Garneau Homes for Sale in Edmonton

Included below are homes for sale and real estate in Garneau, AB.

Garneau is one of the oldest communities in Edmonton, having been established around 1912. The neighborhood hosts a vibrant community and is located close to the University of Alberta and its hospital, making Garneau one of the most sought-after neighborhoods. Situated south of the North Saskatchewan River Valley, Garneau has a lot to offer in terms of recreational amenities. Over the recent years, Garneau has experienced a rise in new commercial properties, however, the Garneau Community League, City of Edmonton, and the University of Alberta are intent on developing the neighborhood while preserving its historic character. Homes for sale in the area include new townhouses, apartments, and heritage homes. Essential amenities such as dining, shopping, and entertainment can be found at several of the neighborhood's business hubs including, 109 Street, Whyte Avenue, and 88 Avenue. Residents have access to other areas around the city via the University LRT and the iconic High Level Bridge, which provides quick access to Garneau from Downtown.

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History of Garneau

Garneau was named after Laurent and Eleanor Garneau, the first residents of the Garneau area. In 1874, Garneau moved to Fort Edmonton and by 1883, Garneau had obtained River Lot 7, south of the river valley, also known today as the Garneau. Today this area is located on University Avenue, between 109 Street and 112 Avenue. The Garneau became part of Strathcona which was annexed by Edmonton in 1912. Garneau is bounded by 107 Street on the east, on the west by the University of Alberta main campus, the south by Mckernan and Queen Alexandra neighborhood, and north by Kinsmen Park.

Garneau Recreational Activities

Garneau has several parks: Garneau Park, Braithwaite Park, and Walterdale Park, which provide playgrounds, green spaces, and picnic sites for families who want to explore the outdoors. Proximity to the river valley means residents have access to more outdoor and sports amenities. Kinsmen Park is only a few minutes away and offers multi-use trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, a spray park, tennis courts, and much more.

Garneau is also home to some of the best entertainment and dining establishments. Garneau Theatre on 109 Street is a popular and iconic place built-in 1940 by architect William Blakey. On the same street, residents often visit the popular Transcend Coffee shop, Whimsical Cake Studio, and Rosso Pizzeria for delicious meals and snacks. Other establishments that attract visitors both from within and outside the neighborhood include Farrow Sandwiches and Coffee on 109 Street, The Sugar Bowl on 88 Avenue and 109 Street, and Three Boars Eatery on 109 Street.

The Garneau Community League hosts a celebration annually at the City Arts Centre. This is to encourage Garneau residents to interact and build a strong sense of community hood. The University of Alberta also runs a weekly farmer's market annually, which usually takes place during certain Thursdays between September and April.

Garneau Houses Prices

The average house price in 2021 for a house in Garneau is just under $448,000, the lowest condo price is around $140,000, and the highest price is around 1.4 million dollars. 

Garneau Schools

There is a k-6 school within the neighborhood, Garneau School, which offers Garneau (Regular) program and the Child Study Centre (CSC) program for children. For a higher level of education, kids can attend the nearby Strathcona High School, which offers a Career and Technological Studies program, run in conjunction with the University of Alberta Hospital. Another notable school is Old Scona Academic High School, considered one of the best schools in Alberta.