- Eastwood Community League
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.
Parts of Eastwood were subdivided as early as 1906. With a streetcar line running from 95th Street along 118th Avenue as early as 1910 (to link Edmonton to the village of North Edmonton), development of properties close to the line must have been attractive. The eastern portions of Eastwood were subdivided in 1910 and 1913.
Around the time of World War I, a number of homes and businesses were built along the street car line and the major roads. With an end to Edmonton’s pre-war land boom, development of Eastwood proceeded more slowly, leaving many properties undeveloped for years. By the 1950s, most of the original development was complete. For the past several decades, redevelopment has occurred as older structures are replaced with new ones with different densities and uses. Some 63 percent of Eastwood’s dwelling units are now renter-occupied.
Eastwood’s name was likely derived from a descriptive name, as it was once part of the Village of North Edmonton until amalgamation with the City of Edmonton in 1912.
Eastwood 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 east, and 97th St. that becomes Highway 28 as it heads north out of the city. 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 ) 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
- Living Hope Bible Fellowship, 12048 Fort Rd.
Nearby, but outside the neighbourhood:
- Highlands United Church, 11304-64 St.
- St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 8715-118 Ave.
- Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 11705-89 St.
- St. Faith's Anglican Church, 11725-93 St.
Why I Live in Eastwood
Steve is a 27-year-old recent university graduate in Social Work living in a duplex on 81 St. near 121 Ave. After living in Vancouver and in the Whyte Ave. area of Edmonton, he moved to Eastwood in the spring of 2015 to share a home with a friend. “I wanted to live in a house or a duplex,” said Steve about his reason for choosing Eastwood. “In the Whyte Ave. area the houses were run down and expensive. I find that Eastwood was good value. It wasn’t over-priced and it fit my budget.” Since moving in he hasn’t had too much time to explore the neighbourhood shops. He did, however, have a good meal at a nearby ribs and burger restaurant. “118th Ave. is fine for the most part,” he said. “Any area in a city will have its issues with crime… I’ve heard a lot of positive things about 118th Ave. “
Concordia University of Edmonton, at 7128 Ada Blvd. is a small public university established in 1921, now awarding undergraduate and graduate degrees in arts and sciences and management. Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers, at 11713 82 St, is an immigrant settlement agency whose focus is the successful and integrative settlement of newcomers to Edmonton.
Eastwood is benefitting from the revitalization of 118th Ave. between Northlands and 94th St. Since revitalization began, the city has invested in street upgrades, landscaping and sidewalk improvements, improved business facades as well as the staging of various festivals and community events. Crime has been reduced and new businesses have emerged as well as several arts and cultural organizations.
Sports, Recreation and Parks
With the exception of Eastwood Park on 118th Ave. at 85 St, there are few public parks or green spaces in Eastwood. The Eastwood Community league is located at 11803 86 St. and offers hockey, soccer and skating. The nearest recreation centre is the Eastglen Leisure Centre at 11410 68 St. that features one of the few salt water swimming pools in the city.
Crime and Safety
A good source of neighbourhood statistics is contained within the Edmonton Police Service Neighbourhood Crime Map at http://crimemapping.edmontonpolice.ca/
The dominant feature of the neighbourhood is its close proximity to Northlands, an entertainment, business and educational complex operated by a not-for-profit community organization that hosts events at 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.
There are also numerous small and independent businesses along 118th Ave. The nearest library is the Sprucewood Branch of the Edmonton Public Library at 11555 - 95 St.
The Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society, located within the former Parkdale School at 11648 85 St, operates the Aboriginal Community Connections Resource Centre that provides Aboriginal people with cultural and community supports, employment and housing.
Located just north of the neighbourhood is the Habitat for Humanity Edmonton & ReStore North at 8210 Yellowhead Trail.
St. Gerard Catholic School, at 12415 85th St., is a K-6 school that has adopted the 7 Habits model from the Leader in Me by Stephen Covey.
Delton Elementary School, at 12126 89 St., has a strong literacy emphasis. Besides a strong academic program, student learning is enriched through field trips, hands on activities and special events such as artists-in-residence, author visits, cultural and theatrical performances.
Nearby but outside the neighbourhood:
Eastglen School, 11430 68 St., is a public high school with a full range of academic, career and arts courses.
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