Moving To Edmonton


Edmonton | The Big E  | City of Champions |  YEG | Festival City

Edmonton is one of Canada's fastest growing cities and has endless opportunity for anyone who chooses to call this great city home.  Edmonton has the YOUNGEST population of any other Canadian city and also boasts the most sunlight then any other!

Known for its spectacular scenery, iconic festivals and endless stretches of trails along the North Saskatchewan River, Edmonton blends the best of both worlds: Urban, with its bustling downtown core and myriad clubs, restaurants, shopping and office buildings that make up the downtown experience; and Hip Suburban, with its eclectic mix of coffee joints, neighbourhood pubs, and local hangouts for good eating and excellent people watching.

Edmonton is also one of the most friendly cities you could ever live in.  Large city - small town feel.

With neighbourhood eateries, excellent shopping, and excellent views right on your doorstep, is it any wonder that Edmonton is the place – secretly anyway – everyone wants to live?

Top 10 Reasons

To Move to Edmonton in 2023

If you’re sick of the high cost of living in other major Canadian cities, then moving to Edmonton is absolutely the right choice for you! 

Great Opportunity

People are flocking to Edmonton because....

If you’re on the fence about whether or not to move, we hope that this list helps tip you in favour of Edmonton. With its affordable housing, great job market, and wonderful community spirit, there are plenty of reasons to call Edmonton home. Are you convinced? If so, get in touch with us – we can help make your move a smooth one.

No provincial Sales Tax!

One of the advantages of living in Edmonton is that there is no provincial sales tax in Alberta, which means that the average Edmontonian has more disposable income than other Canadians. Also, Edmonton has one of the lowest gasoline prices in the country, which will also save you money over the long term.

Edmonton at a Glace

Edmonton is located on the North Saskatchewan River and is the northernmost city in North America.

Edmonton’s River Valley is 22 times the size of New York’s Central Park.

The Population of Edmonton is just over 1 Million People with an average age of 36 Years.

On average Edmonton receives 2,299 hours of bright sunshine per year and is one of Canada's sunniest cities. During the summer, Edmonton can have up to 17 hours of daylight!

As the capital of the province of Alberta, Edmonton is naturally a centre of commerce and culture in the area. Also known as Canada's Festival City, the community was founded in 1795. It was later incorporated as a city in 1904 and named for Edmonton, London. As of 2016, the city's population was 932,546. However, only a few years later, the municipal census of 2019 noted that 972,223 residents called the locale home.

Outside the city proper, the metro area has a bit over 1.3 million residents, meaning that nearly 74% of the area residents choose to live within the specific Edmonton jurisdiction. The combination of steady growth and the focus on the central city often means a strong economy and pleasant living conditions. As part of this reality, the median income per family in 2011 was $88,075. The average income per household was also fairly high at $103,856.

Where in Edmonton Should I Live?

Should you rent?  Should you buy?  Where should you live?  ICONIC can help you make the best choices regardless of your circumstance.  We will show you some of the coolest places to live based on what you LOVE.

More people consider relocating to Alberta's second-largest city every day, but each potential new resident should consider a few important elements before deciding. Read on for a few things to know before moving to Edmonton's new homes or scouting Edmonton's condos.

What is the Cost of Living in Edmonton?

One of the most important items to consider before relocating to any new city is the anticipated cost of living! Understanding costs can help predict the kind of lifestyle and quality of living you can expect.  Good news for you is Edmonton has one of the lowest cost of living compared to other major urban centers in Canada. 

The average price of a detached single family home in Edmonton is around $445,050, which is is much lower than the national average. The median price of a condo is $184,000!

The home values in Edmonton are of great importance because they allow new residents to have more for less.

The average cost of a one bedroom apartment rental in Edmonton is $1000 each month.

YEG Rental Options

121 West in the Brewery District

Before you move, take a virtual tour and guarantee your perfect apartment before you move to Edmonton.  121 West is located in the best area of central YEG and you will not be disappointed in the vibe, features or the area.

 Home is about more than the walls you live in. It is about the people & places that define your lifestyle. 121 West brings you that “one place” that encompasses all that you need within a short walking distance from your doorstep. Walk, Shop, Dine, Work – define what is important to you here in the Brewery District!

East Junction

Leasing Opportunities Coming Soon

The best of both worlds, The East Junction offers modern city life and pairs it with the existing culture, edge, history, charisma, charm, and deep sense of community found in the area. The East Junction is a vibrant neighbourhood, with a spark that makes it unique amongst the cities' central areas.

Moving to Edmonton?

For Young Professionals

Edmonton is becoming known for being a hub for many young professionals. With a massive migration of working youth packing their bags in Toronto or Vancouver and heading to good ol' Edmonton for the promise of high wages and a lower cost of living. Find out which neighbourhoods are the best locations in Edmonton for Young Professionals.


We can help you find and buy  Homes in Edmonton

We are your neighbourhood experts, take a look at listings for sale below

Working in Edmonton

Edmonton’s job market just keeps booming. Today’s population is younger, with the largest age group being 20 to 39 year-olds. With a steady and strong economy, many young people are moving to Edmonton for work. Salaries are high and jobs are plentiful with the oil sands nearby. The unemployment rate is much lower than the Canadian rate.

