Queen Alexandra is one of the older neighborhoods in the greater Edmonton region. The history of the neighborhood goes all the way back to when the area of Strathcona was a city. The neighborhood is named after the wife of King Edward the 7th.
A small percentage of all residences were built before the end of World War II. Only 1/4 of the residences in the area were built after the war another one in five (19.7%) residences were built during the 1960s. Indicating some redevelopment in the neighborhood, one in three (31.9%) of all residences were built during the 1970s. Only one in eight (12.1%) of all residences were constructed after 1980.
According to past municipal census, the most common type of residence in the neighborhood are rented apartments. Just over half (51%) of all residences are apartments in low rise buildings with fewer than five stories while almost one in ten (8%) are apartments in high rise buildings with five or more stories. One in three (31%) of all residences are single family dwellings. Seven percent are duplexes while 3% are collective residences. Four out of every five (80%) residences are rented with only on residence in five (20%) being owner occupied.
The neighborhood has five schools, four of which are controlled by the Edmonton Public School System, and one under the oversight of the Edmonton Catholic School System. Along with the schools in the area there are several other facilities upon which residents can enjoy themselves with. One of these is the Rollie Milles Athletic Field which hosts a number of sporting events throughout the year.