Neighbourhood Livability for Millennials

Neighbourhood Livability for Millennials

Posted by on Friday, October 12th, 2018 at 12:45pm.

This project was created by Janna Bradshaw and Stephanie Kovach in partnership with Edmonton HQ. 


The following is an analysis of neighbourhood livability in Edmonton for millennials, which are those buyers aged 18-35. This analysis was completed using positive factors that increase neighbourhood livability and negative factors that detract from neighbourhood livability using a variety of metrics deemed desirable for young adults looking to buy their first homes.

1.     Transportation: bike, bus, LRT
2.     Leisure and Culture: arenas, ball diamonds, golf courses, swimming pools, playgrounds, recreation centres, sports fields, public art, public libraries
3.     Natural Environment and Public Open Space: parks, sports fields
4.     Education: public schools, Catholic schools, post-secondary institutions
5.     Food and Other Local Goods: grocery stores, restaurants, pubs, cafes

1.     Transportation: high street speeds, high collision locations
2.     Crime and Safety: high criminal incidents, litter

The following maps illustrate areas and neighbourhoods of high livability in dark green, and areas and neighbourhoods with lower livability in red.

Map 1 - Overview of Edmonton

Map 2 - Central Edmonton

Map 3 - Southeast Edmonton

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