North Edmonton Amenities
Thinking about buying a home in the North Edmonton area, but want to be sure you’ll have everything you need? We’ve got you covered.
North Edmonton has all of the things you’ve come to expect in a suburban neighbourhood, including shopping centres, popular restaurants, and other things that make your life just a bit easier. Learn more about what this lovely area has to offer, then stop by to visit any of Sterling’s communities in North Edmonton: Manning Village, Cy Becker, Newcastle, College Woods, and Secord Heights.
You’ll be happy to know all Sterling communities have shopping centres nearby, so it’s easy to pick up a few things on your way home from work or do your big grocery trip on the weekends.
Those who live in Newcastle tend to shop at the Newcastle shopping centre. There’s a Sobey’s here in addition to banks, a barber shop, and a childcare centre. A little further west, residents of Secord might shop at Webber Greens, The Market at Lewis Estates or The Shops at Granville.
Cy Becker and Manning Village are both in the northeastern part of the city. Naturally, people like to head to the open-air shops at the Manning Town Centre. Those who live in Manning Village can even walk to this area. The Clareview Town Centre is another popular choice. It has a Real Canadian Superstore, a Walmart and a Best Buy.
Those who live in North Edmonton have ample opportunities to have fun. Servus Place, for instance, is just a short drive away, and it offers ice skating, swimming, and a variety of fitness programs for people of all ages. They offer drop-in rates, but you can save a lot of money with an annual pass.
The Castle Downs YMCA has similar facilities, and it’s a popular place for the kids to take swimming lessons. The childminding services are free here, and members are allowed to bring an unlimited number of guests.
The Clareview Rec Centre offers a unique leadership program for kids called the Nikaniw Indigenous Youth Leadership Program. Interested kids must apply and be accepted into the program. There are only 60 spots available. In this program, kids will learn a variety of important skills, including emergency and standard first aid. Cultural teachings are interwoven into the teaching of these practical life skills.
Finally, the Londonderry Leisure Centre has such features as waterslides in the pools and outdoor sports fields and tennis courts.
Food and Entertainment
Whether you want something that’s fun for the whole family or something perfect for date night, you can find it in North Edmonton. For instance, there’s a 10-screen Cineplex Odeon where you can catch the latest blockbusters and a few different bowling areas nearby.
For example, locals love heading to the InstaPita Bakery for a quick and cheap bite to eat. Capital Pizza is another great choice for tasty food. The name is misleading, though. They do sell pizza, but they also offer steak dinners and traditional breakfast options. Of course, North Edmonton is host to a huge variety of other restaurants – from McDonalds to Earls – you’ll find it all.
Doctors at the Clareview Family Medical office will take care of your whole family’s health, but you will also find there are many other doctors’ offices around for regular family care. When there’s an emergency, you’ll want to head to either the Northeast Emergency Health Centre or the Sturgeon County Hospital. There are also a wide variety of other smaller medical offices, such as dentists, optometrists, and veterinary clinics.
Affordable home and land prices make North Edmonton a popular choice for all types of families, and you’ll soon see that easy access to the main highways makes commuting a breeze. Of course, the Anthony Henday goes all around the perimeter of the city, making it a simple choice no matter where you want to go. Residents in North Edmonton also like to use Stony Plain Road or Highway 15 to get to the city. If you work at the Canadian Forces base, you’ll get there using Highway 28.
Finally, buses are an option for those who want to use public transportation. As the area expands, you can expect public transportation options to expand as well.
North Edmonton is an attractive area for many families looking for the perfect blend of convenience and affordability. Once you drive around the area, you’ll see it could be the perfect place for your family to put down its roots.
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