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Top 5 Reasons to Live in St. Albert

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If you are looking for a new community to call home, St. Albert may be just the place for you. Voted #1 Best Place to Live in Canada by MoneySense Magazine in 2014, the city just northwest of Edmonton has a lot to offer!

 

1. Outdoor space to enjoy and explore

With over 85 km of trails, 112 parks, and 77 playgrounds, there is no shortage of the great green outdoors to enjoy with your family. Residents of Jensen Lakes will have exclusive access to a private lake with sandy beaches that will double as an ice rink in the winter – you could be skating here by winter 2019!

 

2. The best schools

Your children will have access to some of the best schools in the greater Edmonton area. Choose from schooling options like French Immersion or International Baccalaureate at one of the many schools in three school districts. Students in St. Albert schools consistently place above the provincial average on standardized testing – that’s great teaching!

 

3. Great shopping from local businesses

Many local businesses choose to call St. Albert home, which means you don’t have to leave the city to enjoy quality shopping. Enjoy a cold-pressed juice from Hutch & Howl, update your closet at Bella Maas boutique, grab some meat for the grill at D’Arcy’s Meat Market, or satisfy your sweet tooth at Candy Bouquet – just to name a few! Don’t forget to visit the Outdoor Farmers’ Market in downtown St. Albert during the summer months as a place to stock upon fresh veggies, treats, and locally made goods.

 

4. Enjoy family fun all year with festivals and events

St. Albert is home to an extensive list of events for thefamily all year round. With the Rainmaker Rodeo, International Children’s Festival, Rock n’ August, and the Snowflake Festival, there is something for everyone to enjoy! The City of St. Albert puts on great events packed with family fun, like their annual Canada Day festivities and the Arden Theatre is home to over 150 performances a year.

 

5. Keep your family safe, healthy, and connected

While St. Albert has slightly higher taxes, the services offered are well above average. St. Albert boasts an abundance of public services for its residents. The city also has its own hospital, Sturgeon Community Hospital, and more than 2.5 doctors per 1,000 residents. You can also take advantage of the great public transportation to get around the city as well as into Edmonton.The strong police service keeps the city crime rates so low that St. Albert is the safest city in the province!

 

 

 

If you’re ready to make the move to St. Albert, be sure to check out our showhomes in Jensen Lakes. With townhomes, duplexes, and single family homes available, there is something for everyone!