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 Apartment Rental Stats

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Belgravia Closest Schools

Name/Address Distance
Belgravia School
11605 74 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
0.26 km
Ortona Gymnastics Club
Saville Community Sports Centre, 11610 65 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
1.14 km
The Music Grove
10945 75 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
1.18 km
Child Study Centre Junior Kindergarten
11210 87 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
1.36 km
Connect Society
6240 113 Street, Edmonton
1.53 km
Queen Alexandra School
7730 106 Street, Edmonton
1.80 km
The Metabolomics Innovation Centre
Biological Sciences Centre, Edmonton
1.92 km
Strathcona High School
10450 72 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
2.14 km
Old Scona Academic
10523 84 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
2.14 km
Laurier Heights School
8210 142 Street Northwest, Edmonton
2.31 km
St. Martin Catholic Elementary School
11310 51 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
2.71 km
Learning Store on Whyte
10007 82 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
2.89 km
Cantilon Choirs
10209 123 Street Northwest, Edmonton
3.46 km
Financial Building
10621 100 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
3.46 km
Harry Ainlay High School
4350 111 Street Northwest, Edmonton
3.76 km
University of Alberta Online and Continuing Education
10230 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton
3.98 km
Centre High Campus
10050 Macdonald Drive Northwest, Edmonton
4.02 km
Boyle Street Education Centre
10312 105 Street Northwest, Edmonton
4.14 km
Vernon Barfield School
32 Fairway Drive Northwest, Edmonton
4.40 km
Patricia Heights School
16216 78 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
4.70 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Belgravia Closest Libraries

Name/Address Distance
Geoffrey and Robyn Sperber Health Sciences Library
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, 11405 87 Avenue Northwest #1-120, Edmonton
1.14 km
Research & Collections Resource Facility (RCRF)
6304 115A Street Northwest, Edmonton
1.41 km
University of Alberta Archives
6304 115A Street Northwest, Edmonton
1.41 km
NEOS Library Consortium
University of Alberta, Cameron Library, #5-07, Edmonton
1.58 km
John A. Weir Memorial Law Library
111 89 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
1.62 km
Bruce Peel Special Collections
07 Rutherford South B, Edmonton
1.62 km
Rutherford Library
University of Alberta, 11208 89 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
1.66 km
Cameron Library
Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive Northwest #1-50, Edmonton
1.69 km
University of Alberta Library
02 Cameron Libr #5, Edmonton
1.69 km
Digital Scholarship Centre
2-20 Cameron Library, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive Northwest, Edmonton
1.71 km
Little Free Library
13112 62 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
2.18 km
Edmonton Public Library - Strathcona
8331 104 Street Northwest, Edmonton
2.46 km
Little Free Library
6036 106 Street, Edmonton
2.49 km
Pleasantview Free Little Library
5603 107 Street Northwest, Edmonton
2.73 km
Alberta Legislative Library
10800 97 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
2.90 km
Cam's Corner Library - Little Free Library
5432 Riverbend Road Northwest, Edmonton
3.84 km
Edmonton Public Library - Jasper Place
9010 156 Street Northwest, Edmonton
4.11 km
Edmonton Public Library - Whitemud Crossing
4211 106 Street #150, Edmonton
4.18 km
MacEwan University - John L. Haar Library
10700 104 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
4.21 km
Edmonton Chinatown Chinese Library
9540 102 Avenue Northwest 2nd Floor, Edmonton
4.97 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

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