Rossdale is a historic Edmonton neighbourhood located in Central Edmonton. Rossdale’s roots date back to the early 1800s, when the area was home to two fur trading forts and, subsequently, the start of settlement within Edmonton. Formerly referred to as Ross Flats, the community also featured several early industries (a lumber yard, coal mine, brewery, icehouse and power plant) and was a supply point for the Klondike Gold Rush. Today, Rossdale exudes a unique sense of historical charm while offering buyers a broad selection of home styles and proximity to downtown Edmonton.
Did you know? Rossdale takes its name from Donald Ross, who built Edmonton’s first hotel at the base of McDougall Hill (1876).
Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Rossdale
Rossdale has seen significant periods of redevelopment over the years. Many of the neighbourhood’s oldest houses were destroyed during a severe flood in 1915. As a result, only 10% of the area’s current homes were constructed before WWII. These periods of redevelopment also saw many of Rossdale’s older, single-family homes give way to high-density housing.
Apartment-style condos now account for over half of all residences in Rossdale, consisting of everything from high-rise luxury condos overlooking the river valley to affordable, low-rise units starting in the low 200s. Rossdale also features a small number of modern, two-story townhomes (with some developments currently under construction), beginning in the mid-500s.
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Single-family homes in Rossdale are also varied. These include renovated character homes, contemporary infill properties and everything in between. Two-storey laned homes are standard in the neighbourhood, featuring an average of four bedrooms and bathrooms and 2,000+ square feet for $600,000 and up.
See also: Edmonton’s Top Infill Communities
Note: Due to Rossdale’s exceptional location, homes are typically priced above the Edmonton average.
Average Listing Price in Rossdale $573,000
Did you know? According to the Areavibes Liveability Index, Rossdale boasts a livability score of 69% and ranks 78% better of areas thanks to its excellent amenities, cost of living and schools.
Awesome Downtown Amenities
Rossdale residents enjoy having fantastic Central Edmonton amenities within arms’ reach. These include the countless boutique shops, services and eateries of Jasper Avenue, as well as the Edmonton Arts District, Ice District and City Centre Mall. Other popular commercial amenities located near Rossdale 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
- Muttart Conservatory
- Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
- The Old Strathcona Farmer’s Market
- Rogers Place
- Royal Alberta Museum
- Royal Alexandra Hospital
- The Stollery Children’s Hospital
- Unity Square (Edmonton’s Brewery District)
- The University of Alberta Hospital
- Winspear Centre
- Winston Churchill Square
Did you know? Rossdale is within walking distance of Edmonton’s best arts and cultural venues, including Whyte Ave, Winston Churchill Square, Gallagher Park and more. These locales host some of the city’s most celebrated festivals, including the Edmonton International Fringe Festival, Taste of Edmonton and the Edmonton Folk Festival.
Parks and Recreation in Rossdale
In addition to attractive home styles and convenient amenities, Rossdale also features vast amounts of open green space. Defined by the North Saskatchewan River to the east and south, locals can access over 160+ km of interconnected parks, trails and pathways via the river valley. In addition to several pocket parks, Rossdale is also home to RE/MAX Field (formerly Telus Field), Edmonton’s iconic minor league baseball stadium.
Other nearby recreational amenities include:
- Alberta Legislature Grounds
- Borden Park
- Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre
- Don Wheaton Family YMCA
- Edmonton Ski Club
- Forest Heights Park
- Gallagher Park
- Government House Park
- Henrietta Muir Edwards Park / Chinese Garden
- Kinsmen Pitch and Putt
- Kinsmen Sports Centre
- MacEwan University Sport and Wellness
- Nellie McClung Park
- Queen Elizabeth Outdoor Pool
- Royal Glenora Club
- Royal Mayfair Golf Club
- Victoria Golf Course
- And much more
Did you know? Historic Diamond Park, also located in Rossdale, was once home to the Edmonton Eskimos baseball team from 1909 to the early 1920s. The 1,500-seat stadium was demolished in the 1930s, but the original shaled-infield diamond remains.
While there are no schools in Rossdale proper, educational opportunities for all ages and stages can be found within the surrounding neighbourhoods. These include public, private and Catholic institutions, other non-secular options, pre-schools, daycares and more. Ideal for post-secondary students and faculty, Rossdale also sits within ten minutes of MacEwan University, NAIT and the University of Alberta.
Designated Public Schools:
- Garneau School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Allendale School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- McKernan School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Strathcona School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Designated Catholic Schools:
- St. Catherine School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- St. Catherine School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- St. Joseph School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Did you know? Strathcona High School in Edmonton’s oldest school. Initially located in the building now referred to as Old Scona Academic, the institution first opened its doors in the fall of 1908 to a mere 71 students. The school moved to its current location along Calgary Trail in 1955.
A Commuter’s Dream
Though defined by the river valley on two sides, Rossdale remains highly accessible. Nearby commuter roads, including 98th Ave and Scona Road, allow residents to reach the greater City of Edmonton, while Bellamy Road and 105th Street provide a straight shot to the downtown core.
Transit opportunities in Rossdale are considered excellent, with proximity to the Metro and Capital LRT lines. Rossdale is also pedestrian and cyclist friendly, allowing locals to accomplish most errands by foot or bike.
Did you know? Rossdale revamp plans have been approved to improve riverside and neighbourhood access through wider sidewalks, bike routes, tree-lined boulevards and additional connections to surrounding green spaces.
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