Sturgeon County is a vibrant municipality made up of farmland, world-class industrial development, and residential acreage developments. It is located along the Sturgeon River, a major tributary of the North Saskatchewan River, and sits on the Northeast border of the City of Edmonton. The County is included in the Edmonton Capital Region, more commonly known as Metro Edmonton or Greater Edmonton.
Sturgeon County includes the City of St. Albert, with a population of about 64,000, the towns of Bon Accord, Gibbons, Legal, Morinville and Redwater, and numerous small hamlets. Acreage living in Sturgeon County allows the peacefulness of country living plus access to all the facilities of a major city, all within easy commuting distance.
Historically, the area was first settled in 1879 by French-speaking Albertans and this is apparent in place names and the many monuments throughout the County. Today less than 5% of the population is francophone.
Acreage subdivisions generally range in size from 1-3 acres. The soil is fertile which makes gardening a pleasure. As with other counties, it is always wise to investigate the local rules concerning ownership of dogs, cats and large animals. If it is your intent to run a small business from your acreage, then please do check with the County about rules and regulations first.
The City of St. Albert, which is provides the majority of services for the county, has a very pretty downtown area in the valley along the river, with lovely little local shops, restaurants and coffee shops, and a large bustling outdoor market on Saturdays. The city also has a beautiful performing arts centre, extensive indoor and outdoor sports facilities, a hospital, and a wide variety of small businesses in addition to the standard large box stores and malls found in all major cities. You can find out more about St. Albert at http://www.stalbert.ca
More information about Sturgeon County is available at http://www.sturgeoncounty.ca