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.
The Balwin area was previously part of North Edmonton and became part of Edmonton in 1912. Early in the 20th century, this area was known as Packingtown, as most of the families who lived in the area at that time worked at the nearby meat packing plants.
Balwin is an older neighbourhood that features a mixture of land uses. The design of the neighbourhood reflects the differing years in which the land was subdivided. The eastern portion of the neighbourhood was subdivided in the years around World War I, when a grid pattern of streets was popular. The western portion of the neighbourhood was subdivided in the late 1950s, and the streets are arranged in a curvilinear fashion.
Balwin has well-developed school and park facilities, and the road network that surrounds the neighbourhood affords residents easy access to other destinations within the city.
The name of this neighbourhood is derived from a combination of the names of two early property owners, Frank Ball and Luke Winterburn.