Whenever you move, there’s always a shred of doubt. You might be asking yourself: am I choosing the right spot? Or what if I don’t like my new neighbourhood? The first step to erasing this doubt is to choose a community that fits your lifestyle, is close to family, friends, and your favourite amenities, and is safe and quiet. If you’re not sure where to start your search, we’ve provided a list of the 5 best neighbourhoods in the Edmonton area.
The communities below are intentionally designed for families, older couples, and working professionals. They provide a peaceful environment that provides the perfect balance between nature, healthy living, and convenience.
Erin Ridge North – St. Albert
In 2019, Macleans named St. Albert the top city to live in Alberta, rating higher than Canmore, Calgary, and Edmonton. It was also ranked number 23 in all of Canada. So why is St. Albert considered one of the top cities?
Safe and quiet with a wide assortment of unique amenities—like the largest Farmer’s Market in Western Canada, a provincial park, and a beautiful, historic downtown—St. Albert is a popular city for families, older couples, and working professionals. And because it’s a city in high demand, the home resale values remain stable.
Erin Ridge North is located in St. Albert, so it’s not surprising it made it onto our best neighbourhoods in Edmonton area list! Located within a 5 km radius to daycares, schools, stores, restaurants, and more, Erin Ridge North is a community where you don’t have to make sacrifices. Featuring brand new homes from prominent builders, acres of green space, and maintained walking trails, you can create your dream home in a community built for busy, active families like your very own.
With quick access to Highway 2 and St. Albert Trail, you’re only minutes from Edmonton, downtown St. Albert, Morinville, and surrounding communities. Learn more about the community and discover new homes for sale in St. Albert!
Sherwood Golf & Country Club Estates – Sherwood Park
Designed for families and couples who enjoy the finer things in life, Sherwood Golf & Country Club Estates is a luxury, executive community with oversized estate lots. With public lots for sale, you have the opportunity to bring your own builder and create a fully custom home—designed just the way you want.
Located off Range Road 233, you’re minutes away from Sherwood Centre and the host of amenities it has to offer, such as Starbucks, Earl’s Kitchen & Bar, Save-On-Foods, and more! Plus, you’re only 6 minutes to Salisbury Greenhouse and Broadmoor Golf Course. Enjoy quick access to both the Whitemud and the Anthony Henday, making your drive into the city fast and effortless.
This quiet community offers the convenience of city living without the noise, traffic, and constant hustle. Surrounded by ponds, trees, and wide-open green space, you can take a step back and enjoy a slower, more leisurely pace while still having easy access to everything you want and need. Learn more about the community and the estate lots for sale in Sherwood Park.
Windsor Pointe – Fort Saskatchewan
Perfect for families who like to stay busy, Windsor Pointe is located near the Fort Saskatchewan River and offers plenty of things to do. With access to over 25 km of maintained walking and biking trails, active families can spend their weekends exploring the outdoors and enjoying the fresh air and river views. A large playground is also steps from the community and features slides, swings, picnic tables, and its very own zipline! You’ll also find a baseball diamond, sports fields, and an off-leash dog park.
Only 5 minutes from the Dow Centennial Centre, you can take your family for a day of indoor soccer, hockey, and some drop-in sports. Plus, you have access to a fully outfitted fitness center. Windsor Pointe is also perfect for commuters. Located with quick access to Highway 21, you’re less than 15 minutes to Sherwood Park, and you have fast access to the Yellowhead, making your drive into the city a breeze.
Make lasting memories with your family in Windsor Pointe! Learn more about the community and new homes for sale in Fort Saskatchewan.
Westwinds – Morinville
Morinville is a close-knit and vibrant community located 30 minutes north of Edmonton. Known for its quiet charm, friendly residents, and affordable homes, it’s the perfect place for a younger family looking to lay down roots.
Westwinds is a new community located right next to the St. Kateri Tekakwitha Academy which offers early learning and advanced learning programs. With a host of other amenities nearby, like Boston Pizza, No Frills grocery store, Morinville Community Library, and more, Westwinds makes your life a breeze.
Plus, with Morinville’s affordable housing market, you can finally purchase your dream home! Learn more about Westwinds and the lots for sale in Morinville.
Heritage Valley Estates – Morinville
Heritage Valley Estates offers larger lot sizes at an affordable price. It’s the perfect community for older families and couples looking for their new forever home. Located steps away from the Fish and Game Pond, you have access to beautiful walking trails and floating docks. Grab your coffee and a cozy sweater, and spend your mornings watching the geese and ducks as the sun rises above the pond.
Only 15 minutes from St. Albert, your commute is fast and easy. Plus, with all of the amenities available in Morinville, such as schools, grocery stores, restaurants, and a brand new recreation centre, you have fast access to everything you need. Learn more about the community!
Which of these best neighbourhoods in the Edmonton area do you like the most?
We get it; narrowing down your favourite community from this list isn’t easy. Each of the neighbourhoods offers their unique charm, amenities, and benefits. The best way to figure out which one is the right fit for your family is to check out their websites and even plan a visit to the community! For more information on any of the communities listed above, you can contact us directly.