Edmonton real estate guide & listings for sale
Edmonton offers a calm ambience and will appeal to those who enjoy spending time in green spaces. There are over 900 parks close by for residents to explore, such as William Hawrelak Park and Rundle Park, resulting in them being easy to get to from most locations in this city. The noise levels in this city are also reasonably low, as the streets are generally quite tranquil - although that is not the case near the airport (YXD) or one of the railway lines.
The favoured transportation option in Edmonton is very often a car. It is a reasonably short drive to the closest highway from anywhere in this city, and parking is generally easy. However, Edmonton is not an especially convenient part of the Edmonton metropolitan area for travelling by public transit. Nevertheless, commuters can count on many rapid transit stations with access to the Metro Line, Capital Line and Route 512. The city is linked by over 400 bus lines, and it is straightforward to reach a nearby bus stop from most homes. Walking is not very convenient for residents in Edmonton as very few common errands can be run without having to use a vehicle. On the other hand, it is easy to get around by bike in Edmonton since it is an even ride to most locations, and the cycling network is reasonably good.
Single detached homes are the main housing type, representing roughly half of dwellings in Edmonton, and the rest of the homes are mainly small apartment buildings and townhouses. This city has a good choice of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About two thirds of the population of this city own their home whereas renters make up the remainder. Roughly 30% of homes in this city were built between 1960 and 1980, while many of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 1980s.
It is convenient to get to the closest supermarket on foot in Edmonton. There are also a limited number of choices for those who value close by restaurants and cafes. With regards to education, both primary and secondary schools are convenient to walk to from any location in this city. Besides public schools, there are private primary and high schools. Additionally, Edmonton has highly ranked elementary and secondary schools, such as Tempo School and Millwoods Christian School. On the other hand, families may find it difficult for their children to reach daycares on foot.