One of Edmonton’s oldest communities, Belgravia is defined by mature, tree-lined streets, beautiful homes and river valley location. Extremely diverse, home styles in Belgravia consist of updated character homes and new infill options, including modern apartments and laned properties. Popular amenities in the area include schools (the University of Alberta), Whyte Avenue and the Capital and Metro LRT lines – all within walking distance!
Belgravia was once the southwest terminus for the Edmonton streetcar line. Development in the community began in 1912 when Edmonton entrepreneur and businessman Robert Tegler put the area on the real estate market. Belgravia was nearly complete by the 1960s, though redevelopment has slowly occurred over the last few years.
The neighbourhood encompasses all real estate located east of the North Saskatchewan River Valley, south of University Avenue, west of 114th Street and north of 71st Ave. This charming community strikes the perfect balance between semi-seclusion and easy accessibility due to its proximity to the river valley and arterial roads. Belgravia also boasts a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere, with reduced traffic flow and quiet streets.
Belgravia takes its name from a high-end neighbourhood in 19th-century London.
Price Range and Housing Stock
Five-bedroom, four-bathroom single-family homes account for roughly two-thirds of all real estate opportunities in Belgravia. Due to Belgravia’s established status, many of these properties include renovated post-war bungalows and one-and-a-half-storey homes. Offering unique architectural details and large lots, recent older home upgrades include everything from energy-efficient appliances and systems to new cabinets, countertops and flooring.
Over the years, many of Belgravia’s older properties have given way to infill homes. These consist predominantly of contemporary laned homes featuring two storeys, bespoke features and lavish finishes (more on that below). Overall, these brand-new luxury homes offer Edmonton buyers the best of both worlds between modern convenience and old-world charm. Those wishing to build their dream home from the ground up may also look forward to vacant lot opportunities in Belgravia.
Apartment-style condos make up another 20% of home styles in Belgravia. These high-end units may include everything from luxury penthouses starting in the high 200s to trendy, two-storey apartments offering 1,400+ square feet of living space, rooftop terraces and more.
Check out our guide, Edmonton’s Top Infill Communities, for more information about fantastic infill neighbourhoods like Belgravia.
Part of Belgravia’s luxury status stems from its highly desirable location. As a result, home prices tend to fare higher than the Edmonton average:
Average home price in Belgravia: $769,000*
Standard Luxury Features
Belgravia includes some of Edmonton’s most desirable real estate. So, whether you’re on the hunt for a lavish character home exuding all the charm of yesteryear or a contemporary infill model, here are just a few of many features to expect from a Belgravia home:
- Entertainers’ kitchens with stainless steel appliances, stone countertops, gas stoves, oversized eat-in islands, wine bars, walk-in pantries, etc.)
- Private master suites with large soaker tubs, walk-in glass showers, dual vanities, underlit cabinets, in-floor heating and walk-in closets)
- Covered lofts
- Custom cabinetry
- Quartz/granite/stone countertops throughout
- Custom flooring (natural and engineered hardwood, low-maintenance vinyl plank, ceramic tile, etc.)
- Formal dining spaces
- Grand entryways
- Floating staircases
- Glass railings
- 10-foot, vaulted, coffered and trayed ceilings, wood beams
- Oversized triple-pane windows
- Central air
- Upscale lighting
- Upper-floor laundry
- Convenient mudrooms with built-ins and storage benches
- Art deco fireplaces
- Bonus rooms
- Home gyms
- Rec rooms
- Theatre rooms
- Wet Bars
- Outdoor sound systems
- Double-heated detached garages
- Rooftop patios
- Outdoor entertainment spaces
- Full landscaping
- Legal income suite potential
- And more!
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Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and active families, Belgravia overlooks both the Whitemud Equestrian Park and the North Saskatchewan River Valley. As such, residents have access to the river valley trail system, which encompasses over 160 km of multi-use trails interconnecting 20 major Edmonton parks.
Those living in Belgravia are also within walking distance of the University of Alberta and trendy Whyte Ave – Edmonton’s premier arts, entertainment, cultural and shopping district. In addition, the community is considered highly transit-friendly thanks to McKernan/Belgravia LRT station (located in the neighbourhood’s east end) and its proximity to commuter roads, including Saskatchewan Drive, 109th Street and Whitemud Drive.
See also: Your Guide to West Edmonton Real Estate
Belgravia Designated Catholic Schools: Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Catholic Elementary School, Louis St. Laurent Catholic Junior/Senior High School
Additional amenities near Belgravia include:
- Alberta Legislature Grounds
- City Arts Centre
- Edmonton Public Library
- The Garneau Theatre
- Government House Park
- Hawrelak Park (and off-leash site)
- Kinsmen Park
- Kinsmen Pitch and Putt
- Kinsmen Sports Centre
- Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
- Old Strathcona Farmer’s Market
- The Princess Theatre
- Queen Elizabeth Park and Outdoor Pool
- Royal Glenora Club
- Royal Mayfair Golf Club
- The Stollery Children’s Hospital
- U of A Hospital
- Victoria Golf Course
- Victoria Park
- And more!
*Average prices are subject to change based on current real estate inventory
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