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Boyle Street Real Estate Information
The Boyle Street area in central Edmonton is located between Cromdale (to the northeast), McCauley (to the northwest), Riverdale (to the southeast), and downtown Edmonton (to the west). Due to the proximity to downtown Edmonton, Boyle Street is sometimes referred to as the Downtown East Side.
The North Saskatchewan River runs closeby to the east and south, but the official southern boundary of Boyle Street is marked by Rowland Road and 101 Avenue. The western boundary of Boyle Street is 97 Street, Jasper Avenue and 84 Street to the east, and the Edmonton Light Rail line to the north.
Jasper Avenue is the main route through Boyle Street, connecting the downtown area with the northeast.
Boyle Street Homes
The majority of homes available in Boyle Street (approximately 95%) are apartment condominiums. Many of these are surrounded by trees, other homes, and views of the river valley, so you won't feel like you're just steps from downtown.
Single-family homes in the area display 80s and 90s styles, featuring brick and vinyl siding, with large picture windows facing the street. These homes also have secondary buildings and garages in the back with rear alley access.
Homes in Boyle Street share the area, sometimes even their own block, with businesses of every kind. However, the northern portion of Boyle Street is more completely dedicated to residential buildings. Some notable buildings in this area include:
- Cobblestone Place
- Royal Scot Condominium
- The Northbank on Jasper
- Riverside Towers
- The Jasper
- Clarke Street Apartments
Boyle Street Amenities and Attractions
The Boyle Street area is an excellent choice for enjoying the best that central Edmonton has to offer. The nearby river valley has many parks, trails, and green spaces.
Just south of Boyle Street is the Louise McKinney Riverfront Park, which features a dock, boardwalk, pavilion, and gardens. A footbridge connects this park to Henrietta Muir Edwards Park on the south bank of the river.
Within Boyle Street, there are various restaurants and eateries like The Moth Cafe, The Nook Cafe, Panini's Italian Cucina, and Double Greeting Won Ton House. Other notable establishments are the Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market, Edmonton Police Service Headquarters, Edmonton Fire Station #1, and Boyle Street Plaza with a variety of community resources and services.
Just beyond the borders of Boyle Street, the list of stunning amenities and attractions expands considerably. Here are just a few of the city attractions surrounding Boyle Street:
- Royal Alberta Museum
- Edmonton Convention Centre
- Art Gallery of Alberta
- Citadel Theatre
- Rogers Place
- Commonwealth Stadium
- Borden Park
- Edmonton EXPO Centre
Boyle Street History
Boyle Street is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Edmonton, once being the official downtown area for the city, with a documented history going back to 1892.
Some of the older homes still remain, dating back to the early 1900s. A number of blocks and buildings have been designated as historic sites. The oldest of these is Gibson Block located at the intersection of Jasper Avenue and 96 Street. This building dates back to 1902.
Since the 1970s, the area has been steadily revitalized, with older buildings cleared away to make room for new development. As such, there is an interesting mix of older homes, lots, historic buildings, and new developments in this characterful area.
The area between 103 Avenue, 97 Street, and Jasper Avenue is referred to by the city as "Quarters Downtown" and targeted for a redevelopment and revitalization plan. 96th Street in particular has undergone significant changes in recent years, narrowing the roadway in favour of bike tracks, sitting areas, and trees.
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Listing information last updated on July 27th, 2021 at 1:31am MDT.