Spruce Grove is only 11 kilometers west of Edmonton, and boasts a population of over 35,000 people and approximately 10,000 homes, including a variety of residential options including single detached homes, townhouses and condominiums.
Spruce Grove real estate and communities are interconnected with parks and walking trails, and the neighbourhoods have been thoughtfully developed to be close to local green spaces, schools and medical facilities. There is more than 30 kilometers of multi-use trails woven through acres of natural forest and parkland. Spruce Grove is home to the premier TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre, and provides a huge variety of recreational opportunities for residents year round.
Sustainability is a core Spruce Grove value, allowing families to live and thrive alongside industry and businesses. The city hosts a vibrant arts and culture community, providing plenty of opportunities for residents to connect and show their Spruce Grove pride. Community life focuses on strengthening connections between people, providing opportunities for involvement and interaction, and working together to build a stronger, more sustainable city.
Our proximity to the major urban centre of Edmonton has allowed Spruce Grove to flourish with a mixture of industry, commerce and community spirit. Combining big city convenience with a close-knit community vibe, Spruce Grove is one of the best places to raise a family in the Edmonton area.
Located a mere 17 kilometres west of Edmonton in Parkland County, the town of Stony Plain has over 17,000 residents, 6,200 homes, and services a wider surrounding community of over 60,000. Accessible from the Parkland Highway (16A) and Highway 16, Stony Plain is perfectly situated for commutes to Edmonton's west end.
The heart of the community is in its Historic Main Street, featuring a variety of local shops, restaurants and cafes in a tree-lined and atmospheric setting. Known as the "Town with the Painted Past", Stony Plain wears its historic roots proudly: over 30 outdoor murals painted by Canadian artists grace Stony Plain's public spaces, depicting the community's rich heritage. Walking and bus tours of these murals are provided by the Multicultural Heritage Centre, which is also home to the Wild Rose Library and Archives, a collection dedicated to preserving local history and Western Canadian pioneer life.
Outdoor enthusiasts have plenty to keep them busy in Stony Plain. There are three major parks in addition to smaller neighbourhood parks and fields, as well as an interconnected path and trail system perfect for joggers and bikers. Younger family members will appreciate the BMX and skate parks, while golfers can enjoy 18 challenging holes at the Stony Plain Golf Course.
Stony Plain is a full service community, offering city-sized amenities while projecting the charming character of a small town. It has prospered through the decades as an agricultural hub in Central Alberta, and continues to expand steadily. Stony Plain residents have convenient local access to key services, including a 68 bed hospital, Provincial court, three school districts, eight churches, and world class recreational facilities.
Edmonton is Alberta's capital city, located in the centre of the Alberta Capital Region on the North Saskatchewan River. With a metro population of over 1.1 million, Edmonton is the second largest city in Alberta and the sixth largest metropolitan area in Canada. The city of Edmonton covers an area of over 680 square kilometers, while the Edmonton Capital Region includes a metro area of over 9,400 square kilometers.
35 municipalities make up the Edmonton Capital Region, including the cities of Edmonton, St. Albert, Spruce Grove, Leduc and Fort Saskatchewan; the surrounding counties of Strathcona County (including Sherwood Park), Leduc County, Parkland County and Sturgeon County; and the towns of Beaumont, Bon Accord, Bruderheim, Calmar, Devon, Gibbons, Legal, Morinville, Redwater and Stony Plain. The Greater Edmonton Area also includes a number of smaller villages and reserves, including Wabamun, Seba Beach, Kapasiwin, and Enoch Cree Nation, among many others.
The city of Edmonton is the governmental, cultural and educational heart of the Alberta Capital Region, the northern anchor of the Calgary-Edmonton corridor, and home to most of the region's residents.
To the northwest of Parkland County lies Lac Ste Anne County, home to many lakes and recreation areas such as Lac Ste Anne, Lake Isle, Lac La Nonne, Lilly Lake, Paddle River Dam, and Pembina River. There are over 11,000 residents here. Lac Ste Anne County boasts the towns of Onoway and Mayerthorpe, as well as the village of Alberta Beach. There are also numerous Summer Villages, mostly situated on lakeshores- Birch Cove, Castle Island, Nakamun Park, Ross Haven, Silver Sands, Southview, Sunrise Beach, Sandy Beach, Sunset Point, Val Quentin, West Cove and Yellowstone.
The village of Alberta Beach was incorporated in 1920 and is situated on the southeast shore of Lac Ste Anne. Its population is a mixture of permanent and summer residents, and boasts both summer and winter activities for residents and visitors. Enjoy Polynesian Days, which runs each August long weekend; and Sno-Mo Days, each February Family Day weekend.
The town of Onoway is located approximately 60 km's northwest of Edmonton at the junction of Highway 37 and Highway 43. Nicknamed the "Hub of the Highways", Onoway strives for balanced business development, environmentally sustainable industry, and ample recreational opportunities, while maintaining a friendly, respectful small town atmosphere. Enjoy Heritage Days, which usually takes place the 2nd week in June.