Not many neighbourhoods can claim that they are both hip and historical, but Strathcona certainly can. It’s history dates back to the late 1800s and while there are many buildings that reflect its past, new construction and economic growth has been occurring in the neighbourhood for the last several years and is expected to continue. In addition to the incredible tales that can be told and the stunning aesthetic value, Strathcona is conveniently close to many essential amenities that attract everyone from musicians to entrepreneurs. There is no end to the sight-seeing opportunities either, and the neighbourhood itself is well-known for its friendly, welcoming people.
Strathcona, Edmonton real estate is situated in a lovely area just south of the North Saskatchewan River. The neighbourhood is surrounded by lush green spaces and public parks, including Nellie McClung Park, Kinsmen Park, and Strathcona Park. In addition, there are many hiking trails throughout the Strathcona neighbourhood and area, making it an excellent place to hike, bike, or head out for a pleasant family outing.
As mentioned above, the neighbourhood has a very rich history that goes back even further than the 1900s. You can visit all manner of historical monuments and museums in and around Strathcona. See important residences like the famous McKenzie Residence or check out some fascinating fun by exploring the C & E Railway Museum or The Martin Historic Willow.
Homes in Strathcona
The west side of Strathcona is almost entirely residential and boasts single-family dwellings of various ages. Find both mid-century modern bungalows and modern custom homes in the same vicinity. Sidewalks are lined with evergreens and various kinds of trees, and lawns are beautifully manicured with unique and colorful gardens.
Living spaces are typically quite large when it comes to single-family dwellings and can be upwards of 3,000 square feet. Expect multiple stories with up to 5 bedrooms and just as many bathrooms. Views of Strathcona’s picturesque neighbourhood are next to none and the scenic nature of them is a draw for buyers throughout Edmonton.
Strathcona homes for sale have one of the most convenient locations in the Edmonton area, with a multitude of shopping and dining within walking distance of most properties. While most homes in the west are single-family dwellings, condos and apartments dominant in the central and eastern areas, with have come under development more recently.
Amenities in and around Strathcona
Amenities in and around Strathcona are absolutely endless, with 82 Ave NW being one of several major roads that boast amazing shopping and dining options. Head to the Block 1912 Café for a quiet meal or hang with the locals at the famous Hudsons Canada Pub. The Old Strathcona Farmer’s Market offers all the fresh produce you could ever ask for, along with home-baked goods.
One of the best parts about Strathcona is that it’s quiet with low traffic noise and surrounded by wilderness, while at the same time it’s less than five miles south of Downtown Edmonton. You could even walk there in 45 minutes or less or get there in 20 minutes via bike. Some of the best places to visit in the Edmonton area include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Art Gallery of Alberta
- Edmonton Public Library
- Historic Halowach Chestnut Tree
- The Edmonton Folk Music Festival
- Rogers Place
Do you want to learn more about Strathcona? Contact the real estate experts at Ryan Dutka Real Estate Solutions today and speak with our experienced team about your options.