I like to live in a busy urban centre. Is Edmonton the city for me?
Edmonton’s downtown around 104 street is a great urban community. The City of Edmonton has been working on the Capital City Downtown Plan to help develop Edmonton’s core into a sophisticated and creative urban centre, and their diligence has paid off. We have the stunning Art Gallery of Alberta, the Winspear Centre for Music, and The Citadel Theatre all located right next to Churchill Square where festivals happen year-round. Many heritage buildings in the area has been transformed into lofts, and on Saturdays the City Market Downtown is right on your doorstep. It’s easy to walk, bike, or take public transit to where you need to be, and there are lots of coffee shops and restaurants in the area. And just in case all that urban living makes you long for some greenery, our beautiful river valley and several parks are within walking distance.
There’s also the Whyte Avenue area near the University of Alberta. The area has many apartment blocks and condo buildings along with a great selection of independent shops, a year-round farmers’ market in Old Strathcona, and lots of inviting restaurants and coffee shops. Public transit is easily accessible, or you can walk or bike to get where you need to go too.
Check out the Urban Living link below if you’d like to know more about our city’s urban amenities.
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