Edmonton Living, Whats it like?

Edmonton Living, Whats it like?

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Calgary, Canada

#1 May 13, 2008
Alright im currently living in Calgary and im looking to possibly move elsewhere; im not too sure yet but i was curious to if anyone could tell me what the people are like in edmonton, weather, if there are lots of job opportunitys aswell as rentals in good areas (i have a dog) so also wondering if there are good dog parks, lots of green space around the city (not just a concrete jungle) and anything else you can tell me about the city.
I really appreciate it, thanks


#2 May 17, 2008

Calgary, Canada

#3 May 19, 2008
Don't come to edmonton, seriously. Edmonton is basically Calgary, but with more wannabe cowboys, less interesting places around town to visit, and less home for your dollar.

It's colder than calgary a little bit too.

Calgary has places like 17th ave where you can walk around and relax, whereas edmonton is car-city.

I'm seriously planning on moving down to Calgary after i'm done with the University of Alberta.

Come visit edmonton for a few days if you wanna see what it's like.

Also, our night clubs are better than calgary :)

Edmonton, Canada

#4 May 20, 2008
I also live in edmonton, its not that bad, and the people arnt so nice in all some areas, Just like any where else, schools are good lots to do
But there are a tone of jobs do your reserch on rentals, find a good job

Edmonton, Canada

#5 May 20, 2008
I grew up in Calgary and left there in the 90's, I live in Edmonton now, but I still visit my parents down there. I can't recommend one over the other, both are heavily dependent on cars, both have their overly trendy areas, Calgary has become a colder place in terms of friendliness, but Edmonton isn't far behind. Calgary has better public transit, if only because they have a complete LRT system.

Edmonton has the river valley and the summer festivals which I find better. Having a huge swathe parkland running through the city is great. The weather isn't that much different, really the only thing is Calgary gets are chinooks in the winter. The average year round temperature is slightly higher in Edmonton.

Job opportunities are definitely here, there's a general shortage of workers; rent is slightly better then in Calgary, but the rental market is still pretty tight.


#6 Jul 28, 2008
I just moved here from BC, in Febuary, and I'll tell you what I think as a newcomer. Edmonton is great city! People are friendly on the streets and courteous on the roads. They always let you in, which is pretty amazing for me who's used to Vancouver etiquette (get the F out of my way, Ben Hur attitude). There's something to do all the time, and a festival somewhere in the city everyday of the summer. It's a very family oriented city, and pretty blue collar and down to earth for the most part.
There's Cheap things to do with the kids.....festivals, free swimming pools and more parks than I can say. The city hall and legislature buildings has opened up their fountains as splash pools, and now there's always a place to splash around for the kids. It's such a positive message too. The institutional stuffiness has broken down and it seems as if the city fully welcomes families and their kids when they do stuff like that. In Kelowna, I never felt very comfortable taking my kid out. It wasn't terribly kid friendly so I found this little addition to the city to be so awesome.
I spent the parade by city hall. I watched the parade from a bench while drinking lattes, while my toddler swam around in the city hall pool. Can you get any better than that?
They say the crime is bad here, but I've never seen it. Our vehicles has never been broken into, even while parked for long periods of time in the city. I feel safe about my girls walking to the park, as most people around here are families. I can sit in the city at night without fear of gangs or freaks. The benches are still there and not vandalized! For the most part, I think it's pretty safe. I actually feel safer here than the small town I left. But it was Williams Lake so that isn't saying much. LOL>

Calgary, Canada

#7 Jul 29, 2008
CANDACE:::Yous' are a vonderful,POSITIVE Person/soul....tooooo booot!!!....eh......Thankyous' !!GOD Bless....eh....


#8 Jul 29, 2008
CANDACE:::Yous' are a vonderful,POSITIVE Person/soul....tooooo booot!!!....eh......Thankyous' !!GOD Bless....eh....
Awwww. YOu're sweet. ;-)

Edmonton, Canada

#9 Jul 30, 2008
Moving to Edmonton = bad idea.
Despite what anyone wants to say, the economy is bound to drop within a few years.

Stay in Calgary.
I'd live there over Edmonton if I had the chance.
hello everyone


#10 Aug 26, 2008
...is edmonton realy bad city to move in? I just looked through the coments and just found only one positive. Actualy I'm planing to move up there from abroad and would like to hear more about edmonton.
Thanks to everyone


#11 Sep 24, 2008
I was reading all the posts and really have to say....WOW! I'm born and raised in Edmonton and really, been all around the world and nothing compares. Yes, it is cold but if you find the right places, people and venues this place rocks! I have a friend who lives in Vancouver and his perception of Edmonton are bunch of hicks. Boy that really makes me upset. I have to educate him and realize that there are wonderful people that live here just got to look at the right places. Candace, hats off to you sister for being a true Edmontonian. You said it right about how it is. Good on you!

Since: Sep 08

Fort Mcmurray, Canada

#12 Sep 24, 2008
Edmonton is great. I love the art festivals. Check out the Whyte Avenue Art Walk which runs every July.( www.art-walk.ca ). I participate in it every year. Also, there are so many beautiful murals to view and galleries. If you would like to see some of my artwork, please go to www.southsidesavvy.com . Thank you.
hello everyone


#13 Sep 27, 2008
thanks for "totally" for you comment. Now I'm feeling much better and more relaxed. Just one think I did found problematic is a rent. I'm planing to move to Edmonton with my familly and is dificult to faind rent with reasonable prise.Seems everything is expensive or land lords does not want the kind in theyr houses.Does someone can hellp me with this problem and advise with some links.I was looking on kijijiedmonton ,but as I sayd seems everything is expensive.
Thank You very much for you attention.
Also my email is rimantas73@hotmail.com
hello everyone


#14 Sep 27, 2008
Sorry I made a mistake on "Seems everything is expensive or land lords does not want the kind in theyr houses". Should be "kids in theyr houses"

Bonn, Germany

#15 Sep 27, 2008
I'm planing to move from Germany to Edmonton in the next few months.
I was offered to work in Edmonton and now I fell insecure after reading your opinion.
Could someone please give me a hand if I can start a new live in Edmonton?
I'm single and a hard-working young man.
I love jogging and riding a bike......(like Kevin Spacy "I'm just an ordenary man with nothing to lose")
thank you
paul shykora

Calgary, Canada

#16 Sep 27, 2008
EDMONTON,romantic Alberta.....is a ''unique city'',toooooo booot!!!GOD Bless...Joyous Canadian Thanksgiving.....Onward....eh. ..yada u.

Köln, Germany

#17 Sep 28, 2008

Fort Mcmurray, Canada

#18 Sep 30, 2008
Edmonton is a great place to live. Check out: http://www.movetoedmonton.com/ . Also, check out: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g15491... . I have lived here all my life.
Shykora Art

Calgary, Canada

#19 Sep 30, 2008
GOD Bless Yous'...Mel..and ''all'' the people/Folks of the unique/great City of Edmonton!!Canadian THANKSGIVING.....eh.

Vancouver, Canada

#20 Jan 25, 2009
im from BC and planning to move to calgary or edmonton.. but im not sure which one.. im by myself and just looking for good job opportunities.

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