Edmonton, Alberta home neighbourhoods, realtors, and movers



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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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 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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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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Edmonton BuildersHoods by Hammersmith

We build hand-crafted custom kitchen range hoods out of Copper, Bronze and Stainless Steel.

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Edmonton BuildersSummerhill Homes Inc

Summerhill Homes is a builder of entry level and move up homes in Edmonton

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Edmonton BuildersKeller Construction Ltd.

Over 50 years of industry-leading quality, commitment, and integrity.

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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 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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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.

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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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Edmonton RealtorsBen Officer - RE/MAX Real Estate

I am here to help you with your real estate needs. I'm hard-working and I care. If you want to meet with me about selling a home or property, don't hesitate to contact me. I will work hard for you as your Edmonton RE/MAX Real Estate Professional.

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Edmonton RealtorsAudrey Abuan - REMAX Real Estate

Relocation moves to and from Edmonton

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Mortgage Listings

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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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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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Edmonton MortgagesRateDeals.ca

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

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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 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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Movers Listings

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Edmonton MoversRiteway Movers

We at Riteway Movers provide Professional moving at Affordable rates. *BBB Accredited* Located in Calgary & Edmonton We pride ourselves in Providing Exceptional Service.

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Edmonton MoversMegapolis Moving & Delivery

Moving and packing services in Edmonton area.

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Edmonton MoversEager Beaver Moving

We are a family-owned and operated moving company based in Edmonton, providing service across western Canada. We have been in business since 1992.

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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 MoversShalom Movers - Moving & Storage

Shalom Movers - Moving & Storage Company. NO Hidden Fees, FREE Month's Storage, FREE Box Delivery and FREE Estimates. For an Edmonton Moving Company that will “Move You Like You're Family”call Shalom Edmonton Movers at 780-708-6000. (24 Hours)

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Edmonton
Neighbourhoods

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

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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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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.

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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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rince Rupert, Queen Mary, McDougall (Edmonton neighbourhoods)rince Rupert, Queen Mary, McDougall (Edmonton neighbourhoods)

AB: Mostly 40-year-old single family homes in Prince Rupert, Queen Mary and McDougall lie between the rail corridor (and Grant MacEwan College) and the former Municipal Airport and NAIT.

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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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