North Central Edmonton is an ideal area of Edmonton to live for those looking for quick and convinient commutes to the bustling downtown core. Residences and properties in this area are established and mature, and rich with Edmonton's history. A cornerstone landmark is the Edmonton City Centre Airport, that is slowly being revitalized into the Blatchford community, which will likely increase the value of properties in the area over time.
Edmonton's North Central zone hosts a bouquet of interesting sights, events, tastes and sounds that make life here extremely exciting. Occupying a large space along the north side of the North Saskatchewan River, this area is packed with housing that exhibits far-ranging styles, pricing and amenities.
The North Central part of the city stretches from the river to its northern bounds at the municipal airport and Yellowhead Trail. Whereas its easternmost boundary coincides with Wayne Gretzky Drive NW, the western edge aligns with a few different roads and a healthy commercial corridor that makes this a great place for people who don't want to go without the essentials at any moment.
Although this region includes the downtown core of the city, it's not all looming skyscrapers or barren parking lots. A significant portion of these neighbourhoods is composed of residential streets and green spaces. True, it's not nearly as forested as some other parts of the city, but North Central Edmonton manages to strike a nice balance between being totally urban and respecting nature. Notably, the area's southernmost districts possess ample amounts of green real estate in the form of riverside parks, golf courses, conservation areas and other perks that one might be surprised to find just a stone's throw away from the metropolitan centre.
North Central Edmonton is composed of a number of boroughs. These include Delton, Alberta Avenue, Eastwood, Prince Rupert, Elmwood Park, Westmount, Westwood, Parkdale, Queen Mary Park and Spruce Avenue.
The transitions between these regions aren't always too striking thanks to the city's generally harmonious planning policies. Still, each individual borough has its own distinctive culture and sense of community pride.
From facilities like the Alberta Legislature Building to the Northlands Ice Coliseum and the Arts District around Churchill Square, this is the epicentre of the city's festival scene, government services and social life. North Central neighbourhoods are designed with such access in mind, and with their proximity to amenities like public transit networks, they make highly lucrative long-term investments. Whether people move to Alberta's capital seeking employment, higher education, a sense of community or retirement opportunities, the central district is usually a good place to start searching.
Check out our North Central Edmonton property listings and see what's available! Wether you are looking for a condo, duplex, infill home or more, you'll find something here that fits your needs. If you're looking for more information, contact us today!
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Listing information last updated on September 20th, 2018 at 4:16am MDT.
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