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A classy, picturesque, and prosperous community that lays claim to some of Alberta's most attractive real estate, St. Albert has earned a reputation of being Alberta's Finest City.

Saying there’s a lot to like about St. Albert is a bit of an understatement, like saying the ’83-’84 Oilers had a decent penchant for putting the puck in the back of the net. Conveniently situated fewer than 15 km northwest of Edmonton, it’s an ideal living locale for big city clock-punchers who like to relax in more serene environs when the working day is done. Canada’s oldest non-fortified city – and yet a community that continues to sprout new residences and businesses each year – St. Albert boasts a unique blend of both deeply historic and ultramodern architecture. One of Canada’s top 5 wealthiest cities, it’s also home to some of the most luxurious and coveted real estate in the Great White North.

Looking for a good, safe place to raise a kid or 6? MoneySense recently ranked St. Albert the 3rd most kid-friendly community in the entire country (and Canada's #1 most livable city overall). When you consider its plethora of highly-regarded schools, recreational amenities, and learning-adventure facilities, it’s easy to see why. The city also hosts the annual International Children’s Festival, a 5-day arts and culture celebration that attracts more than 40,000 visitors from across the region. Throw in the fact that, according to Statistics Canada, it has the safest urban centre in the country, and it’s no surprise St. Albert remains a prime residential destination for families with kids, couples, empty nesters, and singles alike.

A community that places great emphasis on health and fitness, St. Albert offers its residents an abundance of green space, more than 85 km of hiking/biking/walking trails along the scenic Sturgeon River, and a hospital with an A+ rating. No wonder Reader’s Digest recently ranked St. Albert the #1 Healthiest Community in Canada.

95 percent of drivers in St. Albert rely on their own wheels to get around, but that doesn’t mean public transit is lacking -- the St. Albert Transit buses make 21 local stops and run 7 routes to Edmonton as well.

Although largely a car-dependent city, certain areas, especially the eclectic downtown, are extremely walker-friendly.

St. Albert is home a variety of unique, well-maintained neighbourhoods that feature a wide range of housing options.

If you’re in the market for a grandiose estate on a tree-lined boulevard, check out the royal dwellings in neighbourhoods like Kingswood or Erin Ridge.

Neighbourhoods with older, well-kept homes for sale in St. Albert include Sturgeon, Akinsdale, and Braeside.

Erin Ridge North includes a mixture of single-family homes, multi-family homes, and duplexes nestled among ponds and trails. Forest Lawn includes a diverse range of homes as well, from cozy bungalows to sprawling four-level splits.

If you’re in the market for a smaller ranch or townhouse in St. Albert tailor-made for singles, couples, and empty nesters, check out the variety of options in Grandin, North Ridge, or Heritage Lakes (which include their fair share of stately manors as well).

Is your heart set on a brand-new home in St. Albert? Look no further than Oakmont or Lacombe Park. If, on the other hand, you prefer historic homes chock-full of character and yesteryear’s charm, you can’t go wrong with a home in the scenic and storied Mission area or near the downtown core.

Other popular neighbourhoods where you’ll find kingly castles and modest manors alike include Woodlands, Pineview, and Inglewood.

Not only is St. Albert situated on the doorstep of the cultural hotbed that is Edmonton, but it also boasts a rich artistic scene of its own. The downtown area is dotted with galleries, theatres, and live music venues, while the city also sponsors its own writers’ guild, painters’ guild, and children’s theatre group.

The Musée Héritage Museum in the heart of downtown, meanwhile, celebrates the city’s aboriginal history with more than 6500 local artifacts and thousands of century-old photographs. A culturally diverse community that wears its multi-ethnic stripes proudly, the city also operates the Michif Institute, which honors St. Albert’s rich French and Algonquin heritages. Other popular attractions for both locals and visitors include numerous historic sites (including the Little White School House and Grain Elevator Park) and St. Albert Place, an architectural tour de force featuring curves that mirror the gently flowing Sturgeon River that runs behind it. The building currently houses city hall, a visual art studio, a theatre, the public library, and the Musée Héritage Museum.

How do you feel about mass gatherings where fun, games, hoopla, hullaballoo, and good times will be had by all? Hopefully you have a festival-minded spirit, because festivals are a way of life in and around Edmonton, aka “Festival City.” St. Albert alone hosts a different festival every single month, with particularly popular galas including the International Children’s Festival, the Fire and Ice Festival, the Rock’n August classic rock celebration, and the Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Festival. In this gala-loving pocket of Alberta, there’s always reason to get out of the house and party with your fellow denizens.