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The People and The Real Estate in Belvedere
Belvedere is a family friendly neighbourhood with a small area of 167 Hectare. It has beautiful parks for kids to play as well as several schools to choose from. The Belvedere school offers programs for students in an inclusive setting, making them confident and resilient learners. The school believes in teaching and practicing the attributes of HOPE - Helping others, taking Ownership, Persevering and showing Empathy in everything they do.
Belvedere has the famous historic Fort Road which travelers used to drive their wagons from Fort Saskatchewan to Edmonton. Many tourists take short side trips to Belvedere to enjoy the old-style buildings. To accommodate tourism, Belvedere launched a revitalization program in 2000 that included widening the roads and transforming certain parts of the neighbourhood into historical attractions.
Belvedere is defined by three major streets, Fort road, 66 street and 137 Avenue. It is surrounded with wonderful places to visit such as the Belvedere park, Fort Edmonton Park and Edmonton Valley Zoo. The Century Casino and Hotel is located just outside the boundaries of Belvedere.
The New Community of Belvedere
Belvedere is a residential neighbourhood in north east Edmonton, Alberta. It is a triangle shaped neighbourhood with the Canadian National Railway right of way along the south east side. The south east boundary features the Fort Road that cuts through the neighbourhood. Belvedere is surrounded by residential, commercial and industrial neighbourhoods.
Development of the residential area was at its highest between 1950 and 1960 though until 1964, Belvedere was considered outskirts of north-eastern Edmonton. The City of Edmonton saw potential in the Belvedere area, and in the 1970s, placed a Light Rail transit stop in the heart of the area with the hope of further development.
Belvedere contains a variety of housing types and styles. The neighbourhood is a mix of apartments, single-family dwellings, duplexes, and row houses. A majority of them are owner-residents while the others are rented.
Belvedere is surrounded by Londonderry Mall to the north-west corner of the neighbourhood, Industrial Heights to the southeast, Kennedale Industrial to the east, and the Yellowhead Corridor to the southwest. The Yellowhead Corridor neighbourhood has commercial and industrial enterprises built up on either side of 66 street which is the land set aside for the Yellowhead Trail roadway.
The residential neighbourhoods are located towards the north and west of Belvedere. Balwin and Delwood to the west, Kildare to the north west, York to the north and Clareview town center to the north east. Other neighbourhoods near Belvedere are Highlands, Newton, Beverley Heights and Overlanders.
Your New Belvedere Home in Edmonton
Belvedere was originally a part of the village of North Edmonton. It thrived at a time when the trek between Fort Saskatchewan and Edmonton was made by wagon. It was originally planned as a business and commercial area. Only the families of the workers of the Swift Company Packing Plant lived there when the company opened in 1908. It was annexed to Edmonton in 1910.
Belvedere is governed by the Edmonton City Council. The Belvedere community was approved for the neighbourhood revitalization program in 2018. Edmond city is working together with Belvedere community members to make informed decisions regarding the community’s strengths and opportunities. The goal is to implement ideas and enhance community life.
Shopping in Belvedere is a convenient activity as shopping centres are located within the community. There are shopping plazas in York, another in Clarewiew and several restaurants and shops located alongside the Fort Road. Several tourist attractions surround Belvedere such as ICE district, Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club and Edmonton Valley Zoo. Residents of Belvedere can benefit from the O’Leary fitness and leisure center which offers a fantastic swimming pool, fitness centre, tennis court and other athletic choices.
The real estate in Belvedere is emphasized by the historic Packing Plant and Transit Motel. Many homes in Belvedere were built during the 1940s, some even dating back to 1920s, making it a historic attraction. During the 1950s and 1960s, single detached bungalows were constructed. At present, there are also low-rise condos, townhouses and half duplexes in Belvedere for sale.
Things to do in Belvedere
There is a long list of things to do in Belvedere and the surrounding places such as skiing, biking to the farmer’s market, and visiting beautiful art galleries.
The Jasper National Park and Banff National Park are about a four-hour drive away and Calgary, Alberta’s largest city, is about a three-hour drive south. The Dry Sky Festival in Jasper National Park is something to look forward to. At the festival, you get incredible views of the night sky. It is held for two weekends in October every year.
The Alberta Legislature Building, an impressive Beaux Arts style building built between 1907 and 1913, is not to be missed. A guided tour will give you the history of the building and its architectural features.
Edmonton’s Museum is a good place to visit. It has a bit of everything from the history and culture of the area to natural history and science. The Royal Alberta Museum, Art Gallery of Alberta and TELUS World of Science is also recommended for those who love everything, from art to science and some great movies. The most interesting of all is the Neon Sign Museum on 104th street which has a collection of old working neon signs.
Hockey lovers must visit Rogers Place, especially during Hockey season. Rogers Place is also used for concerts, rodeos, and other sporting events throughout the year.
Antique shopping is popular activity to explore. Art browsing is also an activity to consider. There are several antique stores as well as art galleries spread across Edmonton city which is just a 15 minutes-drive away from Belvedere.
There are several other places to visit such as the Glass Pyramids, Street art around Whyte Avenue in Old Strathcona, Muttart Conservatory Botanical Garden, and a local fishing company - Get Hooked fishing Adventures - for a pleasant boat ride.
Last but not the least, Elk Island National Park is just a half hour drive from Belvedere and it is something to look forward to.