New Queen Alexandra Homes
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Queen Alexandra New Construction Real Estate and Show Homes
Queen Alexandra New Construction Real Estate and Show Homes
The People and The Real Estate in Queen Alexandra
If you are looking to move into a locality that has the perfect blend of commercial and residential properties, then you need not look any further than Queen Alexandra. This Southwest Edmonton community is as close to the buzz and hype of Whyte Avenue as you can desire and yet, it also has its own old world charm in its decades old red brick structures and streets lined with imposing mature elm trees. The population here mimics the neighbourhood itself with a diverse group with respect to age, ethnicity and lifestyle. One of the most popular and the most appealing neighbourhoods in Edmonton, Queen Alexandra is a great choice for a place to set up your home in.
The New Community of Queen Alexandra
When it comes to location, it really can’t get any better than Queen Alexandra. The most happening part of Edmonton city, Old Strathcona lies right beside the neighbourhood, giving residents easy access to the area. Whyte Avenue, which is part of the Old Strathcona area, forms the northern boundary of Queen Alexandra. On the west side, this neighbourhood is bound by 109th Street, while on the east is the 104th Street, and on the south 70th Avenue encircles it.
To the west of the neighbourhood lies the University of Alberta campus, giving very easy access to students living in Queen Alexandra. Both 109th street and 104th street take you to the heart of downtown Edmonton, the most popular commercial and shopping hub here in the city. Queen Alexandra is surrounded by the neighbourhoods of Strathcona, Garneau, CPR West, Allendale, McKernan and Parkallen.
Excellent road access to all parts of Edmonton is a huge advantage for Queen Alexandra residents and also one of the biggest draws that this neighbourhood has. However, you can get pretty much all of your jobs done with just a brisk quick walk within this self sufficient neighbourhood. Despite the fact that the community has quite a number of shops and service providers located within its boundaries, the streets are not over crowded with people or vehicles- a big plus for the residents here.
Your New Queen Alexandra Home in Edmonton
As the name suggests, Queen Alexandra was named in honour of the wife of England’s King Edward VII. Originally a part of this neighbourhood, the northern side, belonged to the Town of Strathcona. later in the year 1912, when Strathcona was amalgamated with Edmonton, this part was included alongside. At that point of time, the area was characterized predominantly with single family detached homes on sprawling lots. It was later when Strathcona began to develop as the commercial hub of this location that commercial establishments slowly began to come up here, bringing with them more exposure to this part of Edmonton. Once Whyte Avenue and 104th Street slowly took on the mantle of the most happening commercial strips in the city, more residents began to set up homes here as well, to have easy access to the buzzing centres. The areas that lie to the south of the University Avenue developed primarily from the 1940s onwards.
Most of the older homes in Queen Alexandra are executive style old properties that have been renovated and refurbished with modern amenities. However, in the present day you will see that there are quite a few low rise apartments, less than five storeys, making up the biggest chunk of the real estate here.
This neighbourhood is a preferred choice for both families with young school going children and for older students. The nearby University and the excellent access to it from here is the reason why many of the U of Alberta students look for accommodations here in Queen Alexandra. For parents of young ones, the presence of five good schools in the neighbourhood holds huge appeal. The most popular schooling options are Queen Alexandra Elementary School, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Elementary/Junior High and Strathcona Senior High School.
Things to do in Queen Alexandra
There is never a dearth of things to do if you are based in Queen Alexandra and the credit for this goes to the neighbourhood’s excellent location. With Whyte Avenue lying within walking distance, its restaurants and shops and entertainment options are all accessible to Queen Alexandra residents. Just stroll down to the Avenue for some true blue Edmonton food or experience some new cuisines here at the many eateries peppering this strip. You can find everything you need in terms of shopping right here too.
If you are interested in an active lifestyle then you are in luck for this neighbourhood boasts great access to four different recreational facilities- the South Side Arena, the Rollie Miles Athletic Field, the Southside Athletic Grounds and Strathcona Leisure Centre. You can also just head to the parks here for a brisk walk or a jog in the midst of tall trees and beautiful lawns. Joe Morris Park and Tipton Park are closest to you.
Head to the east of the neighbourhood and you will come to the Edmonton's Mill Creek Ravine. This is where you want to be if you are a nature enthusiast in search of a place where you can spend hours by yourself just in the company of quiet, tall trees and gushing waters. With biking trails, hiking pathways and plenty of places to just stop at and take in the breathtaking view laid out in front of you, this is one location that you will never tire of.
Queen Alexandra also puts you in just the right place to get a glimpse of decades old Edmonton. Head down to Old Strathcona and hop on to the Edmonton Street car, running across High Level bridge and back, to literally travel back in time to the era when these cars plied the streets. Wind up your day at the Francis Winspear performing centre Downtown where you might have rock bands belting out popular tunes, or a serious TED talk or a stand up comedy show or a local school concerts taking centre stage. The centre also houses the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra so you might catch a melodious performance in the bargain too.