Located on Edmonton’s doorstep, Spruce Grove is an ideal stomping grounds for those who want to live near the hustle and bustle of the big city without being directly in its crosshairs. Far from just a “Festival City” bedroom community, the city, especially its west side, is dotted with businesses in a variety of industries including environmental, food processing, oil and gas, computer software, and financial services. Spruce Grove is also home to six industrial parks that combine to employ more than 2,000 people. The Acheson Industrial Area, a stone’s throw from the city’s eastern border, employs an additional 5,000. Even though many residents make the short trek into Edmonton every morning to earn a paycheck, Spruce Grove is gradually becoming an independent economic hub in its own right.
One of Alberta’s fastest growing cities, Spruce Grove saw its population spike nearly 20 percent between 2010 and 2014. Why the boom? For one, more than a dozen new subdivisions sprouted up in the 2010s, attracting droves of new residents in search of brand-new homes in a safe, modern community. The wide range of real estate options in Spruce Grove, meanwhile, appeal to a broad range of homebuyers, from families with children to kid-less couples, empty nesters, and singles alike. Along with family-sized ranches and split-levels perfect for families, a large number of starter homes, townhouses, and condos have popped up in recent years. Whether you’re in the market for a mansion or a hut, you’ll find a house in Spruce Grove that meets your needs and fits your budget.