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Community Information for Queen Alexandra, Edmonton AB
The Queen Alexandra area is located in southwest Edmonton, between 109 and 104 Street (Calgary Trail) to the west and east respectively. The south is bounded by 67 Avenue and the north by 82 (Whyte) Avenue.
Queen Alexandra's neighbours include Garneau and Strathcona to the north, McKernan and Park Allen to the west, and Allendale to the south. To the east is the large light-industrial and commercial area of Strathcona Junction.
Queen Alexandra Homes & Real Estate
Queen Alexandra underwent rapid development between WW2 and the 1960s, resulting in a wide array of stately mid-century suburban homes. Since then, infill development has created a number of apartment and condo complexes. Today, the community of Queen Alexandra offers a good mix of housing types, along with convenient commercial and community options as well.
The majority of residents in Queen Alexandra are young renters. This is mostly due to the proximity to the University of Alberta and the trendy Old Strathcona area.
Minimal traditional cottages and bungalows, with raised porches and picture windows overlooking front lawns and spacious roads lined with mature elm trees. Many of the homes have rear-alley access on relatively narrow lots.
In the north and east portions of Queen Alexandra, lowrise apartment and condo complexes abound. These provide a convenient and cost-effective option for those wanting to live nearer to the downtown area, as well as the many businesses and attractions around Queen Alexandra.
Community Amenities & Attractions
There are many reasons to live in Queen Alexandra, including both attractions inside the community and in the surrounding area. Some highlights nearby include:
- University of Alberta
- University of Alberta Hospital
- Saville Community Sports Centre
- Kinsmen Park and Kinsmen Sports Centre
- Downtown Edmonton
- Old Strathcona Art & Entertainment District
Within Queen Alexandra itself, there are many amenities and community facilities. The Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues offers facilities, like tennis courts and an ice arena. There is also St. Basil's Ukrainian Cultural Centre and Tipton Arena. All these venues provide activities and places to meet and have fun for residents of Queen Alexandra.
Queen Alexandra Parks:
- Joe Morris Park
- Rollie Miles Athletic Field
- Southside Athletic Grounds
- Tipton Park
Queen Alexandra History
Queen Alexandra, the community, was, unsurprisingly, named after Queen Alexandra. Queen Alexandra (1844-1925) was the wife of King Edward VII of England.
The northern portion of Queen Alexandra, along Whyte Avenue, is part of the Old Strathcona area, which was combined with Edmonton in 1899. Queen Alexandra was then incorporated in 1912. Development extended southward as the decades progressed, and today a new wave of development is steadily replacing the many mid-century homes with higher-density lowrise apartment buildings.
Queen Alexandra Schools
Queen Alexandra is home to a number of schools, including Queen Alexandra Elementary, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Elementary & Junior High, and Strathcona Senior High.
Queen Alexandra School was originally built in 1906 and named Duggan Street School. It was renamed in 1910 to Queen Alexandra.
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Listing information last updated on July 28th, 2021 at 4:46am MDT.