Moving to Edmonton

Helen - posted on 09/10/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Hi - It looks like I will be moving to Edmonton with my young family in the near future. I welcome any tips I can get about where to live. Will be working near Grant MacEwen College. Not worried too much about commuting - it is more important to me to live in a good family area - close to good schools, playgrounds, etc....
HELP - very nervous about this move. We are moving from a long way and it is so hard to find 'real' information. Would greatly appreciate any advice from any of the Edmonton Moms!

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I live on the Westend in a newer area called the Hamptons (which is part of parkland). There are fabulous schools and I can get to anywhere in the city (except the North East) really easily. My second choice would be Edmonton South (i.e. Terwilliger).

Check out the site of the developer to get an idea of what my neighbourhood is like...
http://www.carma.ca/us/OurCommunities/Ed...

By the way I know of a neighbour who will be selling... its not listed yet so you could save on commission if you act quickly. Its on a quiet street, walking distance to a k-8 school, there are 2 parks a 2 min walk away (in different directions)...

The house is a 2 story, 2400 square feet, 3 bed up, Huge kitchen with island, higher end appliances (stainless steel), open concept, den, walkin pantry, huge master bedroom, double attached garage,

Contact me if you want more information!!

Shantelle - posted on 09/24/2010

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Hi my family and I just moved to Edmonton. We are in the Ellerslie area and I love it... Schools are right across the street there LOTS of shopping (childrens place 5mins away) I can't say much about the city as I don't know a whole lot but so far I like our area! Good luck

Anne - posted on 09/22/2010

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It depends on you. Most neighbor hoods are mixed single and multi family housing. How old are your kids, are you looking for specific school programs, roughly when are you moving? Edmonton and area have public and catholic school both of which a tax funded, so you can attend either (catholic if there is room and your not catholic). Pretty much name the type of program and there is a school offering it, but you may not be able to get busing if you live more than a 20 min bus ride. A number of playgrounds are undergoing replacement, so you can find a great playground almost anywhere. Community Leagues also often offer alot for families - there a plenty of city sponored programs as well. As to where in the city (or area) it really depends on what you want/can afford. There are several areas with easy access to river valley trails (you can also drive to parks with access), some areas are better for a 'walkable' community, some are developing. The ring road (anthony hendy) is around half complete, and will make it easier to get the other side (say north east to far west). There are only a few bridges across the river so I do suggest staying on the side your working, - Grant MacEwen Downtown? I would suggest NE/NW, St. Albert, West end. Southside (SW ect), Millwoods (specificly) would have to cross the river and that can be 'intresting' during rush hours and winter. There are a lot of great things to do you just have to seek it out. I'ld be happy to help more if you wish, just message me.

Gina - posted on 09/19/2010

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NOT Abbotsfield! I just moved to this area... not that nice. Personally, I like Clareview area :)

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