In the heart of Edmonton, more that 12,000 residents live in the what is known as “Downtown”, a neighborhood within 105th Ave to the north, to the west by 110th Street, and to the south by the North Saskatchewan River Valley.
West of Downtown neighbourhood, on the site of today’s legislature grounds, is where Fort Edmonton was first established. You can read more about the rich history of the oldest part of our Capital city.
Since the late 1990s residential intensification within the Downtown has been a significant form of redevelopment, but the Arena district and Royal Alberta Museum will further diversify the commercial and recreational opportunities.The most obvious allure of living in downtown Edmonton is being close to work. But there are many other benefits, such as proximity to the river valley, access to the LRT (just a few minutes to U of A), and MacEwan University city center campus.
Downtown is also the home of the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Winspear Centre which hosts concerts on an almost daily basis is also home to the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, The Citadel Theatre, The Stanley A Milner public library and Rogers Place Arena.