#1 Oliver (South) is a well-known area of Edmonton with easy access to many parks, beautiful residential areas and excellent shopping at Southgate Centre. There are plenty of schools nearby, such as Skyview, Queen Elizabeth and King Edwards Junior High Schools. Many people choose to walk around Oliver Park or take advantage of bike trails throughout Oliver. Public transit provides fast access to Downtown. Plenty of affordable homes can be found here that provide residents with everything they need on a daily basis.
#2 Out of all Edmonton neighbourhoods, South Central is affordable, easy to get around, and doesn’t feel too much like a college town. If you plan on making Edmonton your permanent home and not just a stepping stone towards somewhere else, you’ll want to stick close to downtown—but still be far enough away that you don’t have to deal with any of its drawbacks. In terms of affordability and general fun factor, South Central is hard to beat.
#3 Strathcona - One of Edmonton’s most popular and diverse neighbourhoods. It’s one of only three City of Edmonton-designated Cultural Districts, a great place to grab a pint or grab some fresh produce at one of two farmers markets (one each on Saturdays and Sundays). There are also tons of great places to eat, both independent local spots and bigger chains like Fatburger, Tim Hortons and McDonald’s.
#4 Riverbend – A great neighbourhood with a range of housing options including high-end condos, affordable apartments and older houses. This is where you’ll find Riley Park, which is lined with historic mansions and beautiful walkways. Riverbend also has several schools nearby, as well as transit connections.
#5 Belgravia – Belgravia is a trendy neighbourhood full of young families and professionals. The average family income here is just over $150,000. Belgravia’s population has increased by about 20% in five years, and residents here enjoy walking to nearby amenities such as restaurants, shops and schools. Living here also provides easy access to major arteries, including Whyte Avenue and Yellowhead Trail. It’s not hard to understand why Belgravia tops our list of affordable neighbourhoods!
#6 Strathcona-The Old Strathcona neighbourhood has been dubbed the little sister to Warehouse District, but its popularity is on a rise. This neighbourhood is located close to downtown and features beautiful historic homes, many of which are protected by Heritage status. The area has undergone rapid renewal in recent years with many new restaurants and shops opening up along 81st avenue.
#7 Callingwood – Located just east of Anthony Henday Drive, Callingwood is a residential neighbourhood. Its residents have access to bike and walking trails located nearby. Schools, shopping and recreation are all close by. Recent development has seen a major influx of families moving into Callingwood’s many affordable housing options.
#8 The Mill Woods Neighborhood is conveniently located in southeast Edmonton and provides great access to parks, schools, restaurants and shopping. Mill Woods is a relatively affordable choice for city dwellers looking to buy a home. In addition to being walkable and close to many amenities.
#9 Callingwood North - Located on a plateau northeast of downtown, Callingwood North is one of Edmonton’s most accessible neighbourhoods, making it an ideal location for families. Residents enjoy quick access to University of Alberta and NAIT, while perks like nearby parks, library and schools make everyday life easier. And with a wide range of new and established housing options available, from condos to quaint bungalows to family homes, you’re sure to find something that fits your style. Best yet?Posted by Eric Beaverford on