Homesteader is part of the Hermitage area associated with Reverend Canon Newton, who settled in the area way back in 1875. Named after the first European settlers who carved out homes from the raw Alberta lands, Homesteader is a neighborhood that remained agriculturally focused (primarily cattle farming) until the 1960s, when it joined Edmonton as part of the city.

Area development of Homesteader began in the mid-1970s, and two thirds of current buildings date back to that decade. The neighborhood is dominated by single detached homes and row houses with the occasional low-rise apartment building. With 52% of residents aged under 30, the area is populated with a fresh, young crowd. Active, outdoors-loving residents enjoy easy access to the extensive river valley trail system via the Kennendale ravine, on the north side of the Homesteader area.

Homesteader is bounded on the south by Yellowhead Trail, on the west by 50 Street, and on the north by Kennedale Ravine. The nearby LRT station of Belvedere means easy access and reasonable commutes to the downtown core and University of Alberta campus.

Community League


Belmont School

Overlanders School


Domino’s Pizza

Bunker Sports Pub

Dairy Queen