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The Most Liveable Neighbourhoods in Edmonton 2022

Feb 24, 2022

Home 9 Living in Edmonton 9 The Most Liveable Neighbourhoods in Edmonton 2022

Tagged as “Canada’s Festival City”, Edmonton today is a growing metropolitan centre with 375 neighbourhoods. While each one has its own distinctive features, determining which is tops is a subjective matter based on an individual’s lifestyle. We have focused on what we consider the outstanding districts in the city.

*Please Note: Average Real Estate Pricing Data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate.


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Aerial view of downtown and central Edmonton with North Saskatchewan River

Downtown and Central

Downtown and central neighbourhoods in Edmonton offer a mix of culture and excitement. Residents in downtown and central Edmonton are close to beautiful river valley trails, Edmonton Transit System’s light rail system and are within easy reach of renowned universities including the University of Alberta rated among the top five in Canada. These neighbourhoods contain a wide swathe of condos from luxury to inexpensive and extraordinary historic homes.

Best Neighbourhoods to live in Downtown and Central Edmonton:

  1. Strathcona
    • Amenities & Attractions:
      • Old Strathcona Farmers Market
      • Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre
      • 10 parks including Queen Elizabeth Park
      • 10 churches in the neighbourhood
      • Hundreds of local restaurants nearby
      • Strathcona Community League
      • Strathcona Rail Community Garden
    • Education:
      • Academy at King Edward
      • King Edward Elementary School
      • Old Scona Academic
    • *Average Listing Price is: $401,395
    • View Strathcona Real Estate Listings
  2. Garneau
    • Amenities & Attractions:
      • Containing some of Edmonton’s most popular cafés and eateries
      • Quick access to the Health Sciences Jubilee & University LRT stations
      • North of Garneau is Kinsmen Park
      • Neighbouring the Stollery Children’s Hospital
      • Over 10 churches in the surrounding area
      • Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
    • Education:
      • Located right next to the University of Alberta
      • Garneau School
    • *Average Real Estate Price: $402,414
    • View Garneau Real Estate Listings
  3. Oliver
    1. Amenities & Attractions:
      1. A slew of bars, restaurants, and breweries on Jasper Avenue
      2. South of the neighbourhood is the Alberta Legislature Building and River Valley
      3. Seven parks in the neighbourhood with more in the surrounding area
      4. Five churches in the neighbourhood
      5. Victoria Golf Course
    2. Education:
      1. Oliver School
      2. Holy Child Catholic Elementary
    3. *Average Real Estate Price: $349,583
    4. View Oliver Real Estate Listings

South-east Edmonton

Near a bustling shopping district and with fine access to the airport, south-east Edmonton is an up-and-coming area for couples and families.

The Best Neighbourhoods to live in South-east Edmonton:

  1. Jackson Heights
    • Amenities & Attractions:
      • Next to Jackie Parker Off-Leash Dog Park, playground, rink, and spray park
      • East of Mill Creek and Mill Woods Golf Course
      • Minutes away from Whitemud Drive
      • Life Church with six more churches surrounding the area
    • Education:
      • Jackson Heights School
    • *Average Real Estate Price: $398,725
    • View Jackson Heights Real Estate Listings
  2. Kiniski Gardens
    • Amenities & Attractions:
      • Next to Meadowbrook Centre
      • Overlooking Mill Creek
      • Variety of trails for walking and biking along Mill Creek
      • Burnewood Community League Hall
    • Education:
      • Julia Kiniski School
      • St Kateri Catholic School
    • *Average Real Estate Price: $407,525
    • View Kiniski Gardens Real Estate Listings
  3. Crawford Plains
    • Amenities:
      • Minutes away from Anthony Henday Drive
      • Easy access to 50th Street to take you to Millwood’s town centre and Grey Nuns Community Hospital
    • Education:
      • Crawford Plains School
    • *Average Real Estate Price: $257,966
    • View Crawford Plains Real Estate Listings

Snowy neighborhood street in Edmonton

South-west Edmonton

South-west Edmonton’s low crime-rate, small-town feel, outdoor activities make it one of Edmonton’s most desirable areas. Full of newer residential developments and amenities, it is a family-friendly favourite.

