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Garneau Edmonton Homes

University Area


This is one of the oldest sections of Edmonton, established around 1912. It is named after the former Manitoba Metis rebel, Laurent Garneau, who settled in the area with his family in around 1874. Since then, living here has changed considerably, with the building of the nearby University of Alberta (in 1910) and the University Hospital. Much care and attention is being paid by community organizations and the city to preserve the local, quaint nature of the area around Garneau Edmonton homes.

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Average Price: $398,757
Highest Price: $1,389,000
Lowest Price: $149,900


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Increased housing demands have made this area a focus of development and concern to the city as living density has enlarged. Much of the objective behind the redevelopment plan for Garneau real estate by the city's General Municipal Plan has been to improve liveability, while attempting to retain the area's character and charm.

It has been designated a priority that the community remain primarily residential, despite the rise in population and commercial enterprises. The community is becoming highly sought after in terms of Garneau homes for sale because of its centrality to the city as a whole and its proximity to the University and its hospitals. It's also near tahe Cross Cancer Institute, Kaye Edmonton Clinic and the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute.


Living in this University Area means having easy access to the city's centre, and, of course, the nearby university. Garneau homes for sale are on the LRT line for even broader means of public transportation and access to other areas. As well, Garneau is a stop on the High Level Bridge Streetcar route, which grants passage over the North Saskatchewan River on its way to the city centre.

Nearby Schools

Schools near Garneau Edmonton properties have programs that are dedicated to the local children from kindergarten up to grade 6. Just east of Garneau, high school-age students can attend the Old Scona School in order to access a high level of education and preparation for college with the International Baccalaureate Program. The nearby Strathcona School is a high school that features a German bilingual program in addition to its Career and Technological Studies program in partnership with the University Hospital.

Annual Festivals Of Garneau Edmonton

Every year, the Community League hosts a special day of celebration at the City Arts Centre. The main reason for the celebration is simply to encourage community bonding and to allow local residents to begin working together to improve living in Garneau. You can find more community engagement over at the University of Alberta during their weekly farmer's market; it runs on certain Thursdays between September and April of each year.

Garneau Edmonton: Properties & Lifestyles

The main parks in this area are Garneau Park, Braithwaite Park, and Walterdale Park, all of which feature outdoor activities for families. In the northwest corner of Garneau Edmonton properties, you'll find the Garneau Theatre, where locals are treated to an eclectic selection of mainstream and independent movies as well as focused lectures on family-friendly subjects.

The nearby University Hospital services the health care issues of residents. The Garneau Community League is a group dedicated to the history and character of the area that meets every couple of months to provide an opportunity for residents to meet their neighbours and discuss issues facing this unique community.

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