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Oliver

Oliver is a neighbourhood in Edmonton, Alberta.

Housing

Large apartment buildings are the most common housing type, representing many buildings in Oliver, whereas the rest are mainly small apartment buildings. This neighbourhood is especially good for those looking for one bedroom homes. Renters occupy about 70% of the units in Oliver while the remainder are occupied by owners. Roughly half of homes in this neighbourhood were built between 1960 and 1980, while the majority of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1980s and the 2000s.

Transportation

Oliver does not require use of a car since several other means of transportation are at the disposal of house buyers. A majority of the homes for sale in this part of the city are located in places that are very well-suited for walking; many daily needs are convenient to carry out on foot, and numerous businesses are close by. It is also straightforward to get around by bike in Oliver because Oliver boasts an excellent bicycling infrastructure. Thanks to Grandin Station with access to the Capital Line and Metro Line, and about 10 nearby bus lines, homeowners can rely on public transit to navigate Oliver. On the other hand, driving is a sometimes poor transportation option in Oliver because the street infrastructure is not very amenable to driving, and it is at times challenging to park.

Services

In this area, parents and their kids will usually be able to access schools and daycares on foot. Concerning food, it is straightforward to reach the closest supermarket by walking from any location in Oliver. Moreover, owing to 50-odd restaurants and cafes in Oliver, there is generally a spot to get a meal or a beverage just around the corner. Residents can find a good number of clothing stores within walking distance.

Character

Oliver has a character that caters to a fairly diverse group of people. Finding bustling areas in this part of Edmonton is easy. Despite the fact that there is a limited selection of entertainment venues, the streets are usually busy with people, and with its about 10 bars, there are options for nighttime activities. Oliver is quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour. There are a few green spaces nearby for residents to discover, such as Victoria Park, and they are very well-situated, making it very easy to access them from the majority of locations in this part of Edmonton.

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