St. Albert

St. Albert is a city/suburb located northwest of the City of Edmonton. It was originally settled as a Métis community and is now the second-largest city in the Edmonton Capital Region. St. Albert was originally separated from Edmonton by miles of open farmland but the expansion of the city  in the 1980’s places St. Albert immediately adjacent to Edmonton on St.Albert’s south and east sides. This allows for St. Albert to have a small city feel but with quick and convenient access to the big city next door. The recently completed Anthony Henday Ring Road in particular offers quick and easy jaunts into Edmonton and back. 

St. Albert is considered to offer a fairly high quality of life and high rate of resident satisfaction,  the city also boasts a very  low unemployment rate of only 4.3% .  The population of St. Albert , as of the 2016 census,  stands at 64,645, which is  a 2.2% increase from 2014.

St. Albert was established in the mid 1800’s and has been growing ever since, offering a sense of history to the community and creating a wide variety of neighbourhoods and housing choices – everything from historical homes in the neighbourhood of Braeside to brand new builds in Erin Ridge and tons in-between. The average house price in st. Albert stands currently at $459,000.

St. Albert was voted as the #1 place in Canada to raise a family by Moneysense magazine and has a ton of amenities to appeal to those seeking their long term family home. Bike ride or stroll through more than 85 km of trails lining the Sturgeon River. Enjoy many of the festivals and plays and art shows that the community is so proud to offer and enroll your children in the plentiful soccer, hockey, BMX, rugby, gymnastics or dance clubs throughout the area.  For more information visit the website for the city of St. Albert.

 

Nearby Amenities:

Designated Schools:

  • 14 Public Schools
  • 11 Catholic Schools
  • 2 French Immersion Schools

Restaurants:

  • Jack’s Burger Shack
  • The Cajun House
  • XIX Nineteen
  • Privada
  • Taste of Ukraine and many, many more

Shopping:

  • specialty boutiques in downtown’s Perron district
  • Over 60 shops and services in the indoor mall, the St. Albert Centre
  • Western Canada’s largest outdoor farmer’s market, June – mid-October

Things to Do:

  • St. Albert Botanic Park
  • The Enjoy Centre
  • Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park
  • Arden Theatre
  • Servus Credit Union Swimming Pool
  • Cineplex and much, much more

 

Link to the St. Albert Community League