Athlone Houses For Sale - Edmonton, AB
The community of Athlone is situated to the south west side of the Northwest Edmonton region, and is a primarily residential community that is bordered by industrial lands. Yellowhead Trail is just to the south of this development and St. Albert Trail is to the west, which allows driving commuters to gain easy access to the downtown area. Bus services also run along 132nd Street and 127th Street, which allows for public transportation into both surrounding areas and the city centre.
This established neighborhood was primarily built up in the 1950’s although the land was a part of the Edmonton area since the early 1900’s. It was initially part of the shipping rail line, but population demands shifted the use to residential housing. Homes for sale in Athlone are mostly single family residences and duplexes. These structures have well sized lots, and the use of natural landscaping is prevalent throughout most of the neighborhood.
Pedestrian access within the community is fairly good, with sidewalks along the local roadways and cul-de-sacs. Some pathways are also present between houses and parks, to allow for foot traffic and cycling away from the major thoroughfare.
Athlone has several options for parents when it comes to educational needs. Sir John Thompson School and Athlone School are both well ranked choices, and day care and after school programs may be provided through the active community league. Many of the residents of Athlone enjoy attending events and activities hosted by the league, and Athlone Park serves as an ideal setting, with open land, sporting fields, and playground facilities.