Dovercourt Real Estate Listings and Information
The Dovercourt neighbourhood lies between 118th Avenue and 124th Avenue and east of 142nd Street to St. Albert Trail. Dovercourt and surrounding area was annexed to Edmonton in 1913 but remained practically undeveloped until after WWII. In the 1950s, Dovercourt was re-plotted under the direction of the city’s first town planner, Noel Dant. Dovercourt and adjacent neighbourhoods, like Sherbrooke to the east, were some of the first in North America to be planned according to the “neighbourhood unit” concept. The neighbourhood unit design is based on a curvilinear street pattern with limited access points, landscaping and variable housing set-backs discourage through traffic and improve the attractiveness of the neighbourhood. The street and laneway pattern was thought to provide a more efficient use of land than the traditional grid pattern. The interior streets and walkways focus on school and community league sites at the centre of the neighbourhood, and a block of row housing was located next to the school site.
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