Belgravia Community Overview

Belgravia is a residential neighbourhood located in the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada south west of the University of Alberta main campus. Named after the fasionable Belgravia area of 19th century London, the neighborhood was once the southern terminus of the Edmonton Radial Railway.

On the west, Belgravia overlooks the North Saskatchewan River valley. The southern boundary is Belgravia Road, and the southwest portion of the neighbourhood overlooks Fox Drive. The north boundary between Saskatchewan Drive and 118 Street is University Avenue. From 118 Street, the neighbourhood boundary runs in a south easterly direction to the intersection of 114 Street and 76 Avenue. The eastern boundary between 76 Avenue and Belgravie Road is 114 Street.

Belgravia shares the convenience of a small neighborhood commercial area, located at the intersection of 76 Avenue and 115 Street, with the adjacent McKernan neighborhood. This strip consists of three lots with two buildings, and the empty lot has been turned into a garden/green space with numerous large iron sculptures and many local prairie flora.

The corner building was built in 1948 of wood construction with stucco exterior, and consisted of two commercial bays on the main floor and three apartments on the second level. Originally, the southernmost bay was home to Rogers' drug store (the Rogers lived on the second floor) and the northernmost bay hosted Pridmore's Meat Shop. When the meat store closed down in the mid-1950's, the drug store took over the rest of the space and operated until 1976. The building was then sold to Monco Holdings Ltd., who has owned the property since then. Since 1976, the building has been home to various businesses including a Beauty Counsellor Franchise, the McPhee Workshop (a sewing and crafts studio), and a used bookseller/antiquariat called Belgravia Books & Treasures.

In 2005-2006, the building was renovated from a neglected and dilapidated state after three years of vacancy by the current main floor tenants: a locally owned coffee house/restaurant called Hulbert's, which features locally produced items on its menu and supports local artists and performers with an extensive program of live music and art displays.

The middle building was built in the mid-1950s with a concrete foundation and cinder-block wall construction. It was originally home to Purpur's Groceries, which operated as a full grocery until the Bateman's IGA opened a few blocks down 76 Avenue in McKernan. The store was renamed to Sunlight Foodland and operated as a neighborhood convenience store until its closure in 2003. The back portion of the building has been home to the Beaver Flats Pottery studios, but the studio has now closed as a result of the recent sale of the property.

The front portion of this building is now the current home of the second hand bookstore and antiquariat Belgravia Books & Treasures. They specialize in hard to find and out of print volumes, as well as an array of antique and intriguing treasures. Their selection also includes a large collection of children's books.

Commencing in 2009, Belgravia will be one of two neighborhoods served by the new McKernan/Belgravia LRT Station currently under construction.

This community is serviced by Belgravia school (public).

Community overview from Wikipedia.

Belgravia Closest LRTs

StationDistance
McKernan Belgravia Station 0.24 km
Metro Line JTTl Track 0.49 km
Health Sciences Jubilee Station 0.61 km
South Campus Ft Edmonton Station 0.69 km
University Station 0.98 km
Grandin Station 1.84 km

Belgravia Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Basements     2$775$1280$1027
Condos     1$2200$2200$2200
Shared     3$630$699$659
Total Rentals     6$630$2200$1038

