Grandin

Grandin sits on the lower south side of St. Albert and has the distinction of being one of the oldest and largest neighbourhoods in the city. A population of ~7,300 with an average age of 42.40, Grandin residents enjoy the options of low or medium density housing zones, along with a large commercial corridor. Numerous parks and schools are found throughout the community.

Residents and newcomers to this neighbourhood enjoy solid real estate values; homes are currently retailing in the $300,000s, and a mix of single-family, townhouses, and condos means everyone can find the home that best suits them and their family.

St. Albert Transit (StAT) services Grandin with weekday local routes, access to weekday commuter routes to Edmonton, and Dial A Bus.

About Grandin


Development Began: 1950s

Type of homes: Single Family, Condos, Townhouses

Parks in the area: Grosvenor, Grenadier, Grandin Ravine, Glenwood, Gatewood, and Grandin Pond EcoPark.

Schools in the Area

  • Elementary: Albert Lacombe Catholic School, École Father Jan (French Immersion), Leo Nickerson, Robert Rundle, Wild Rose
  • Junior High: École Secondaire Sainte Marguerite d’Youville (French Immersion), Sir George Simpson, Vincent J. Maloney Catholic Junior High School
  • High School: École Secondaire St. Albert Catholic High School (English and French Immersion), Paul Kane (for French immersion only), St. Albert Public Outreach High School, St. Gabriel Education Centre (Outreach)

Characteristics

  • Mature neighbourhood
  • Lots of trails, parks, green spaces
  • Home of St. Albert's only outdoor pool - Grosvenor Outdoor Pool
  • Close to the Anthony Henday

History

The neighbourhood of Grandin has had some interesting residents.  

During the 70s, a resident named Don Clark built a large concrete boat in his driveway. Dubbed “Clark’s Ark,” the 46-foot behemoth took four years to complete, after which time it was towed to the Pacific Ocean.

There is another very famous name tied to the Grandin community. When the United Church opened its doors in 1957, the first organist was none other than St. Albert’s very own Lois Hole. Known for her business acumen, gardening expertise, and kind heart, Lois was an Alberta Lieutenant Governor, author, wife, mother, and commercial greenhouse owner. She is commemorated and remembered with many landmarks that bear her name, including the Lois Hole Hospital for Women and a branch of the Edmonton Public Library.

Some famous faces have come out of Grandin, but what is more important is that everyone that lives in the neighbourhood feels like the special and prominent person they already are.


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Last edited: August 3, 2023