Moving to Edmonton, Alberta - info about 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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More info on Morrison Homes Edmonton BuildersMorrison Homes

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.

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More info on Caliber Master Builder- Whitney III Showhome  (Suntree, Leduc) Edmonton BuildersCaliber Master Builder- Whitney III Showhome (Suntree, Leduc)

Caliber Master Builder would like to present our *Whitney III Showhome* In the Quiet & Quaint community of *Suntree* in Leduc.This 2-Storey Home is 1759 Sq Ft. It's Family Focused floor plan boasts convenience with 3 bdr & 2.5 baths w duo sinks

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More info on GreenTech Design Services 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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More info on Yorkton Group Bentley Corporation Edmonton BuildersYorkton Group Bentley Corporation

Bentley is a new and luxurious condominium that combines European elegance with state-of-the-art contemporary design and superior quality finishes. Bentley is located in prestigious Windsor Park, right in the heart of the University District.

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More info on Coventry Homes 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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Realtors Listings

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More info on PROrealty Edmonton RealtorsPROrealty

A premiere Professional Real Estate Firm serving St. Albert, Morinville and the Greater Edmonton region.

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More info on Derek Hulewicz,REALTOR® at Remax Real Estate 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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More info on The Cats Meow at Remax Real Estate Edmonton RealtorsThe Cats Meow at Remax Real Estate

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.'

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More info on Norm Cholak - Royal LePage Noralta 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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More info on Rob Smashnuk Realtor Edmonton RealtorsRob Smashnuk Realtor

Rob Smashnuk is a Edmonton Real estate agent. We help you sell or buy homes, apartments, and townhouse in Secord and the Edmonton area. Call us or visit our website to view our current homes, townhouses and apartments on sale in the Edmonton area.

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Mortgage Listings

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More info on Alberta Mortgage 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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More info on RateDeals.ca Edmonton MortgagesRateDeals.ca

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

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More info on Dominion Lending Centres Lender Direct: Vaughn Leroux Edmonton MortgagesDominion Lending Centres Lender Direct: Vaughn Leroux

Applying for an Edmonton, AB, mortgage may offer you the affordable financing that opens the doors to your dream home. At Dominion Lending Centres Lender Direct: Vaughn Leroux and his experienced team can assists buyers with their mortgage goals.

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More info on Amansad Financial Services Inc. Edmonton MortgagesAmansad Financial Services Inc.

Amansad Financial Services Inc. is an Online Mortgage Broker Service with Verico Brokers For Life. Borrowers generally cannot obtain mortgage financing from institutional sources. We connect Borrowers & Lender Contacts for fast & fair solutions

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More info on MyMortgage.ca 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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Movers Listings

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More info on Right Move Moving & Storage Edmonton MoversRight Move Moving & Storage

We're Edmonton Movers & Storage Professionals (Local / Long Distance / Commercial) with FREE First Month's Storage (Edmonton), NO Hidden Fees, FREE Moving Estimates, and FREE Box Delivery.

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More info on Matco Moving Solutions 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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More info on I-Care Office Solutions 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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More info on Eager Beaver Moving Edmonton MoversEager Beaver Moving

We are a family-owned and operated moving company based in Edmonton, providing service across western Canada. We have been in business since 1992.

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More info on Allied Van Lines Edmonton MoversAllied Van Lines

Moving your goods across town or across the country is a major undertaking, Allied Van Lines can help.

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Edmonton
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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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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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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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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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rince Rupert, Queen Mary, McDougall (Edmonton neighbourhoods)rince Rupert, Queen Mary, McDougall (Edmonton neighbourhoods)

AB: Mostly 40-year-old single family homes in Prince Rupert, Queen Mary and McDougall lie between the rail corridor (and Grant MacEwan College) and the former Municipal Airport and NAIT.

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