The City of St. Albert is the second biggest city in the Edmonton area and it continues to expand its borders. To continue growing though, it needs people like you to call the city home! It’s located in the north west quadrant of the City of Edmonton and contains a population of more than 61,000 residents within 22,500 dwellings. It’s a community that’s growing that’s suitable for all walks of life. With plenty of festivals, events, classes, and opportunities for community involvement for people of almost any age, it’s a place that you can call home and be proud to do so. This beautiful community is also known as The Botanical Arts City and one visit will show you why! With Heritage sites, a heritage museum, and an art gallery, you are surrounded by new and old beauty. There’s a children’s theatre for the little ones and the International Children’s Festival of the Arts, so families are clearly welcome here! It’s no wonder that St. Albert Real Estate Homes are some of the most desirable properties in the Capital Region. Best of all, St. Albert residents earn some of the highest net incomes in the country!
St. Albert has a thriving and lovely downtown core where residents gather often. The central point for most cultural and political activities is St. Albert Place. This building was constructed in 1894 and designed by Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal. When designing St. Albert Place, Cardinal drew inspiration the nearby Sturgeon River and gave the iconic building sculpted curves. Currently, this building his home to St. Albert City Hall, the St. Albert Public Library, the Musee Heritage Museum, the Visual Arts studio, and the Arden Theatre. The Botanical Arts City is as inviting and Canadian as it gets! Few places in the west offer such a marvellous concentration of art and culture. The Arden Theatre hosts more than 150 events each year, so be prepared for exceptional entertainment opportunities. The city even has more than 70 clubs and organizations covering a huge varieties of interests. There is something for anyone here!
Of course Downtown St. Albert is more than arts and politics. Each Saturday from June to October, the heart of the city plays host to the largest Outdoor Farmers Market in Western Canada. This farmers market attracts between 10,000 and 15,000 people! With the movement towards buying locally produced and grown foods, this is a huge benefit to residents. You can get out and active while doing your weekly shopping. What a wonderful way to get out and support local farmers and ranchers while getting to know your community!
Did you know the City of St. Albert is also known as one of Canada's prettiest smaller cities? That’s right! The Botanical Arts City is a nature lover’s paradise with all the benefits of being in the city. That’s because the city has one of the largest proportions of natural green space in Canada! There is over 80,000 trees here! That’s around 15,000 more trees than people. It’s also home to an intricate trail system that’s suitable for walking, running, or cycling. This trail system extends over 70 kilometers long and interconnects St. Albert’s communities and parks. Can you find a more ideal place to be? Anyone who enjoys walking, running, biking, or other recreational activities will feel right at home here. Young or young at heart, you have lush, natural surroundings with the ample supply of parks and recreation areas, plenty of trees and green spaces. If you’re someone who wants to enjoy activity but needs to be indoors, you’re covered too! There are more than 50 recreational and sport organizations here, and the Servus Credit Union Place (the local multi-purpose leisure facility) always has events going on.
The City of St. Albert offers a unique living experience, a clean environment, friendly residents, and one of the most well-maintained cities in the country. It’s almost like a walk back in time or living in old TV land! As one of the most beautiful and safest places in the Province, the City of St. Albert is one of the best places to raise a family. Everything you need is right there. In fact, every service and amenity are all at an arm’s reach. This includes municipal health and safety services, dining, entertainment, big box stores, and major recreational facilities! What could possibly be missing from this little bit of paradise? You! Let the Paranych Real Estate Group help make the community a little better by adding you to it. First home or moving up, we are happy to help get you into or relocated within this incredible community.