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 Cormode & Dickson - Pre-Construction Services Edmonton BuildersCormode & Dickson - Pre-Construction Services

Cormode & Dickson Construction is a full service general contractor based in western Canada. We deliver quality without compromise.

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More info on Alair Homes Red Deer 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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More info on Hopewell Group of Companies Edmonton BuildersHopewell Group of Companies

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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More info on Caliber Master Builder- Madelyn II Showhome  (Dansereau Meadows, Beaumont) 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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More info on Chateau Homes Construction Edmonton BuildersChateau Homes Construction

Chateau Homes Construction is the leading provider of the home construction services in Edmonton region. We are the leaders when it comes to home contractors and commercial constructions.

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Realtors Listings

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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 Edmonton Real Estate Edmonton RealtorsEdmonton Real Estate

Find homes, condos and other real estate related products through our Edmonton MLS listings. Updated daily.

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More info on Dwight Streu Real Estate Team 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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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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More info on Re/Max Real Estate-North Branch 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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Mortgage Listings

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More info on First Foundation - Edmonton Edmonton MortgagesFirst Foundation - Edmonton

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.

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More info on Mortgage Alliance 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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More info on Jason Scott - TMG The Mortgage Group 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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More info on Purple Cat Mortgages 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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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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Movers Listings

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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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More info on Action Moving 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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More info on QHP Moving and Storage Ltd. Edmonton MoversQHP Moving and Storage Ltd.

QHP has been in the moving and storage business in the Edmonton area since 1990. We specialize in Office moving, household moving and heated secure storage.

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More info on Riteway Movers Edmonton MoversRiteway Movers

We at Riteway Movers provide Professional moving at Affordable rates. *BBB Accredited* Located in Calgary & Edmonton We pride ourselves in Providing Exceptional Service.

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More info on AMJ Campbell Edmonton 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
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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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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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Leduc (Edmonton neighbourhoods)Leduc (Edmonton neighbourhoods)

AB: Leduc is just south of Edmonton, on the Queen Elizabeth II Highway and is dominated by the oil and gas industry and the city^s airport.

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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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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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