Edmonton Neighbourhood Spotlight: Sherbrooke

Posted by Anna Tomczyk on Friday, July 13th, 2018 at 1:13pm.

A mature residential neighbourhood in northwest Edmonton, Sherbrooke is in a perfect spot that offers easy access to the rest of the city and great homes for you and your family. An accessible yet relaxed community, you’ll be surprised what Sherbrooke has been hiding.

Neighbourhood Facts

Sherbrooke is conveniently bound by Yellowhead Trail to the north, 127 Street to the east, 118 Avenue to the south, and St. Albert Trail to the west. Sherbrooke has good access to Kingsway Mall, Westmount Centre, the downtown core, as well as the Royal Alexandra Hospital and the University of Alberta. There are two schools in Sherbrooke: a K-9 charter school and a K-6 Catholic school. Almost three quarters of all residences in the neighbourhood are single detached homes, the rest being a mix of row houses and apartments in buildings with fewer than five stories. 66% of residences are owner occupied. It is a well contained neighbourhood, making it seem like you’re hardly in a city at all, yet with easy access to the city’s core, you’ll want for nothing.

Sherbrooke’s History

In 1906, during Edmonton’s early land boom era, Sherbrooke was subdivided using a grid pattern. It remained in agricultural use until after World War II. In the 1950s, the subdivision was replotted using a new concept called the neighbourhood unit plan. It seems commonplace today, however in the 1950s this was one of the first in North America. It uses a curvilinear street pattern and limited entrance points to discourage through traffic and improve the aesthetic of the neighbourhood. It is also a more efficient use of land than traditional grid patterns. From 1946 to 1960, over two thirds of residences were constructed. Sherbrooke was likely named after Sherbrooke Quebec, which was named after Sir John Coape Sherbrooke, a lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia and governor-in-chief of British North America.

Sherbrooke Today

Sherbrooke’s communities are centered around parks, community centres, and schools, making living here conducive to an active and fun lifestyle. There are many hidden gems in Sherbrooke, including Sherbrooke Liquor, where you’ll find Edmonton’s best beer selection. If you’re looking for an escape from the city within the city, check out the homes available in Sherbrooke. You’re sure to be surprised by the amazing neighbourhood, everything it has to offer, and it’s proximity to everything it doesn’t.

 

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