Sylvan Lake Real Estate

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CITY GUIDE
Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake is located in the south-central portion of Alberta and covers 23.36 square kilometres near the communities of Red Deer, Birchcliff, Eckville, and Blackfalds.

This town of over 14,000 people is situated about halfway between the larger cities of Edmonton and Calgary.

Sylvan Lake is named after the body of water along its northern edge.

The town is a popular tourist destination in the summer months, attracting around 1.5 million visitors each year.

Highways 11, 11A and 20 intersect in the town.

KEY FACTS:

Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake
  • Country: Canada

  • Province: Alberta

  • Population: 14,816

  • Area: 23.36 km2

Lifestyle

Lifestyle and Culture

Sylvan Lake’s northern section borders the lake and includes residential areas, the provincial park, beach areas, tourist attractions, accommodations, a golf course, an arena, restaurants, shops, service providers, a medical centre, an RV park, and public green spaces.

In the town’s central section there are residential areas, a sportsplex, service providers, schools, a community hall, shops, restaurants, a veterinary hospital, a movie theatre, churches, and a wellness centre.

The southern section of town includes schools, parks, residential areas, an RCMP office, churches, shops, government offices, accommodations, a campground, a golf course, and a few small lakes.

Lifestyle

Entertainment and Tourism

Sylvan Lake Provincial Park is located in the northern section of town, along the shores of Sylvan Lake. The park has a 1.6-km-long sand and grass beach, boat launches, and skating rinks (winter). Popular activities at the park include swimming, boating, fishing, kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, water skiing, ice skating (winter), snowmobiling (winter), and playing beach volleyball.

Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash is a water park that includes a tower, a climbing wall, a slide, a trampoline, monkey bars, a launch bag, a bridge, and a trapeze swing. There are certified lifeguards and life jackets are supplied to ensure safety for everyone. The facility also has change rooms and restrooms, and there is a store nearby for snacks and beverages. Lakeside Go-Karts & Mini-Golf offers go-karts for people of all ages and experience levels, bumper cars, and an 18-hole mini-golf course that is fun for the whole family. Parties and other events can be held at the venue.

Entertainment and Tourism
economy

Economic

Sylvan Lake’s largest industries include mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction; retail trade; healthcare and social assistance; construction; public administration; professional, technical, and scientific services; manufacturing; education services; and accommodation and food services. Tourism makes up a large part of the service industry in the town, with restaurants, tourist attractions, parks, accommodations, and shops employing many local residents. The largest employers in Sylvan Lake include C&J Energy, Sobeys Inc., Wal-Mart Super Centre, Chinook’s Edge School Division, The Town of Sylvan Lake, and Nexsource Power Inc.

The Town of Sylvan Lake has an economic development office, which provides information, support, and guidance to local business owners and outside investors.

economy

Real Estate Market

Real estate possibilities in the northern section of Sylvan Lake include affordable condo and mobile home options, mid-priced single-family homes, and large luxury homes with matching price tags. Homes along the lake come at the highest prices, and most of the largest homes in this section have sprawling lots. Vacant land is available here, but can be expensive depending on location. Some commercial space is also available.

Affordable condos and single-family homes are common in the town’s central section, and lot sizes are often smaller here than in the northern section. There are some newer builds towards the outer areas of this section, which tend to have higher prices than the older homes do. Commercial space and vacant lots can also sometimes be found here.

Large, newer built, single-family homes are plentiful in the southern section of Sylvan Lake and are often mid- to high-priced. Condos are also common here, and are a more affordable option for those looking to own real estate. Vacant land can be found mostly along the outer edges of this section, and comes at a range of price points.

Real Estate Market
Education

Education

Schools in Sylvan Lake include Fox Run School, C. P. Blakely Elementary School, H. J. Cody School, Steffie Woima Elementary School, Our Lady of the Rosary School, Sylvan Lake Career High School, Mother Teresa School, Beacon Hill Elementary, and Lighthouse Christian School. Other options can be found in nearby communities and include Poplar Ridge School, Iron Ridge Elementary, and St. Gregory the Great Catholic School.

There are no post-secondary options in Sylvan Lake, so residents must travel to nearby Red Deer to access options such as Red Deer College, MC College, Academy of Learning Career College, and CDI College. Other options can be found farther away in Edmonton and Calgary.

Education