Edmonton, Alberta home neighbourhoods, realtors, and movers



WHY Move to Edmonton?

The capital city of Alberta, bisected by a great North Saskatchewan River valley and best know for its never-ending summer festivals and its diverse restaurants. And the West Edmonton Mall.
City Hall in downtown Edmonton

Edmonton is a charming city with over 730,000 residents, and Greater Edmonton has about 1,034,000 (2006). The Central attraction of the city is the deep, wide North Saskatchewan River Valley that carves its way through the city. Edmonton's downtown overlooks the north bank of the river, and has Chinatown to the east and the provincial legistlature (and outlying administrative office towers) to the west. In the river valley are a number of recreational facilities including a ball diamond indoor and outdoor pools, the Shaw Convention Centre, and extensive recreational pathways.

Overlooking the south bank of the river is the charming Old Strathcona historical and shopping & entertainment district, home to manu of Edmonton's summer festivals, and the well-regarded University of Alberta. There is also an Experimental Farm, south of the University and historic Fort Edmonton.

Europa Street in West Edmonton Mall

Edmonton is more famous for it being the home of the West Edmonton Mall, the largest shopping mall in the world, with over 800 stores and services. The WEM is located in the city's west end, and it seems all freeways point in its direction. The mall has the world's largest parking lot, indoor wave pool, indoor waterslide, indoor rollercoaster, indoor navy (4 submarines and a couple of boats), to name a few "world's bests." There's even a hotel in the Mall, as well as its own nightlife district (Bourbon Street) to make shopping even easier.

Edmonton History

Edmonton's development began in 1795 when the Hudson's Bay Company Trading Post was established. The North West Company arrived in Edmonton in 1804 and the two competed for plains Indian furs until their merger in 1820. Fort Edmonton became the major stopping point before pioneers headed up north or farther west nd by 180s Edmonton became a settlement. The city boomed during the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897, as thousands of eager prospectors headed north, via the "All Canadian Route," stopped in Edmonton for supplies.

Le Marchand Mansion Many people settled in Edmonton permanently and by 1904 Edmonton had 9,000 residents, when it was incorporated as a city, and declared the provincial capital of Alberta, which became a province in 1905. In 1912, Edmonton on the north side of the river and the town of Strathcona on the south amalgamated with a combined population over 53,000. The High Level Bridge was completed in 1913, creating another link between the north and south sides of Edmonton. The elegant Hotel Macdonald was completed in 1915.

In the 1930s, Edmonton continued to thrive as a northern business centre, and thee airport was jumping off point for bush planes. In 1942, the wartime construction of the Alaska Highway made the city became the major ground transportation and supply centre to the far north.

Oil was discovered in the Edmonton area shortly after World War II, near Leduc just south of Edmonton. The area around Edmonton became home to most of Alberta's oil production and refinery capacity, giving Edmonton new status as the Oil Capital of Canada (even though most headquarter office towers are located in Edmonton). Since the Arab Oil Boycott of 1973, the city has grown dramatically with an area population now around 1,100,000.

Moving to Edmonton

View of North Saskatchewan River valley from downtown Edmonton

Edmonton is surrounded by a number of municipalities that together form "Greater Edmonton". These include and Devon to the south, Sherwood Park and Fort Saskatchewan to the East, and St Albert, Spruce Grove and Stony Plain to the west.

Edmonton has an excellent public transit system including a Light Rail Transit network, which runs underground in the downtown core. For drivers, the city lies on the Yellowhead Highway, the norhter Tans-Canad route, connecting Portage la Praire (west of Winnipeg, Manitoba) with Prince Rupert on the Pacific Ocean. The city is a highway hub connecting Edmonton to the south, the oilsands in Fort McMurray and Cold Lake to the north, and the Alaska Highway to the northwest, which links travellers to the Yukon and Alaska.

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Calgary Realtors, Home Builders, Mortgages & Movers

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Builder Listings

Here are some of the Edmonton Home & Condo builders listed in the Moving In Canada directory:

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Edmonton BuildersKeller Construction Ltd.

Over 50 years of industry-leading quality, commitment, and integrity.

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Edmonton BuildersRohit Commercial

Rohit Commercial designs and builds state of the art commercial properties using top of the line products and innovative building techniques such as Tilt-up Construction.

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Edmonton BuildersCaliber Master Builder- Madelyn II Showhome (Dansereau Meadows, Beaumont)

Caliber Master Builder's Latest *Madelyn II Showhome* is situated in the Family Friendly community of *Dansereau Meadows* in Beaumont.This 2-Storey Home is 2129 Sq Ft. It's a stunning Open floor plan, with vast coffered ceilings. 3 bdr & 2.5 bath

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Edmonton BuildersAlair Homes Red Deer

Alair Homes is an entirely new brand of contracting company. Our philosophy is very simple; we want to get on the same side of the fence as our clients.

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Edmonton BuildersGreenTech Design Services

GreenTech Design incorporates energy efficiency into every project we design and have extensive experience with green building techniques such as rain water collection, passive solar design, active solar, high performance envelopes & green roofs.

