OXFORD REAL ESTATE
The Oxford neighbourhood is located in northwest Edmonton within the Palisades Area Structure Plan (ASP). The land upon which the Palisades ASP sits was annexed to the City of Edmonton in 1982. Oxford forms the northwest corner of the Palisades and is bounded by 167th Avenue to the north, 133rd Street to the east, 153rd Avenue to the south, and 127th Street to the west.
Prior to urbanization, most of the land within Oxford was used for agricultural cultivation. Development in Oxford began in the late 1980s, and the southern two-thirds of the neighbourhood was largely developed by 1999. As of the end of the 2000s, the remaining third of the neighbourhood, which was in the north, had not yet begun to develop.
The interior roadways within the neighbourhood are built around a central collector road, to which a series of smaller loops and cul-de-sacs are connected. The dominant residential form in Oxford is the single-detached house, which accounts for almost 90 percent of all units within the neighbourhood.
In addition to residential land use, the neighbourhood also features a large central park site, with space reserved for the construction of a local school, as well as a small lake, which provides the dual function of managing stormwater and providing outdoor amenity space within the community.
One of the key features in the undeveloped northern third of the neighbourhood is a drained wetland that is seasonally wet. The Province of Alberta claimed ownership for this wetland under the Public Lands Act, and any future development within the area will need to conform to applicable Provincial regulations on wetland disturbance and wildlife protection.
All neighbourhoods within the Palisades ASP are named after early fur trade forts and posts. Oxford takes its name from Oxford House, a Hudson's Bay Company post in what is now southwest Manitoba.