Do you prefer the serenity of the wide-open country over the chaos and hubbub of the big city? Then welcome to Stony Plain, a largely rural community where open spaces, quiet, tree-lined streets, and unspoiled natural beauty reigns supreme. Located about 40 minutes from downtown Edmonton, it’s an ideal locality for anyone who works in the hustling, bustling big city but prefers plenty of peace and quiet when the working day is through.
Like almost every city in the Edmonton Capital Region, Stony Plain has experienced a sizable population boom in recent years: from 12,000 residents in 2006 to more than 15,000 by 2011. New housing, in turn, has sprouted up throughout the city, from traditional ranches, duplexes, and townhomes in core subdivisions to grand country estates along the Parkland County periphery. Home to some of the most affordable real estate in Alberta, Stony Plain is a popular residential destination for young couples, empty nesters, urban exiles, and anyone else in the market for a high-quality, highly affordable home in a supremely serene setting.
The heart and soul of the city, the historic downtown area is dotted with giant, colorful murals, giving the city its “The Town with the Painted Past” nickname. Home to an eclectic mix of artists, musicians, craftspeople, poets, potters, weavers, and intellects, downtown Stony Plain adds a multiethnic splash of color to this unique gem of a city. Equal parts rural and suburban with a splash of urban charm, Stony Plain has a vibe that appeals to a wide range of denizens.