Top 5 Central Edmonton Neighbourhoods to Buy a Home

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There are plenty of reasons why homebuyers are interested in homes for sale in central Edmonton. When it comes to location, location, location, nothing beats being central.

As one might expect, living within the central limits of a city has some major benefits. Essential services such as public transit, and amenities like retail and dining all tend to be more plentiful in the city’s core.

Here are our picks for the top 5 central Edmonton neighbourhoods to call home.


Located just west of downtown Edmonton, Westmount is a beautiful established community. Streets are quiet and lined with mature trees. Westmount homes are mainly single-family detached houses that were built between the end of WWII and the 1980s. Homes have plenty of character and charm with many built in either the Craftsman or Four Square style. There are also some modern infills and affordable condos, so there’s truly something for everyone in Westmount.

With the tremendous growth of 124 Street, Westmount real estate has become extremely desirable. 124 Street features some of the city’s best boutiques, eateries, and markets. Westmount is a great choice among families and professionals alike.

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Downtown Edmonton

For homebuyers who want to be as close to the action as they possibly can, nothing tops being right in the core of downtown Edmonton. With proximity to the river valley, ICE District, and the shops, restaurants and nightlife of Jasper Ave, 104 Street, and 124 Street, downtown living really embodies urban living at its very best.

With a wide range of properties from single-family detached dwellings to towering luxury condos, there is a lot of variety to choose from. Particularly for first time homebuyers, downtown Edmonton offers excellent value, with plenty of amazing condos in buildings that offer incredible amenities such as on-site concierge, fitness centres, and entertaining or co-working spaces.

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Long before Windermere was even a developer’s daydream, Glenora has been Edmonton’s preeminent community. Old and new money alike have set up home base on Glenora’s tree-lined streets, drawn to the character of the exquisitely maintained homes on large lots.

From quaint ivy-covered English style cottages to ultra-modern skinny homes, Glenora is an eclectic mix of old and new. And for those who want the posh postal code but without the upkeep, West Block Glenora condos offer up to 2,000 sq. ft. of luxurious condo living.

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This is another mature Edmonton neighbourhood that has seen a huge surge in popularity in recent years with loads of young families and professionals flocking to the community in droves.

Located not far from Old Strathcona (Whyte Ave) and Mill Creek Ravine, Ritchie balances proximity to activities and amenities with a close-knit community vibe. Residents of Ritchie enjoy walkable access to some of the city’s best locally-owned establishments.

Ritchie Market, located in the heart of the community, is home to Biera, which serves up some of the city’s best bites and beers, as well as Little Duchess Bake Shop, Acme Meat Market, and Transcend Coffee and Roastery. Across the street is Kind Ice Cream which typically has lineups down the sidewalk on a hot summer’s day.

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Lendrum Place

Located near the University farms area, Lendrum Place is a nearly-hidden gem in the city. This small neighbourhood is home to three excellent schools and features an abundance of green space, and ultra-quiet streets perfect for families.

The Lendrum Community League and Athletic Park offers an array of facilities including 7 beach volleyball courts, a large playground, and a spray park. In addition to plenty of paved paths throughout the neighbourhood, there is also a cinder running track.

Most homes in Lendrum Place are detached single family homes on large lots. There are plenty of bungalows and split level houses, but the area is quickly becoming popular for modern infill properties as well. Lendrum is also close to the University of Alberta main campus and Southgate Shopping Centre.

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There are so many great Edmonton neighbourhoods to call home it was tough to settle on our top 5 central Edmonton neighbourhoods for this list!

With nearly 20 years of Edmonton real estate experience Wally has helped hundreds of homeowners buy or sell in the Edmonton market.
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