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 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 Edmonton

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 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 BuildersCoventry Homes

Canadian master builder that has been building residential communities, developments and custom homes in Edmonton and the surrounding area for over 35 years, including in Ft Saskatchewan, Stony Plain and Sherwood Park.

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Edmonton BuildersRohit Communities

Rohit Communities is a leading home builder in Edmonton, Sherwood Park and surrounding communities. Its portfolio consists of new town homes, single family homes, bungalows and apartment condos.

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Realtors Listings

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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 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 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 RealtorsJerad Cox - E5 Real Estate Edmonton

Whether you are looking for prime real estate in the country, single family homes for sale, luxury condos, or even affordable houses for sale, Jared Cox can help you to find the perfect home with ease.

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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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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 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 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

Alberta Mortgage is the home financing solution for Northern Alberta homeowners. The mortgage professionals at Alberta Mortgage are highly trained in providing quality 24 hour customer service, quick turnaround times, and true professionalism. For th

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Movers Listings

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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 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 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 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 MoversEdmonton Movers

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.

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Edmonton
Neighbourhoods

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

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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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Around West Edmonton Mall (Edmonton neighbourhoods)Around West Edmonton Mall (Edmonton neighbourhoods)

AB: This community is on the west side of 170th Street, clustered around the mammoth West Edmonton Mall, between Stony Plain Rd to the north and Whitemud Drive to the south.

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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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Downtown, Central (Edmonton neighbourhoods)Downtown, Central (Edmonton neighbourhoods)

AB: In and around the downtown core, between the North Saskatchewan River and 111th Avenue, with vibrant soppin and dining. Rossdale is the community on the hillside south of the downtown core.

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West Jasper Place, Meadowlark (Edmonton neighbourhoods)West Jasper Place, Meadowlark (Edmonton neighbourhoods)

AB: This community is east of West Edmonton Mall and West Meadowlark Park, is relatively close to downtown using Stony Plain Rd and Jasper Ave

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