Here are some of the sectors in Edmonton that are currently flourishing:

STEM Fields – When it comes to areas that are experiencing growth in Edmonton, science, technology, engineering and math fields top the list. These are known collectively as the acronym “STEM.” Anyone who is moving to Edmonton with a math, engineering or computer science degree will find lots of opportunities on the job market.

Health Care – There are a lot of opportunities for jobs in the Healthcare sector in Edmonton, as the population is aging and there will be a high demand for doctors, nurses, carers and other healthcare professionals in the coming years.

Oil and Gas – Moving to Edmonton to work in the oil and gas sector can also offer a lot of opportunities. The hottest jobs in the oil and gas industry are related to testing, oil and gas related programs. Although it is the highly skilled jobs that are in the most demand, there is also an abundance of positions in support roles that only require training on the job.

Moving to Edmonton?

We are Here to Help

We know this city.  We LOVE this city.  Take a tour with us to find out the best kept secrets this city has to offer.  You will never want to be anywhere else.  Let me know how we can help, and welcome home.

Contact Form

Search All Available Properties

Forgot password Extend Verify Contact
  • 102 10518 113 Street in Edmonton: Zone 08 Condo for sale : MLS®# E4360237

    102 10518 113 Street Zone 08 Edmonton T5H 0C6
    Main Photo: 102 10518 113 Street in Edmonton: Zone 08 Condo for sale : MLS®# E4360237
    Courtesy of Johnny A Marano of Homes & Gardens Real Estate Limited
    MLS® Num:
    Floor Area:
    1,198 sq. ft.
    Searching for a spacious homey feel in the heart of downtown? Look no further! This executive urban condo is remarkably situated within close walking distance to Rogers arena, Ice district, Brewery district, Grant MacEwan & Oliver square. As you enter this corner former show suite, you are welcomed with a sizeable & private patio/sunroom. This large 1197 sqft 3 bed & 2 bath unit features an open concept layout, NEW SPC LUXURY VINYL flooring, Fresh paint throughout, STUNNING modern lighting décor, Gourmet chefs kitchen with white cabinets, tile back splash, QUARTZ counter top, eat in island, & SS appliances. The master retreat is exceptionally grand offering two closets & a stylish ensuite. There are also two other generous bedrooms and a 4 piece main bath. Boasting 9 foot ceilings, central AC, in suite laundry, TITLED UNDERGROUND secured parking, one of a kind STEEL & CONCRETE construction, & so much more. This unbelievable home has it all & can offer a superb quality of life. Luxury & comfort awaits you! More details
  • 904 9835 113 Street in Edmonton: Zone 12 Condo for sale : MLS®# E4360123

    904 9835 113 Street Zone 12 Edmonton T5K 1N3
    Main Photo: 904 9835 113 Street in Edmonton: Zone 12 Condo for sale : MLS®# E4360123
    Courtesy of Greg G McDannold of RE/MAX Excellence
    MLS® Num:
    Floor Area:
    700 sq. ft.
    LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! Incredible river valley views from this west facing unit. 2 blocks to LRT, minutes to the Legislature grounds, U of A & MacEwan Universities, Parks, Brewery District, shops & restaurants. Quiet, & serene location at the end of a dead end street with breathtaking views of the river valley & stairs to access it. The unit has been completely renovated with a modern kitchen that has been opened up to the living space. Kitchen has slick new cabinets, stone counters & new black stainless appliances. New wide plank laminate flooring throughout as well as fresh paint. Bath has refinished tub, new vanity & flooring. Well managed building with a healthy reserve fund. Building has new windows, new patio doors, a new exterior façade & a well equipped, recently renovated gym w/ change rooms, a sauna and a large main floor patio. There is also a sky lounge with a rooftop deck that offers 360 degree views. Condo fees include heat, water & POWER. Unit comes with 1 underground Titled stall. More details
  • 205 9940 112 Street in Edmonton: Zone 12 Condo for sale : MLS®# E4360116

    205 9940 112 Street Zone 12 Edmonton T5K 1L8
    Main Photo: 205 9940 112 Street in Edmonton: Zone 12 Condo for sale : MLS®# E4360116
    Courtesy of Theresa Piorkowski of Schmidt Realty Group Inc
    MLS® Num:
    Floor Area:
    965 sq. ft.
    Units rarely come available in Quinn House. Make sure to put this 2 bedroom plus den, corner unit on your list today. Ideal for professionals and students alike, this condo is centrally located - walk to MacEwan, Legislature, River Valley, Rogers Place, and Downtown, or access other areas of the City through the Gov’t Centre LRT station only a 5-minute walk away. The functional floor plan separates your living space from the bedrooms. A wide entrance with plenty of closet space opens into the large living room, complete with newer hardwood flooring. The kitchen is a good size and offers great renovation potential! Around the corner and down the hall is a large primary bedroom with a walk-in closet and two-piece ensuite. There’s a second bedroom, and a den with potential to turn into a third bedroom, or keep as a home office. Building is family friendly, and has a secure bike room, seasonal tire storage, and a social room (under renovation). Shared storage and free shared laundry on each floor. More details
Data was last updated September 29, 2023 at 08:30 AM (UTC)
Copyright 2023 by the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton. All Rights Reserved.
Data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton.
The trademarks REALTOR®, REALTORS® and the REALTOR® logo are controlled by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and identify real estate professionals who are members of CREA. The trademarks MLS®, Multiple Listing Service® and the associated logos are owned by CREA and identify the quality of services provided by real estate professionals who are members of CREA.