Bergman is a neighbourhood in Northeast Edmonton, Alberta, Canada located immediately to the north of Beverly Heights. The neighbourhood is named for Gustav C. Bergman who was elected mayor of Beverly in the first municipal election after Beverly incorporated as a town in 1914.
The neighbourhood is bounded on the south by 122 Avenue, on the north by the Yellowhead Trail, on the west by 50 Street, and on the east by 34 Street. Bergman shares a community league with the neighbourhood of Beacon Heights to the south. With it's close proximity to the other neighborhoods Bergman is ideal for anyone who is looking for all that a large area has to offer yet retains its small city charm. No wonder why so many people are making the move to Bergman to live in comfort while having plenty to see and do on a regular basis.
Most of the residential construction, about four out of five dwellings, dates from after the amalgamation of the Town of Beverly with Edmonton in 1961. The neighbourhood showed a particularly rapid period of growth in the late 1980s, when one out of three dwellings were built. While most of the homes in the neighbourhood are single family dwellings, there are some duplexes as well. Just over 95% of the dwelling units in Bergman are owner occupied.
Crime in Bergman is experiencing an all time low as many of the violent crimes have had a dramatic drop in the last several years. Any crime that is reported is truly nothing more than teenage pranks as there has not been a robbery in the area in the last year and a half. This makes moving to Bergman as good of a time as any. Probably that's why the area has had such a dramatic spike in new residents over the last two years.
Bergman is small and cozy, the local amenities make it a good choice for those who are looking for something that is settled but not aged. The fact that most of the swelling are less than 30 years old gives a sense of newness while the 1960's origin of most of the main structures of the neighbourhood gives a sense of stable community.