Neighborhood Profile: The Orchards at Ellerslie
Previously used as agricultural land, The Orchards at Ellerslie is located in the Ellerslie area of southeast Edmonton. It was established in 2007 when the City adopted The Orchards at Ellerslie Neighbourhood Structure Plan (NSP), although development did not begin until 2012. The neighbourhood is bounded on the north by 25th Avenue, the south by 41st Avenue, the east by 66th Street, and the west by the Ellerslie Industrial neighbourhood.
The Orchards at Ellerslie has an abundance of green space, including parks, paths, and storm ponds. The collector roadways provide efficient and convenient access to the neighborhood, minimizing cut-through traffic and enhancing overall safety. The community is built around The Orchards Club, which provides neighbourhood residents with recreational options, including tennis courts, skating rinks, picnic areas, a running track, and fitness equipment. The Orchards at Ellerslie contains two schools, and a number of public and Catholic elementary, junior high, and high schools are located in adjacent neighbourhoods.
Retail options are available at the commercial site in the northeast corner of the neighbourhood, or at the nearby shops at Ellerslie, including grocery, dining, hardware, banking, and other services. The Orchards at Ellerslie is only a short drive from both Highway 2 and Anthony Henday Drive, connecting residents to the rest of the city.
There were 95 homes sold between July 1, 2019 and Jun 30, 2020 in The Orchards, ranging from a low of $180,000 for a 813 sq ft 2-bedroom apartment style condo to a high of $550,000 for a 2,400 sq ft 2 storey on a large lot. The median sold price for homes in The Orchards during the same time period was $360,000 which represents a 1,600 sq ft 2 storey home.
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Sources: Realtor.ca and REALTORS® Association of Edmonton