Neighborhood Profile: Matt Berry
“Matt Berry is a great family friendly neighborhood in NE Edmonton. This purely residential neighborhood is in a central hub of many services and amenities in the surrounding communities. The true gem nestled in the north section of this neighborhood is access to an amazing greenbelt trail that goes west to Belle Rive or east to Britnell. This straight 60 blocks of trail connects to many more trail systems. If you love long walks or bike rides, with close access to amenities, where your kids will know the other kids on the block, then you’ll love making Matt Berry your home.” Jolyn Hall, REALTOR®, Schmidt Realty Group Inc.
Land use in Matt Berry is almost entirely residential and was planned to accommodate primarily single-family houses. The neighbourhood began to experience some development in the 1980s, but the bulk of construction took place in the 1990s and continued into the 2000s.
Two pipeline rights-of-way, one running east–west and the other northwest–southeast, are located in Matt Berry. The surfaces of these areas have been transformed into linear parks to provide pedestrian and cyclist connections for residents and to link the pathway network. A large 9.6-hectare school/park site is located on the eastern boundary of the neighbourhood, and smaller parks are located strategically within the neighbourhood to provide residents with public amenity space.
As with all neighbourhoods in the Pilot Sound area, Matt Berry was named in honour of a Canadian aviation pioneer. Massey “Matt” Berry (1889–1970) was a veteran of both world wars and an award-winning bush pilot, and is credited with having helped open up parts of northern Canada. He was named to Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame in 1973.
There were 27 homes sold between Sep 1, 2019 and Aug 31, 2020 in Matt Berry, ranging from a low of $130,000 for a 617 sq ft 1 bedroom aparment condo to a high of $551,000 for a 2,600 sq ft 2 storey single family home. The median sold price for homes in Matt Berry during the same time period was $392,000 which represents a 1,696 sq ft 2 storey single family home.
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Sources: YEGisHome.ca, Realtor.ca and REALTORS® Association of Edmonton