Queen Alexandra, Edmonton

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Queen Alexandra
Neighbourhood
Queen Alexandra is located in Edmonton
Queen Alexandra
Queen Alexandra
Location of Queen Alexandra in Edmonton
Coordinates: 53°30′47″N 113°30′25″W / 53.513°N 113.507°W / 53.513; -113.507
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City Edmonton
Quadrant[1] NW
Ward[1] 8
Sector[2] Mature area
Area[3] Strathcona
Government[4]
 • Administrative body Edmonton City Council
 • Councillor Ben Henderson
Area[5]
 • Total 1.23 km2 (0.47 sq mi)
Elevation 671 m (2,201 ft)
Population (2012)[6]
 • Total 4,694
 • Density 3,816.3/km2 (9,884/sq mi)
 • Change (2009–12) Increase1.3%
 • Dwellings 3,275

Queen Alexandra is a mixed residential and commercial neighbourhood in south west Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The neighbourhood, once part of the City of Strathcona, is named for Alexandra, the wife of Edward VII of England.[7] The north edge of the neighbourhood, along Whyte Avenue is part of Old Strathcona, a popular commercial and cultural area of Edmonton.

The neighbourhood is bounded on the north by Whyte Avenue, on the west by 109 Street, on the east by 104 Street, and on the south by 67 Avenue.

The University of Alberta campus is located a short distance to the west of the neighbourhood. Access to the downtown core is north along both 109 Street and 104 Street.

Queen Alexandra Elementary School

Demographics[edit]

In the City of Edmonton's 2012 municipal census, Queen Alexandra had a population of 4,694 living in 3,275 dwellings,[6] a 1.3% change from its 2009 population of 4,632.[8] With a land area of 1.23 km2 (0.47 sq mi),[5] it had a population density of 3,816.3 people/km2 in 2012.[6][5]

Residential development[edit]

Queen Alexandra is an older Edmonton neighbourhood with residential development beginning with the establishment of the City of Strathcona.

According to the 2001 federal census, approximately one in seven (15.6%) of all residences were built before the end of World War II. One in five (20.8%) were built between the end of the war and 1960. Another one in five (19.7%) residences were built during the 1960s. Indicating some redevelopment in the neighbourhood, one in three (31.9%) of all residences were built during the 1970s. Only one in eight (12.1%) of all residences were constructed after 1980.[9]

According to the 2005 municipal census, the most common type of residence in the neighbourhood are rented apartments. Just over half (51%) of all residences are apartments in low-rise buildings with fewer than five stories while almost one in ten (8%) are apartments in high-rise buildings with five or more stories. One in three (31%) of all residences are single-family dwellings. Seven percent are duplexes[10] while 3% are collective residences. Four out of every five (80%) residences are rented with only on residence in five (20%) being owner occupied.[11]

Population mobility[edit]

The neighbourhood population is highly mobile. According to the 2005 municipal census, one resident in three (33.2%) had moved within the previous twelve months. Another three in ten (27.9%) had moved within the previous one to three years. Only one resident in four (26.6%) had lived at the same address for five years or more.[12]

Schools and recreation[edit]

There are five schools in the neighbourhood. Four are operated by the Edmonton Public School System while one is operated by the Edmonton Catholic School System.

  • Edmonton Public Schools
  • Edmonton Catholic Schools
    • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Elementary Junior High School

There are also several recreation facilities located in the neighbourhood.

  • Rollie Miles Athletic Field
  • South Side Arena
  • Southside Athletic Grounds
  • Strathcona Leisure Centre

A short distance to the east of the neighbourhood is Edmonton's Mill Creek Ravine, a popular outdoor recreation destination.

Surrounding neighbourhoods[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "City of Edmonton Wards & Standard Neighbourhoods". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Edmonton Developing and Planned Neighbourhoods, 2011". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ City of Edmonton, Planning and Development Department. History of Annexations (Map).
  4. ^ "City Councillors". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c "Neighbourhoods (data plus kml file)". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c "Municipal Census Results – Edmonton 2012 Census". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ From the neighbourhood description in the City of Edmonton map utility
  8. ^ "2009 Municipal Census Results". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  9. ^ "2005 Municipal Census Period of Construction - Queen Alexandra". City of Edmonton. Retrieved March 26, 2013. 
  10. ^ Duplexes include triplexes and fourplexes.
  11. ^ "2005 Municipal Census Dwelling Unit by Structure Type and Ownership - Queen Alexandra". City of Edmonton. Retrieved March 26, 2013. 
  12. ^ "2005 Municipal Census Length of Residence - Queen Alexandra". City of Edmonton. Retrieved March 26, 2013. 

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