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The neighbourhood of McKernan, located in southwest Edmonton, is bounded on the north by University Avenue, 113th Street in the west, 109th Street in the east, and 72nd Avenue in the south. It was originally a neighbourhood, adjacent to Belgravia, in the city of Strathcona, but became a part of Edmonton when the two cities were amalgamated in 1912. Though it was annexed already when the cities amalgamated, development did not begin until the 1940s after McKernan Lake was drained.
In earlier years, the McKernan Lake Streetcar operated in this area, connecting Calgary Trail to 116th Street along 76th Avenue. Known as the Toonerville Trolley, it was replaced by the more modern streetcar in 1948. In the subsequent years, until 1953, most of the residential development in McKernan was completed. Keep Reading about the McKernan Community
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As one would expect, McKernan is a mature, post-war neighbourhood. Homes for sale in McKernan range from post-war dwellings to more modern homes in quiet streets lined with trees. McKernan also enjoys close proximity to the Cross Cancer Institute, Canadian Blood Services, the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, and the University of Alberta Hospital. Due to its proximity to the University campus, McKernan home buyers also enjoy easy access tot he Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, the Timms Center for the Arts, the Saville Sports Centre, Foote Field, and the Universiade Pavillion, also known as the Butterdome. For the Edmonton home buyer who enjoys the outdoors,k McKernan offers numerous walking and biking trails connecting to the River Valley park system and William Hawrelak Park.
Walk-up apartments are also a part of the real estate in McKernan, with the first walk-up apartment buildings being added in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. The subdivisions of McKernan vary depending on which part of the neighbourhood you look into. Real estate in the northern part of the community is organized in a traditional grid, while the southern portion is subdivided in a curvilinear pattern. No matter where one looks in McKernan, however, you will find a mature, close, quiet community with wonderful single family homes for sale.
Shopping and dining are available via a small commercial centre located on 76th Avenue in central McKernan. In addition, a new LRT station on the corner of 76th Avenue and 114th Street provides McKernan residents with easy access to the many amenities found elsewhere in Edmonton.
The neighbourhood of McKernan was named for James McKernan, a well known businessman a citizen of Strathcona. The land currently occupied by the McKernan neighbourhood was originally part of James McKernan’s original land holding, with the original McKernan family farmhouse initially occupying the spot where McKernan Elementary-Junior high currently resides.
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