There are a variety of property types to choose from when looking for real estate in Edmonton. There are 3,972 houses, 1 townhouses, and 1,372 condos for sale. The average listing price in Edmonton for all home types is $449,435, which is 9% higher than February 2017. The average list price differs significantly when broken down by home type. The average listing price of a house is $494,402, $219,000 for a townhouse, and $255,229 for a condo. There are many popular cities surrounding Edmonton, including St. Albert, Fort Saskatchewan, Morinville, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Red Deer, Airdrie that offer a variety of home prices and unique areas to live. Edmonton also has many options for buyers with 5,511 active rental listings and an average lease price of $undefined.
Edmonton is home to 292 unique neighbourhoods. Popular neighbourhoods include Rural West, with 282 active real estate listings, Oliver, with 183 active real estate listings, and Downtown, with 124 active real estate listings.
There are a variety of property types to choose from when looking for real estate in Edmonton. There are 3,508 houses, 0 townhouses, and 1,232 condos for sale. The average listing price in Edmonton for all home types is $444,291, which is 8% higher than January 2017. There are many popular cities surrounding Edmonton, including St. Albert, Fort Saskatchewan, Morinville that offer a variety of home prices and unique areas to live. Edmonton also has many options for buyers with 4,900 active rental listings and an average lease price of $undefined.
Edmonton is home to 290 unique neighbourhoods. Popular neighbourhoods include Rural West, with 243 active real estate listings, Oliver, with 163 active real estate listings, and Downtown, with 115 active real estate listings.
Residents of the City of Edmonton are expected to pay property taxes on all residences that they own. Property taxes can usually be found on each active Zoocasa listing, or can be looked up here. As of 2017, the estimated property tax residents can expect to pay is 0.60% on municipal tax, 0.25% on provincial taxes, and education requisition allowance of 0.005%. This adds up to 0.85% total tax rate.
As of January 2018, Alberta does not have a land transfer tax, but it does charge a mortgage registration fee and a title registration fee, which are common among other major cities in Canada.
The Title registration fee includes a base fee of $50 + additional $1 charge for every $5,000 of the fair market value of the property
The Realtors Association of Edmonton was founded in 1909 and has over 3,200 licensed real estate brokers across the Greater Edmonton Area. It covers the city of Edmonton and surrounding municipalities like Fort Saskatchewan and Strathcona County.
Modern and sprawling, Edmonton is the gateway to the vast, wild landscape of northern Canada – but it’s also a pretty great city to visit or reside in. The second-largest municipality in Alberta, it pales in size only to Calgary. Unlike its southern Alberta neighbour, which is a business and industry hub, Edmonton is a cultural, governmental and educational stronghold, and is also home to the West Edmonton Mall, North America’s largest shopping centre (considered the world’s largest between 1981 to 2004).
With a metropolitan population of just over 1 million, it is the sixth-largest metropolitan area in Canada. It is also a stop-over town for visitors on route to Jasper National Park, located a four-hour drive away.
Home to 932,546 people, Edmonton has a relatively young population with a median age of 35.3 compared to the Canadian average of 37.6. Those with European ethnicities form the largest ethnic group in Edmonton, while 30% of the population belong to a visible minority, the majority of which are South Asian and Chinese. Catholic Christianity is the dominant religion, practiced by approximately 15% of the population.
The Edmonton Public School district governs 213 schools across the city with 98,915 students.
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Some notable parks in Edmonton include Churchill Square, Ellerslie Rugby Park, Forest Heights Park, Gallagher Park, Kinsmen Park, Louise McKinney Riverfront Park, Victoria Park, Strathcona Science Provincial Park, and Rundle Park.
Edmonton is known for the West Edmonton Mall, a gargantuan shopping complex that covers a gross area of 5,300,000 square feet. The shopping centre has over 800 stores and services, including a skating rink, waterpark and theme park. The mall receives approximately 32 million visitors annually.
Other notable shopping centres include Kingsway Mall and Southgate Centre. For those who prefer outdoor shopping, downtown Edmonton offers a variety of retail stores and fine dining.
The Edmonton Oilers is Edmonton’s professional NHL team. Originally known as the Alberta Oilers, the team was founded in 1972, and currently plays at the Rogers Place Arena.
The Oilers have won 5 Stanley Cups and played in 7 conference finals. Among all NHL teams, only the Montreal Canadiens have won the Stanley Cup more times since the 1967 NHL expansion.
The Eskimos is Edmonton’s professional CFL football team. Their home field is currently The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium, and they have won 14 Grey Cups since inception in 1949. There are currently no Canadian teams that compete in the NFL.
There are currently no regulations in place for short-term rental platforms like Airbnb in the City of Edmonton.
The main transit system is serviced by Edmonton Transit Service. The Edmonton Transit system operates buses and light rails.
The LRT is the light rail transit system of Edmonton and operates on two major routes: Capital line and Metro Line. The Capital Line runs from Clareview to Century Park and the Metro Line runs between the University of Alberta campus to Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.
The LRT operates from 5:30AM until 1:30AM on weekdays/Saturdays and 5:30AM to 1:00AM on Sunday. The remaining areas that are not serviced by the LRT are serviced by busses that run from 5:30AM to 12:30AM. A “Late Night Owl Service” was added in 2015 which operates a few popular bus routes until 3:30AM. A one-way fare on the Edmonton Transit system is $3.25 for adults and for children. A monthly pass can be purchased for $94.25 a month for adults and $73 for children.
Edmonton is serviced by Edmonton International Airport (YEG) which is located 26KM southwest of the downtown core. It is the largest airport in Canada by total land area and it’s by 5th busiest airport by passenger volume, with over 7 million passengers annually. The airport has scheduled non-stop flights to major cities in Canada, US, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America, and Europe.
The biggest taxi company that operates in Edmonton is Yellow Cab. Their yellow cars can be seen roaming the streets of downtown Edmonton. As it can be difficult to hail taxis on the street, it is best to book in advance or visit a train station or hotel where they are usually parked waiting for passengers.
Uber launched in the city in 2014, making it the fourth launch in Canada after Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Currently, Edmonton offers three services: UberX, UberXL, and UberSelect. It has quickly become a preferred choice of transportation as it is cost effective and easy to use.
Edmonton is connected to provinces British Columbia and Saskatchewan via the Yellowhead Highway and to Albertan cities Calgary and Red Deer via Queen Elizabeth II Highway. Unlike Calgary, Edmonton is not directly connected to the TransCanada Highway, the longest highway in the country which connects 10 provinces. Some other notable highways include Highway 1A or the Bow Valley Trail and Highway 4, the Red Coat Trail.
There are currently 13 hospitals in the city of Edmonton. Some notable hospitals include: Alberta Hospital Edmonton, Devon General Hospital, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Stollery Children’s Hospital, Strathcona Community Hospital, and University of Alberta Hospital.