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Sherwood Park, Alberta
Sherwood Park, Alberta is located to the southeast of Alberta's capital city and can be easily accessed from Edmonton's city centre via the Yellowhead highway or via the newly completed ring road. Residents living in Sherwood Park are within easy commuting distance to all of the greater Edmonton Area, but are able to live in a family-oriented community away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The hamlet of Sherwood Park is located within, and governed by, Strathcona County. While there are just under 70 000 people living in Sherwood Park which would make it one of Alberta's top 10 largest cities, the residents have chosen by plebiscite, to retain the hamlet status and maintain the small community feel. The province has granted the hamlet 'specialized municipality' status which means that Sherwood Park has the same benefits as a city for the purposes of programs and grants but is still governed by the same body as the surrounding rural area.
Living In Sherwood Park
Sherwood Park's economy is deeply rooted in the oil and gas industry and Strathcona County labels itself as Alberta's Industrial Heartland. Approximately 75 percent of western Canada's refining is done in Sherwood Park’s ‘refinery row’ along highway 216. This is great for buyers looking for homes in Sherwood Park as workers in the oil and gas sector can live in a beautiful area apart from refinery row, but still have a short commute to work. Sherwood Park is also a fantastic place to raise a family as it offers great education options. Strathcona County has two school boards, Elk Island Public Schools and Elk Island Catholic Schools as well as many family-oriented activities and programs.
Sherwood Park and Strathcona County have a plethora of facilities for sports and outdoor enthusiasts ranging from outdoor skating rinks and tobogganing hills, to sports fields, pitches, arenas, kids' spray parks, and a multi-use trail network including ski and snowshoe trails. The hamlet is also within very short driving distance to Elk Island National Park, and other provincial green spaces which offer opportunities for wildlife viewing, hiking, camping, and cycling. Sherwood Park even has a mobile app that helps residents explore all of the outdoor activities in the area on the go. This Edmonton suburb has a great arts and culture scene. It is home to Festival Place for live music and theatre as well as several art galleries. Sherwood Park is a lovely place for people of all walks of life to live and has exceptional amenities to accommodate any lifestyle.
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