5305 Birch Crescent, Boyle
MLS® # A1165637
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MLS® # A1165637
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One of the oldest locations in Edmonton, Boyle Street can be a buzzing hive of activity and a calm, quiet paradise both at once. This neighbourhood has some of the most stunning architectural styles that you will find in Edmonton thanks to the fact that a majority of detached homes were built decades ago. Close to the majestic natural beauty of the river valley as well as the downtown commercial hub, you just can’t get a more ideal location than this to set up your home. The eclectic mix of cultures that you will find here adds to the inherent charm of Boyle Street and sets it apart from the rest of Edmonton in a very unique way. This is a mature neighbourhood here that is likely to get significant attention from City of Edmonton in the near future. There is already a proposal of dividing the neighbourhood into four divisions and taking up developmental works here in each individually.
Boyle Street is located in the north central part of Edmonton, practically right next to the happening Downtown area. It lies very close to the North Saskatchewan River Valley, a location that gives the residents the advantage of living in the very lap of nature. Part of Edmonton’s original commercial hub, the townspeople here built homes to the east since the northern lands from Fort Edmonton were held by the Hudson Bay Company. You can still get a clear picture of how the town developed from the fact that Boyle Street lies on the eastern boundary of the main business centre in Edmonton. With Dawson Park on one side and the River on the other, right beyond Riverdale, there are many Boyle Street properties that offer a grand view of green expanses and the river winding through.
Jasper Avenue as well as the 103A Avenue run right through this neighbourhood. To the east, Boyle Street is encircled by 82nd street, to the west by 92nd street and the LRT tracks border it on the north. Jasper Avenue can be described as an arterial road here since, along with 107A Avenue, it leads to the central part of Edmonton.
The proposed City of Edmonton division of this neighbourhood into four quadrants is expected to break up Boyle Street into The Heritage Quarter, the Civic Quarter, McCauley Quarter and the Five Corners Quarter. The last two are likely to be the predominantly residential areas once the division plan is implemented.
The neighbourhood is surrounded by the communities of Riverdale, Downtown Edmonton and McCauley, which are all popular locations in terms of real estate demand. Understandably, the easy access that Boyle Street affords to both Downtown Edmonton and the river valley makes it a highly sought after neighbourhood.
Development in Boyle Street started pretty much when Edmonton began to be viewed as a great trading spot. This was one of Edmonton’s earliest locations to grow and the substantial number of old buildings and homes here stand testament to this fact. You will find Boyle Street marked on a map of the city way back in the year 1892 when Edmonton itself was a fledgling just- created town.
The neighbourhood was named after a lawyer, John Robert Boyle, who probably came to Edmonton in the year 1896. He served on the first Municipal Council of Edmonton, was later elected to the provincial legislature and held the post right until he retired from politics in 1926.
One of the things that sets the Boyle Street neighbourhood apart is that the community has a diverse population. You will find a significant number of Chinese among the residents here and the Aboriginal residents are also quite high in number when compared with other nearby communities. A good percentage of the residents hail from other countries too. In terms of the age mix, you will again find a good mix because of the location of this neighbourhood. Older folks settle down here because of the proximity to the calm, peaceful river valley while the younger professionals prefer this location thanks to the easy access it offers to Downtown Edmonton.
A good number of Boyle Street homes may date back to 1900s but this need not make you wary about investing in a home here or renting one out. Most of the older pockets in this neighbourhood were redeveloped in the 1970’s and brought up to date with the times.
If you are looking for affordable home options in a quiet neighbourhood that gives you great access to work place and other necessities, you just cannot go wrong with a Boyle Street home. After all, this neighbourhood is so close to Downtown Edmonton that you can bid ‘Goodbye’ to your daily commute. There is no disputing that there ARE high end homes here, complete with double fire places, chef kitchens, maple hardwood, Jacuzzis and more. However, finding mid- range pricing is definitely do-able. Remember that this is also one of the neighbourhoods in Edmonton with the most number of homes.
If you are not looking for single family detached homes and condos are more to your liking, then you are in luck, for the neighbourhood has a substantial number of both high- rise and low- rise condominiums with all the amenities.
For those who have a penchant for architecture, Boyle Street is a veritable dream come true with its numerous designated municipal historic resource sites. The Gibson Block, a triangular shaped building, built in 1913, is a good example of the unusual construction styles that you can catch a glimpse of here. The Hecla Block, the Pendennis Hotel, Lodge Hotel and others have been listed under this category for the same reason- because they present such varied architectural ideas.
Since it is close to downtown, there are plenty of restaurants and eateries in Boyle street where you can taste the local fare without burning a hole in your wallet.
For nature lovers, the Muttart Conservatory with its exotic variety of plants can be a good alternative to the river valley treks. Apart from this, there are quite a few parks in Edmonton that can give you the chance to take long strolls in wide open spaces, surrounded by lush greenery.
If you love theatre, then the non- profit Citadel Theatre with its five performance venues is a good place to drop in at. You can also visit the Art Gallery of Alberta here in downtown Edmonton where you will catch a glimpse of international art. To understand more about the natural history of Alberta, you only need to walk into the Royal Alberta Museum located to the west of downtown Edmonton.
Wind up your day of leisure at Fort Edmonton Park where you will find four distinct time periods represented, showing the development of this area from the era when it was a fur trading post to the present day bustling, modern neighbourhood that it has evolved into.
Listing information last updated on April 1st, 2023 at 12:51pm CDT.