Chambery, besides being a sub-area located in Northwest Edmonton, it is a part of the Castledowns area. If someone is strictly looking for a residential community, which has a charm of being small and intimate, Chambery is your place. However, do not forget about the great downtown core located just south of this community.
A unique fact of Chambery is that it is named after the Chateau de Chambery in France. This is truly a small lovely community. If you are looking for a family friendly area, Chambery might be for you.
Chambery’s general location is such: It is bounded on the west by 112 Street. The south boundary is half a block north of 173 A Avenue. To the north is Edmonton's Rural North West. As, one can see isolation is not an attribute, but if you like the feeling of some silence and rural ambiance, then Chambery is perfect.
The CFB Edmonton base is just located north of Chambery, and is a perfect place to settle with a family if your employment is close by. This community has seven public elementary schools, and three Catholic elementary schools. There is a public library in the middle of the community at Beaumaris Mall. The high schools for both school boards are a significant drive/bus ride away.
The community has a number of recreational facilities, many of which are centred around the artificial lakes. To the middle is the Castle Downs Recreation Centre, with its ice arena. To the southwest is the Knights of Columbus Sports Complex (with its ice arena), the Cineplex Odeon Twin Drive In. There are, two golf courses on 137th Avenue (just west of St Albert Trail).
It might be obvious to someone looking to settle in Chambery, if they will enjoy it by now. If you are looking for a small, rural residential community, then Chambery is just that. However, if you are looking for the busy city life – stay clear. Not every residential community needs to be busy and hectic, “peaceful” is always nice too.