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

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More info on Rohit Commercial 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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More info on Secord Community Information Center Edmonton BuildersSecord Community Information Center

Community information and services for Secord, Edmonton.

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More info on Secord Community Information 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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More info on De Waal Developments 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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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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Realtors Listings

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More info on Wally Fakhreddine, RE/MAX Real Estate 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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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 Howard Team, Trevor Howard & Jacqueline Howard, RE/MAX Real Estate Edmonton RealtorsHoward Team, Trevor Howard & Jacqueline Howard, RE/MAX Real Estate

Trevor and Jacqueline assist home sellers and buyers with all their Edmonton and Sherwood Park real estate needs. Their professional, attentive and friendly approach to real estate will ensure your next move is a smooth and successful one.

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More info on Front Door Real Estate Edmonton RealtorsFront Door Real Estate

We offer 25% cash back to our home buyers. Give free consultation and advices. Friendly services.

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More info on Serge Bourgoin, Edmonton Homes for Sale 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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Mortgage Listings

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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 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 First Foundation Residential Mortgages 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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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 iMortgage Solutions Inc Edmonton MortgagesiMortgage Solutions Inc

Mortgage Brokers serving Edmonton, Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Spruce Grove & Stony Plain. As your independent mortgage broker, we will take out all the guess work involved in finding the lowest rate.

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Movers Listings

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More info on Quality Move Management Inc. Edmonton MoversQuality Move Management Inc.

Established in Vancouver in 1996, QMM has grown to become Allied's largest agent in Canada and largest cross border agent in North America.

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More info on Alberta Top Notch Movers Inc 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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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 Canadalocalmovers Edmonton MoversCanadalocalmovers

At Canadalocalmovers we pride ourselves on high quality Edmonton moving , Residential edmonton moving without the price tag. We have the best costs of all the reputable edmonton moving company

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More info on Highland Moving & Storage Ltd. 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
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Here are some of the great neighbourhoods you can move to in & around Edmonton

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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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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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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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Forest Heights, Capilano, Gold Bar (Edmonton neighbourhoods)Forest Heights, Capilano, Gold Bar (Edmonton neighbourhoods)

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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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