Parkallen, Edmonton

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Parkallen
Neighbourhood
Parkallen is located in Edmonton
Parkallen
Parkallen
Location of Parkallen in Edmonton
Coordinates: 53°30′11″N 113°30′58″W / 53.503°N 113.516°W / 53.503; -113.516
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City Edmonton
Quadrant[1] NW
Ward[1] 10
Sector[2] Mature area
Area[3] Strathcona
Government[4]
 • Administrative body Edmonton City Council
 • Councillor Michael Walters
Area[5]
 • Total 0.85 km2 (0.33 sq mi)
Elevation 668 m (2,192 ft)
Population (2016)[6]
 • Total 2,374
 • Density 2,792.9/km2 (7,234/sq mi)
 • Change (2014–16) Increase3.0%
 • Dwellings 1,053

Parkallen is a residential neighbourhood in south Edmonton, Alberta, Canada located just to the east of the University of Alberta farm and the Neil Crawford Centre. Most of the neighbourhood development occurred after the end of World War II with eight out of ten residences constructed by 1960 according to the 2005 municipal census.[7]

The community is represented by the Parkallen Community League, established in 1920, which maintains a community hall and outdoor rink located at 111 Street and 65 Avenue.[8][9]

Demographics[edit]

In the City of Edmonton's 2016 municipal census, Parkallen had a population of 2,374 living in 1,128 dwellings, a 3.0% increase from its 2014 population of 2,303.[6] With a land area of 0.85 km2 (0.33 sq mi), it had a population density of 2,792.9 people/km2 in 2016.[5][6]

Residential development[edit]

Most of the residences in the neighbourhood are single-family dwellings (81%). A further 15% are apartments in low rise buildings with fewer than five stories. There are also a few duplexes[10] (3%) and row houses (1%). Approximately two out of three residences are owner occupied, with the remainder being rented. The average household size is 2.2 people, with close to eight out of every ten households having only one or two persons.[11]

The population of Parkallen is comparatively mobile with just under half (49.2%) of the population having lived at the same address for more than five years according to the 2005 municipal census. Just under one in five residents (17.6%) have been at the same address for under a year, and another one in five (22.1.9%) have been at the same address for one to three years.[12]

The neighbourhood is bounded on the north by 71 Avenue, to the west by 113 Street, to the south by 61 Avenue, and on the east by 109 Street.

Residents have good access to the University of Alberta main campus by travelling north along 113 Street.[13] Travel north along 109 Street takes residents into the Old Strathcona area, and beyond into the downtown core. A short distance south of the neighbourhood is Southgate Centre. There is one school in the neighbourhood, Parkallen School. Also located in the neighbourhood is Violet Archer Park.

Commencing in 2008, residents were connected to the LRT system when the South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park station opened just west of the Neil Crawford Centre. In June 2009, the neighbourhood partook in an "eco-mobility" challenge to determine how well individuals could function without the automobile. Many residents succeeded in changing their travel modes as a result of the challenge.[14][15]

Surrounding neighbourhoods[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "City of Edmonton Wards & Standard Neighbourhoods" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 3, 2014. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Edmonton Developing and Planned Neighbourhoods, 2011" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 4, 2013. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ History of Annexations (Map). City of Edmonton, Planning and Development Department. 
  4. ^ "City Councillors". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Neighbourhoods (data plus kml file)". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c "2016 Municipal Census Results" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Retrieved September 12, 2018. 
  7. ^ http://censusdocs.edmonton.ca/DD23/FEDERAL%202001/Neighbourhood/PARKALLEN.pdf
  8. ^ "Contact Info". Parkallen Community League. Retrieved October 13, 2017. 
  9. ^ Kuban, Ron (2005). Edmonton's Urban Villages: The Community League Movement. University of Alberta Press. ISBN 9781459303249. 
  10. ^ Includes triplexes and quadruplexes.
  11. ^ [1] and [2]
  12. ^ http://censusdocs.edmonton.ca/C05022B/MUNICIPAL%202005/Neighbourhood/PARKALLEN.pdf
  13. ^ North of 71 Avenue, 113 Street turns into 114 Street.
  14. ^ City of Edmonton, Series of videos outlining the EcoMobility challenge for Parkallen, 2009
  15. ^ City of Edmonton, LocalMotion Updates

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