Strathcona Homes for Sale in Edmonton
Included below are homes for sale and real estate in Strathcona, AB.
Strathcona is a lively neighborhood situated south of Edmonton's river valley. The area is famous for its busy shopping streets, a strong arts and cultural community, fine dining options, historic buildings, and panoramic views of the river valley. Strathcona offers many recreational options, with the nearby river valley and Mill Creek ravine offering trails, green spaces, and hiking opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Homes for sale in the area include single-family homes, townhouses, and cottage-style homes. These houses enjoy easy access to essential amenities, with Whyte Avenue in Old Strathcona offering numerous shopping options, and the weekly farmer Old Strathcona Farmers' Market offering some of the freshest produce in Edmonton. Strathcona is adequately served by bus routes and light rail. Retail establishments are located all over the neighborhood, making the area very walkable. Also, Downtown, Whyte Avenue, and the University Area are easily accessible via several roadways.
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History of Strathcona
The Strathcona community was incorporated as a town in 1899 and as a city in 1907. Eventually, Strathcona amalgamated with Edmonton in 1912. Strathcona was named after Lord Strathcona, Hudson's Bay Company Governor (1889–1914), who was involved in the development of the CPR transcontinental railway. Strathcona is bounded on the south by Whyte Avenue, on the north by Saskatchewan Drive, on the west by 107 Street, and the east by Mill Creek Ravine.
Strathcona Recreational Activities
Strathcona has a lot to offer when it comes to recreation. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the nearby Mill Creek Ravine, and Queen Elizabeth Park, which provides kilometers of trails for walking, biking, and hiking, and family picnic sites. The Kinsmen Sports Centre is also close and provides fitness and sports training. Art enthusiasts can explore the numerous art galleries, fashion stores, and historical homes and structures in Old Strathcona.
Notable sites in the area include the Strathcona Train Station, a city landmark built between 1907 and 1908, the Strathcona Library (built in 1913), Dominion Hotel (built in 1903), and Princess Theatre, the oldest standing movie theatre in the city built in 1915. For fine dining, the MEAT restaurant in Whyte Avenue serves some of the tastiest authentic southern BBQ meats and other side dishes. Mexican dishes served late into the night are available at El Cortez, and vegans can find healthy dining options at Cafe Mosaics.
Strathcona House Prices
The average house price in 2021 for a house in Strathcona is around $415,000, the lowest price is around $114,900, and the highest price is around $1,700,000.
School-going children in Strathcona can attend King Edward Elementary School, Academy at King Edward (Grade 2-12), and Old Scona Academic High School. The area is also suitable for university students, with the University of Alberta campus located only a few minutes' drive from the neighborhood.