New Alberta Avenue Homes
Brand New Construction in Alberta Avenue & Nearly New Homes for Sale
Alberta Avenue New Construction Real Estate and Show Homes
Alberta Avenue New Construction Real Estate and Show Homes
The People and The Real Estate in Alberta Avenue
A mix of ethnicities, a dash of old world charm, great location and a community that really believes in fostering the neighbourly spirit- put it all together and you get Alberta Avenue. This mature Central Edmonton neighbourhood is slowly transforming into a preferred location for both businesses and residents. Alberta Avenue has been in the news for all the right reasons in the recent times after the spotlight came to focus on this little neighbourhood in the City’s revitalization program. The City has poured in a lot of cash to spruce up this neighbourhood, enhance the overall appearance of the area as well as improve safety and convenience here for the residents. With the efforts being made to take quiet little Alberta Avenue back to its glory days and with its near perfect location close to Downtown, this community is all set to grab the limelight as a prime residential location of Edmonton in the next few years. If you are looking to move into Edmonton, this may be a good time for you to invest in an Alberta Avenue home before burgeoning demand escalates prices here in the community. In fact, in 2015, this community was ranked number 2 among the best Edmonton communities for property investment.
The New Community of Alberta Avenue
Alberta Avenue is encircled by 122nd Avenue, earlier called Woodward Avenue, on the north; to the west side is the 97th Street, which used to be called Namayo Avenue. The erstwhile Norwood Boulevard or present day 111th Avenue borders Alberta Avenue on the south while the 89th Street, originally known as Fox Street, lies to the east. The neighbourhood being such a mature one, there are quite a few locations here that have remained pretty much the same in substance right from those days when Edmonton was sparsely populated. The communities around Alberta Avenue are Delton, Eastwood, Parkdale, Cromdale, McCauley, Spruce Avenue and Westwood.
The prime roads running through the neighbourhood are the Norwood Boulevard (111th Avenue), and some part of 95th Street and of course, the 118th Avenue. This is where you will find most of the businesses and services clustered. Alberta Avenue’s biggest appeal is its proximity to the downtown core. The neighbourhood has great access to amenities including the public transit and that makes it a great place for young professionals looking to avoid a long, tiresome drive to the place of work.
Your New Alberta Avenue Home in Edmonton
Alberta Avenue has a very interesting history. Originally, this name was given to just the areas north of 118th and the area south of here was called Norwood, which was part of the Norwood-Patricia Square Community. In fact, the history of the area can be traced back to the year 1894, when Edmonton itself was just developing and there were but a 1,000 residents here. These parts were literally cleared out of the dense bushes here and they were known as the Village of North Edmonton, which was not deemed part of the town limits. It was much later that Alberta Avenue got its name from the original name for 118th Avenue.
Right before Edmonton was incorporated as a city in 1904, these parts we sub- divided and named Norwood. At this point there wasn’t much in this part of the city. It was much later that Alberta Avenue got its name from the original name for 118th Avenue.
In 1908, when many meat packing plants started to come up along the Railway lines to the north of the city, a lot of development began to be witnessed in these parts. This lead to the development of North Edmonton, or Packingtown, as it was called. Edmonton’s streetcar line ran along the arterial tracks that led to through Packingtown and one of them was 118th Avenue. This gave an impetus to the activity along this area and led to many new homes and business springing up here.
As the businesses in Packingtown grew in number, Norwood grew in appeal for people looking for jobs in the former area. By the time the First World War happened, there was a flourishing community here in what was still called Norwood. 118th Avenue was the centre of the entire buzz here and this lead to the City officially giving the area the name of Alberta Avenue in the 1980s. In 1994, the name of 118th Avenue had its name changed back to Alberta Avenue.
Today, located as it is close to Edmonton’s buzzing downtown are, this community has a preferred status in the real estate market. A plethora of home styles are up on offer here usually, right from the small bungalows to two-storey homes on tree lined streets.
Things to do in Alberta Avenue
Alberta Avenue has many amenities that are maintained by the community league. There is a collective kitchen that is quite the right place for you to go enjoy an interaction with like minded souls while you all do a spot of cooking. As a member of the community league, you can also opt for free access to the City of Edmonton Recreation Facilities. The league maintains a pool as well as gym which members can make use of on weekends. The community garden is the go- to place for those with a green thumb and a keen interest in gardening. At different times of the year, they also have programs for both adults and kids such as the summer camps or theatre camps. The Carrot Community Coffeehouse is a place where the locals all gather to spend time together, sharing stories over coffee.
The Sprucewood Library is a favourite hangout for many Alberta Avenue residents too. The Deep Freeze Winter festival as well as the Kaleido Family Festival are both hosted right here in the Nina Haggerty Centre for Arts and both draw a good crowd from all parts of Edmonton. With Downtown lying close by and easily accessible from here, there is no dearth of things to do if you prefer to catch some music, dance or theatre here in the city’s heart.