Edmonton’s Top 3 Neighbourhoods & How to Build or Renovate Your Dream Home There

When it comes to selection, the only thing that beats Edmonton’s eclectic food choices are its neighbourhoods. There are so many to choose from that it’s hard to know where your ideal location is. 

Homes by Tricolor has been working across Edmonton for 30 years. In that time, we’ve seen a lot of change in neighbourhoods. While we still complete plenty of renovation projects on older homes, the new influx of infills and skinny homes have been keeping our team busier than ever. 

If you’re looking for a new home, but you aren’t sure what fits your lifestyle best, take a look at three of the top neighbourhoods in Edmonton and what they have to offer. 

Glenora

Aside from overlooking the river valley and having access to the trails, parks, and amenities along the riverbank, Glenora has an abundance of schools, transit access points, and housing options.

Glenora is an older neighbourhood, which means there’s an abundance of beautiful historic homes on the market each year. Most people choose to renovate and restore these homes (modernizing them for more comfortable living). However, some of the older homes that aren’t selling are being turned into skinny homes. This allows investors or homeowners moving out to divide their sizable lots in two and create beautiful, functional floor plans for new families. 

If you’re looking for beautiful tree-lined streets and easy access to the downtown core, Glenora is the right choice for your next home.

Strathcona

Avenue Edmonton has named Strathcona Edmonton’s best neighbourhood for several years running. Located just off Whyte Avenue with access to trendy shops and restaurants, and minutes from the University of Alberta, Strathcona has been at the centre of Edmonton for almost as long as it’s been around.

Many of the homes in Strathcona are historic and homeowners choose to renovate and restore them. In fact, some houses are part of a section of the neighbourhood that’s a designated historical area.

As a bonus, the city is currently undertaking major construction to modernize and update the public areas of the neighbourhood, including street lighting, sidewalks, and roads. This construction will be complete in 2021 – which gives you plenty of time to start building or renovating your new home there.

With long-standing homes and a location close to the bustling arts scene, Strathcona blends history and modern living perfectly. If you’re looking to restore an older model home to its former glory, Strathcona might be right for you!

Westmount

With the boutique shopping of 124th street just a minute away, real estate in Westmount is being bought up by young professionals looking for a quiet and friendly place to call home. It’s the same demographic now as it was when people were originally buying the land over a century ago. According to the Edmonton Historical Board, “Westmount contains Edmonton’s largest concentration of single-family dwellings built before World War One.”

The home designs here are very unique to the time they were built, including “Craftsman” and “Four-Square” style homes. Many of these homes have already been restored multiple times and just need a refresher to breathe some modern life into them. It’s the perfect place for a city dweller who wants to be close to the action, but not in the thick of it. 

Build a Home or Find a Renovated, Move-In Ready Home in Edmonton

If you’d like to learn more about Edmonton’s neighbourhoods, get in touch with one of our experienced Edmonton renovators and home builders. We’d be happy to combine our home building experience and knowledge of Edmonton’s neighbourhoods to help you find your dream location.