Getting to Know...Downtown Edmonton

Posted by Tom Shearer on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at 4:14pm

Downtown Central Edmonton has taken many shapes and forms since the days our city was a fur trading post on the banks of the North Saskatchewan. It’s transformed from purely commercial to residential to a mix of both since the turn of the century.
  Today, downtown is a varied blend of institutional, office, retail, warehouse, and residential land uses. This complex mix creates an exciting and dynamic neighbourhood to live and work.
 No one is surprised to see an almost perfect 94 score on the walk-ability scale, coupled with LRT stations dotted throughout downtown, a high 84 score on the transit scale makes the area ideal for residents working in the various job markets downtown or travelling to other parts of the city via LRT.
 With a primarily younger demographic populating the area, an amazing array of entertainment, dining and recreational activities are easily accessible. Take your pick of restaurants, pubs and clubs. The Ledge grounds, River valley trail system and Victoria golf course make up your back yard. And shopping amenities are second to none including grocery stores.
 You can find almost any kind of home you like in the area from luxury penthouse suites to older heritage-type houses and virtually everything in between. The average listing is right around $400 thousand but you can find investment properties listed at over a million dollars or starter condos in the low $200 thousands. I can tell you that downtown is an area that an experienced REALTOR like ours can be a huge help in saving you time and energy sifting thru the varied listings and identifying those that meet your criteria.
If you’d like to find out more about Edmonton’s downtown and what’s available listings-wise, we have 5 locations and170 realtors to help you find your home in downtown Edmonton.


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