Parkallen is a residential neighborhood that is situated in the Southwest part of Edmonton. It is conveniently located just to the east of the University of Alberta farm and the Neil Crawford Centre. While most of the neighborhood development occurred after the end of World War II with eight out of ten residences constructed by 1960 construction was finished by the beginning of 1980 this according to the 2005 municipal census.
Most of the residences in the neighborhood are single family dwellings (81%). A further 15% are apartments in low rise buildings with fewer than five stories. There are also a few duplexes (3%) and row houses (1%). Approximately two out of three residences are owner occupied, with the remainder being rented.
The population of Parkallen is comparatively mobile with just under half (49.2%) of the population having lived at the same address for more than five years according to past municipal census. The neighborhood is bounded on the north by 71 Avenue, to the west by 113 Street, to the south by 61 Avenue, and on the east by 109 Street.
Residents have good access to the University of Alberta main campus as it can easily be accessed by travelling north along 113 Street. Travel north along 109 Street and it takes residents into the Old Strathcona area, and beyond into the Downtown core.
A short distance south of the neighborhood is Southgate Centre this is a great place to get some much needed shopping done.
The designated schools in the neighborhood are, Parkallen Elementary School, McKernan Junior high and Strathcona high school.
Also located in the neighborhood is Violet Archer Park. Commencing in 2008, residents will have good access to the LRT system when the South Campus station opens just west of the Neil Crawford Centre.