The Best Neighbourhoods to live in South-west Edmonton:

  1. Rhatigan Ridge
    1. Amenities & Attractions:
      1. Located east of Terwilliger Park which contains a wide-open dog park, trails, footbridge, and river beaches
      2. Just south of the North Saskatchewan River
      3. Three neighbourhood churches
      4. North of Riverbend Square Shopping Centre
    2. Education:
      1. Riverbend Christian Preschool
      2. S Mary Catholic School
      3. Riverbend Playschool
      4. Earl Buxton School
    3. *Average Real Estate Price: $575,000
    4. View Rhatigan Ridge Real Estate Listings
  2. Haddow
    1. Amenities & Attractions:
      1. Haddow Park
      2. Easy access to Anthony Henday Drive
      3. The Ridge Community League Centre
      4. South of the North Saskatchewan River
      5. St Thomas More Catholic Church and Hope City Church – Terwillegar nearby
      6. Minutes away from Windermere Shopping Centres
    2. Education:
      1. Minutes away from Mother Margaret Mary Catholic School, and Lillian Osborne High School
    3. *Average Real Estate Price: $328,848
    4. View Haddow Real Estate Listings

East Edmonton

Mill Creek Ravine is a year-round attraction with seemingly endless opportunities for outdoor activities. Not only is the natural scenery a bonus, its homes are one of a kind.

Best Neighbourhoods to live in East Edmonton:

  1. Ritchie
    • Amenities & Attractions:
      • Located east of Gateway Boulevard
      • Old Strathcona shopping centres
      • Minutes away from Bonnie Doon Shopping centre
      • Ritchie Community League
      • West of Mill Creek Ravine
      • Six churches in the surrounding area
    • Education:
      • Mill Creek School
      • Caminitos Spanish Playschool
    • *Average Real Estate Price: $338,599
    • View Ritchie Real Estate Listings
  2. Bonnie Doon
    • Amenities & Attractions:
      • Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre
      • Bonnie Doon Leisure Centre
      • South of the Muttart Conservatory
      • East of Mill Creek Ravine
      • Five churches in the neighbourhood
    • Education:
      • École Maurice-Lavallée
      • Rutherford School
      • Bonnie Doon Playschool
      • Vimy Ridge Sports School
      • Idylwylde School
    • *Average Real Estate Price: $425,956
    • View Bonnie Doon Real Estate Listings
  3. Hazeldean
    • Amenities & Attractions:
      • Mill Creek Ravine and trails lie east of the neighbourhood
      • Hazeldean Park with Argyll Park nearby
      • Hazeldean Community League
      • South Gate LRT Station, Strathcona Town Centre and Bonnie Doon shopping centre hed can all be reached by car in 10 minutes
      • Three churches in the surrounding area
    • Education:
      • Hazeldean School
      • J.H. Picard School
    • *Average Real Estate Price: $522,557
    • View Hazeldean Real Estate Listings

Overlooking North Saskatchewan River from a West Edmonton Neighbourhood

West Edmonton

Think of West Edmonton and the iconic West Edmonton Mall comes first to mind. But the neighbourhood is more than just the site of North America’s biggest shopping mall. West Edmonton contains charming, family-friendly neighbourhoods. Whether you’re scouting for a condo or single-family home, the real estate is beautiful and modern. With some neighbourhoods overlooking the North Saskatchewan River, you have access to the outdoors as well as being close to city central. West Edmonton is a real estate opportunity for individuals and families.

Best Neighbourhoods to live in West Edmonton

  1. Glenora
    • Amenities & Attractions:
      • Overlooking the North Saskatchewan River
      • Directly above MacKinnon Ravine Park & Government House Park
      • Minutes away from Manchester Square, Unity Square, and Westmount Shopping Centres
      • Located close to the city life atmosphere (bars and restaurants)
      • Glenora Community Hall
      • 3 churches in the neighbourhood
    • Education:
      • Glenora School
      • Westminster School
      • St. Vincent Catholic School
      • Progressive Academy
    • *Average Real Estate Price: $801,774
    • View Glenora Real Estate Listings
  2. Crestwood
    • Amenities & Attractions:
      • Overlooking Mackinnon Ravine, Mackenzie Ravine, and the North Saskatchewan River
      • Famous for holding “Candy Cane Lane”, a Christmas lights attraction
      • Crestwood Park
      • Cafes and restaurants located in Crestwood Centre
      • Seven churches within the area
    • Education:
      • Crestwood School
      • St. Paul Elementary School
    • *Average Real Estate Price: $950,700
    • See Crestwood Real Estate Listings
  3. Parkview
    • Amenities & Attractions:
      • South of Mackinnon Ravine and west of the North Saskatchewan River
      • Hawraluk Park Footbridge
      • Minutes away from the Edmonton Valley Zoo
      • Shopping located 10 minutes away at Meadowlark Centre
      • Parkview Community League
      • Four churches in the surrounding area
    • Education:
      • St. Rose Junior High School
      • Parkview School
    • *Average Real Estate Price: $950,700
    • View Parkview Real Estate Listings

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