Some places claim to offer “the best of both worlds,” but Edmonton real estate truly delivers. A vibrant metropolis surrounded by wilderness on all sides, Alberta’s capital is Canada’s largest and northernmost urban hub.
Located a three-hour drive north of Calgary, Edmonton residents enjoy 18 hours of sunlight in the summer, while the other half of the year serves crisp Canadian winters that pair perfectly with mittens around a hot cocoa. Regardless of the season, the city offers a wide variety of activities to enjoy.
Those with a heart for history, politics, and art can spend full days exploring the Alberta Legislature, the Royal Alberta Museum, and the Art Gallery of Alberta. Foodies will appreciate an abundance of craft beer taprooms, local bistros, and small-owned bakeries. Sports fans will cheer at the chance to see the Oilers play on home ice, and kids (and kids-at-heart) will be thrilled by the Telus World of Science – not to mention the world’s largest amusement park at the famous West Edmonton Mall.
Beyond being a destination for those who love to shop, the West Edmonton Mall is home to the world’s largest indoor wave pool, plus mini putt, bowling, and more. Alberta’s top tourist attraction, the mall is the size of a small city, spanning 5.3 million sq. ft; it boasts 800 stores, more than 100 dining venues, and is accredited as a zoo.
Balancing out the municipality’s urban energy, residents say Edmonton’s “heartbeat” is the captivating river valley, which stretches through downtown. The largest expanse of urban parkland in North America, the valley’s presence in the centre of the city is an apt example of how local urbanites love to spend their free time: getting into nature. From skating and snowshoeing through to canoeing and hiking, the ways to get outdoors in and around Edmonton are abundant.
Where professional life is concerned, Edmonton is a place for savvy economic investment. From industrial development through to small-owned businesses operations, the city is booming with possibilities.
Being an urban centre, Edmonton offers a vast range of real estate opportunities. Condos, semi-detached homes, and freeholds wait – with their competitive list prices – to be discovered. For those feeling western Canada’s pull, and who crave a lifestyle that blends the best of urban and rural delights, Edmonton real estate is calling.