Relocating to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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Living in Edmonton Alberta
Edmonton Relocation Moves
Edmonton is the capital city in the province of Alberta. The city had a population of 932,546 in 2016, making it Alberta's second-largest city and Canada's fifth-largest municipality. In 2019 municipal census subsequently recorded a population of 972,223. A resident of Edmonton is known as an Edmontonian.
In 1754, Anthony Henday (named for our round road), an explorer for the Hudson's Bay Company, may have been the first European to enter the Edmonton area. His expeditions across the Canadian Prairies were mainly to seek contact with the Indigenous population for establishing the fur trade.
By 1795, Fort Edmonton was established on the river's north bank as a major trading post for the Hudson's Bay Company, near the mouth of the Sturgeon River close to present-day Fort Saskatchewan. By 1813, after some changes in location, Fort Edmonton was established in the area of what is now Rossdale which is located in our north-central district. The coming of the Canadian Pacific Railway to southern Alberta in 1885 helped the Edmonton economy and the 1891 building of the Calgary and Edmonton. The arrival of the CPR and the C&E Railway helped bring settlers and entrepreneurs from eastern Canada to the west.
During the early 1900s, Edmonton's rapid growth led to speculation in real estate. In 1912, we amalgamated with the City of Strathcona, and just before World War I, the boom ended, and the city's population declined from more than 72,000 in 1914 to less than 54,000 only two years later. After a slow recovery in population and economy during the 1920s and 1930s, Edmonton real estate took off again, the municipal airport opened in 1929.
In 1947 a large amount of oil was discovered near Edmonton. As a result, the city boomed. In the late 20th century Edmonton continued to grow at a phenomenal rate. By 1970 its population had reached almost 430,000 and it continued to grow rapidly. Most of the houses for sale in Edmonton during this construction era were bungalow-style houses and were less than $40,000. During our last real estate boom which started in 2006, the average Edmonton house prices were less than $300,000 and by the end of the boom, they climbed to the mid $400,000 in less than two years. Today Edmonton house prices have remained the same.
Knowing Where To Relocate in Edmonton
Edmonton has very diverse demographics in geographic locations. Our Edmonton relocation REALTOR® can help you and your loved ones find the best possible neighborhood for your needs. There are several communities that do not have schools, major amenities, or all-day transit. And there are other communities specifically designed for families with young children. According to areavibe.com, the Edmonton property crime rate is 79% higher than the national average, so when relocating to our city, location should be a top priority.
Southwest Edmonton is favoured with professionals relocating to Edmonton. Living in this part of the city offers more of a luxury lifestyle with some of our most expensive real estate including near the University of Alberta. Attractions here include the ample green spaces, multi-use trails and Fort Edmonton Park. View southwest Edmonton homes for sale
Relocating to southeast Edmonton offers some of our least expensive real estate for new builds and recently built homes. This is a popular area for the younger generation who choose to relocate to our great city. There is also a man-made lake in the community of Summerside which is a highly sought after southeast Edmonton nieghborhood. View southeast Edmonton homes for sale
If you prefer more of a quiet lifestyle away from the rest of the city, Big Lakes in northwest Edmonton is a great place to relocate and live. It is a few minutes from the city of St. Albert - another favourite relocation destination. This area is home to TELUS World of Science with an IMAX cinema. Castle Downs recreation centre and Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park. The westmount area is currently undergoing major revitalization and is a great place to invest. View northwest Edmonton homes for sale
Many of our military members who are posted and must relocate move to this part of our city due to the proximity of CFB Garrison. The northeast also encompasses our downtown core. There are plenty of family things to do here from visiting Rundle Park to walking and biking on trails loop and tobogganing hills. The best palces to buy for military resale purposes are in the Lake District and Pilot Sound. View northeast Edmonton homes for sale
Moving to Edmonton and not sure where to live? Relocating to West Edmonton offers plenty of choices from historical semi bungalows to infills to new builds in our newest Riverview and Uplands communities. West Edmonton is most famous for the large shopping mall. There is also a great golf course in Lewis Estates and the River Cree Casino. View west Edmonton homes for sale