Houses For Sale In Central Edmonton
Since the inception of Fort Edmonton in 1795, the city has grown gradually and its mix of modern skyscrapers and heritage buildings means that the sunlight still hits most downtown streets. Here you'll find plenty of stylish central and downtown condos, as well as houses for sale in Central Edmonton that come with a higher price point for their prestigious locations. Features include river views, oversized windows, rich hardwoods, formal dining rooms and private patios.
Thanks to an efficient and progressive transit system of light rail transit, with connecting bus routes, getting around the city from Central Edmonton real estate is highly convenient. Another unique aspect is that rush hour traffic goes in every direction. Since the workforce is not centralized, like most other cities, driving here is easier and stress-free.
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Central Edmonton FAQs
▸ Why Liv in Central Edmonton?
Central Edmonton, also known as Edmonton Centre, is a place you’ll want consider if living in the heart of downtown tops your wish list. Bordered by the scenic North Saskatchewan River, many mid-rise and high-rise condos in the neighbourhood offer premium views, and of course being close to all that downtown Edmonton has to offer allows for an authentic urban living experience you won’t find anywhere else in town.
▸ Where is Central Edmonton Located?
As the name suggests, Central Edmonton acts as the heart and soul of the city and includes the popular and often highly sought-after neighbourhoods of Glenora, Oliver, River Valley Victoria, Rossdale, Boyle Street, McCauley, Riverdale, North Glenora, Westmount, Central McDougall, & Queen Mary Park.
▸ What are Central Edmonton's Boundaries?
Most recognize Central Edmonton’s boundaries as follows: North Saskatchewan River and Whitemud Drive to the south, 97th Street to the east, Highway 16 and the CN Rail line to the north, and 170 Street to the west.
▸ What are Common Home Styles in Central Edmonton?
Condominium residences make up a large portion of Central Edmonton’s real estate market, although buyers shouldn't have much trouble finding a quaint single-family home on the outskirts of downtown. Townhomes are also becoming more popular around Central Edmonton, which can be the perfect option for somebody who loves the vibrant downtown setting but also prefer a bit more living space than the average condo provides.
▸ What are Typical Home & Condo Prices in Central Edmonton?
Most condos you’ll find in Central Edmonton start in the low $200,000s but units with larger floor plans and incredible views will jump up in price quite a bit and sometimes even exceed $1 million. The single-family market around downtown is similar in that older cottage-style homes and bungalows can be pretty affordable but new construction or homes with 5 or 6 bedrooms usually price between $800,000 and $2 million.
Homes For Sale & Downtown Atmosphere
Despite its large size, Edmonton doesn't feel overwhelming, as it has a plentiful assortment of sprawling green-spaces, especially along the North Saskatchewan River. The river is mostly lined with walking and bike trails and parks ranging from open fields, sporting grounds, golf courses, and dog parks to native wildlife habitat parks above the river. From Central Edmonton homes for sale you can visit Irene Palby Park and Louise McKinney Park, where you'll find the elaborate Chinese Garden. This area also includes the critically acclaimed Art Gallery of Alberta, and Commonwealth Stadium-host of the Canadian football league.
Besides being green, sunny, vibrant, and diverse, downtown is home to a huge range of arts and culture events and its theatre, music, and poetry scenes take over in the summer months. Edmonton has an exceptional Fringe Festival, the Servus Heritage Festival, Shakespeare in the Park, and an annual Folk Music Festival, along with thousands of independent concerts and performances every year, as well as extreme fitness events like the wild Spartan Race.