Getting to Know...Ritchie

Posted by Tom Shearer on Monday, July 30th, 2018 at 3:51pm

Not many neighbourhoods in Edmonton can claim to be well over a hundred years old, but Ritchie is one of them. It was named for Robert Ritchie the former Mayor of Strathcona. The historic Ritchie Mill still stands on the corner of Saskatchewan Drive and 102nd Street. 

  • Because of its long history and location, Ritchie has evolved into an area of mixed land use. Although primarily residential, it does contain a number of commercial and light industrial properties. Almost 50 per cent of all residential units in Ritchie are single-detached homes. A nice mixture of semi-detached dwellings along with low to medium-rise apartments and some row housing, account for the rest.
  • Ritchie scores a five out five in the Community Scores - Lifestyle category along with high marks in the Recreation and Real Estate categories. Some excellent Very Walkable and Good Transit ratings add to Ritchie’s attractiveness. An average listing price of $472 thousand contributes to the area’s popularity and affordability. A balanced age demographic makes Ritchie very attractive to a broad spectrum of home buyers. 
  • Residents have easy access to downtown Edmonton and the Mill Creek portion of the river valley park system. Ritchie also features many parks in the neighbourhood in conjunction with multiple school sites. East Whyte Ave runs the northern length of the neighbourhood, with great local commercial access. And of course the Old Strathcona Farmers Market is within walking distance for many

 If you’d like to find out more about Ritchie and current available listings, drop us a line or give us a call and talk to one of our expert REALTORS.

 

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