- Sherbrooke and Area
- Sherbrooke 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.
The Sherbrooke neighbourhood was subdivided in 1906, using a grid street pattern, during Edmonton’s early land boom era. The area was annexed to Edmonton in 1913, but it remained practically undeveloped and in agricultural use until after World War II. In the early 1950s, however, the Sherbrooke subdivision was replotted under the direction of the City’s first town planner, Noel Dant.
Apartment buildings located along 118th Avenue are adjacent to a major traffic and public transit route. The Sherbrooke subdivision was one of the first in North America to be designed using the “neighbourhood unit” concept as the basis of its plan. The design is based on a curvilinear street pattern with limited access points, landscaping, and variable housing set-backs to discourage through traffic and improve the attractiveness of the neighbourhood.
The streets and walkways focus on school and community league sites. Although these design features seem commonplace today, Sherbrooke was cited by the American Society of Planning Officials as a model of good subdivision design in the 1950s.
Originally opened in 1954, Sherbrooke Elementary and Junior High School, which was built to handle the post-war baby boom, closed in 1984 due to declining enrollment. The school has been used for other community and recreational purposes from the mid-1980s onwards.
The neighbourhood was likely named after Sherbrooke, Quebec, which itself was named after Sir John Coape Sherbrooke (1763–1811), who was the lieutenant governor of Nova Scotia in 1811 and the governor-in-chief of British North America in 1816.
Sherbrooke 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 west. 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
Buddha Meditation Centre - Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Edmonton, 13036 Sherbrooke Ave.
Canadian Reformed Church Provi, 12905 122 Ave
Nearby but outside the neighbourhood:
Dovercourt Baptist Church, 12321 135 St.
New Life Pentecostal Church, 13535 122 Ave.
Kirk United Church, 13535 122 Ave.
Diamond Way Buddhism, 13015 117 Ave.
Edmonton Church of Christ, 13015 116 Ave.
Church of God - New Hope, 12706 123 St.
Why I Live in Sherbrooke
Donna Durand has lived in Sherbrooke since 2013. She rents a second floor, one-bedroom suite in a war time-era house where the owners live on the main floor. She says she loves the quiet streets, the friendly neighbours and the sounds of children playing. She knew she had moved into the right place when, after moving in, she met a nine-year-old girl who showed her around, pointing out the shortcuts and the best way to get to the candy store. Born and raised in Camrose, Donna has lived in Red Deer, several areas of Edmonton and St. Albert. She said she discovered Sherbrooke during many lunch time walks she took from her office in the nearby Circle Square Plaza where she is the executive director of a small non-profit organization. She liked Sherbrooke because it reminded her of Parkallen, a southside Edmonton neighbourhood where she lived when she was in her late 20s. Not only can she walk to work, but she can also easily walk to parks, schools, churches, and a wide range of businesses and services.
Sports, Recreation and Parks
Sherbrooke is served by Sherbrooke Community League at 13008 122 Ave. The community league members have access to city-wide indoor and outdoor pools. Sports and recreational activities hosted by the league include bingo, soccer, skating and hockey. The Peter Hemingway Fitness and Leisure Centre, at 13808 111th Ave., features a pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpool, fitness centre and 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 Trunk Leisure Centre at 13025 112th St. with a pool, slide, steam room whirlpool, fitness centre, ice arena and sundeck. 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.
Crime and Safety
The nearest community office of the Edmonton Police Service is at 12540 132 Ave.
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 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.
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.
First Choice Daycare, 12214 128 St
Nearby but outside the neighbourhood:
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.
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.
Wild Rose Caregivers, at 12127 124th St. is a private company providing care for seniors and people with disabilities.
For more information on area health services, click on “Find a Facility” at Alberta Health Services: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/FacilitySearch/?filter=facilities