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 BuildersHoods by Hammersmith

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

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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 BuildersSecord Community Information Center

Community information and services for Secord, Edmonton.

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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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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

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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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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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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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 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 RealtorsDerek Hulewicz,REALTOR® at Remax Real Estate

Edmonton Real Estate Services, Derek Hulewicz, REALTOR® at Remax Real Estate, working with buyers and sellers alike.

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Mortgage Listings

Here are some of the Edmonton mortgage lending and mortgage broker companies listed in the Moving In Canada directory:

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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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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 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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Edmonton MortgagesRateDeals.ca

RateDeals is your source for the lowest mortgage rates, and most mortgage options in the City.

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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 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 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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Edmonton MoversMegapolis Moving & Delivery

Moving and packing services in Edmonton area.

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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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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
Neighbourhoods

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

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Mill Woods (Edmonton neighbourhoods)Mill Woods (Edmonton neighbourhoods)

AB: A major urban development begun in the 1970s, now a major residential area south of Whitemud and east of Calgary Trail. Home to Mill Woods Town Centre, Grey Nuns Hospital, Grant MacEwan College

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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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rince Rupert, Queen Mary, McDougall (Edmonton neighbourhoods)rince Rupert, Queen Mary, McDougall (Edmonton neighbourhoods)

AB: Mostly 40-year-old single family homes in Prince Rupert, Queen Mary and McDougall lie between the rail corridor (and Grant MacEwan College) and the former Municipal Airport and NAIT.

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St. Albert (Edmonton neighbourhoods)St. Albert (Edmonton neighbourhoods)

AB: St. Albert along the Sturgeon River is Alberta^s oldest non-fortified community and is renowned for its French heritage

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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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