Balwin Homes for Sale in Edmonton
Included below are homes for sale and real estate in Balwin, AB.
Balwin is an established community situated in northeast Edmonton. The neighbourhood dates back to before the end of World War II, when construction began. Balwin real estate is mostly made up of single-family homes and a few duplexes and row houses. The community offers an ideal environment for families as it features good schools, recreational spaces, easy access to shopping amenities and convenient commuting infrastructure. Along 66 Street on Balwin's eastern boundary is a few establishments including, Glenbrook Pharmacy, Cash Canada, LubeFx, Fort Medical Clinic and a few other services. More services can be accessed in nearby Londonderry Mall, Clareview Town Centre and Northgate Centre. Commuters are served by several bus routes, with bus stations situated along the west, north and eastern boundaries. Balwin is close to a few LRT stations including, Belvedere Station, Coliseum Station, DL MacDonald Platform and Clareview Station. Also nearby are major freeways such as Yellowhead Trail and Fort Road NW, which provide easy access to the Downtown Core area and other parts of the city.
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During the early 20th century, Balwin used to be known as Packingtown, as it was home to workers who worked in the area's meatpacking plants. The area was annexed by the city of Edmonton in 1912.
About 6% of the residences were constructed prior to the end of World War II. The rest of the construction occurred between 1946 to 1981. Single-family homes take up the majority of the homes with about 60%, while rented apartments in low-rise buildings take up about 20%. The rest are a few row houses and duplexes.
The community is represented by the Balwin community league, established in 1962. The name Balwin is derived from the names of former property owners in the area, Frank Ball and Luke Winterburn.
Balwin Recreational and Outdoor Amenities
Balwin offers plenty of recreational opportunities. The community has three parks, Balwin Park (the largest), Zoie Gardener Park and Ralph Hopp Park.
Baldwin Park features tennis courts, a community hall, playgrounds, a basketball court and an outdoor rink, all of which are maintained by the Balwin community league. The park also features plenty of green space for picnics and other activities.
Zoie Gardener Park is a nice little park great for families with small kids. Its facilities include a spray park, gazebo with picnic tables and benches, and, a playground equipped with swings, a slide, lots of sand and climbing structures.
For more entertainment, Century Casino & Hotel Edmonton and Cinema City Movies 12 are just a few blocks away to the east.
Outdoor enthusiasts can have more adventure by exploring nearby attractions situated just a few kilometres away. Just south of Balwin is Russ Barnes Arena, a great hockey rink and Northlands Ice Coliseum, the home of the Edmonton Oilers Hockey Team. The coliseum is also a popular venue for concerts and other events.
Further south is Eastglen Leisure Center featuring a hot tub and swimming pool and Edmonton EXPO Centre, a venue for art exhibitions (displays the Vincent Van Gogh experience), comic con conventions, car shows and other events. The centre also features a market, a food court, and fun activities for kids.
Along the banks of the North Saskatchewan River is Highlands Golf Club, a golf course with great greens and fairways and a breathtaking view of the river valley. The area around the golf course is also great for nature lovers as hikers can explore hiking trails and viewpoints along the banks of the river.
Best Restaurants in Balwin
Balwin is surrounded by some great eateries offering regular fast food options and a variety of cuisines. On the western side of the neighbourhood just off 82 Street, are popular chains like McDonald's, Domino's Pizza, and Tim Hortons. Other restaurants in the area include:
Tokyo Express is a Japanese Restaurant selling delicious Japanese dishes in generous portions, giving more value for your money. Favourites on the menu include chicken rice bowl, Bento Box, tempura and maki.
Transit Smokehouse & BBQ is a restaurant housed in a historic building and features an inviting atmosphere. Menu items that bring everyone back include the smoked brisket, pulled pork, smoked ice cream, mac and cheese, baked beans and the meat platter.
Wok N Roll Restaurant is the go-to place for Chinese cuisine and other Asian-style dishes. Diners love the dim sum, rice rolls, barbecue pork, steamed dumplings and a whole lot more.
Sapporo Sushi Ramen and Bubble Tea is a sushi restaurant selling delicious dishes. Favourites on the menu among diners include ramen soup, beef rice bowl, green onion cakes, deep-fried roll, crispy chicken and Tonkatsu broth.
Balwin House Prices
The average price for a Balwin home is around $311,000. The lowest is around $199,000, while the highest is around $416,000. Most Balwin homes feature updated furnishings, baths, appliances, in-floor heating and much more. Buyers can find anywhere from 500 sq. ft. to 2000 sq. ft.
There are three schools in Balwin, Balwin School(k-9), Princeton School(k-6) and St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School. Pebbles Daycare Centre also operates within the community and is located close to Princeton School.