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The People and The Real Estate in Newton
Lying close enough to the North Saskatchewan River to share the scenic beauty of its riverside neighbours, Newton is a serene little nook that offers both excellent access to Edmonton’ most crucial areas and the appeal of a quiet, safe community. The neighbourhood is a curious mix of the old and the new thanks to the fact that development was taking place here over several decades. Take a stroll down the neatly laid out pathways and explore the community and you will be surprised to see some pre World War II structures standing proud and tall even today. In another part of the neighbourhood you will catch a glimpse of a modern style apartment complex that gives you the impression you are in a modernized urban hub. This location has been in the buzz lately with a lot of construction activity taking place in the northern side and many new residents moving in. The excellent connectivity that Newton offers to the rest of Edmonton is one of the biggest reasons why properties here are increasingly in demand in recent times.
The New Community of Newton
This northeast Edmonton location is encircled by 118th Avenue on the south side, to the north the Yellowhead Trail marks the boundary of the neighbourhood, on the east 50th Street borders Newton and on the west it is the 58th Street. The communities surrounding Newton are Industrial Heights, Homesteader, Beacon Heights, Bergman, Beverly Heights, Highlands, and Montrose. Located as it is right beside Yellowhead Trail, Newton has excellent links to the industrial parts of Edmonton from where trucks use the trail to get across The Trail is also a critical commuter route for several communities such as Sherwood Park and Spruce Grove and that puts Newton on the Edmonton map very effectively too just by dint of its position.
Part of the charm of this neighbourhood is the unique mix of eras you will see here. Reflecting the development that took place over different periods, you will find that the southern half of the community is laid out in the classic grid format that harks back to the World War era. In the northern side, mainly to the north of 123rd Avenue, you will see the plan is no longer the same and the design followed is the modified grid system that came into use later on. However, the overall layout of the neighbourhood ensures that you have plenty of green spaces, neat streets laid out in an organized fashion and clear access to schools and amenities. Layout has been done with a great deal of attention to the needs of the residents and standing testament to this is the location of the compact, self sufficient commercial centre in the middle of the community. Right next to this is the school site which makes it easy for residents across the neighbourhood to access it.
The 118th Avenue is one of the arterial roads in the community and you will find many commercial establishments clustered around this south side border. Newton is well connected by Public transport system which is why you will see quite a few residents opting to leave their cars at home and relying on this quite frequently. Just a little distance away, yet quite easily accessible in the west are the two LRT stations of Coliseum and Northlands Coliseum.
Your New Newton Home in Edmonton
Newton got its name from an Anglican Minister who came to Edmonton in 1875. The Reverend William Newton constructed a church and hospital about ten kilometres from Fort Edmonton in the year that he arrived here. He lived in Edmonton for two decades, over which time he is believed to have contributed immensely to building up the Anglican cause. Reverend Newton established the All Saints' and St Michael's here and also travelled in the neighbouring areas spreading the word. In 1889 he retired and went back to British Columbia. In honour of his contributions here, the neighbourhood of Newton was named after the Reverend.
Newton did not always look like it does today. Before the year 1947, the neighbourhood’s southeast portion was not distinct from the Town of Beverly, which was a mining centre. Unlike most other Edmonton suburbs, the development of Newton did not end in a period of 10 to 15 years but was spread out over several decades. The later development in the northern parts continued at a significant scale well into the late 1990s.
However, a good number of the residences can be dated back to the 1940s and 1950s and you can even spot some homes that were built way back in the 1910s. Since the oldest of the properties are beyond repair in many cases, new homes have been coming up here in recent years with greater frequency although renovations are also happening alongside on the newer properties.
The majority of homes you will see here are the single family detached homes. There are also multi-family units as well as apartments both of these are fewer in number.
The St. Leo Catholic Elementary School operated by the Edmonton Catholic School System is located beside one of the parks here in the neighbourhood.
Things to do in Newton
The community league here is actively engaged in making it easy for residents to interact with each other and form lasting bonds. A host of events and activities are planned and carried out by them and that includes events for senior citizens through the Newton senior’s club. Games for sports enthusiasts, mainly baseball, softball and soccer are a regular activity here. They have yoga clubs, pilates classes, walking clubs and more to help the residents stay healthy and fit.
A skating rink maintained by the community has recently been opened to members and members can also use the league membership to take a refreshing swim at the Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre.
For those who just want to unwind after a hard day’s work, the neighbourhood also has parks that are meticulously maintained for residents to just relax in or for them to fulfil their fitness goals with walking or jogging.