Belgravia Closest Schools

Name Address Distance
Edmonton Guitar Music School - Guitar Lessons Edmonton 10917 University Avenue, Edmonton 1.25 km
Springhill Community Preschool 7730 106 Street Northwest, Edmonton 1.80 km
Strathcona High School 10450 72 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton 2.14 km
Old Scona Academic High School 10523 84 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton 2.14 km
Les Causeries Playschool 10860 57 Ave NW, Edmonton 2.44 km
St. Rose Junior High School 8815 145 Street Northwest, Edmonton 2.68 km
Parkview School 14313 92 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton 2.89 km
McKee School 10725 51 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton 3.10 km
Athabasca University, Edmonton 10011 109 Street Northwest #1200, Edmonton 3.38 km
Edmonton Public Schools Archives & Museum 10425 99 Avenue, Edmonton 3.46 km
Tempo School 5603 148 St, Edmonton 3.46 km
Oliver School 10227 118 Street Northwest, Edmonton 3.56 km
Alberta Distance Learning Centre 10055 106 Street Northwest, Edmonton 3.69 km
Harry Ainlay High School 4350 111 Street, Edmonton 3.75 km
Richard Secord Out Of School Care Society 4025 117 St NW, Edmonton 3.97 km
University Of Alberta: Faculty of Extension 10230 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton 3.98 km
Centre High Campus 10310 102 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton 4.09 km
Boyle Street Education Centre 10312 105 Street Northwest, Edmonton 4.13 km
Get Cooking 11050 104 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton 4.15 km
Vernon Barford Junior High School 32 Fairway Drive Northwest, Edmonton 4.36 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Belgravia Closest Libraries

Name Address Distance
Research and Collections Resource Facility (RCRF) 53.500274, -113 1.35 km
University of Alberta Archives 8170 50 St NW Unit 100, Edmonton 1.35 km
Bruce Peel Special Collections Library Lower level, Rutherford Library University of Alberta, Edmonton 1.64 km
Rutherford Library 90 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton 1.68 km
Cameron Science & Technology Library 1-50 Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton 1.70 km
Winspear Business Library 1-18 Alberta School of Business, 11203 Saskatchewan Drive Northwest, Edmonton 1.80 km
Edmonton Public Library 8331 104 Street Northwest, Edmonton 2.46 km
Alberta Legislative Library 10800 97 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton 2.90 km
The Alberta Library 10707 100 Avenue Northwest Unit 700, Edmonton 3.41 km
Alberta Government Library 44 Capital Boulevard, 10044 108 Street Northwest, Edmonton 3.48 km
Family History Center 14325 53 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton 3.52 km
Info Tree Inc 9621 84 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton 3.72 km
Edmonton Public Library 10212 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton 3.99 km
MacEwan University - Alberta College Library 10050 Macdonald Drive Northwest, Edmonton 4.03 km
Edmonton Public Library 9010 156 Street Northwest, Edmonton 4.11 km
Edmonton Public Library 4211 106 Street Northwest, Edmonton 4.17 km
John L. Haar Library - DUPLICATE 10700 104 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton 4.21 km
MacEwan University - John L. Haar Library 10700 104 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton 4.21 km
Cite Francophone (La) 8627 Rue Marie-Anne Gaboury, Edmonton 4.47 km
Edmonton Chinatown Chinese Library 2nd floor,, 9540 102 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton 4.97 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Belgravia Distance to Local Landmarks

LandmarkDistance
Alberta Legislature Building 3.09 km
Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre 5.13 km
Commonwealth Stadium 6.38 km
Concordia College 7.80 km
Downtown Edmonton 4.06 km
Edmonton International Airport 22.97 km
Edmonton City Centre 4.44 km
Edmonton City Centre Airport 6.68 km
Edmonton City Hall 4.40 km
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital 3.41 km
Grey Nuns Community Hospital 8.61 km
King's University College 7.65 km
Kingsway Mall 5.91 km
Londonderry Mall 11.42 km
MacEwan - Centre for the Arts 4.96 km
MacEwan - City Centre 8.27 km
MacEwan - South Campus 8.20 km
Manulife Place 4.20 km
Misericordia Community Hospital 5.36 km
N.A.I.T 6.49 km
Norquest College - Downtown 3.87 km
Norquest College - Westmount 5.31 km
Northgate Centre 9.88 km
Rexall Place 8.32 km
Royal Alexandra Hospital 5.39 km
Southgate Centre 2.88 km
St. Joseph's Auxiliary Hospital 6.00 km
Stollery Children's Hospital 1.16 km
University of Alberta 1.45 km
University of Alberta Hospital 1.16 km
West Edmonton Mall 5.66 km
Westmount Centre 5.50 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

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