Abbeydale Real Estate & Community Guide
Much of the development of this northeast community began shortly after it was annexed by the city from the M.D. of Rockyview in 1976, but the population continues to grow – an almost eight per cent rise from 2011 to 2016. Even though it’s bordered by major thoroughfares (16th Avenue or the Trans-Canada Highway to the north, Stoney Trail to the east, railway tracks on its southern edge and 68th Street to the west), most of Abbeydale is fairly quiet with minimal street noise.
Lower house prices on average, along with almost a dozen parks, playgrounds and neighbourhood green-spaces, and it’s no wonder that Abbeydale is a favourite for families and young couples alike. The community also has almost twice the number of single parents than the city average, while the majority of the six thousand-or-so residents are less than 65 years old.
This younger demographic is the main focus for the various activities and programs offered by Abbeydale’s community center. It can even claim several provincial titles after hosting the 2002 Alberta Youth Dart Championship. Other youth and family programs range from before & after school care (there are two primary schools in the community) and numerous sports activities to karaoke, cribbage and pub nights for adults.
About seventy-five per cent of the single detached homes, duplexes and townhomes (which comprise the majority of housing in Abbeydale, along with a few apartment condos) are owner–occupied. While the relaxing out-of-the-way neighbourhood is primarily residential, a local strip mall features almost two dozen businesses including a convenience store, law office, fast food stores and a liquor store – the closest major shopping center is Marlborough Mall.