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 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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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

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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.

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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.

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More info on Alair Homes Red Deer Edmonton BuildersAlair Homes Red Deer

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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Realtors Listings

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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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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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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 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 CENTURY 21 Reward Realty Edmonton RealtorsCENTURY 21 Reward Realty

CENTURY 21 Reward Realty is a full service real estate brokerage specializing in Residential, Rural, Commercial and Relocation Services.

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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 RateDeals.ca Edmonton MortgagesRateDeals.ca

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

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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 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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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 0The Cheaper Mover 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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More info on I-Care Office Solutions Edmonton MoversI-Care Office Solutions

Stop worrying about your commercial furniture, because our services are here to guide you at every step. You can ask for our furniture moving services anywhere in Alberta. For more information, you can browse through the webpage of our store!

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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 Highland Moving & Storage Ltd. Edmonton MoversHighland Moving & Storage Ltd.

Choose a mover that you can trust. We are an Alberta-owned operation, and we've worked hard to earn the reputation of being a closely knit family of moving professionals. Experts with a proven track record.

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More info on Alberta Top Notch Movers Inc Edmonton MoversAlberta Top Notch Movers Inc

Alberta movers from Top Notch Movers Inc provide high rated moving services for commercial and residential clients.

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Edmonton
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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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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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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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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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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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