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.

Edmonton Neighbourhoods Moving QuickList for Edmonton Edmonton.FoundLocall.com



Edmonton Community Map

Use mouse to drag/move map. Click on "+" or "-" to zoom in/out. "Satellite" shows photo.

Calgary Realtors, Home Builders, Mortgages & Movers

Here are a featured SAMPLING of home builders, realtors, mortgagee lenders, as well as moving & storage companies. For a complete (and searchable listing) use the red SEARCH feature at right.

*

Builder Listings

Here are some of the Edmonton Home & Condo builders listed in the Moving In Canada directory:

Search Builders

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.

More Info

More info on Rohit Commercial Edmonton BuildersRohit Commercial

Rohit Commercial designs and builds state of the art commercial properties using top of the line products and innovative building techniques such as Tilt-up Construction.

More Info

More info on Maki Construction Services Ltd. 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.

More Info

More info on Caliber Master Builder- Madelyn II Showhome  (Dansereau Meadows, Beaumont) Edmonton BuildersCaliber Master Builder- Madelyn II Showhome (Dansereau Meadows, Beaumont)

Caliber Master Builder's Latest *Madelyn II Showhome* is situated in the Family Friendly community of *Dansereau Meadows* in Beaumont.This 2-Storey Home is 2129 Sq Ft. It's a stunning Open floor plan, with vast coffered ceilings. 3 bdr & 2.5 bath

More Info

More info on Dream Garage By Auto Details Edmonton BuildersDream Garage By Auto Details

Our team of designers and project leads represent the cutting edge of the garage customization and organization industry today. Our focus is on attention to detail, customer service and satisfaction.

More Info

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:

Search Realtors

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.

More Info

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.

More Info

More info on Audrey Abuan - REMAX Real Estate Edmonton RealtorsAudrey Abuan - REMAX Real Estate

Relocation moves to and from Edmonton

More Info

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.

More Info

More info on Holland & Associates Real Estate Edmonton RealtorsHolland & Associates Real Estate

Edmonton real estate experts. Your dream home is just a few clicks away

More Info

Mortgage Listings

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

Search Mortgage

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.

More Info

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.

More Info

More info on RateDeals.ca Edmonton MortgagesRateDeals.ca

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

More Info

More info on First Foundation Edmonton MortgagesFirst Foundation

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.

More Info

More info on Purple Cat Mortgages 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.

More Info

Movers Listings

Here are some of the Edmonton moving & storage companies listed in the Moving In Canada directory:

Search Movers

More info on Starline Overseas Moving Edmonton MoversStarline Overseas Moving

Starline Overseas has been operating since 1982 and after 30 years of business the Starline name has become well known in the international community with a global alliance of quality international movers.

More Info

More info on Megapolis Moving & Delivery Edmonton MoversMegapolis Moving & Delivery

Moving and packing services in Edmonton area.

More Info

More info on Edmonton Movers Edmonton MoversEdmonton Movers

Safe Way Moving provides home and office moving solutions in Edmonton. We have a wide range of moving services including office moving, home moving long distance moving, inter-province moving and more.

More Info

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.

More Info

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

More Info

Add your Free Listing to MovingInCanada.com and to FoundLocally.com Featured Listings Add Your Free Listing
If you're not already listed

If your business is not already here or in the "& CityName & " FoundLocally directory (try the SEARCH box at the top), and you would like to be featured (randomly), add yourself to the Free Listings!

Strong Business Case: You can be found on BOTH FoundLocally.com AND on MovingInCanada.com

Add Free Listing


Edmonton
Neighbourhoods

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

More Neighbourhoods...

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.

More info...

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.

More info...

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

More info...

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.

More info...

Around West Edmonton Mall (Edmonton neighbourhoods)Around West Edmonton Mall (Edmonton neighbourhoods)

AB: This community is on the west side of 170th Street, clustered around the mammoth West Edmonton Mall, between Stony Plain Rd to the north and Whitemud Drive to the south.

More info...

More Edmonton Neighbourhoods

We have lots more neighbourhoods for you to explore and investigate...

More info...

Site Features  
Local: Edmonton Search  Click to expand this menu



Full Realtor & Relocation Search Form
Local: Edmonton Info  Click to expand this menu