Community scores operate on a 1–5 scale, with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest. All results are based on statistics from MLS®, the City of Edmonton Open Data Catalogue, and other sources.
- A high Homes score means you’ll find a lot of available real estate listings in that neighbourhood.
- A high Family score means you’ll be close to schools and playgrounds, and everything is within walking and transit distance.
- A high Safety score means bylaw violations and traffic accident rates are low, and you’ll be close to emergency services.
- A high Recreation score means you’ll be close to sports and recreation areas.
- A high Lifestyle score means you’ll be close to shopping and entertainment.
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Average Listing Price
"Average Listing Price" is the average list price of all residential properties listed on the MLS® System in a given neighbourhood and includes condominiums, townhomes and single family detached homes. This is a market figure only and variations may not indicate a change in the price for any particular property.
Most neighbourhoods in Edmonton are dominated by residential land uses, but Montrose contains large proportions of several types of land use. A large amount of Montrose’s development occurred prior to 1950, and most of the remainder before 1960. On residential land, single- and semi-detached housing is the dominant structure type. Multi-family structures are located adjacent to the major roadways within and bounding Montrose.
Industrial and commercial land is concentrated in the western portion of the neighbourhood, taking advantage of the traffic circulation that the Yellowhead Trail, Wayne Gretzky Drive, and 118th and 120th Avenues bring to the area. The neighbourhood features several parks, schools, religious facilities, sports centres, and commercial services, all adding up to create a complete community. Residents also enjoy good access to destinations within the city via the nearby light rail transit (LRT) station.
The neighbourhood was named after the Marquis of Montrose, a celebrated Scottish hero famous for opposing forced Presbyterianism upon the Scottish people by English rule. In 1951, Montrose Elementary School was opened, and Edmonton City Council decided that the neighbourhood should be named after the school.
Montrose residents benefit from the close proximity to the Yellowhead Trail to the north heading east and west, Fort Road/Manning Drive corridor heading northeast to Fort Saskatchewan and southwest towards central Edmonton and Wayne Gretzky Drive to the west. The neighbourhood is very close to the Coliseum LRT station on 118th Ave. near 78 St. The Edmonton Transit System maintains bus service in the neighbourhood. For routes and schedules see: http://www.edmonton.ca/transportation/edmonton-transit-system-ets.aspx ) A pathway forms an extension of the 121 Ave. on-street bike route. The path connects to the east-west route across Wayne Gretzky Drive, a major barrier, to the Northeast LRT trail that runs into downtown Edmonton. City-wide walking and bicycling maps are provided by the City of Edmonton at: http://www.edmonton.ca/transportation/cycling_walking/cycling-walking-maps.aspx
Places of Worship
- All Saints Orthodox Church, 5824 118 Ave.
- St Clare Roman Catholic Church, 6310 118 Ave.
- Promised Land Ministries, 12145 67 St.
- St. Elia Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 11833 66 St. NW
Nearby, but outside the neighbourhood:
- Al Ameen Islamic Centre Mosques, 5410 122 Ave.
- Highlands United Church, 11305 64 St.
- The Neighbourhood Church, 5347-112 Ave.
Why I Live in Montrose
Bruce Forman has lived in Montrose since 2010 when he moved into a Vista Housing for Seniors building. After living in several old hotels, Bruce says he really likes the three-storey apartment building and his main floor bachelor apartment at 66th St. and 119th Ave. He says the other 35 residents in this not-for-profit affordable seniors housing facility are very friendly. He has gotten to know his neighbour who is in a wheelchair and needs a helping hand once in a while. In return, she is making Bruce dinner this evening. Bruce says he likes the quiet streets lined with the many mature elm trees and the close proximity to local businesses as well as the Northlands Park Racetrack and Casino.
The dominant feature of the neighbourhood is its close proximity to the Northlands, an entertainment, business and educational complex operated by a not-for-profit community organization. Northlands features three primary facilities: Northlands Park Racetrack and Casino, (gaming and horse racing) Edmonton Expo Centre (conferences, trade shows and other special events) and Rexall Place, (professional sports and concerts). Every week thousands of people attend events in venues throughout its 160 acres of land.
Sports, Recreation and Parks
Montrose Park is the home of the Montrose Community League at 5920 119th Ave. Recreational activities include yoga, skating and activities at the spray park and playground, rated one of the best in the city. The community league does not host any sports but several nearby community leagues do host sports such as baseball and soccer. The Russ Barnes Arena, at 6725 121 Ave., built in 1966, is the venue for hockey, figure skating and public ice skating.
Residents also enjoy swimming at nearby Eastglen Leisure Centre at 11410 68 St. The facility features an unusual 25-metre salt water swimming pool, whirlpool, steam room and waterslide.
The area close to the historic private Highlands Golf Course, at 6603 Ada Boulevard, featuring a professional 18-hole course, club house and dining facilities. Although a private club, the golf course is located on public land enabling local residents to walk along its trails, toboggan and ski down its hills, and skate on a frozen lake between October and April. Nearby Borden Park Outdoor Swimming Pool at 11200 74 St. is scheduled to re-open in 2017 after a re-development project.
Crime and Safety
A good source of neighbourhood statistics is contained within the Edmonton Police Service Neighbourhood Crime Map at http://crimemapping.edmontonpolice.ca/
118th Ave. as it stretches along Montrose's southern border is the location for a hotel, motel, and various convenience stores, gas stations and many small businesses. The closest public library is the Highlands branch of the Edmonton Public Library at 6710 118 Ave. Concordia University/College of Alberta is also located nearby at 7128 Ada Boulevard. Founded in 1921 by the Lutheran Church, Concordia today is an independent publicly-funded university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
Montrose School, at 11931 62 St., is a K-6 public elementary school with strong community partnerships with Big Brothers and Big Sisters, family supports from Métis Child and Youth, City of Edmonton, YMCA, Kids in Action and Abbotsfield Youth Programs.
Ben Calf Robe Elementary School, at 11833 - 64 St., is a school that combines Catholic educational traditions with the cultural heritage of a First Nations Métis and Inuit school.
Nearby but outside the neighbourhood:
Mount Royal School, at 11303 55 St., is a public elementary school providing arts programming as an alternative program within Edmonton Public Schools.
Highlands School, at 11509 62 St., is a public junior high school built around 1912.
Newton Elementary School, at 5523 122 Ave., was closed in 2007 and now houses public school board staff providing support services to other district schools.
The East Edmonton Health Centre, at 7910 112 Ave, is an AHS facility that houses health care providers such as registered nurses, LPNs, pediatric and mental health specialists; home care staff, respiratory, occupational and physical therapists; as well as social workers and rehabilitation assistants.
For more information on area health services, click on “Find a Facility” at Alberta Health Services: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/FacilitySearch/?filter=facilities