Edmonton, Alberta home neighbourhoods, realtors, and movers



WHY BE Moving 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

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Edmonton BuildersSecord Community Information

In Secord, generous parks, pathways and greenspaces, along with the community’s scenic natural wetland, will be an extension of your own backyard. Secure your homesite today, and embrace life in Edmonton’s desirable west end.

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Edmonton BuildersSecord Community Information Center

Community information and services for Secord, Edmonton.

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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 BuildersDream Garage By Auto Details

Our team of designers and project leads represent the cutting edge of the garage customization and organization industry today. Our focus is on attention to detail, customer service and satisfaction.

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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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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 RealtorsJohn Wegner

Full time residential real estate consultant / Realtor® with Royal LePage Noralta Real Estate inc servicing the Edmonton area since 2006.

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Edmonton RealtorsWally Fakhreddine, RE/MAX Real Estate

Hall of fame RE/MAX Real Estate agent in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. Wally Fakhreddine is a full time realtor and can help to stream line your home buying or home selling experience.

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Edmonton RealtorsSterling Real Estate Edmonton

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.

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Edmonton RealtorsSt Albert Real Estate - propertyfusion.ca

At Property Fusion we leave no stone unturned when it comes to your real estate sale or purchase. We watch the St. Albert Real Estate Market and the Edmonton Real Estate Market at all times to ensure that you get the best financial results from your

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Edmonton RealtorsDerek Hulewicz,REALTOR® at Remax Real Estate

Edmonton Real Estate Services, Derek Hulewicz, REALTOR® at Remax Real Estate, working with buyers and sellers alike.

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Mortgage Listings

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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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Edmonton MortgagesRateDeals.ca

RateDeals is your source for the lowest mortgage rates, and most mortgage options in the City.

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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 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 MortgagesAlberta Mortgage Professionals

Edmonton mortgage brokers serving the entire province. Providing a simple process, convenient service and the best mortgage rates.

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Movers Listings

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Edmonton MoversAMJ Campbell Edmonton

Our Edmonton movers recognize that every move has different needs and requirements and are committed to handling each one with individual attention.

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Edmonton MoversI-Care Office Solutions

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!

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Edmonton MoversHighland Moving & Storage Ltd.

Choose a mover that you can trust. We are an Alberta-owned operation, and we've worked hard to earn the reputation of being a closely knit family of moving professionals. Experts with a proven track record.

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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 Movers0The Cheaper Mover

Every house removal should be a process treated with a thorough and reliable moving service. In the safe hands of our experienced, eager and efficient moving specialist, you can be sure to have the stress taken off your shoulders.

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Edmonton
Neighbourhoods

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

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Killarney, Glengarry, Delwood, Balwin, Belvedere (Edmontonneighbourhoods)Killarney, Glengarry, Delwood, Balwin, Belvedere (Edmontonneighbourhoods)

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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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St. Albert (Edmonton neighbourhoods)St. Albert (Edmonton neighbourhoods)

AB: St. Albert along the Sturgeon River is Alberta^s oldest non-fortified community and is renowned for its French heritage

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Sherwood Park, Strathcona County (Edmonton neighbourhoods)Sherwood Park, Strathcona County (Edmonton neighbourhoods)

AB: Sherwood Park is the residential and shopping center of Strathcona County, located on the eastern edge of Edmonton, just beyond Refinery Row.

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West of the Municipal Airport (Edmonton  neighbourhoods)West of the Municipal Airport (Edmonton neighbourhoods)

AB: The communities west of the Municipal Airport, and east of the industrial areas past 142nd Street and south of Highway 16 are made up of smaller homes built in the 1950s and 1960s.

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