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.
- Real Estate:
- Safety Services:
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 Summerside neighbourhood is located within the Ellerslie Area Structure Plan (ASP) and is found at the centre of the ASP. The neighbourhood is bounded by Ellerslie Road (9th Avenue SW) to the north, 66th Street to the east, 25th Avenue to the south, and Parsons Road (91st Street) to the west.
Construction in Summerside began in the early 2000s and is still actively under way. The plan for Summerside was to create a community that provides for a range of low- to medium-density residential and business development opportunities, in addition to a good mixture of institutional and recreational land use. When completed, residential units in Summerside will be 75 percent low-density in character and 25 percent medium-density. The ratio between low- and medium-density housing as of 2006 was 80/20, but that will change once development is complete.
The neighbourhood will also contain a variety of park spaces and two school sites once complete. A business and office park is located along Parsons Road on the neighbourhood’s western border, and small community-level commercial facilities are located along Ellerslie Road to the north.
Summerside's most significant feature is the 13-hectare and 28-foot-deep Summerside Lake, located in the western portion of the neighbourhood. Summerside Lake was Edmonton’s first purpose-built man-made lake. All other lakes in Edmonton constructed before Summerside Lake were stormwater management lakes, designed to effectively handle drainage within neighbourhoods. By contrast, Summerside was created for the sole purpose of providing residents with recreational space where they can swim, fish, and use non-motorized vehicles. Residents pay a maintenance fee to enjoy exclusive use of the lake.
Summerside was named after a city on Prince Edward Island. The neighbourhood exudes a nautical character reminiscent of an east coast resort community.
While Summerside is located on the southern edge of Edmonton, residents enjoy access to the rest of the city through the Anthony Henday Drive circling the city and Highway 2 running north and south. 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 ) 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
The following churches are nearby:
Grace Point Church of God, 720 62 St.
St Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 5104 Ellerslie Rd.
Concordia Lutheran Church, 5420 19A Ave
Ellerslie Road Baptist Church 10603 Ellerslie Rd.
Why I Live in Summerside
Nate has lived in Summerside since 2010 in a two-storey 10 year old house in this new neighbourhood. He says his neighbours are friendly and there are many families with young children. One of the excellent neighbourhood features is the lake and park at the west end of Summerside Grande Boulevard. He said the local streets are generally quiet. His own house sits on a relatively large lot creating nice curb appeal.
An important feature of living in Summerside is the required membership with the Summerside Residents Association. All residents pay an annual fee to support the costs of maintaining the park, Summerside Lake, utilities, property taxes, administration costs, landscaping and grounds maintenance. Residents are also required to follow established Cape Cod-like architectural guidelines. The 32-acre lake is a large man-made resort-styled amenity that features a wide range of sports and recreational activities. This area also features open green spaces, an extensive pathway system and playgrounds.
Sports, Recreation and Parks
The Summerside Residents Associations hosts activities such as yoga, pilates, music, swimming, tennis, beach volleyball, canoing, dance, karate, kickboxing, horseshoes, skating and hockey. Many social and recreational activities take place in the 3,200-square foot community hall and sundeck.
Nearby, is the Ellerslie Curling Club, at 530 71 St. Other nearby facilities include William Lutsky YMCA at 1975 - 111 St., the Mill Woods Recreation Centre at 7207 - 28 Ave, the Seven Oaks Golf Course at 4540 50 Street and the Pioneer Meadows Golf Course at 404 34 St. The Ivor Dent Sports Park at Ellerslie Rd and 50th St, is a 138-acre site hosting a multicultural blend of sports including soccer, rugby, cricket, kabaddi, field hockey, football, ultimate and lacrosse. Facilities include 24 fields, parking, dressing rooms, stands, concessions and playground facilities.
Crime and Safety
A good source of neighbourhood statistics is contained within the Edmonton Police Service Neighbourhood Crime Map at http://crimemapping.edmontonpolice.ca/
South Edmonton Common is a major shopping area west of Summerside. It features 2.3 million square feet of dining, shopping and entertainment space spread over 320 acres making it one of the largest open-air retail developments in North America. There are also numerous commercial and retail businesses along Ellerslie Road. The nearest branch of the Edmonton Public Library is Mill Woods Branch at 2610 Hewes Way and a Summerside Farmers Market is at Ellerslie Road and 91 St. The South Common Farmers’ Market is at 151 Karl Clark Rd.
Michael Strembitsky School, at 4110 Savaryn Drive, is named after a former Edmonton Public School Board superintendent and pioneer of the school-based decision making philosophy. The public K-9 school offers a full range of academic programs.
Nearby but outside the neighbourhood:
Monsignor Fee Otterson, at 1834 Rutherford Road SW, is a Catholic elementary/junior high school
Ellerslie Campus, at 521 66 St. is a public K-9 school.
J. Percy Page, 2707 Mill Woods Rd, is a public high school.
Menisa School, at 933 Knottwood Road South, is a public K-6 school.
Major hospitals and medical centres include the Grey Nuns Community Hospital and Health Centre at 1100 Youville Dr., the West Ellerslie Medical Centre at 9404 Ellerslie Rd. and the Millbourne Mall Medical Centre at 7609-38 Ave. Other facilities include the Summerside Children's and Sports Physiotherapy at 1235-91 St. For more information on area health services, click on "Find a Facility" at Alberta Health Services: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/FacilitySearch/?filter=facilities