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The heart and soul of Strathcona County, Sherwood Park is a vibrant, bustling hamlet of 65,000 people living in some of the most economical yet attractive real estate in the Edmonton area.

Situated just 3 km from Edmonton’s eastern boundary, Sherwood Park is a perfect stomping ground for those who want to live within earshot of the hustle and bustle of the big city while still being able to soak up the serenity of the suburbs. The city’s prime location gives its commuters easy access to Edmonton, but Sherwood Park also boasts a booming economy of its own. The Refinery Row district lies just beyond its western border, while Sherwood Park proper, with the 3rd-largest business chamber in all of Alberta, is home to an additional 1500 businesses in a wide range of industries.

Listed as the World’s Largest Hamlet in the Guinness Book of World Records, Sherwood Park is a unique blend of urban, rural, and suburban landscapes. From townhomes and flats near the semi-urban core to sizable ranches and split-levels in the eastern suburbs to country estates in the outlying areas, Sherwood Park has a dream home for one and all. A demographically diverse city with a broad spectrum of ethnic inhabitants, Sherwood Park is a popular residential destination for families, couples, singles, and empty nesters alike.

Between 2006 and 2012, Sherwood Park’s population spiked from under 57,000 to more than 65,000. New real estate has kept pace with the influx of new residents, so you’ll have no trouble finding viable options if you’re in the market for a brand-new home in a modern, peaceful, master-planned community. The city also includes well-established and historic homes of all sizes in mature neighbourhoods, making Sherwood Park the perfect place for both high rollers and bargain hunters to score their dream dwellings.

Need a lift? Save your wheels for daytrips to Elk Island National Park or the North Saskatchewan River and hop aboard the Strathcona County Transit buses instead. An increasingly viable option for commuters (more than 5,000 daily riders now utilize it), the buses provide local service and connect directly to Edmonton as well. Two locations – the Bethel Transit Terminal and Ordze Transit Centre – feature park-and-ride lots with ample complementary parking spaces.

Sherwood Park is home to more than 50 unique neighbourhoods, each with its own unique charm. But no matter which you choose to call home, you’re guaranteed to live in a comfortable, family-friendly environment -- crime rates are extremely low throughout the community, and there isn’t a dicey area to be found.

Favorable neighbourhoods that feature a broad range of real estate options in the northeast quadrant include Emerald Hills, Lakeland Village, Centennial Park, and Davidson Creek. The southwest quadrant includes an abundance of laid-back, family-oriented neighbourhoods like Broadmoor Centre, Maplegrove, and Sherwood Heights. Southeast quadrant neighbourhoods where you’ll find everything from ginormous multi-story family residences to row houses and townhomes include Mills Haven, Craig Avon, and Foxboro. The prestigious Estates of Sherwood Park neighbourhood, meanwhile, features some of the city’s most luxurious – and justifiably pricey – real estate.

Consumers rejoice: Sherwood Park is a shopaholic’s Shangri-La that’s home to 6 malls/shopping centres that feature a combination of chain department stores and eclectic, one-of-a-kind specialty stores. It’s also an outdoors enthusiast’s paradise serving up 6 outdoor ice rinks, a golf course, skateboarding park, BMX biking track, 7 tobogganing hills, 37 parks and ball fields, and a 42-km recreational pathway that plays host to a steady flow of bikers, joggers, roller bladers, and Sunday strollers. The Stratchona Wilderness Centre, meanwhile, is a 4-season destination where visitors can ski, hike, bird-watch, camp, or canoe in an unspoiled natural setting.

An extremely sports-centric community, Sherwood Park is home to the Crusaders of Alberta Junior Hockey League fame and the Dukes of the Western Major Baseball League. The city also operates a highly-respected AAA hockey program and is a hotbed for competitive high school football. From youth programs through high school and into adulthood, Sherwood Park offers its residents an array of organized health-and-fitness-minded activities.

A city with a vibrant local arts scene, Sherwood Park gives its arts community a variety of platforms to showcase their masterworks. The A.J. Ottewell Community Centre, Art Gallery @ 501, and the Smeltzer House Centre for Visual Arts all host art shows and exhibitions regularly, while the Festival Place entertainment complex features musical and theatrical performers from around the globe.