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Welcome to Edmonton

The capital city of Alberta, Edmonton is the second largest city in the province with a population of 1.3 million citizens, or ‘Edmontonians’. While this Prairie city may be chilly, residents have a serious reputation as some of the friendliest people in Canada - which is no small feat! With a strong economy, a packed calendar of festivals and celebrations, and picturesque natural surrounding, it’s no surprise that growing numbers of Canadian families are choosing to make their home in Edmonton.

Neighbourhood characteristics

Pet Friendly

Vibrant

Lively

Suburb

Unique Boutiques

Green Spaces

Nightlife

Downtown

Foodie's Favourite

Multicultural

Family Friendly

Industry Hub

Bang For Your Buck

Tranquil

Plenty of Pubs

Student Friendly

Mountain Views

Fun facts

  • It is possible to catch a glimpse of some of the biggest bison in the continent in the Elk Island National Park.

  • Road trips in Edmonton include a tour of giant roadside attractions where you can see a giant milk bottle, a Stanley Cup, a pierogi, and much more.

  • Canada’s largest living history museum, Fort Edmonton Park, hosts live reenactments based on the historical fort used by early explorers.

  • Edmonton is the northernmost city in North America with a population of at least one million.

  • Dianne Foster, Nathan Fillion, Tommy Chong, and Michael J. Fox are all among Edmonton’s famous alumni.

  • Edmonton has the most parkland per capita of any Canadian city.

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What to expect

A packed calendar of festivals and celebrations, world-class cultural institutions, a strong economy, and seriously friendly locals.

What not to expect

Mild winters. Although it’s not the coldest Canadian city, Edmonton experiences cold and dry winters.


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Edmonton

The friendliest city in Canada.

The capital city of Alberta, Edmonton is the second largest city in the province with a population of 1.3 million citizens, or ‘Edmontonians’. While this Prairie city may be chilly, residents have a serious reputation as some of the friendliest people in Canada - which is no small feat! With a strong economy, a packed calendar of festivals and celebrations, and picturesque natural surrounding, it’s no surprise that growing numbers of Canadian families are choosing to make their home in Edmonton.


Edmonton is a city with high economic prospects. Growth is on the rise, and it’s all thanks to Edmonton’s richness in oil and gas. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be known as the “The Oil Capital of Canada.” The petrochemical industry comes with its benefits; even the local professional hockey team is named ‘The Oilers’! Edmonton is known to be a low-tax province with low fuel prices. For those not into petrochemicals, the information technology, banking, mining, and biotechnology industries offer great opportunities. Thanks to its prime northern location, Edmonton serves as a distribution and logistical hub to connect the Northwest Territories with the Prairies and the rest of Canada. Edmonton also boasts world-class education and research facilities, including the University of Alberta, the Edmonton Research Park, the Alberta Research Council, and the National Institute for Nanotechnology.


Edmontonians have a reputation for friendliness. They are a kind community who take their festivals very seriously. The city is nicknamed “Canada’s Festival City”, a name that fits perfectly once you see the calendar packed with festivals. Throughout the year, Edmontonians celebrate festivals for a variety of pursuits, including folk music, rodeo championships, carnivals and exhibitions, art and design, Shakespeare, film, and dragonboating - just to name a few!


The river valley offers a long stretch of urban parkland that runs across the city. Ninety-seven kilometres are dedicated to trails for hiking, skiing, walking and snowshoeing. The indoors remain exciting inside North America’s largest mall: The West Edmonton Mall. Inside, shops and restaurants are not the only attraction. Indoor amusement parks, roller coasters, and swimming pools are only some of the activities happening inside the mall.

With family-friendly neighbourhoods, convenient access to parks, and friendly faces at every corner, the city of Edmonton is perfect for those looking to find a new home.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

A packed calendar of festivals and celebrations, world-class cultural institutions, a strong economy, and seriously friendly locals.

With family-friendly neighbourhoods, convenient access to parks, and friendly faces at every corner, the city of Edmonton is perfect for those looking to find a new home.

WHAT NOT TO EXPECT:

Mild winters. Although it’s not the coldest Canadian city, Edmonton experiences cold and dry winters.

In Edmonton, average January temperatures are around -10 degrees Celsius (13 degrees Fahrenheit). However, summer months are comfortably warm and sunny, with very little humidity.

THE MARKET:

This affordable city boasts plenty of selection for buyers, including detached homes, townhouses, condominiums, and rental properties.

In this affordable city, you'll find plenty of housing selection. Edmonton boasts everything from spacious single family homes on generous lots to luxurious downtown condominiums with stunning views of the city.

UNEXPECTED APPEAL:

Known as the ‘Festival City’, Edmonton celebrates a variety of festivals all year long.

The city is nicknamed “Canada’s Festival City”, a name that fits perfectly once you see the calendar packed with festivals. Throughout the year, Edmontonians celebrate festivals for a variety of pursuits, including folk music, rodeo championships, carnivals and exhibitions, art and design, Shakespeare, film, and dragonboating - just to name a few!

THE LIFESTYLE:

Edmonton is home to North America’s largest indoor shopping mall, so even during winter months this city is hopping!

Edmonton's chilly winters remain exciting inside North America’s largest mall: The West Edmonton Mall. Inside, shops and restaurants are not the only attraction. Indoor amusement parks, roller coasters, and swimming pools are only some of the activities happening inside the mall.

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This highly educated city boasts world-class educational institutions, research centres, and industrial hubs.

Edmonton is a city with high economic prospects. Growth is on the rise, and it’s all thanks to Edmonton’s richness in oil and gas. Edmonton is known to be a low-tax province with low fuel prices. For those not into petrochemicals, the information technology, banking, mining, and biotechnology industries offer great opportunities. Edmonton also boasts world-class education and research facilities, including the University of Alberta, the Edmonton Research Park, the Alberta Research Council, and the National Institute for Nanotechnology.

THE NEIGHBOURS:

Thanks to its strong oil economy, Edmonton is home skilled workers from around the globe.

Known as the “The Oil Capital of Canada", Edmonton attracts skilled workers (and their families) from around the globe. The city also has a strong student presence, thanks to the numerous world-class educational and research facilities located in the city.

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Edmonton Neighbourhoods

Edmonton contains 0 districts and 32 neighbourhoods , each with their own unique character. Whether you prefer a trendy urban centre or a peaceful suburb, Homicity can help you find your dream home. Explore the various neighbourhoods in Edmonton to find the one that’s perfect for you.