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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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 Beaverbrook Communities Edmonton BuildersBeaverbrook Communities

At Beaverbrook we build communities for living. All Beaverbrook communities are carefully designed and masterfully planned. We are extremely proud of the communities we built over the years.

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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 Hoods by Hammersmith Edmonton BuildersHoods by Hammersmith

We build hand-crafted custom kitchen range hoods out of Copper, Bronze and Stainless Steel.

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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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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 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 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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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 Liv Real Estate Edmonton RealtorsLiv Real Estate

At Liv Real Estate, we look to the future when it comes to helping you buy or sell your home.

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Mortgage Listings

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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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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 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 Dominion Lending Centres Lender Direct: Vaughn Leroux 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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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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Movers Listings

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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 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 OO movers Edmonton 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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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 Megapolis Moving & Delivery Edmonton MoversMegapolis Moving & Delivery

Moving and packing services in Edmonton area.

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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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McCauley, Boyle Stree, Riverdale (Edmonton neighbourhoods)McCauley, Boyle Stree, Riverdale (Edmonton neighbourhoods)

AB: These lie on the eastern edge of downtown, and make up the heart of historic Edmonton. They are sandwiched between the river and Norwood Blvd/112th Ave. Very close to Commonwealth stadium for events.

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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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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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Downtown, Central (Edmonton neighbourhoods)Downtown, Central (Edmonton neighbourhoods)

AB: In and around the downtown core, between the North Saskatchewan River and 111th Avenue, with vibrant soppin and dining. Rossdale is the community on the hillside south of the downtown core.

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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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