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

For over forty years, we've been working with Edmontonians to build homes that are functional, beautiful, and tailored to their needs. We're passionate about designing floor plans that are flexible and work for real people and their lifestyles.

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More info on Rohit Communities Edmonton BuildersRohit Communities

Rohit Communities is a leading home builder in Edmonton, Sherwood Park and surrounding communities. Its portfolio consists of new town homes, single family homes, bungalows and apartment condos.

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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 Hopewell Group of Companies Edmonton BuildersHopewell Group of Companies

As one of Canada's leading real estate and logistics groups, Hopewell is known for our innovation, our commitment to be "best-in-class" in everything we do, and our entrepreneurial spirit.

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More info on Alberta's Permanent Roofing Ltd Edmonton BuildersAlberta's Permanent Roofing Ltd

Permanent Roofing..Beautify Your Home...Fortify Your Investment

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Realtors Listings

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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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More info on Edmonton Homes Search Edmonton RealtorsEdmonton Homes Search

Search All Edmonton & Area Homes For Sale. Find Single Family Homes, Duplexes, Townhouses, Condos and Apartments for Sale in Edmonton & surrounding areas.

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More info on PROrealty Edmonton RealtorsPROrealty

A premiere Professional Real Estate Firm serving St. Albert, Morinville and the Greater Edmonton region.

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More info on Ocean Rock Developments Edmonton RealtorsOcean Rock Developments

I am committed to ensuring your commercial real estate buying or selling experience is exciting, rewarding, and hassle-free.

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More info on The Lachance Team Edmonton RealtorsThe Lachance Team

The Lachance Team is proud to deliver knowledgeable, professional, and friendly real estate services in Sherwood Park.

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Mortgage Listings

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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.

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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 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 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 The Mortgage Force Team Edmonton Dominion Lending Edmonton MortgagesThe Mortgage Force Team Edmonton Dominion Lending

The Mortgage Force Team- Edmonton Mortgage Brokers that work for you to get you the best mortgage, at the lowest rate, All for free!

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Movers Listings

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

Moving and packing services in Edmonton area.

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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 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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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 Right Move Moving & Storage Edmonton MoversRight Move Moving & Storage

We're Edmonton Movers & Storage Professionals (Local / Long Distance / Commercial) with FREE First Month's Storage (Edmonton), NO Hidden Fees, FREE Moving Estimates, and FREE Box Delivery.

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Edmonton
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Grovenor, Glenora (Edmonton neighbourhoods)Grovenor, Glenora (Edmonton neighbourhoods)

AB: The communities pf Grovenor and Glenora lie between Groat Road generally and 149th Street, and overlooking a bend in the North Saskatchewan River). Best known as home to Government House.

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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

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Forest Heights, Capilano, Gold Bar (Edmonton neighbourhoods)Forest Heights, Capilano, Gold Bar (Edmonton neighbourhoods)

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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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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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