Living in Central Edmonton
Edmonton's historic Centre is the heart of the city's cultural, governmental, commercial, and educational core. The Downtown area is surrounded by some of the oldest and most famous neighborhoods in the city: Riverdale, Alberta Avenue, Queen Mary Park, Rossdale, Oliver, Boyle Street, Central McDougall, River Valley Victoria, and Glenmora to name a few.
Arts and cultural activities abound in Central Edmonton's Arts District. Edmonton is known as "Canada's Festival City", and Churchill Square, located in Central Edmonton, is home to many festivals and events held throughout the year. Theatre and music lovers will enjoy the Citadel Theatre and Francis Winspear Centre for Music (home of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra). For visual art enthusiasts, the Art Gallery of Alberta is the place to admire historic and contemporary paintings, sculpture, and photographic art. Central Edmonton is the seat of Alberta's provincial government and is home to governmental office and legislative buildings. The beautiful parks and gardens surrounding The Alberta Legislature Building are popular with locals and tourists alike, and the building's architecture makes it a focal point of the Government Centre District.
Shopping and dining venues are plentiful at Edmonton City Centre. This regional shopping mecca spans three city blocks and is linked to downtown office buildings and hotels through a system of pedestrian walkways.
Designer shops, cafes, and restaurants can also be found in the Warehouse District. On Saturdays from May through October, the city's original Farmer's Market operates along 104 Street. The Warehouse District has been a focus for many new loft and condo developments in recent years.
Central Edmonton also offers exceptional educational opportunities at the highly-regarded MacEwan University and the University of Alberta.
Jasper Avenue, running through downtown and the neighborhood of Oliver, is a primary transportation route. Known as Edmonton's "main street", Jasper Avenue is one of the major commercial, residential, and entertainment districts of the city.
Transportation systems within Central Edmonton are first-rate. Numerous LRT stations and an extensive public bus network easily link the area to all points throughout the city. Edmonton's economy is booming, and demand for residences within Central Edmonton has been growing as well. Proximity to all the various amenities that Central Edmonton offers can push real estate values upward into the millions of dollars. But there is a wide range of residential styles and price points to fit any budget. Our agent will work with you to match your needs and budget in finding your perfect Central Edmonton home.
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