Located in the heart of Edmonton’s beautiful Lake District, Schonsee is a newer Northeast Edmonton community still undergoing development. This includes the highly acclaimed Village at Schonsee –  a close-knit new home community located in the neighbourhood’s northwestern corner. Known for its modern, affordable new home styles, accessible amenities, vast open spaces and family-friendly atmosphere, Schonsee is rapidly becoming one of Northeast Edmonton’s most desirable places to live.

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Did you know? As a nod to Edmonton’s ethnic diversity, all Northeast Edmonton Lake District communities take their names from lakes in different languages. “Schonsee” refers to the German words “schön” (beautiful) and “see” (lake). 

Home Styles Suited to Every Lifestyle and Budget 

Schonsee’s neighbourhood structure plan was approved as recently as 2002, making this new community the perfect place to find a contemporary home outfitted with the latest features and finishes.

Front-attached, single-family properties reign supreme in the area (accounting for roughly 65% of homes), offering new home buyers, on average, a minimum of three bedrooms and bathrooms and 2,000+ square feet of living space*. From new construction two-storey models to lakeside luxury properties (and everything in between), those searching for a detached home are sure to find what they’re looking for in Schonsee.

Roomy duplexes, executive townhomes and low-maintenance apartment-style condos account for all remaining real estate opportunities in the area – making the community attractive not just to families in search of an affordable home but for first-time buyers and downsizers alike.

Average Schonsee Listing Price: $392,000

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Did you know? Schonsee’s projected population will reach approximately 3,000 residents, including roughly 400 school-aged children. 

Abundant Northeast Edmonton Amenities 

Extremely amenity-friendly, residents of Schonsee enjoy having shops, services, restaurants, recreation venues and everything else they need within arm’s reach. A small commercial district featuring a coffee shop, medical centre, pharmacy and daycare is currently under development in the neighbourhood’s far southwest corner. Additional shops and services can be found in the nearby communities of Belle Rive, Eaux Claires, Hollick-Kenyon and more.

Notable Northeast Edmonton amenities within the Schonsee area include:

  • Clareview Town Centre – Costco, Superstore, numerous restaurants, medical centre, etc.
  • Londonderry Mall – 150 + stores and services including Hudson’s Bay, Winners and an Edmonton Public Library
  • Manning Town Centre – 32+ brand name stores, including a Brown’s Social House and Cineplex Odeon. 
  • Namao Center – Save-On-Foods, Canadian Tire, Sobeys, Lowe’s, etc.
  • Northgate Centre – Marshalls, Walmart, Safeway, etc
  • North Town Centre – Medical centres and health services, T & T Supermarket, Indigo Books, etc.
  • And more!

Did you know? Northeast Edmonton remains home to 70 vibrant communities. It will house the city’s proposed Edmonton Energy and Technology Park – which will see numerous employment opportunities for local residents.  

Schonsee Schools 

Growing families considering calling Schonsee home will have their pick of educational opportunities within the surrounding areas. Both public and Catholic options for children of all ages can be found within a short driving distance, while French Immersion, Christian, Arabic Bilingual schools and several daycares are easily accessible throughout the area.

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Designated Catholic Schools:


Did you know? Several acres in Schonsee’s northeastern corner have been reserved as a special environmental study area with no plans for development.

Outdoor Fun and Recreation

As we mentioned above, Schonsee remains a part of Northeast Edmonton’s beautiful Lake District. As such, the community is home to three picturesque stormwater lakes, surrounded by walking trails, parks and wide-open green spaces. Development of Schonsee Park and Playground is already well underway (including playground equipment) and maintains plans for a spray pad, multi-activity court space and sledding hill.

Schonsee is also represented by the Lago Lindo Community League (6-minutes drive to the west), which offers various family-friendly programs such as preschool initiatives, community swim, outdoor skating, soccer, sports activities and more.

Other nearby park and recreation venues include:

Several pocket parks can also be found throughout the Lake District and surrounding areas, including Poplar District Park and Spray Park (Belle Rive) and Cy Becker Park and Spray Park.

Did you know? A five-acre park can be found directly north of Schonsee’s largest stormwater management lake, with a smaller one-acre park located along the lake’s northeastern shore. 

Coming and Going

Schonsee is defined by 82nd Street to the west, 66th Street to the east and 167th Ave to the south (the community of Crystallina Nera bounds the neighbourhood to the north). Both 82nd and 66th Street offer a direct route to the north Anthony Henday and the Yellowhead Highway, with 82nd also providing streamlined access to Edmonton’s downtown core (20 minutes drive).

167th Ave transects with Highway 28 / 97th Street (also leading directly to city centre) as well as Fort Road and Wayne Gretzky Drive via nearby Manning Drive.

While transit opportunities are still developing in this end of the city, several transit stops can be found throughout the community. Major transit hubs, including Castle Downs Transit CentreEaux Claires Transit CentreNorthgate Transit Centre and the Clareview LRT Station, also sit just 10-minutes away.

To learn more about Schonsee and/or the many other diverse communities located in Northeast Edmonton, reach out to us! We also invite you to take advantage of our many free and informative home buyer’s resources below: 

*Based on Schonsee current real estate listings.

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