Living in Sherwood Park
3km out of the city limits, on the southeast side of Edmonton, you will find the popular, residential community known as Sherwood Park. Sherwood Park is a breath of fresh air for those looking to escape the urban hustle and bustle of Edmonton. Sherwood Park is the seventh largest municipality in Alberta, with it’s claim to fame being that it is in fact the World’s largest Hamlet according to The Guinness World Book of Records.
There are great amenities located in Sherwood Park that are geared towards creating and fostering community, such as the gorgeous Centre in the Park, & Festival Place. Sherwood Park has all of the big city comforts too, including shopping, movies, restaurants, indoor and outdoor recreational centres, schools and more. Top Edmonton realtors will tell you that Sherwood Park is one of the best areas of the entire city.
Business and Jobs
Sherwood Park continues to be a growing, prosperous community using business investment to create private sector jobs. Business and industry are the key tax generators for the municipality allowing financial support for the school systems, library and county.
Sherwood Park is known as a business-friendly community with a well-educated population.
The climate in Sherwood Park is cold and temperate. With an average of 16.4 °C, July is the warmest month. January is the coldest month, with temperatures averaging -14.2 °C. Even in the driest month there is a lot of rain in Sherwood Park, while the average temperature in Sherwood Park is 2.3 °C. the average rainfall is 458 mm. The driest month is February when there is on average 16 mm of precipitation. July sees the most of the precipitation, averaging 90 mm.
Rain and Snow doesn’t stop the residents of Sherwood Park from getting out and enjoying all that there is to offer, from a fun family trip to Millenium Place where you can hit the waterslides all day, to going shopping at Sherwood Park Mall or kick back and catch a movie at The Galaxy. There’s always something to keep you busy in Sherwood Park!
There are over 40 elementary, junior and secondary schools located within Sherwood Park. Access to this many schools make life easy for growing families with children in different grades due to the proximity to major residential centres.
If you or your adult child are attending a post-secondary institution in Edmonton, then you have the choice between 1 of 3 major study centres just a short commute from home. The University of Alberta, which is regarded as one of Canada’s most prestigious universities, and provides education for over 36,000 students each year. Grant MacEwan University, which has an average student body of 14,000, or the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) which enrolls approximately 29,300 students per year.
Sherwood Park boasts an advanced public transit system for residents of this Edmonton suburb. Residents also continue to benefit from the lowest gasoline and diesel prices in Canada. Public transit routes are very accessible and community hubs that are designed as mixed use also promote live work balance to cut down on vehicle traffic. There are lots of bike routes, as well as great walking paths throughout the parkland within Sherwood Park.
Sherwood Park has so many things to do and see by design. Perhaps the most popular two attractions are the Centre in the Park, & Festival Place. Centre in the Park is a master planned retail, residential and outdoor area that is known as the heart of the city. A core for the Sherwood Park community, Centre in the Park will link to existing amenities such as Broadmoor Lake Park, Festival Place, the trail system, businesses and schools. Ask top Edmonton realtors about all the recreation available in the area.
If you’re a pro sports fan then living in Sherwood Park is a great option if you want to be close enough to catch a CFL or NFL game. The Edmonton Eskimos, play at the 60,000-seat Commonwealth Stadium, and the beloved Edmonton Oilers (former team of Canadian legend Wayne Gretzky and new home of buzzed about phenom, Connor McDavid) play at the brand new Rogers Arena. Both teams are a short commute for a day of tailgating and cheering.
Relocating to Sherwood Park
One of the main reasons people move to Sherwood Park is for a quieter family focused lifestyle away from the busy and often hectic pace of the city. The small community feel this close to the big city amenities is appealing for families looking for a more relaxed place to raise their families while commuting into the city for corporate work.
Some families also choose to make Sherwood Park their home base as they commute in and out for oil and gas jobs while providing a beautiful place for their family to grow.
Sherwood Park is also a thriving community for the private sector and for those entrepreneurs looking to establish business community roots. As the population continues to expand there is an ever growing need for professionals in Sherwood Park. For more information on the business community and economic development in Sherwood Park we encourage you to visit the local Chamber of Commerce website for Sherwood Park.
Map of Sherwood Park
Interested in Real Estate in Sherwood Park?
If you are interested in looking for a new home in Sherwood Park or you’re selling real estate in Sherwood Park contact one of the top Edmonton realtors John Mattiello, or one of our amazing RE/MAX Elite agents for more information and a personal guide to everything Sherwood Park!