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What three things makes this Realtor happy about Edmonton?

I’ve had the pleasure of living in Alberta for most of my life. With small bits of time spent on the coasts and up in Fort McMurray and Grande Prairie; like any good Alberta girl, I’ve spent the majority of my time in Edmonton, Alberta. My family moved to Sherwood Park way back in 1983 and I have watched Edmonton grow since then. The thing I enjoy most about Edmonton is the economy. I’ve gone away a few times and come back to appreciate it all the more. It’s taken less than a year for the builders price to go up $50,000 on a property I would like to buy. That’s economy. There’s a few more people out there that would tell you the same thing I am. Let’s talk about how strong Edmonton’s economy is with reference to the $70 billion worth of major projects expected in our Edmonton region in the next decade. Moneysense ranked Edmonton as #11 Best City overall in Canada, in 2013. Macleans reports that Edmonton grew well above the National average alongside Calgary and others.

So once you’re working here, what are you going to do with your money? Dine well and adventurously. Edmonton’s economy has long been attracting investors and expansion and with that has come an adventure in food.  If I had to pick some of my favorites I would say don’t forget to try out these… I absolutely love the Tofu Pancakes at Wild Tangerine.  Their Caesar salad is completely unique and don’t leave without trying his version of fortune cookies! 😉 You gotta eat here came into town a while ago and for one of their stops, they featured the Chicken and Waffles at Sugarbowl.  It doesn’t sound right, I know, but it is just delicious.  If you’re from Edmonton you’ll know that it’s never too early to head there for an a.m. cinnamon bun.  Walk on over to Transcend and get one of the smoothest coffee’s you’ll get.  My mom even has a coffee blend named after her there. That’s right, Transcend even gets moms two thumbs up.

So you’ve got some money in your pockets, food in your belly and things are looking up, are they?  Did you see those pelicans up in the north east sky?  I’ve been following them for years, alongside the keyhole, down past the Fort Saskatchewan bridge by old fort road.  What amazes me about being a city girl living in Edmonton and not travelling to far (maximum 3 hours drive) I have seen a large portion of Canadian Wildlife.  Moose, Elk, Caribou, Bears, Mountain Goats, Geese, Buffalo, Coyotes, Wolves, Beavers, Muskrats, Deer, Eagles, Hawks, Pileated woodpeckers, wow, the list goes on, bird watchers paradise. Check out Elk Island National Park if you want to get closer to wildlife. Visit Jasper if you want to see Elk or just head out to one of our night clubs to find true Edmonton wildlife. 😉

Now that’s the Cats Meow.

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