The city of Edmonton has been properly named as the cultural capital of Canada on account of it being one of the largest and diverse cities in all of Canada. The surrounding areas have also made a name for themselves as well.
Southwest Edmonton is one of the most beautiful areas of the city to live in. Green spaces abound from Whitemud Park to the River Valley to the John Janzen Nature Centre. And the scenery can be breathtaking with a condo high rise view of the River Valley and Downtown skyline to deer grazing on the University Farm.
Choices for homes are plentiful. Homes can be purchased in the older neighborhoods of McKernan, Belgravia or Old Strathcona where options also include newly built condominiums. In newer communities such as Leger and Rutherford large homes and trendy condos are the norms. Those living in the Southwest Edmonton have easy access to the rest of the city. The Anthony Henday Drive to the south, as well as Whitemud Drive, Gateway Boulevard and Groat Road. Traveling south of the city, the Q2 highway can be accessed for quick routes to Leduc and the Edmonton International Airport.
Shopping is definitely not an issue when it comes to living in Southwest Edmonton. South Edmonton Common offers big box stores & restaurant choices in one convenient location, while the newly renovated Southgate Shopping Centre offers inside choices. Don’t forget about trendy Whyte Avenue in the Old Strathcona area which offers unique boutiques and homey coffee shops. The Southwest has plenty of opportunities for families.
Southeast Edmonton is one of the fastest growing areas of the city. New neighborhoods such as the Ellerslie & Summerside areas are catering to young professionals and affluent retirees with million dollar homes surrounded by man-made lakes. This luxury is balanced by starter homes at affordable prices.
Access to the Southeast has improved greatly with the opening of the Anthony Henday Drive. Other major routes for area include Gateway Boulevard, 66/75 Street & Whitemud Drive. Easy shopping access can be gained at South Edmonton Common, which offers big box stores and restaurant choices in one convenient location, while Bonnie Doon and Capilano Malls offer inside choices.
There are plenty of entertainment opportunities for Southeast Edmonton including the Muttart Conservatory, Hidden Ridge Ski Valley and The Edmonton Queen River Boat.
Northwest Edmonton is said to be one of the most important areas of the growing population of Edmonton. It’s the gateway to the North and the riches of the Alberta Oilsands projects. This particular area of Edmonton has quickly grown and developed to be one of the most influential areas of the city. It’s well-developed and has the best transportation for getting in and out of the city.
North Central Edmonton is the ideal place for working class people on account of the close proximity of Downtown Edmonton. It’s the considered the mature area of Edmonton and has been the recipient of plenty redevelopment project in recent years. It has grown to be one of the most popular areas of Edmonton in which many people have chosen as home.
Northeast Edmonton is primarily a work in progress and is soon to be an excellent investment on account of the Edmonton Ring Road project schedule for completion in the near future. As of today, it’s considered one of the best family neighborhood areas in all of Edmonton and provides some of the best rental accommodation. It has already become one of most popular areas to live and raise families, and the many shopping malls and stores don’t hurt its chances of gaining even more popularity.
For young professional and those seeking contemporary urban style living, Central Edmonton is the place to be. Mainly due to the presence of the Grant McEwan University and Jasper Avenue. These two places alone have caused Central Edmonton to take claim as one of the most popular place in all of Edmonton. Central Edmonton is home to a number of highend retail stores, professional buildings and plenty of students attending the University. The growing population has a promising future on the account of a new budgets that have already been announced for the expansion of the University and the brand new Rexall Place. Central Edmonton is also home to some of the most expensive real estate in all of Edmonton.
West Edmonton is considered to be one of the most beautiful places in all of Edmonton and rightfully so on account of the enormous West Edmonton Mall. This Mall has enough attractions itself to take claim to one of the most entertaining places on earth. West Edmonton has a great mixture of people and personalities and many professionals have made it home but even more attractive is the new developments taking place around the various neighborhoods.