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.
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'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.
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.
Edmonton is surrounded by a number of municipalities that together form "Greater Edmonton".
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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Here are some of the Edmonton Home & Condo builders listed in the Moving In Canada directory:
Leading new home builder in Edmonton, Alberta specializing in new residential construction, offering attached, laned, front garage and quick possession homes in select Edmonton communities. Visit a showhome to learn more.
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.
As one of Canada's leading real estate and logistics groups, Hopewell is known for our innovation, our commitment to be "best-in-class" in everything we do, and our entrepreneurial spirit.
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At Beaverbrook we build communities for living. All Beaverbrook communities are carefully designed and masterfully planned. We are extremely proud of the communities we built over the years.
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:
My Edmonton home search website will allow you to search all Edmonton MLS listings for sale in and around Edmonton. Do you like animals? Then be sure to ask about our 'Pet Care Realty Program.'
I have been a licensed Realtor since 1987 and since then have helped hundreds of families buy a home, sell a home or both.If you are buying or selling your home or investment real estate, contact me at 780-462-5002.
I am committed to ensuring your commercial real estate buying or selling experience is exciting, rewarding, and hassle-free.
The Real Estate market of today presents many challenges and choosing the right Real Estate Professional is important. Sterling Real Estate Edmonton is here to guide you in the right direction for your investment.
At Liv Real Estate, we look to the future when it comes to helping you buy or sell your home.
Here are some of the Edmonton mortgage lending and mortgage broker companies listed in the Moving In Canada directory:
Home Ownershipâ€¦ It is one of the most important and complex decisions you will ever make. They key to making the right decision is to know and truly understand your financing options.
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.
First Foundation is an independent Alberta mortgage brokerage. Contact us to help you secure the best mortgage rates available from the top mortgage lenders in Canada.
The Mortgage Force Team- Edmonton Mortgage Brokers that work for you to get you the best mortgage, at the lowest rate, All for free!
Mortgage Brokers serving Edmonton, Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Spruce Grove & Stony Plain. As your independent mortgage broker, we will take out all the guess work involved in finding the lowest rate.
Here are some of the Edmonton moving & storage companies listed in the Moving In Canada directory:
Alberta movers from Top Notch Movers Inc provide high rated moving services for commercial and residential clients.
Stop worrying about your commercial furniture, because our services are here to guide you at every step. You can ask for our furniture moving services anywhere in Alberta. For more information, you can browse through the webpage of our store!
Our Edmonton movers recognize that every move has different needs and requirements and are committed to handling each one with individual attention.
Safe Way Moving provides home and office moving solutions in Edmonton. We have a wide range of moving services including office moving, home moving long distance moving, inter-province moving and more.
Office, Residential, Commercial and Industrial Long Distance Relocation Specialists serving Western and Northern Canada.
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Here are some of the great neighbourhoods you can move to in & around Edmonton
AB: These neighbourhoods are clustered around the Mill Creek Ravine, just to the southeast of downtown provides an established community with some great views of the downtown skyline
AB: St. Albert along the Sturgeon River is Alberta^s oldest non-fortified community and is renowned for its French heritage
AB: Sherwood Park is the residential and shopping center of Strathcona County, located on the eastern edge of Edmonton, just beyond Refinery Row.
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.
AB: This area, just east of the Edmonton Northlands, is an older and well-established neighbourhood with many high value and even historical homes.
We have lots more neighbourhoods for you to explore and investigate...