Neighbourhood Highlight: The Idyllic Belgravia
Just like its elegant namesake in London, England, Edmonton's Belgravia neighbourhood has an enchanting and charming old-world feel to it that makes it easy to fall in love with!
Located in South Central Edmonton, Belgravia is found between the main University of Alberta campus and its south campus.
In this neighbourhood, you can find long-term residents who have called Belgravia home for over 40+ years as well as young families. Most of the properties found in Belgravia are classic single-family homes that were built prior to 1961 but if that's not your style, there are a number of condos and townhouse communities for you to choose from.
The average price for a home in Belgravia is on the higher end at $795K, but the neighbourhood makes up for it with all the value it provides. Belgravia provides its residents with engaging recreational opportunities, a strong sense of community, and a convenient place to live or raise a family!
Learn more about this lovely neighbourhood below!
1. Engaging Recreational Opportunities
At the heart of the Belgravia neighbourhood is Belgravia Park. Here, you can find peaceful green spaces with fascinating statues, picnic benches, a fun playground for kids, a spacious dog park, and the beautiful Whitemud Ravine is only a few blocks away.
Further, Belgravia has a lot to offer if you are looking to live an active lifestyle. The neighbourhood conveniently overlooks the North Saskatchewan River Valley which comes with many scenic biking and walking trails for you to enjoy during any season!
For some retail therapy, residents can enjoy the Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre and the West Edmonton Mall — both a quick drive or bus ride away from the neighbourhood!
2. Strong Sense of Community
The Belgravia community is known for being a warm and welcoming place to live. The neighbourhood has a crime rate that is 60% lower than Alberta's average and a livability score of 84/100.
A major reason why so many people are pulled to this charming neighbourhood is the Belgravia Community League (BCL), which is located in Belgravia Park.
The BCL host engaging events for residents such as the Fall BBQ, family day celebrations, and a Halloween Pumpkin Party. They also organize community meetings for residents to ensure that they have a say in civic and neighbourhood matters.
Even more, the BCL conveniently provides residents with childcare support, fitness and arts programs for adults and kids, a hall, an outdoor rink, and more!
3. Enjoy the centrality of Belgravia
If you live in Belgravia, you have easy access to the downtown core, the University of Alberta campus, the freeway, the famous commerical area of Whyte Avenue, and a variety of local restaurants.
There are 12 bus stops and an LRT station in the neighbourhood to make it easy for you to get around the city for work, school, or leisure!
Families in Belgravia also benefit from being close to some of the top schools in Edmonton, like the K-6 Belgravia School, McKernan Junior High School, and the Strathcona High School.
With so much to do in Belgravia, a friendly community, and convenient access to amenities and other parts of Edmonton, Belgravia could be your new favourite place to be!