If you love the city life, but hate the traffic, high crime and overcrowding that typically comes with it, welcome to St Albert. It is second only to nearby Edmonton as the largest city in Alberta, Canada. If you do end up missing the true big city life, Edmonton itself is only a short drive away.
More than 70,500 people currently live in St Albert and most have no intentions of moving anytime soon. Voted as one of the best places to live in all of Canada, it’s no wonder so many new residents flock to the city every year. Here are just a few reasons you should also start looking at real estate properties for sale St Albert AB.
Whether you enjoy art galleries, casinos or concert halls, there are plenty of entertainment opportunities in St Albert. There are also recreational centers for children, such as the Servus Credit Union Place, which is great for soccer, basketball, swimming and hockey.
Additionally, St Albert Visual Arts provides classes for children who love to indulge in the arts. Classes include cartooning, sculpting and painting. For children who gravitate more towards dance and theater, there are St Albert Performing Arts programs to consider.
Despite being an urban center, St Albert is home to several hiking trails, parks and rivers. See below for some of the most popular green spaces in St Albert:
- · Red Willow Trails
- · St Albert Botanic Park
- · St Albert Conservation Area
- · John E Pool Interpretive Boardwalk
- · Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park
In addition to these areas, all across town you will find soccer and rugby fields, skateboard parks and even a BMX racing club. Finally, there are festivals all year round that cater to children and adults, many of which are centered around music, dance and theater. Family-friendly festivals include the International Children’s Festival, while many adults look forward to Rock’n August.
Needless to say, St Albert is a great place to start a family and raise children. In fact, MoneySense magazine once called it the number one “Best Place to Raise Kids.” When you consider the high rating of local schools coupled with very low crime, it is easy to see why so many families would agree.
Many families also love the fact that St Albert hosts the largest outdoor farmers market in all of western Canada. The market sets up shop every Saturday from early summer to fall and is a one-stop shop for handmade crafts and healthy, locally grown foods.
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