Crystallina Nera is a modern neighbourhood and planned community located in northeast Edmonton. Established in 2007, Crystallina Nera is situated in the Lake District, and emerged with the development of the Edmonton North Area Structure Plan, initially referred to as “Neighbourhood 3.” As a relatively young neighbourhood, Crystallina Nera is highlighted for its newer, mostly single-detached homes, its nearby convenience to surrounding amenities and schools, and its structured community and tailored streets and landscape.
Though Crystallina Nera is quite modest in size, there are many nearby amenities and recreational spots for the residents of the neighbourhood to enjoy. Some popular nearby parks include Klarvatten Lake, Eusebio Garcia Park, Valencia Lake, Andorra Lake, and Belle Rive Park. Lancaster Park Golf Course, where experienced and beginner golfers alike can enjoy the 18-hole golf course, is also very close to Crystallina Nera.Other nearby landmarks include the Canadian Forces Base, which is located just north of Anthony Henday Drive, and Alberta Hospital, which is situated east of Manning Drive and serves the area of Crystallina Nera and the surrounding neighbourhoods.The most convenient areas for shopping near Crystallina Nera are Klarvatten Shopping Plaza located at 84 Street and 167 Avenue, as well as Eaux Claires Shopping on 97 Street where residents can find some major chain stores, restaurants, and cafés.
The neighbouring areas of Crystallina Nera include Lago Lindo, Klarvatten, and Sturgeon County. The neighbourhood of Crystallina Nera is bounded by 82 Street on the west, Anthony Henday Drive on the north, the developing Joviz neighbourhood on the east and Shonsee neighbourhood on the south. Anthony Henday Drive can quickly and efficiently connect residents of Crystallina Nera with downtown Edmonton, Northeast Edmonton, Northwest Edmonton, West Edmonton, and Sherwood Park. Residents can commute to downtown Edmonton via 97 Street South; the drive is approximately 20 minutes.Alternatively, residents of Crystallina Nera can reach downtown Edmonton using public transit via bus routes 191 and 9, which takes about one hour and 10 minutes. There are many bus routes that serve the area; they run along and stop frequently at Klarvatten Road, 97 Street and 167 Avenue.Today, the Lake District includes the area of Crystallina Nera, as well as Belle Rive, Eaux Claires, Joviz, Klarvatten, Lago Lindo, Mayliewan, Ozerna, and Schonsee.
The nearby elementary schools that serve the younger students of Crystallina Nera for kindergarten to grade 6 include Lago Lindo Elementary School, Bishop Greschuk Catholic Elementary School, Baturyn Elementary School, and St. Charles Catholic Elementary School. Florence Hallock Elementary-Junior High School, which is located in the Belle Rive neighbourhood, offers both elementary and junior high programs. Dominelli School Of Music is also located close to Crystallina Nera, just on the west side of 82 Street.
Made up of mostly low-density residential homes, the average dwelling in Crystallina Nera houses 2.8 people, lending to its validity as a great starter neighbourhood for youn families. The majority of the students in the area of Crystallina Nera are in the elementary school age group. The average household income of Crystallina Nera is $111,000. The average single-family residential home in Crystallina Nera pays $37.40 a month for water and $14.75 a month for wastewater services.
Though Crystallina Nera is a small community, it has its fair share of excitement and community-related events in which residents can partake, including seasonal events like the one held on this past Mother's Day which had complimentary food paired with new home shopping opportunities. Most of the annual events and festivals that have made a name for themselves, however, are located around downtown Edmonton, which is still very easy to reach for Crystallina Nera residents. These annual events and festivals include the Silver Skate Festival and Edmonton Winter Triathlon, the Dreamspeakers Film Festival in June, and the Edmonton International Literary Festival in October.For those in Edmonton looking to relocate, Crystallina Nera is the perfect opportunity to establish a convenient lifestyle in a modern, structured community. Especially ideal for those looking for a newer home at an affordable price, Crystallina Nera can provide the perfect opportunity for a well-suited home in a family-oriented neighbourhood. Great for young professionals and growing families, Crystallina Nera should be at the top of your list, if it isn't already!