Location, location, location! When you're trying to find a new place to live, choosing your neighbourhood is just as important as the property itself. You should ask yourself what the most important features of a community are to you. After all, you are not just buying a house - you're investing in the neighbourhood.
Often this can mean deciding between characteristics such as:
- Quiet streets vs. busy urban streets.
- Walking distance to shops, restaurant nightlife.
- Trees and parks nearby.
- Older, established neighbourhood vs. brand new suburbs.
- Commute time to work via car or public transit.
- Schools within walking distance or a short drive.
Once you have a shortlist of neighbourhoods in mind, it's a good idea to drive the area. You'll be able to see how properties in that neighbourhood are (or aren't) maintained and check out some of the services nearby.
Other aspects to consider are property values in the area (if they're increasing or decreasing) and the cost of property taxes. Future developments are also important to be aware of, as you may think you back onto a green space that could end up being a strip mall!
In addition to Edmonton, we also serve the following communities: Barrhead, Beaumont, Bon Accord, Bonnyville, Bruderheim, Calmar, Camrose, Cold Lake, Devon, Drayton Valley, Elk Point, Fort Saskatchewan, Gibbons, Leduc and Leduc County, Legal, Morinville, Parkland County, Pigeon Lake, Redwater, St. Albert, St. Paul, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Strathcona County, Sturgeon County, Vegreville, Westlock, and Wetaskiwin.
On the City of Edmonton website, you can view a list of neighbourhoods find demographic information such as population, language, housing, income, family mobility status, education, and occupation. There is also a helpful tool where you can look at addresses and cross-check it with additional amenities in the area.