Moving to 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 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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Edmonton BuildersKeller Construction Ltd.

Over 50 years of industry-leading quality, commitment, and integrity.

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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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Edmonton BuildersChateau Homes Construction

Chateau Homes Construction is the leading provider of the home construction services in Edmonton region. We are the leaders when it comes to home contractors and commercial constructions.

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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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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 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 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 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 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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Edmonton RealtorsRe/Max Real Estate-North Branch

RE/MAX Real Estate of Edmonton is committed to providing you top notch, professional real estate services. We specialize in all types of Edmonton Real Estate by offering all types of Edmonton Homes for Sale. We also service every MLS® listing found o

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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 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 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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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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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 MortgagesRateDeals.ca

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

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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 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 MoversMegapolis Moving & Delivery

Moving and packing services in Edmonton area.

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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 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 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
Neighbourhoods

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

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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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Leduc (Edmonton neighbourhoods)Leduc (Edmonton neighbourhoods)

AB: Leduc is just south of Edmonton, on the Queen Elizabeth II Highway and is dominated by the oil and gas industry and the city^s airport.

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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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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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