Queen Alexandra Homes for Sale in Edmonton
Included below are homes for sale and real estate in Queen Alexandra, AB.
Queen Alexandra is a neighbourhood located in southwest Edmonton. It is one of the oldest communities in the city and was once part of Strathcona Town, developed as a result of the Calgary & Edmonton Railway arriving at the southern bank of the North Saskatchewan River Valley in 1891. Today, Queen Alexandra features a blend of commercial, residential, and cultural developments. Proximity to Whyte Avenue and the University of Alberta makes the neighbourhood ideal for students and young Edmontonians who want to be close to a strong cultural community. Homes for sale in the area feature single-family homes, townhouses, condos and apartments. Amenities in the area are in nearby Whyte Avenue and Calgary Trail, which are within walking distance. Residents can find trendy bars, a Safeway, Winners, modern restaurants and a plethora of other stores and services. Commuters can easily access Downtown Edmonton via 109 Street, and the neighbourhood's 26 bus stops provide convenient access to public transport.
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Queen Alexandra History
Part of Queen Alexandria used to be part of Strathcona Town, incorporated in 1899. After incorporation, subdivision followed and the community was named Queen Alexandra in honour of King Edward VII's wife. The city of Strathcona experienced plenty of growth prior to World War I and the neighbourhood's northern portion was dominated by single-family residences. At the same time, commercial establishments began to develop along Whyte Avenue and 104 Street. Much of the development around south of University Avenue occurred during the 1940s and later.
The neighbourhood is bounded by Whyte Avenue to the north, Calgary Trail (104 Street) to the east, 109 Street to the west and 67 Avenue to the south.
Queen Alexandra Recreational & Outdoor Activities
Queen Alexandra features lots of green space for relaxation and family fun. Queen Alexandra Park is a neighbourhood park that features a playground, benches, a gazebo, and a spray park that is available during summer.
Tipton Park is a hidden gem within the community that is rarely full of people, so it's a good place to get some alone time or take your dog or kids for some fun. The park features an arena, a field, a playground and a splash park during the summer months. Joe Morris Park is also another park that offers more green space.
Fitness enthusiasts are just a stone's throw away from the Rollie Miles Athletic Grounds. It features a 400m Track Facility and 300’ x 180’ soccer field. Adjacent to the athletic grounds is Scona Pool, a public swimming pool that offers a nice recreational space with few people and swimming classes for kids.
Runaway Workout Club is situated just outside the neighbourhood and just off University Avenue. The fitness facility offers programs for people of all fitness levels. They have great fitness coaches to help you with your workout sessions and it's also a great place to socialize with other community members.
Queen Alexandra Art & Culture
Whyte Avenue is considered the cultural centre of Edmonton. The trendy community is home to active nightlife, art galleries, award-winning restaurants, historic buildings and festivals.
Whyte Avenue offers unique shopping opportunities, from local boutiques with unique art, crafts and other goods to retail stores in every budget range. On Saturdays, the Old Strathcona Farmers market offers a chance to scoop up local fresh produce, local food and handmade crafts.
Some of the historic buildings you can explore around Whyte Avenue include Strathcona Hotel, Princess Theatre, Strathcona Public Library and the Canadian Pacific Railway Station.
Whyte Avenue is also home to several festivals such as Blues on Whyte Block Party, Edmonton International Fringe Festival and Art Walk.
Best Restaurants Around Queen Alexandra
The Next Act is one of the best pubs in the area with an outdoor patio. They serve local craft beer, mouth-watering burgers and other delicious dishes. It’s also a great place to enjoy weekend brunch.
MEAT is the place to go if you want to taste the best classic BBQ meat. They have locally brewed beer and a menu with delicious dishes prepared with the freshest ingredients.
Cafe Mosaics caters to vegetarians and vegans. They have a variety of healthy options, including huevos rancheros, Eggs Benny, kale salad and a whole lot more.
Julio's Barrio Mexican Restaurant serves authentic and delicious Mexican cuisine. Their customers love their Bull Dog, fried ice cream, mojitos and slushies.
Queen Alexandra House Prices
The average house price in 2021 for a house in Queen Alexandra is around $377,000, the lowest price is around $118,000 and the highest price is around $875,000.
Queen Alexandra Schools
Strathcona High School is the only neighbourhood school but the immediate area is a high-density school area. Other good schools in close proximity include McKernan School (k-9), Garneau School (k-6), Academy at King Edward High School, Mill Creek Elementary School, Old Scona Academic High School and Parkallen School (k-6).