What's the Greatest Part of Living in Edmonton?

Posted by Jerad Cox on Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 6:04am.

Greatest Part of Edmonton

Prime Edmonton Real Estate - Edmonton consistently ranks high as one of the best places to live in Canada. It has ranked on numerous international lists lately, including a recent top 10 ranking as one of the best cities to get a slice of pizza. Other rankings have us ranking high in the areas of city festivals, amount of daylight per year, quantity of green areas per person, dedication to reducing and recycling, # of restaurants and golf courses per capita, and other contributors to residents' daily quality of life.

But what is the greatest part of living in Edmonton? Here are some leading candidates:

  • World Famous River Valley - not just a great photo opp, the abundance of river valley access and usage is one of the things that make Edmonton sparkle. For 8 to 9 months of the year the river valley fills with athletes, bird watchers, recreation and nature enthusiasts, and wide eyed tourists that are awestruck at the valley's beauty.
  • Outstanding Post Secondary Institutions - There are many cities that would love to have the quality and quantity of post secondary options that we have here in Edmonton. The University of Alberta is a perennial top institution in Maclean's Best Of University Issue, but it doesn't stop there. Evolving schools such as Macewan, NAIT, Kings College and Norquest has the ability to help prepare people for their professional careers, no matter what that career entails.
  • Festival City - Edmonton has been traditionally known internationally for its wide range of festivals that span the spring, summer, and fall. But what is really exciting is that Edmontonians are now starting to create and embrace festivals in the winter season as well, truly turning Edmonton into a year round festival destination.
  • The People - This is an obvious answer, yet vitally important to the success of this city, and one that has evolved quite a bit over the years. The people of Edmonton have always been known for their blue-collar work ethic and common sense, their entrepreneurial spirit, and their commitment to their community and city. But something has changed over the past 10 years or so; there seems to be a growing number of progressive thinkers and doers out there creating business, events, and micro communities in a way that is new and innovative. This innovative spirit and collective progressive thinking has resulted in something special.

Is Edmonton perfect? Far from it. But this much is clear - that the combination of the factors mentioned above as well as other are transforming Edmonton into a very special place to live.

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