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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Builder Listings

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 Alair Homes Edmonton 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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More info on Caliber Master Builder 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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More info on Morrison Homes Edmonton BuildersMorrison Homes

Leading new home builder in Edmonton, Alberta specializing in new residential construction, offering attached, laned, front garage and quick possession homes in select Edmonton communities. Visit a showhome to learn more.

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More info on Chateau Homes Construction 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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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 The Cats Meow at Remax Real Estate Edmonton RealtorsThe Cats Meow at Remax Real Estate

My Edmonton home search website will allow you to search all Edmonton MLS listings for sale in and around Edmonton. Do you like animals? Then be sure to ask about our 'Pet Care Realty Program.'

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More info on Jerad Cox - E5 Real Estate Edmonton Edmonton RealtorsJerad Cox - E5 Real Estate Edmonton

Whether you are looking for prime real estate in the country, single family homes for sale, luxury condos, or even affordable houses for sale, Jared Cox can help you to find the perfect home with ease.

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More info on Re/Max Real Estate-North Branch 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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More info on Edmonton Real Estate Edmonton RealtorsEdmonton Real Estate

Find homes, condos and other real estate related products through our Edmonton MLS listings. Updated daily.

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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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Mortgage Listings

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More info on Mortgage Alliance 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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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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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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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 Alberta Mortgage 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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Movers Listings

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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 Canadalocalmovers 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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More info on Action Moving 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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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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More info on Matco Moving Solutions 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
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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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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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Forest Heights, Capilano, Gold Bar (Edmonton neighbourhoods)Forest Heights, Capilano, Gold Bar (Edmonton neighbourhoods)

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

AB: hese 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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