Discover a balanced lifestyle in Strathcona County, where low-cost living, stunning landscapes, and vibrant communities create an exceptional quality of life.
Live Harmoniously in Strathcona County
Enjoy the 100’s of kms of bike paths, parks, and outdoor recreational areas that Strathcona County offers, providing a perfect balance between nature and urban living.
Experience a close-knit and welcoming community that values inclusivity and connections, fostering a sense of belonging and support.
Take advantage of a diverse economy, with job opportunities spanning various industries, making Strathcona County an ideal place for career growth and development.
Proximity to Edmonton
Benefit from the proximity to Edmonton’s urban amenities while still enjoying the quieter and more relaxed pace of life in Strathcona County.
Spend Less, Live More
Strathcona County has a consistently higher-than-average household income complemented by a below-average home resale price.
$148,000 median household income *2020
$499,585 average home resale price
$1,718 average housing ownership costs
$1,578 average housing rental costs *2022
Strathcona County offers a diverse range of housing options, from single-family homes to apartments and townhouses, catering to various budgets and preferences.
The County's utilities and services are competitively priced, providing residents a more cost-effective living environment.
Strathcona County’s numerous free or low-cost recreational activities, parks, and community programs provide residents with affordable entertainment options, enhancing the overall quality of life without straining budgets.
Inclusionary housing, red tape reduction, and incentive programs make Strathcona County an affordable community.
Subsidized recreation, transit, counselling, and youth support are available.
Medicare is Canada’s publicly funded healthcare system, and Alberta has its provincial healthcare plan. All Canadian residents have access to hospital and physician services without paying out-of-pocket.
The province of Alberta continues to have an overall tax advantage compared to other provinces, with no sales tax, no payroll tax, and no health premium. Strathcona County enjoys lower taxes compared to other municipalities.
Get Out and Explore
Discover a large urban centre surrounded by abundant parks, trails, and family-friendly spaces.
187 sports Fields
11 major recreation facilities
207 kilometres of trails
1,946 hectares of parkland
Strathcona County hosts many cultural festivals and events throughout the year, celebrating diversity and bringing the community together to enjoy music, food, art, and international traditions.
The County boasts state-of-the-art recreational facilities, including sports complexes, swimming pools, and fitness centers - offering residents ample opportunities to stay active and engage in various sports and activities.
Strathcona County encourages community involvement through neighborhood associations, volunteer programs, and civic engagement initiatives, fostering a strong sense of belonging and participation among residents.
Revel in various outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, golfing, and kayaking, with the County's extensive park systems, trails, and waterways.
Experience a family-oriented atmosphere with numerous parks, playgrounds, and community events, ensuring a safe and engaging environment for children.
Health and Wellness
Embrace a healthy lifestyle with access to fitness centers, wellness programs, and a fully-equipped hospital that caters to physical and mental well-being.
Delight in a diverse culinary scene featuring local eateries, international cuisine, and farmers’ markets, providing various dining options to suit various tastes.
Create, Learn, and Discover
Immerse yourself in a rich cultural scene, with live performances, an insightful museum, engaging local events, and numerous recreational activities to keep you engaged and entertained.
Four art galleries
One museum and archives centre
One live performance theatre
One municipal library
Art in Public Spaces
Strathcona County prioritizes public art installations, enriching the urban landscape and promoting cultural expression through sculptures, murals, and interactive installations.
Cultural Workshops and Classes
The county offers a range of cultural workshops, classes, and educational programs, allowing residents to explore new artistic endeavors and deepen their cultural knowledge.
Strathcona County’s well-equipped libraries serve as community hubs, providing access to books, digital resources, workshops, and events that foster lifelong learning and cultural engagement for all ages.
Vibrant Arts Scene
Immerse yourself in a rich cultural landscape, with theaters, galleries, and local events that cater to diverse artistic tastes, fostering a vibrant and engaging community.
Enjoy a strong connection through various cultural gatherings and activities encouraging interaction, collaboration, and a shared appreciation for the arts.
Heritage and Natural Preservation
Experience preserving local history and natural areas through museums, historical sites, and educational programs that provide insight into the region’s past.
Stay connected with advanced digital infrastructure, ensuring seamless access to information, entertainment, and opportunities for networking in today’s interconnected world.