The Oakmont neighbourhood is located in the northeast quadrant of St. Albert, along the Sturgeon River. Development began in the early 1990s. Many of the homes have beautiful views of the river valley.
The majority of the residences are single family homes, with some ideally dispersed pockets of medium density housing throughout. Oakmont’s population is ~3,390, with a median age of 41.7. House prices are in the $455,000 range. This neighbourhood is also where you’ll find a jewel of St. Albert – the Shops at Boudreau.
St. Albert Transit (StAT) services Oakmont with weekday local routes, access to weekday commuter routes to Edmonton, and Dial A Bus.
Development Began: 1990s
Type of homes: Condos, Duplexes, Townhomes, Single Family Homes
Parks in the area: Oakmont, Olivier Park, Oakridge, Oakdale, Overton, Red Willow
Schools in the Area
- Elementary: Keenooshayo, Neil M. Ross Catholic School, Ecole Alexandre Tache, Leo Nickerson
- Junior High: Lorne Akins
- High School: St. Albert Public Outreach High School, Paul Kane (for French immersion only)
- Located near the Shops of Boudreau
- Large park with an outdoor skating rink
- Lots of green space
- Walking paths through treed areas
- Backs along the Sturgeon River with many walking trails that link to Red Willow Park
- Walking distance to the St. Albert Botanic Park
Oakmont is built on land that was originally owned by Peter and Mary Sernowski, who received the land in 1928. They owned over 100 acres and used it for farming hay and hosting a community garden. In the 1970’s Peter and Mary’s daughter, June, and her husband, Robert, inherited a portion of the land. In 2011, Robert and June sold part of the land to Sarasota Homes. June and Robert still call Oakmont home and enjoy being surrounded by the families that choose to live in the area.
As with many of the streets in St. Albert, several of Oakmont’s roads reflect the history of the city.
Olivier Bellerose, an early settler with 13 children, was an employee of the Hudson’s Bay Company. Stationed at Dunvegan and Lesser Slave Lake, he poled boats on the river, engaging in trade. Oliver Close is named in his honour.
Catherine Onesti donated a church bell in 1887. Onesti Place commemorates her generosity.
Pierre Ouellette was a resident that headed to the Yukon and struck gold. Sadly, he perished the following year. Ouellette Place bears his name.
Who knows? Perhaps you, as a resident in Oakmont, will have a street, avenue, or road named after you one day. After all, St. Albert is a place that honours all of its citizens, knowing that each and every one brings something important to the ongoing history of the city.