill proper, numerous options reside within the surrounding communities. Suited to all ages and learning stages, these options include everything from public and Catholic institutions to bilingual programming, pre-kindergarten, out-of-school care and more.
Designated Public Schools:
- Baturyn School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Mary Butterworth School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Queen Elizabeth School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Designated Catholic Schools:
- St. Timothy (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- St. Lucy (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Sir John Thompson (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Archbishop O’Leary (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Did you know? In addition to a new community league, the Rapperswill Neighbourhood Structure Plan also calls for a future school.
The Northwest Edmonton community of Rapperswill is defined by 127th Street to the west, the Anthony Henday to the north and 167th Ave to the south. Residents can reach Edmonton city centre in 20 minutes via nearby 97th Street while the Anthony Henday provides quick and convenient access to the greater City of Edmonton. 127th Street also transects with 137th Ave (spanning the entire length of north Edmonton) and the Yellowhead Highway.
As a developing neighbourhood, Rapperswill remains mostly car-dependent, but there are several bus stops located throughout the area. The Castle Downs Transit Centre can be found 5-minutes away and is also to be included in the city’s future Metro LRT line expansion.
Did you know? Northwest Edmonton’s Metro LRT line expansion will feature stops along 127th Street and 137th Street via 153rd Ave and a future Park and Ride Centre at Campbell Road (near St Albert Trail).
For more information on homes for sale and real estate opportunities in Rapperswill (or any other Edmonton neighbourhood), don’t hesitate to get in touch with 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 many buyer’s resources, including;
- The Terry Paranych Real Estate Group Home Buyer Guide
- Six Essential Tips That Make Home Buying More Affordable
- Edmonton’s Top Infill Communities