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.
Dovercourt lies between 118th Avenue and 124th Avenue and east of 142nd Street to St. Albert Trail. Dovercourt and the surrounding area was annexed to Edmonton in 1913, but it remained practically undeveloped until after World War II.
In the 1950s, Dovercourt was re-plotted under the direction of the city’s first town planner, Noel Dant. Dovercourt and its adjacent neighbourhoods were some of the first in North America to be planned according to the “neighbourhood unit” concept. The vast majority of homes in Dovercourt were built in the late 1940s to 1960, and the dominant structure type is the single-detached house.
Landscaping and variable housing set-backs discourage through traffic and improve the attractiveness of the neighbourhood. The neighbourhood unit design is based on a curvilinear street pattern with limited access points. The street and laneway pattern was thought to provide a more efficient use of land than the traditional grid pattern. The interior streets and walkways focus on school and community league sites at the centre of the neighbourhood, and a block of row housing is located next to the school site.
A variety of commercial services are accessible to residents along 118th Avenue and St. Albert Trail/Groat Road. Residents of Dovercourt also have easy access to the nearby Westmount Shopping Centre, as well as other commercial and employment centres in both Edmonton and St. Albert via St. Albert Trail.
Dovercourt already held its name as of 1910, even though it remained undeveloped until 40 years later, and was likely named after Dovercourt Village in Essex, England.
Dovercourt residents have easy access to the Yellowhead Highway to the north crossing the city east to west as well as access to the north and south areas of the city on St. Albert Trail to the east. 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
New Life Pentecostal Church, 13535 122 Ave.
Kirk United Church, 13535 122 Ave.
Dovercourt Baptist Church, 12321 135 St.
Nearby but outside the neighbourhood:
Diamond Way Buddhism, 13015 117 Ave.
Edmonton Church of Christ, 13015 116 Ave.
Church of God-New Hope, 12706 123 St.
Buddha Meditation Centre - Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Edmonton, 13036 Sherbrooke Ave.
Providence Canadian Reformed Church, 12905 122 Ave.
Why I Live in Dovercourt
Larry and Brenda Rankin moved to Dovercourt in 1978 after buying a bungalow on a quiet street. With a growing family and a desire to remain in the neighbourhood, they added a second level to their house in 1981. Over the years, the couple has been involved with the community league sitting on various committees, joining the local Neighbourhood Watch and collecting membership dues. For many years Brenda has canvassed for donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Now with three grown children, the couple thinks of the neighbourhood with fond memories of children playing in each other’s yards, friendly seniors and no shortage of babysitters. “With the many tree-lined streets, Dovercourt looks very rich but it is in fact middleclass,” said Larry. “It’s a very static neighbourhood but every few years it rejuvenates itself,” he said about the relatively stable population of long-term residents. He praises the City of Edmonton for making Dovercourt one of the first neighbourhoods to undergo a comprehensive revitalization project with upgrades to sidewalks, street lighting and sewer and water systems.
Professional hockey player Jason Miller was born in the neighbourhood in 1971. After a strong junior hockey career with the Medicine Hat Tigers, Miller was drafted 18th overall by the New Jersey Devils in 1989. After playing six games with New Jersey, Miller played several seasons in the American Hockey League before playing professionally in Europe until 2010.
Sports, Recreation and Parks
Dovercourt is served by the Dovercourt Community League at 13510 Dovercourt Ave. The community league members have access to city-wide indoor and outdoor pools. Sports and recreational activities hosted by the league include soccer, softball, bingo, meditation, yoga, painting, scouts, social events and more. The Peter Hemingway Fitness and Leisure Centre, at 13808 111th Ave., features a pool, sauna, steamroom, whirlpool, fitness centre, ice arena. Coronation Arena, at 13500 112th Ave. features a hockey rink and seating for 800 spectators. There is a large private gym in Westmount Centre. Also nearby is the Grand Truck Leisure Centre at 13025 112th St. featuring a pool, slide, steam room, whirlpool, fitness centre, ice arena and sundeck. North east of the neighbourhood is the North West Edmonton Seniors Society, at 12962 120 St. (formerly known as the Calder Seniors Drop in Society). It organizes a wide range of activities including fitness, dance, music, drama, games, sports and social events.
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 closest major shopping area is Westmount Centre at Groat Road and 111th Ave., south of the neighbourhood and Westmount Village at 13336 114 Ave. Westmount Centre is a 546,000 square foot mall featuring major grocery and department stores as well as a large hardware outlet and drug store. Other shopping areas include the Circle Square Plaza at 118th Ave. and St. Albert Trail. The nearest branch of the Edmonton Public Library is the Woodcroft Branch at 13420 114th Ave. The Telus World of Science, at 11211 142 St. is a major public attraction, receiving more than 600,000 visitors annually, including thousands of students. The centre is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging the public to learn more about science and technology. The Percy Page Centre, at 11759 Groat Rd, houses the offices of most of Alberta's sports organizations, such as the Alberta Bicycle Association, Alberta Rugby Association, and others.
Dovercourt School, 13910 122 Ave, is a public K-6 elementary school offering regular programs as well as a Chinese (Mandarin) Bilingual program.
Coralwood Adventist Academy, at 12218 135 St. is an elementary school operated by the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
Nearby but outside the neighbourhood:
Saint Mark Junior High School, at 11625 135 St., is a Catholic junior high school.
Inglewood, at 11515 127 St. is a public elementary school with a full-day kindergarten, a full range of regular programs as well as French as a Second Language program.
NorQuest College: Westmount Campus, at 11140 131 St., is a post-secondary institution offering diploma and certificate programs.
Aurora School, at 12245 131 St., is a K-9 charter school.
St. Pius X, at 12214 128 St., is a Catholic K-6 elementary school offering regular programs as well as French and English as a second language programs.
Centre For Family Literacy, 11642 142 St, provides a range of adult and family literacy programs in Edmonton, as well as training, resources, information and advocacy across the province.
Edmonton Addiction Youth Services, at 12325 140 St. offers addiction services.
For more information on area health services, click on “Find a Facility” at Alberta Health Services: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/FacilitySearch/?filter=facilities