Homes for Sale in Edmonton
AUDREY ABUAN - RE/MAX Real Estate REALTOR®
After World War II, Edmonton once again experienced considerable growth. There was a building lot shortage across the city, and Rosslyn was subdivided for residential and commercial development in the late 1950s. Most of the remaining land was developed during the 1960s. Detached houses account for nearly 70 percent of the total dwelling units in the Rosslyn neighbourhood. Semi-detached units, row houses, and low-rise apartments make up the remainder of the housing units within the neighbourhood. Rosslyn features several large park sites located in conjunction with local schools, which provide residents with access to open space throughout the community.
The majority of Rosslyn’s commercial properties form part of the 97th Street commercial strip, although there are some neighbourhood level commercial amenities located along 134th Avenue. Additional retail and services are located at the nearby Northgate Centre and North Town Malls at the intersection of 97th Street and 137th Avenue for Residence of Rosslyn. Although the neighbourhood was undeveloped until the 1950s, this area was known as Rosslyn since the early 1900s. The origin of the name is not known precisely, but it is possible that the neighbourhood was named after Rosslyn Chapel, which is located in Scotland.