Real Estate and information on Camrose, Alberta
Camrose is a relatively small city situated in Central Alberta amidst some of the richest farmland in the prairies. It started as a modest outpost which originally grew up along a railroad, and is now expanding along Highway 13.
The population of Camrose is just over 16,000 residents.
Camrose is a scenic city with many parks, leading to its moniker "The Rose City". Camrose offers a relaxed lifestyle with a large population of retirees.
Camrose is located about 90 kilometers from Edmonton, which is the capital of Alberta. The city is in a transitory region of Alberta, in between prairie and boreal forest. It is a major centre to the small farming communities that surround it. Stoney Creek runs through the city and flows into the Battle River south of the city.
Camrose is home to the popular Christmas treat, the Christmas sausage, which can be bought in the winter season. Fred Duggan and his butcher invented these (the Duggan family was one of the four founding families of Camrose).
Sports and activities
Jubilee Park is often used by the community. The park is located in a valley and features barbecue shelters, a wandering stream and wide open space.
Mirror Lake sits in the centre of the city. The lake is home to two species of swan; the trumpeter and the Polish mute. The city of Camrose provides a winter shelter to the clipped birds. The swans have called Camrose home for over twenty years. Mirror Lake Park is the focal point of the Camrose urban parks system. Located on the edge of Mirror Lake, it is the home of the Bill Fowler Centre which contains the Chamber of Commerce office and the Tourist Information Centre.
The new Edgeworth Centre, a multi-purpose sporting facility, officially opened on September 28, 2007. The complex includes the 2,500 seat Encana Arena, and the 300+ seat Border Paving arena. The Edgeworth Centre also boasts a three lane fitness track, fitness centre, physiotherapy clinic, physiotherapy lab, children's play room, meeting rooms, and food and beverage facilities. Attached to this multi-million dollar facility is the Max McLean Arena, as well as the Camrose Aquatic Centre and curling rink.
Other recreational facilities include the Camrose Community Centre (walking track and indoor soccer centre), spray park, Camrose Skate Park, Kinsmen Park (which includes tennis courts, three fastball fields, football field, beach volleyball courts, 2.2 km walking path), and Rudy Swanson Park, home to soccer facilities and recreational groups.
Camrose is blessed with a large urban trail system which winds through the beautiful Stoney Creek Valley. The total trail length is approximately 10.2 km.
Camrose is home to a variety of sports clubs including figure skating, baseball, fastball, hockey and swimming. The Camrose Ski Club, founded in 1911, is the oldest cross-country ski club in Canada and has produced many elite level athletes including several Olympians.
If you are looking to buy a home or real estate in Camrose, you can search for homes in or out of town, condos, farms, acreages, or recreational property. Most homes in Camrose are located close to a waterway or park, offering great opportunities for outdoor recreation. The city is about one hour from Edmonton, has good health and education services, and is known for it's friendly community. Realtors in the area include Royal Lepage, ReMax, and Realty Executives.
Whether you are looking for a place to retire, or a place to raise your family or run a home business, you will find that Camrose offers a compelling range of facilities and services in an area that is also close to big city amenities.