Strathcona, Edmonton Homes For Sale
The Edmonton neighbourhood that most consistently makes it into the rankings of best places to live in the city is, without a doubt, Strathcona. There are a number of reasons for the area’s popularity and we think one of the main ones is that it offers some amazing views. Then, there’s all that fabulous architecture. Take a tour of the neighbourhood and you’ll agree it has much to offer.
You’ll find plenty of entry-level priced condos, both low- and high-rise, for sale in Strathcona. As you step up in price, however, the amenities expand to private elevators and breathtaking views. You can also shop from among a nice selection of single-family homes in a number of different architectural styles.
A bit of history
Strathcona took its name from Lord Strathcona who was Hudson’s Bay Company Governor. He also had the honor of driving the last spike for the CPR transcontinental railway.
The area went on to become a designated city, but, in 1912 it was absorbed into Edmonton. Today, Strathcona is home to nearly 9,000 residents.
Recreation in Strathcona
While many of Edmonton’s neighbourhoods can boast of a wealth of recreational opportunities, Strathcona is located near not only the North Saskatchewan River Valley, but Mill Creek Ravine as well. Add to this that there are at least 10 parks in and around the community and residents have no excuse to stay indoors, year-round.
Queen Elizabeth park is a local favorite. Seventy-five acres on the river offer trails to walk and bike and vistas to take in as you picnic. If you need more, Kinsmen Sports Centre is located just over Strathcona’s northwest border.
Strathcona’s arts and culture scene draws people from around Edmonton. The Muttart Conservatory, just east of the community’s northeast border, houses botanical displays in four stunning, glass pyramids. But the conservatory offers more than splendid botanicals; it also offers live music, fine art showcases, dance and more in its efforts to bring “nature and art together.”
The Fringe Theatre, whose aim is to present “theatre arts that challenge audiences, and celebrate the cultural fabric of our communities,” is popular as well.
Nightlife is close-by, especially as you venture further into Old Strathcona. In fact, there are more than 600 commercial entities in the area.
Whether you use public transportation to commute to work or just to get around the city, you’ll appreciate the bus and light rail lines running through the area.
Homes for sale in Strathcona
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