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OliverDowntown, Edmonton, Alberta

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Community Details
Zone:
Downtown
Councillor:
Scott McKeen
Ward 6
MLA:
David Shepherd
Edmonton-Centre
MP:
Randy Boissonnault
Edmonton - Centre
League:
Oliver Community League
Community Scores i

Community Scores

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:
5 / 5
Family:
3 / 5
Safety Services:
3 / 5
Recreation:
4 / 5
Lifestyle:
5 / 5
$367,000 Average Listing Pricei

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.

$70,000 Average Household Income
Population 18,580
Age 0 – 20:
7%
Age 21 – 40:
49%
Age 41 – 60:
24%
Age 61 – 80:
17%
Above 81:
3%
11,997 Properties
Owned
29%
Rented
71%

About Oliver

An older inner-city neighbourhood, Oliver is located immediately west of downtown. By the standards of 100 years ago, the area was known as Edmonton’s “West End.” It was only during the 1950s that the area was named after pioneer citizen Frank Oliver. By this time it could hardly be called the “West End,” as Edmonton’s boundaries now extended well beyond 124th Street, Oliver’s western boundary.

Development in Oliver began during the 1880s when several institutional structures were built. The General Hospital and the original Misericordia Hospital were joined by numerous churches, several schools, and a cloister.

Residential development was firmly in place prior to World War I, with infill being complete by the 1930s. The southern and western portions of Oliver together formed one of Edmonton’s more fashionable residential areas, with many large homes and tree-lined boulevards. Smaller, less ornate homes were built on infill sites, primarily in the northern portion of Oliver. Developed with primarily single-family houses, the neighbourhood was also the location of several quality apartments

During the later 1950s, Edmonton was in the midst of a sustained period of growth, and the demand for dwelling units of all types of increased. Oliver, close to Edmonton’s downtown and its burgeoning supply of jobs, became an attractive area for apartment redevelopment.

Today, Oliver has become a densely populated neighbourhood with a strong commercial element threaded throughout. Offering a wide range of amenities, Oliver is an attractive area for many young one- and two-adult households.

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