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.
Development in Strathcona began with the arrival of the Calgary and Edmonton Railway line in 1891. Early development centred on the area of Whyte (82nd) Avenue, now called Old Strathcona. Subsequent commercial development extended along Whyte Avenue, where a streetcar line joined Strathcona and downtown Edmonton (via 99th Street) from 1908 to 1949. The neighbourhood became part of Edmonton when the City of Strathcona amalgamated with Edmonton in 1912.
While Strathcona is noted for its stock of well-maintained renovated older homes, walk-up and high-rise apartments supply the majority of dwelling units. The apartments are located near major traffic routes, which provide access to major commercial, educational, and employment centres downtown and at the University of Alberta.
Outdoor recreation areas are close at hand for Strathcona residents with the North Saskatchewan River Valley to the north and Mill Creek Ravine to the east. Beginning in the 1980s, public and private initiatives rejuvenated the Old Strathcona area as an entertainment and commercial hub with an “old town” ambience.
Strathcona was named for Lord Strathcona, Hudson Bay Company Governor (1889–1914) and the man chosen to drive the last spike of the CPR transcontinental railway.