Edmonton, Alberta 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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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

We are an Awarded Custom Home Builder, who specializes in personalizing your entire home buying and building experience. From the financing stage to completion, we offer complete flexibility for any lifestyle or budget!

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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 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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Realtors Listings

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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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Edmonton RealtorsCraig Finnman

Craig Finnman is a real estate agent based in Sherwood Park who helps clients in the Edmonton area. Craig specializes in residential real estate, rural and investment property. Craig provides excellent customer service and solid guidance.

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Edmonton RealtorsBen Officer - RE/MAX Real Estate

I am here to help you with your real estate needs. I'm hard-working and I care. If you want to meet with me about selling a home or property, don't hesitate to contact me. I will work hard for you as your Edmonton RE/MAX Real Estate Professional.

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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 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

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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 MortgagesAlberta Mortgage Professionals

Edmonton mortgage brokers serving the entire province. Providing a simple process, convenient service and the best mortgage rates.

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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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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 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

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

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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 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 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 Movers0The Cheaper Mover

Every house removal should be a process treated with a thorough and reliable moving service. In the safe hands of our experienced, eager and efficient moving specialist, you can be sure to have the stress taken off your shoulders.

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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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Edmonton
Neighbourhoods

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

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 Oliver (Edmonton neighbourhoods) Oliver (Edmonton neighbourhoods)

AB: Oliver is just west of downtown, and popular with running-shoe commuters and lovers of restaurants, art galleries, and heritage buildings.

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Argyll, Bonnie Doon, Ottewell (Edmonton neighbourhoods)Argyll, Bonnie Doon, Ottewell (Edmonton neighbourhoods)

AB: These neighbourhoods are clustered around the Mill Creek Ravine, just to the southeast of downtown provides an established community with some great views of the downtown skyline

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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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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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West of the Municipal Airport (Edmonton  neighbourhoods)West of the Municipal Airport (Edmonton neighbourhoods)

AB: The communities west of the Municipal Airport, and east of the industrial areas past 142nd Street and south of Highway 16 are made up of smaller homes built in the 1950s and 1960s.

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