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Realtors Listings

Here are some of the Edmonton realtors with knowledge of suitable homes available in the neighbourhood you want, listed in the Moving In Canada directory:

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Edmonton RealtorsNorm Cholak - Royal LePage Noralta

Norm Cholak strives to consistently offer the best Service, Knowledge, Credibility, Integrity and Professionalism in the Edmonton Real Estate Community.

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Edmonton RealtorsCarson Beier, with Exit Realty SOLUTIONS

My name is Carson Beier & I’m very excited to meet you! The good will of my clients is my greatest asset. With my vast Real Estate experience I will exceed your expectations and make your real estate transactions memorable.

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Edmonton RealtorsRe/Max Real Estate-North Branch

RE/MAX Real Estate of Edmonton is committed to providing you top notch, professional real estate services. We specialize in all types of Edmonton Real Estate by offering all types of Edmonton Homes for Sale. We also service every MLS® listing found o

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Edmonton RealtorsAudrey Abuan - REMAX Real Estate

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Edmonton RealtorsBen Officer - RE/MAX Real Estate

I am here to help you with your real estate needs. I'm hard-working and I care. If you want to meet with me about selling a home or property, don't hesitate to contact me. I will work hard for you as your Edmonton RE/MAX Real Estate Professional.

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Mortgage Listings

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Edmonton MortgagesFirst Foundation Residential Mortgages

Edmonton Home Mortgage Lender, First Foundation Residential Mortgages, is your source for Edmonton home mortgages. First Foundation is a professional Mortgage Broker based in Edmonton, Alberta.

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Edmonton MortgagesJason Scott - TMG The Mortgage Group

As your local Edmonton mortgage broker, I can confidently get you a competitive rate mortgage in as little time and with as little stress as possible. Let me help save you money!

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Edmonton MortgagesMortgage Alliance

We are a full service mortgage broker service. We shop the wholesale mortgage market for you without damaging your credit score. For fast, efficient, service with professional advice call 403-836-1201

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Edmonton MortgagesMyMortgage.ca

MyMortgageca offers Canadian home mortgage financing loan services across Canada. MyMortgageca is in tune with your specific mortgage requirements. We help clients find the best mortgage loan programs in Canada as per their situation.

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Edmonton MortgagesPurple Cat Mortgages

Purple Cat Mortgages is an independent Mortgage Broker located in beautiful Edmonton. Our team has over 15 years of experience specializing in residential mortgages and insurance.

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Movers Listings

Here are some of the Edmonton moving & storage companies listed in the Moving In Canada directory:

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Edmonton MoversAction Moving

Action Moving is an Edmonton moving & storage company. We're a family owned and operated business specializing in residential, commercial, and office moves. We also provide secure storage services at our self storage facility.

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Edmonton MoversMatco Moving Solutions

"For more than 40 years Matco has been delivering quality and reliable moving services throughout Canada and around the world.

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Edmonton MoversShalom Movers - Moving & Storage

Shalom Movers - Moving & Storage Company. NO Hidden Fees, FREE Month's Storage, FREE Box Delivery and FREE Estimates. For an Edmonton Moving Company that will “Move You Like You're Family”call Shalom Edmonton Movers at 780-708-6000. (24 Hours)

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Edmonton MoversRiteway Movers

We at Riteway Movers provide Professional moving at Affordable rates. *BBB Accredited* Located in Calgary & Edmonton We pride ourselves in Providing Exceptional Service.

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Edmonton MoversStarline Overseas Moving

Starline Overseas has been operating since 1982 and after 30 years of business the Starline name has become well known in the international community with a global alliance of quality international movers.

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Edmonton
Neighbourhoods

Here are some of the great neighbourhoods you can move to in & around Edmonton

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McCauley, Boyle Stree, Riverdale (Edmonton neighbourhoods)McCauley, Boyle Stree, Riverdale (Edmonton neighbourhoods)

AB: These lie on the eastern edge of downtown, and make up the heart of historic Edmonton. They are sandwiched between the river and Norwood Blvd/112th Ave. Very close to Commonwealth stadium for events.

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Riverbend, Terwillegar (Edmonton  neighbourhoods)Riverbend, Terwillegar (Edmonton neighbourhoods)

AB: Many one-of-a-kind homes are in this community along the eastern bank of the North Saskatchewan River and lies east of the huge Whitemud Creek parklands.

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Grovenor, Glenora (Edmonton neighbourhoods)Grovenor, Glenora (Edmonton neighbourhoods)

AB: The communities pf Grovenor and Glenora lie between Groat Road generally and 149th Street, and overlooking a bend in the North Saskatchewan River). Best known as home to Government House.

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Virginia Park, Highlands (Edmonton neighbourhoods)Virginia Park, Highlands (Edmonton neighbourhoods)

AB: This area, just east of the Edmonton Northlands, is an older and well-established neighbourhood with many high value and even historical homes.

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Dickensfield, Londonderry (Edmonton  neighbourhoods)Dickensfield, Londonderry (Edmonton neighbourhoods)

AB: These communities lie north of the busy 137th Ave, between 97th Street and 50th Street. These communities are established, dating back to the 1970s.

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