Think moving to north Edmonton is a good idea? We do too, and we have all the reasons to prove it! Northern Edmonton has plenty to offer. From fun indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities and nature reserves, to popular hangouts for drinking and shopping – you have everything you need here, with the luxury of a quick commute to downtown Edmonton.
Here are a few of our best reasons to move to North Edmonton.
Cumberland is one of the newest communities in Northwest Edmonton. Designed with an active lifestyle in mind, Cumberland offers easy access to parks and walking paths throughout the neighbourhood. The community also backs onto a beautiful nature preserve and natural lake. Cumberland even has an active community league that organizes events and recreational activities in the neighbourhood. The nearby Grand Trunk Fitness and Leisure Centre is less than ten minutes away and includes a leisure pool, arena, and updated fitness centre.
In the mood for shopping? Cumberland is near several major shopping centres, including the Kingsway Mall, Northgate Centre, and Skyview Power Centre.
Along with easy walkability to outdoor amenities, shopping, restaurants, and rec centres, Cumberland makes your commute easier than ever; with a short drive to the city centre and easy access to the Yellowhead and Anthony Henday via nearby 127 Avenue.
Altius Skyview townhomes in the Skyview-Cumberland-Hudson area combine the convenience of nearby transportation, shopping, and entertainment with beautiful surroundings normally reserved for living far outside the city.
Cy Becker in Northeast Edmonton was recently named one of the city’s Best New Communities. This planned neighbourhood is close to the Clareview LRT station and major highways for an easy commute with a large network of walking paths that take you past ponds, parks, and plenty of open space. Cy Becker rests minutes from the Clareview Rec Centre which features NHL-sized skating rinks, an aquatic centre, fitness centre, baseball diamonds, and more for hours of entertainment. The Londonderry Fitness and Leisure Centre is also nearby with water slides, a large swimming pool, and steam room.
Cy Becker is also home to one of North Edmonton’s crown jewels: the brand-new All-Seasons Park. This park boasts a large playground for kids plus a spray park surrounded by green space. Located in the heart of this great new neighbourhood, the park is one of the only developer-funded recreation areas in the region.
The neighbourhood boasts a good mix of single-family homes and townhomes, such as the three-storey maintenance-free townhomes Altius Cy Becker located right in the middle of this highly rated community. Opening in the summer of 2020, Cy Becker will feature fee simple townhomes as well in you’d prefer a townhome without condo fees!
Are you looking for a bit of serenity without moving too far out of the city? The Lakes District community of Crystallina in Northeast Edmonton is surrounded by protected natural areas and lakes with a large network of pathways to neighbouring communities. This urban forest boasts stunning lakeside views and miles of trails to explore.
Crystallina isn’t far from nearby amenities, either, including the Londonderry and Clareview Recreation Centres. Head to Namao Shopping Centre and try popular restaurants like Famoso or Mt. Fuji. Alternatively, Hollick Kenyon Landing provides its own unique restaurants and shops and is only minutes away!
All of these amenities can be at your fingertips with budget-minded yet well-appointed Altius townhomes available here.
Transportation in North Edmonton
Edmonton is a commuter-friendly city with well-developed transportation throughout its suburbs. For this reason, many North Edmonton communities are served by easy access to the Anthony Henday and Yellowhead.
You can easily reach the Edmonton Transit System (ETS) with the dozens of stops in North Edmonton communities. The Light Rail Transit (LRT) system also connects North Edmonton to the downtown core. For example, there are LRT stations at Castle Downs, near Cumberland and Skyview, and at Clareview near Cy Becker.
North Edmonton has so much to offer, from its prime location and protected nature reserves to its shopping and recreational amenities. Whether you’re looking for a quiet area to relax or you’re interested in stylish living at a price you can afford, North Edmonton has a community that’s perfect for you.
Ready to start your home search in North Edmonton? Contact a StreetSide Area Sales Manager to begin exploring your new community today!
Looking for more info on great communities on in other areas around the capital region? Check out our post Best Features of Southwest Edmonton for more ideas!