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Top Places to Live in Edmonton

Our city is growing and expanding, new developments coming up frequently, shops and restaurants are reopening and revamping their locations. Every year Edmonton attracts many young professionals and international students because of the quality education institutions and affordable rental prices. If you're planning on living in Edmonton and looking for a rental, we have you covered when it comes to the best locations! Within Canada, Edmonton is one of the best cities to live with still most affordable rental and real estate markets

Top 4 Locations to Rent in Edmonton:

1. Strathcona, Edmonton

This is one of the most-loved areas in the city. Strathcona was voted the best neighborhood in Edmonton multiple times. The historic charm, walking distance to the University of Alberta and vibrant community atmosphere makes Strathcona the number one location to find a rental.

Close to Downtown, Strathcona is filled with coffee shops, restaurants, outdoor markets, live music and theater from time to time. The neighbourhood is filled with bike lanes and very easy access to transportation, not to mention it is right beside the University of Alberta Campus! Here is what makes Strathcona special!

House rental costs: A 2 bedroom apartment or condo for rent can range between $1000 and $3000 monthly. This neighborhood definitely makes the search for houses for rent in Edmonton easier. It has a lively environment, which makes it a top place to live.

2. Ritchie, Edmonton

This is a neighbourhood full of old charm that is in the center of re-development. Ritchie has placed in the top 10 neighborhoods in Edmonton. It is filled with a crowd of young adults and radiates fun vibes. There are bike paths, outdoor walking and running trails, as well as cafes and restaurants in this youthful neighbourhood. Best of all, the new LRT expansion project will pass near Ritchie, giving quick and easy access to Downtown, MacEwan and UofA. One of the best things about the Ritchie area is the super affordable price of rent, which is why it attracts so many students.

House rental costs: A one bedroom rental in Ritchie is anywhere between $850-$2000/month.

3. Downtown, Edmonton

If you enjoy the nightlife and hope to live in an area where you have access to clubs and restaurants during the night, look no further as Downtown has what you need. Downtown is within walking distance to Macewan university and close to large transit hubs. Downtown Edmonton has a high volume of rentals, which makes your search easy in this neighbourhood! Edmonton’s downtown is located right in the heart of the city

House rental costs: From $950-2000 for a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment or house.

4. Glenora, Edmonton

This neighborhood is a hidden gem for the best places to live in Edmonton. The reason for this is because of the great community and its location, close to downtown as well as Whyte Avenue. Glenora was also voted one of the top 10 places to live in Edmonton. If you’re looking for a bedroom in a shared home or a house rental, this neighbourhood is a great option.

House rental costs: You can get a house for rent for $950- $2500 monthly.

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