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 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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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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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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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 BuildersYorkton Group Bentley Corporation

Bentley is a new and luxurious condominium that combines European elegance with state-of-the-art contemporary design and superior quality finishes. Bentley is located in prestigious Windsor Park, right in the heart of the University District.

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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 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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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 RealtorsRob Smashnuk Realtor

Rob Smashnuk is a Edmonton Real estate agent. We help you sell or buy homes, apartments, and townhouse in Secord and the Edmonton area. Call us or visit our website to view our current homes, townhouses and apartments on sale in the Edmonton area.

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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 RealtorsNorm Cholak - Royal LePage Noralta

Norm Cholak strives to consistently offer the best Service, Knowledge, Credibility, Integrity and Professionalism in the Edmonton Real Estate Community.

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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 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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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 MortgagesMyMortgage.ca

MyMortgageca offers Canadian home mortgage financing loan services across Canada. MyMortgageca is in tune with your specific mortgage requirements. We help clients find the best mortgage loan programs in Canada as per their situation.

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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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Movers Listings

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

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Edmonton MoversQHP Moving and Storage Ltd.

QHP has been in the moving and storage business in the Edmonton area since 1990. We specialize in Office moving, household moving and heated secure storage.

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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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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 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 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.

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Edmonton
Neighbourhoods

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

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Killarney, Glengarry, Delwood, Balwin, Belvedere (Edmontonneighbourhoods)Killarney, Glengarry, Delwood, Balwin, Belvedere (Edmontonneighbourhoods)

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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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Virginia Park, Highlands (Edmonton neighbourhoods)Virginia Park, Highlands (Edmonton neighbourhoods)

AB: This area, just east of the Edmonton Northlands, is an older and well-established neighbourhood with many high value and even historical homes.

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West Jasper Place, Meadowlark (Edmonton neighbourhoods)West Jasper Place, Meadowlark (Edmonton neighbourhoods)

AB: This community is east of West Edmonton Mall and West Meadowlark Park, is relatively close to downtown using Stony Plain Rd and Jasper Ave

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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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