Edson, AB Homes for Sale & Real Estate

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CITY GUIDE
Edson, Alberta

Edson, home to over 8,000 people, is located in the central portion of the province near the communities of Marlboro, Ansell, Carrot Creek, and Peers. The city covers 29.72 square kilometres between the city of Edmonton and Jasper National Park.

The McLeod River runs just south of Edson, and there are a number of small bodies of water in and around the city, including Lambert Pond, Sundance Creek, and the Obed Lakes.

Highway 16 (Yellowhead Highway) runs along the southern edge of the city, connecting Edson to communities to the west and east. The city was named in honour of Edson Joseph Chamberlin, who was vice-president of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway.

KEY FACTS:

Edson, Alberta

Edson, Alberta
  • Country: Canada

  • Province: Alberta

  • Population: 8,414

  • Area: 29.72 km2

Lifestyle

Lifestyle and Culture

Schools, churches, residential areas, a pond, a creek, railway lines, industrial areas, service providers, shops, a gym, accommodations, an airport, a few restaurants, and a post office can all be found in the western section of the city.

In the city’s central section, there are residential areas, two museums, government offices, an RCMP office, ponds, parks, schools, a boys and girls club, churches, a family centre, restaurants, the town hall, service providers, shops, an arts centre, a seniors’ centre, a swimming pool, accommodations, a movie theatre, and a post office.

The city’s eastern section includes service providers, shops, residential areas, accommodations, restaurants, a veterinary clinic, parks, churches, schools, a library, a campground, a recreation complex, a medical centre, and a golf course.

Lifestyle

Entertainment and Tourism

The Galloway Station Museum offers a number of exhibits showcasing the area’s history, including a general store, a blacksmith shop, a livery, a still, a printing press, First Nations culture artifacts, a trapper’s cabin, and a lumber camp, and displays concerning the area’s natural history, coal mining, and the railway. Exhibits include photographs, documents, textiles, tools and equipment, and preserved animal specimens. The museum also has a travel centre, with tourism information about the area, as well as a gift shop with local wares and unique gifts.

Edson has a number of parks, including RCMP Centennial Park, with an outdoor pavilion, a water fountain, a mounted jet plane, a display caboose, a squirrel statue, walkways, greenspace, and a pond; Kinsmen Park, which features a creek, forested areas, picnic areas, fire pits, outdoor fitness equipment, a playground, and a spray park; Glenwood Park, which has a playground, an outdoor hockey arena, greenspace, and a ball diamond; Griffiths Park, with basketball courts, ball diamonds, and an outdoor rink; and an off-leash dog park with plenty of greenspace and a pond.

Entertainment and Tourism
economy

Economic

Most of Edson’s economic activity is connected to the area’s small businesses, including retailers, professional service providers, tradespeople, and services like restaurants and accommodations. Natural resources also play a large part in the local economy. Some of the larger employers in and around the city include Canadian Natural Resources, Talisman Energy Canada, Weyerhaeuser Canada, Sundance Forest Industries, CN Rail, Shell, Husky Energy, and TransCanada Pipeline Ltd.

The Town of Edson, the Edson and District Chamber of Commerce, and Yellowhead County all provide resources and support for local businesses and investors.

economy

Real Estate Market

The western section of Edson offers a mix of low- to mid-priced single-family homes on large, rural-style lots, vacant land at a variety of price points, industrial commercial property, and some condo options. A few large luxury properties can also be found in this section.

Mid- to high-priced single-family homes are common in the central section of the city, as are affordable condo options. Less expensive single-family homes are normally available closer to the city centre. Affordable vacant land can also be found here. Commercial space varies in price, depending on size.

In the eastern section of Edson, there are many low- to mid-priced single-family homes to choose from, usually situated on large lots. Vacant land is available here and prices depend on location and size. Affordable condo options can also be found here, as can some commercial property (usually industrial).

Real Estate Market
Education

Education

Schools in Edson include Pine Grove School, Mary Bergeron Elementary School, Holy Redeemer Catholic Junior/Senior High School, Parkland Composite High School, Westhaven Elementary School, Evergreen School, Vanier Community Catholic School, Yellowhead Koinonia Christian School, and Sheldon Coates School. Other options found in nearby communities include Niton Central School, Crescent Valley School, Mountain View School, and St. Gregory Catholic School.

There are no post-secondary opportunities in the city, so residents must look to nearby communities for options such as Grande Prairie Regional College and NorQuest College.

Education
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