Strathcona County Homes & Real Estate
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About Strathcona County
Founded in 1996, Strathcona County stands as a unique local government in the heart of Alberta, Canada. This vast region, roughly 1,200 square kilometers, boasts a population of approximately 92,000 residents. Strathcona County envisions a future with double its current population, propelled by the development of a brand-new, pedestrian-oriented urban community. This ambitious project aims to foster a larger local workforce readily available to nearby businesses and corporations. Recognizing the value of entrepreneurship, the county champions a business-friendly environment.
With zero registration fees and no required business licenses, Strathcona County readily welcomes both established corporations and burgeoning smaller companies. For some residents, the convenience of commuting to Edmonton, accessible within a 20-30 minute car ride or via public transit, expands their job opportunities beyond the county's borders. While agriculture remains a cornerstone of the economy, employing residents across its over 87,000 hectares of dedicated farmland, the oil and gas industry reigns supreme in Strathcona County. 75% of Western Canada's refining capacity lies within the county's boundaries.
- Country: Canada
- Province: Alberta
- Population: 92,490
- City Area: 1,180.56 km2
Neighborhoods in Strathcona County
Strathcona County doesn't have neighborhoods in the traditional sense, as it's a rural municipality with a mix of hamlets, villages, and rural areas. However, it does have designated communities, which are similar to neighborhoods in urban areas. Here are some of the larger designated communities in Strathcona County:
The largest community in Strathcona County, with a population of over 70,000. Sherwood Park is a major center for business and commerce, and it also has a variety of residential neighborhoods.
A city located within Strathcona County, with a population of around 27,000. Fort Saskatchewan is home to several oil and gas companies, as well as a growing tech sector.
Red Deer Lake
A smaller community located north of Sherwood Park, with a population of around 4,500. Red Deer Lake is a popular spot for recreation, with a lake, trails, and parks.
A new community located east of Sherwood Park, with a population of around 2,500. Emerald Hills is a planned community with a focus on sustainability and green living.
A community located on the shore of Wabamun Lake, with a population of around 1,500. Wye Point is a popular spot for cottages and recreational activities.
Education in Strathcona
While Strathcona itself doesn't have any public post-secondary institutions, several options lie within reach in nearby Alberta cities. Notably, the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, MacEwan University, and the prestigious University of Alberta in Edmonton, each offering diverse programs and pathways, are easily accessible through commuting or relocation. Strathcona County provides a solid foundation with eight public elementary schools (K-8). These schools adhere to a standard curriculum set by Alberta Education, ensuring consistency and quality across the county. Ultimately, families in Strathcona County can select the school that best aligns with their specific needs and preferences for their children's early education.