The North Edmonton area is growing in popularity, and it’s easy to see why. It’s the perfect location for people who work at the Canadian Forces base, local schools, and major retailers in the area. At the same time, there’s a short commute to downtown, so it’s also a popular choice for those who work in the city.
Cy Becker is one of Edmonton's most desirable neighbourhoods for families with kids of all ages. They love heading to the park at the centre of the community, which has a playground, spray park, and bike riding trails, skating rink and tobogganing hill. Of course, you'll find great amenities just outside the community as well including Clareview Recreation Centre and Empire Theatres.
With quick access to the new northern extension of the Anthony Henday, you’ll have an easy time getting anywhere in the city. It’s even close to the Clareview LRT station for those who prefer to take public transportation.
If you’re looking for plenty of open space for your kids to run and play, you’ll want to check out Manning Village. It has a central playground, walking trails, and other large green spaces. Your kids will easily be able to find friends to play with.
Perhaps the best feature of Manning Village, though, is its proximity to Manning Town Centre. You can walk here if you want to enjoy a quick treat with the family, but it’s a short drive for those big shopping trips. Here, you’ll find a Cineplex Odeon theatre, popular restaurants like Chili’s, and a Lowes, among many other retailers. It’s designed as an open-air market, so you’ll feel relaxed as you shop.
Newcastle is a smart choice for families who are looking for a quieter lifestyle but don’t want to be too far away from the city. It’s in the Northwest corner of Edmonton, just inside the perimeter, so you can hop on the Anthony Henday without trouble. With a pond for evening walks with the kids and a large green space for weekend picnics, your family will be able to find the type of lifestyle you’ve been looking for.
If you like to take the kids swimming, you’ll be close to Servus Place in St. Albert and the Castledowns YMCA. Either of these destinations offers opportunities for fun and fitness. All of the other amenities you need - grocery stores, banks, pharmacies, and more - are also just a short drive away. Finally, there are also a variety of schools throughout the area. Your children will be able to walk to school with their friends.
College Woods only allows single-family homes, and this is one of the reasons why the entire neighbourhood is full of families with children (course, the well-established schools in this area are another big draw). Either way, your family will love hanging out in the backyard or walking along the paths in the natural wetlands.
If you’re looking for a strong sense of community, this might be the place for you. Secord has a very active community league that plans fun activities throughout the year, including parties and group activities for the kids. You’ll also be just minutes away from shopping centres and other must-have amenities.
Secord Heights is also covered by the Secord Community League, so if you like the idea of an active community, you may want to check out this neighbourhood in addition to College Woods. If you choose this as your neighbourhood, you’ll get all of the benefits of being in a brand-new community while still being able to enjoy some of the established amenities nearby.
Families like Secord Heights because it’s within walking distance of a K-9 school. While there’s already a playground for family fun, there’s also a second one in the works. This one will include a pump track for mountain bike practice, a basketball court, and two playground pods. It promises to be a fun addition.
You’ll love living in communities in North Edmonton. As you can see, there are plenty of communities offering the features your family needs. However, you shouldn’t make a decision on words alone. You can tour each of these communities in a single day to see if one of them is the right neighbourhood for you!