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Getting to Know...Garneau

Posted by Tom Shearer on Friday, September 14th, 2018 at 2:41pm.

For a combination of picturesque beauty and lifestyle choices, Garneau is a neighbourhood that is truly hard to beat.  Named after the early settler Laurence Garneau, the neighbourhood was considered fully developed... in 1912 !  

  • A few things have changed in Garneau over the past hundred years or so.  With the growth of the U of A and Whyte Ave becoming a vibrant retail destination, the area is home to a young population. 80 percent of residents are under the age of 40. Recreation, Lifestyle and Safety services are all ranked very high on the Community Scores rating system.  Walk-ability is excellent and public transit services are readily available.

 

  • As you would expect, the housing mix over the years has shifted away from primarily single family residential.  Garneau now boasts a wide variety of choices from high-rise condo’s, townhouses and apartments to one of a kind heritage homes.  

 

  • An average listing price of $425 thousand reflects the popularity and scarcity of listings.  Easy access to nearby Old Strathcona and to downtown Edmonton has made Garneau a favourite destination of young professionals.

Home hunting in Garneau is the perfect example of how our real estate experts can be the difference between success and missing out. We’re on top of the latest news in a tight market and our goal is to see you in the new home of your choice. Give us a call or drop us a line, we’d be happy to help.  

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