Edmonton Neighbourhoods: Guide To Choosing The One For You

If you're starting your search for a new home in Edmonton, you want to be sure you're choosing a home in a neighbourhood that has everything you're looking for. For example, good schools and lots of playgrounds could be at the top of your list of must-haves. Or perhaps living in a walkable neighbourhood is more important to you. But regardless of what you're looking for, this guide to Edmonton neighbourhoods will help you find the right fit.

Your Guide to Edmonton Neighbourhoods

Downtown (and surrounding areas)

Oliver: One of Edmonton's oldest neighbourhoods, Oliver is packed with charm. It has a mix of older homes and new apartments, and there are lots of amenities, including shopping and dining, to keep residents busy.

Cloverdale: Many downtown residential neighbourhoods are more commercial than residential, but Cloverdale remains a residential neighbourhood in Downtown Edmonton. At the same time, it's also one of the quietest neighbourhoods in the city, and it's located just across the river.

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West Edmonton was first developed in 1910, and it's also home to the world-famous West Edmonton Mall.

It's one of the most coveted Edmonton areas that's also known for being family-friendly.

Within the West Edmonton District, there are several desirable neighbourhoods, with Glenora,
Parkview, and Crestwood topping the list. On top of the great shopping at West Ed, there are many other shopping opportunities to keep you busy in West Edmonton. There's a nice mix of single-family homes, condos, and apartments in West Edmonton, meaning it has something for everyone!

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The North District in Edmonton is filled with a variety of lively and interesting Edmonton neighbourhoods. Some of these neighbourhoods are known for higher crime rates, including Abbotsfield, Beverly, Hermitage, Norwood, Chinatown, and McCauley. That being said, there are plenty of safe, sought-after areas in this district that make a great place to call home, too.

Two options to consider are Castle Downs and Oxford.

Castle Downs: This area is home to 11 Edmonton neighbourhoods:

  • Baranow
  • Baturyn
  • Beaumaris
  • Caernarvon
  • Canossa
  • Carlisle
  • Chambery
  • Dunluce
  • Elsinore
  • Lorelei
  • Rapperswill

Within these neighbourhoods, you'll find plenty of playgrounds, parks, fields, rinks, and other family-friendly amenities that make it a great place to call home.

Oxford: The vast majority of residences in the Oxford neighbourhood in Edmonton are single-family homes. It boasts a protected wetland area and plenty of green space to explore on foot.

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South Edmonton neighbourhoods are generally considered very desirable, family-friendly, and safe. As such, it's one of the most sought-after areas in the city, with several great neighbourhoods within it.

Old Strathcona: This is one of the most popular neighbourhoods in Edmonton, and it's also the main arts and entertainment district. It offers excellent shopping and dining near the University of Alberta, and there's always something fun to do.

Mill Woods: This neighbourhood offers many of the appealing features of south Edmonton neighbourhoods, but it tends to be more affordable than other areas in the South. The area has a hospital, police station, and recreation centre.

Summerside: This is a newer residential neighbourhood where you'll find many families in new houses.

Lake Summerside is a private, man-made lake that's perfect for skating in the winter as well as beach days and boating in the summer.

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