Let me introduce you to my hometown. Did I mention I grew up in the Big City, married a country boy from Peace River, then added 2 rambunctious dogs to the household? No, well I did, and shortly after the second pet addition it was glaringly apparent that we had outgrown our smaller home with a tiny yard in the southeast corner of Edmonton. So, we began the search for our new home and neighborhood taking the time to visit each of the areas we were considering as a place to take up residence. It took only a single trip to explore the area of Fort Saskatchewan for my husband and I to decide that this community was a perfect fit for us. Home to over 27,772 people, “The Fort” is recognized as the 14th fastest growing municipality in the province and offers us many of the same amenities found in Edmonton our next-door neighbour. Yet even with the momentum in development and fast-growing number of residents the Fort is still considered a SMALL City, which is one of the things we appreciate most about living here.
So, what does this mean to someone looking for a place to call home? Well, practically there’s the convenience of having most shopping and dining within a 5-minute drive from your doorstep. Socially, it’s fairly common to see your next-door neighbor when out for a walk or meet up with a business associate when playing fetch at the dog park. Economically, home prices remain very affordable, so your dollar goes farther here. Meaning you can buy more square footage in both home and land for a lower price point than the Bigger Urban center next door.
Then there’s the overall fluid lifestyle you’ll discover living here, which is one of the biggest reasons my husband and I chose to make our home in Fort Saskatchewan. Built alongside the North Saskatchewan river, the city offers us the opportunity to experience an incredible variety of indoor & outdoor activities in every season. Getting active is easy when you can experience over 40 kilometers of walking trails, Cross country skiing, ice fishing, golfing at 5 different courses within a 10-minute drive, the local Farmers Market at Legacy Park, or strolling through the Historical Fort Heritage Precinct. There’re also over 31 playgrounds/parks, 10 outdoor and 3 indoor skating rinks, several tobogganing hills, a stocked fish pond and boat launch next to the river, and a 40 acre fully fenced dog park with an agility/training center. Additionally, the Dow Centennial center features the Apple Fitness center, an Indoor track, swimming pool, art classes and hosts the “under the star’s” movie nights during the summer. I think it’s safe to say that if there is an activity you want to try, The Fort pretty much offers it all.
If you’re looking to experience great dining, let me introduce you to a few of my favorite restaurants. For an authentic Italian feast,” Modo Mio” offers delicious pasta and pizza in single serving or group portion, they also have gluten free options that are delicious. For a casual lunch, try “The Clubhouse” where they are serving up yummy burgers, wraps and sandwiches. IF you like homemade, from scratch, fresh never frozen ingredients. The Fort Saskatchewan Sandwich Factory and Union Hall Pie & Coffee is where you’ll enjoy home made soup and sandwiches. While their French Onion soup is always on the menu, they offer at least one if not two new soup creations daily for you to enjoy. These are just a few of the locally owned and operated dining options you can enjoy when you live in this neighbourhood.
So, if you are looking for a neighbourhood that offers all the conveniences of a large urban center, along with peace and quiet and great take-out dining at the end of a busy day, then Fort Saskatchewan is the place you’ll want to call home. Let’s chat soon, I’d be happy to help you discover a home that suits your personal “must haves” list, and who knows, you could actually become my next-door neighbor!
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