Moving to Edmonton, Alberta - info about home neighbourhoods, realtors and movers



condos and bridges along the North Saskatchewan River, that winds its way through the city

WHY MOVE 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 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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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 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 Rohit Communities Edmonton BuildersRohit Communities

Rohit Communities is a leading home builder in Edmonton, Sherwood Park and surrounding communities. Its portfolio consists of new town homes, single family homes, bungalows and apartment condos.

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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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Realtors Listings

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More info on Carson Beier, with Exit Realty SOLUTIONS 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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More info on Sterling Real Estate Edmonton Edmonton RealtorsSterling Real Estate Edmonton

The Real Estate market of today presents many challenges and choosing the right Real Estate Professional is important. Sterling Real Estate Edmonton is here to guide you in the right direction for your investment.

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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 John Wegner 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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More info on Edmonton Homes Search Edmonton RealtorsEdmonton Homes Search

Search All Edmonton & Area Homes For Sale. Find Single Family Homes, Duplexes, Townhouses, Condos and Apartments for Sale in Edmonton & surrounding areas.

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Mortgage Listings

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More info on The Mortgage Force Team Edmonton Dominion Lending Edmonton MortgagesThe Mortgage Force Team Edmonton Dominion Lending

The Mortgage Force Team- Edmonton Mortgage Brokers that work for you to get you the best mortgage, at the lowest rate, All for free!

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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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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 Mortgage Tailors Edmonton MortgagesMortgage Tailors

Bob Goudey is a mortgage broker Dartmouth and community leader who focuses on satisfying the needs of his clients.

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More info on Alberta Mortgage Professionals 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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Movers Listings

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More info on Canadian Relocation Specialists Edmonton MoversCanadian Relocation Specialists

Office, Residential, Commercial and Industrial Long Distance Relocation Specialists serving Western and Northern Canada.

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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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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 Shalom Movers - Moving & Storage Edmonton MoversShalom Movers - Moving & Storage

Shalom Movers - Moving & Storage Company. NO Hidden Fees, FREE Month's Storage, FREE Box Delivery and FREE Estimates. For an Edmonton Moving Company that will “Move You Like You're Family”call Shalom Edmonton Movers at 780-708-6000. (24 Hours)

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More info on Minimove Edmonton Edmonton MoversMinimove Edmonton

Small Move Specialists Since 1982SAVE MONEY- Free Fuel-Free Insurance-NO Minimum Time Charges-Quarter Hour Billing-NO Hidden Charges-Price Match Any Competitive Offer

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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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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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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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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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Killarney, Glengarry, Delwood, Balwin, Belvedere (Edmonton neighbourhoods)Killarney, Glengarry, Delwood, Balwin, Belvedere (Edmonton neighbourhoods)

AB: These established communities lie between the CNR properties to the south and busy 137th Ave to the north. The area has great access to downtown using either driving down 82nd Street or using the LRT from the Belvedere Station.

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