Situated just moments away from northwest Edmonton, St. Albert is a flourishing, family-friendly city, recently voted one of the best places to live in Canada. Affordable home choices, welcoming neighbours and an endless selection of amenities are just a few of the many reasons you’ll want to consider calling this city home.

Here are eight undeniable benefits of living in St. Albert:

1. Endless Real Estate Opportunities 

From modern semi-detached homes and apartment-style condos to one and two-story single-family units, St. Albert offers buyers an abundance of styles throughout a diverse range of neighbourhoods. Whether you have your heart set on an updated, older home on a tree-lined street, or a modern duplex near it all, you’ll find what you’re looking for in St. Albert.

2. The Great Outdoors 

Another perk of living in St. Albert? All that green space! Home to numerous parks, playgrounds, and conservation areas, you’ll never be short on opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. The city also features the Red Willow Trail system – an 85-kilometre network of multi-use trails intersecting many of the region’s parks and communities.

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3. Fantastic Schools 

According to officials, St. Albert students “consistently rank above the provincial averages in standardized tests and regularly qualify for scholarships.” Among the city’s three school districts, parents and children have their choice of French immersion programming, Learning through the Arts, Sports Academies, registered apprenticeship programs and much more

4. Getting Around is Easy 

Thanks to St. Albert’s convenient location along the north Anthony Henday, residents enjoy a streamlined commute to just about anywhere. Bisected by St. Albert Trail, the city delivers swift access to north Edmonton, the Yellowhead, and the downtown core. At the same time, the Edmonton International Airport sits just a half hour’s drive to the south.

5. A Sense of Community 

Have fun getting to know your neighbours as you enjoy one of St. Albert’s many famous block parties! A local tradition, communities throughout the city participate in these highly anticipated celebrations at least once a year – with residents coming together to share snacks, games and a whole lot of family fun.

6. An Abundance of Major Retailers…

St. Albert is home to a multitude of plazas and shopping complexes. Furthermore, the city features a large local shopping mall and several major retailers including:

  • Costco
  • Superstore
  • Walmart
  • Save-on-Foods
  • Home Depot
  • Canadian Tire
  • And much more!

7. …and Local Shops, Restaurants and Services 

The city also boasts numerous boutique shops and services. St. Albert’s downtown core has been made especially popular thanks to its local business owners and includes over 50 cafes, restaurants and stores. Typically referred to as the Perron District, this area also hosts the city’s ultra-famous outdoor farmer’s market – the largest of its kind in western Canada.

8. Plenty to See and Do 

Despite being a smaller city, St. Albert is anything but boring. Along with a thriving arts and culture scene, the municipality holds various major festivals and events throughout the year. Two major recreation centres that feature everything from fitness amenities to children’s programming also top the list, in addition to the St. Albert Botanic Garden, a museum, art gallery, major movie theatre and more.

To learn more about St. Albert homes for sale, or our many other great Edmonton real estate listings, don’t get in touch with us! Or, feel free to take advantage of our Dream Home Finder. Whatever you’re looking for, we’ll help you find it.

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