Bordered by 111th Avenue to the south and 118th Avenue to the north, Inglewood is located just northwest of central Edmonton. Groat Road on Inglewood’s western edge makes it easy to get to the south side or to the north end. The former CN rail on the east limit has been turned into a beautiful green space.
Inglewood was first developed when the electric streetcar line was extended to the area in 1913, making it one of the city’s oldest neighbourhoods. While the streetcar no longer exists, the community’s proximity to shopping, parks and other amenities continues to attract buyers and renters. This quiet residential area has been undergoing changes as some of the older, smaller homes are being turned into duplexes and other innovative infill developments.
Inglewood is surrounded by major commercial corridors, putting shopping, restaurants and businesses within easy reach. While the outside is bustling with busy traffic routes, the interior residential streets are quaint and tree-lined, with older trees that bring a beautiful charm to the area. The community is also close to the trendy 124th Street business area with its boutique shops and cafes.
With a mix of apartment complexes, seniors' centres and single detached homes, Inglewood has a diverse population. There is an even distribution of age ranges and education levels. Nearly a quarter of the households in Inglewood are families with children, while more than 70% of residents are renters according to 2011 census data from Statistics Canada.
Inglewood is situated between two of Edmonton’s major malls, with Westmount Shopping Centre to the west and Kingsway Mall to the east. Trendy 124th Street is also close by. There are elementary, junior high and post-secondary schools located within area boundaries. Ross Sheppard High School is within walking distance and NAIT is only a few minutes away. Coronation Park and the Peter Hemingway Fitness and Leisure Centre are also nearby.
Because Inglewood is bordered on three sides by main commuter roads, it is easy to access any part of the city. Main transit routes run north-south and east-west through the community and Inglewood is only a short distance from the Metro LRT, giving you access to the expanded LRT system downtown or to the University of Alberta.
One of the most frustrating developments Inglewood residents have had to endure is the eyesore that is the old Charles Camsell Hospital. The hospital shuttered in 1996 and the building and grounds have been virtually untouched since. After several delays, a new multi-unit development is planned, with construction to start in 2015 and locals are hopeful this latest plan will be successful.
Inglewood’s proximity to business and employment hubs spurred apartment developments along the commuter corridors that outline the neighbourhood’s boundaries. The trend towards higher density in older areas has contributed to an influx of duplexes and townhouses recently. This has increased the average sale price of single detached homes each year since 2009, moving it closer to the average price city-wide.
St. Andrew’s Centre is a seniors’ independent living complex attached to the St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church. The beautiful atrium is filled with flowers and plants for a peaceful stroll and has an adjoining restaurant.more info
This green space area is wonderfully landscaped with plenty of room to walk about. Make use of the large rocks decorating the park to sit and enjoy the fresh air.more info
Located next to Inglewood School, the playground has been recently upgraded and has everything kids need to expend some energy. The adjoining park takes up an entire block and has numerous soccer and baseball diamonds.more info
This serene little piece of land behind the St. Andrew’s Centre has benches to sit and relax. During the summer, the mature trees provide plenty of shade to enjoy a picnic.
Linear Park is a long strip of green space that was created when the old CN rail lines were removed. It’s used frequently by a mix of cyclists, joggers and dog walkers.
This tiny little playground is adjacent to Linear Park and provides a great place for parents to watch their little ones in a quiet setting far away from cars and busy streets.