Homebuyers looking for real estate outside of Edmonton in the city's surrounding areas will have plenty of great choices in front of them: with more than 85 communities to explore, from A (see Alder Flats to the city's southwest or Athabasca to the north) to almost Z (see Yellowhead to the west). Homes for sale in Edmonton's vast outskirts offer a wide range of versatility in how they fit people's preferred lifestyles and unique tastes and needs, and also in the surrounding geography and landscapes they offer.
Some communities are relatively close to the Edmonton city core, being just over an hour or two away from all the exciting events and activities that take place year-round in the big city. Choosing other real estate will even take you far up north past Fort McMurray, or way down south, past Lethbridge or Medicine Hat and closer to the US or Saskatchewan borders, where plans for out-of-town trips on weekends and holidays are made that much easier for you and your family.
These communities consist of cities, towns, and neighbourhoods that each have their own distinct features and defining character. Depending on what you want to surround yourself with—countless trees and greenery, wide open fields and spaces, freshwater lakes, grand mountains of the Canadian Rockies, or just some really great neighbours and a sense of belonging in a tight-knit community—real estate in any of the surrounding areas of Edmonton are simply yours for the taking.
The following list is comprised of communities within an hour or so of Edmonton itself. To view all of Edmonton's surrounding communities, visit our Other Alberta Cities and Alberta Counties pages.