Perhaps you are new to town or are considering moving to and buying a home in Edmonton. As a team of Edmonton Realtors, we are more than just real estate agents – we are connoisseurs of all things related to the capital of Alberta. Edmonton is our home and Team Love is happy to share our general knowledge about the city.
Everyone knows world famous West Edmonton Mall – the largest shopping mall in North America – but there are also many other first rate shopping options such as downtown’s Edmonton City Centre and North America’s largest open air retail development – South Edmonton Common. This northern Alberta city is a world class shopping destination.
West Edmonton Mall’s Bourbon Street holds a multitude of eateries with something for everyone. Otherwise, downtown Edmonton is packed with hidden gems for those with discriminating culinary palates. For those looking for something more unique and “on the go”, the Food Truck craze has not bypassed Edmonton, with new ones popping up monthly.
Arts & Theatre
Downtown’s Arts District is the cultural hub of Edmonton. Continuing with Edmonton’s ambition to hold some of the biggest attractions in the North America, the Francis Winspear Centre for Music, home of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, contains the largest concert organ in Canada. One of the largest theatre complexes in the country also resides within the Arts District – the Citadel Theatre - a focal point for renowned art house performances in Edmonton.
Edmonton is also home to many museums and galleries, the largest being the Royal Alberta Museumwhich holds a collection of over 10 million items. The Art Gallery of Alberta is one of the most recognizable structures in Canada, with its unique contemporary construction of wrapped metal and slanted window panes creating an often photographed exterior. Alberta’s Aviation Museum and Railway Museum are also located in Edmonton. Edmonton is truly a cultural cornerstone of Canada.
For Edmonton real estate listings near the Arts District, contact Edmonton Properties to tell us what you’re looking for.
Nightlife in Edmonton is concentrated in select areas. The most popular of these is found along historical Whyte Avenue (or 82nd Avenue) where nearby University of Alberta students congregate along with local office workers and oil & gas professionals looking to let off some steam in one of the many bars, pubs, nightclubs, lounges and eateries.
Edmonton hosts so many annual festivals that it’s earned the moniker “Festival City”, further validating its position as a premier destination for any seeking a new home in Canada. Notable events include The Works Art & Design Festival, the Capital EX, and the Canadian Finals Rodeo & Farmfair – the biggest in Canada’s rodeo circuit and the next most prestigious in North America behind the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Edmonton’s large capacity theatre facilities and arenas also make it home to a wide variety of concerts from internationally known musicians and performers.
It’s all about the Edmonton Oilers (NHL) in this proud hockey town with the legacy of the “Great One” Wayne Gretzky at its back. The CFL is also represented by the Edmonton Eskimos and there are a wide variety of professional, amateur and junior teams in the city to suit the likes of any enthusiast.
Edmonton is a family city through and through. In addition to the above mentioned points of interests, the city is home to other activities and attractions that make Edmonton attractive for families looking to relocate within Canada. The Telus World of Science, the pyramid structured Muttart Conservatory, and the Edmonton Valley Zoo all contribute to the landscape that makes Edmonton a wonderful place to raise a family.
If you’re looking for a family home, Edmonton Properties specializes in finding the perfect match for families seeking Edmonton real estate.