Moving to Edmonton, Alberta home neighbourhoods, realtors, and movers



Edmonton riverside condos

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

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

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Edmonton BuildersMaki Construction Services Ltd.

We are a new up and coming construction company located in Edmonton, AB. We offer wide range of services including estimating, management, and coordination. We hope to prove ourselves and earn your business.

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Edmonton BuildersDe Waal Developments

We are a custom home builder specializing in sustainable and energy efficient homes. We work with you to find out what works best for you and your home. We strive to use the best materials that last the longest and have the best warranties.

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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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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 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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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 RealtorsDwight Streu Real Estate Team

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.

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Edmonton RealtorsSerge Bourgoin, Edmonton Homes for Sale

Put Team Leading Edge to work for you! With our easy to use property search engine you will find homes, condos,apartments and revenue homes.

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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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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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Mortgage Listings

Here are some of the Edmonton mortgage lending and mortgage broker companies listed in the Moving In Canada directory:

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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 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 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 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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Movers Listings

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

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Edmonton MoversAlberta Top Notch Movers Inc

Alberta movers from Top Notch Movers Inc provide high rated moving services for commercial and residential clients.

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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 MoversOO movers Edmonton

Owner Operator movers share in the profits and the responsibility for your move. They have a financial and emotional commitment to your satisfaction that an employee mover will never share.!SAVE MONEY

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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 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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Edmonton
Neighbourhoods

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

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Mayfield, Canora (Edmonton neighbourhoods)Mayfield, Canora (Edmonton neighbourhoods)

AB: This community is nestled north of Stony Plain Rd, the fast exit from Edmonton to point west, and the Industrial parks to the north, and all west of 148th Street. T

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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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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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Mill Woods (Edmonton neighbourhoods)Mill Woods (Edmonton neighbourhoods)

AB: A major urban development begun in the 1970s, now a major residential area south of Whitemud and east of Calgary Trail. Home to Mill Woods Town Centre, Grey Nuns Hospital, Grant MacEwan College

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

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