Cromdale is an older inner city residential neighbourhood in northeast Edmonton and overlooks the North Saskatchewan River valley. According to the neighbourhood description in the City of Edmonton map utility, there was extensive redevelopment in the neighbourhood during the 1960s when several apartment buildings were constructed.
According to past federal census, approximately one out of ten (10%) residences in the neighbourhood were constructed before the end of World War II. Two out of three residences (66.6%) were constructed during the 1960s and 1970s when several apartment buildings were constructed in the neighbourhood. A number of residences were constructed between 1946 and 1960 (8.7%) and after 1980 (14.6%).
According to the 2005 municipal census, the majority of residents live in rented apartments and apartment style condominiums. single family dwellings are a minority, constituting only 14% of all residences. almost seven out of ten (69%) are rented with the remaining three out of ten (31%) being owner occupied.
The neighbourhood population is highly mobile, with only one resident in three (31.5%) being resident at the same address for five years or longer according to the 2005 municipal census. Another one in three (29.2%) had moved within the preceding 12 months. One quarter of residents (25.5%) had moved within the previous one to three years.
Cromdale Public School closed in 1980 however, the area is now serviced by Virginia Park Elementary School, operated by the Edmonton Public School System.
The Edmonton Commonwealth Stadium is actually located in the Norwood Area of Edmonton and is primarily used by the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. The stadium is owned and operated by the City of Edmonton. It has also hosted many concerts, including U2, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Tim McGraw, the Rolling Stones, The Police on their 30th anniversary reunion tour, AC/DC, Kenny Chesney, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Lilith Fair, Edgefest. Bon Jovi's "Circle World Tour" will hit Edmonton on July 15, 2010, the only Alberta date.
Cromdale is served by Stadium LRT Station. The neighbourhood has highly irregular boundaries. It is bounded on the south by the North Saskatchewan River Valley, the west boundary is 84 Street, and the north west boundary is the Canadian National Railway right of way. The Kinnaird Ravine divides the neighbourhood almost in half.