Strathcona County has many Acreage subdivisions, and is home to a large number of horse owners and equestrian businesses.
The urban service area of Sherwood Park is located in Strathcona County, Alberta, immediately adjacent to the southeast side of the City of Edmonton. Sherwood Park is home to over 65,000 people living in 23,000 homes. In addition, there are over 27,000 people living in suburban and rural Strathcona County communities around Sherwood Park, bringing the total population of the area to approximately 92,000 people and over 32,000 homes. Sherwood Park is an urban service area, allowing it to share a local government with the surrounding Strathcona County and also receive provincial grants and funding available to urban centres.
Strathcona County and Sherwood Park provide a wide range of residential lifestyle options, from lakeside living and hobby farming to suburban family neighbourhoods and luxury executive communities. Sherwood Park in particular is ideally placed for those searching for safe, comfortable communities with accessible city-class amenities, including recreational facilities, a first class education system, and local access to emergency and social services.
There are many fantastic parks and protected natural areas in and around Strathcona County. The popular Strathcona Wilderness Centre is located only 20 minutes east of Sherwood Park and features over 550 acres of natural central Alberta scenery and 12 kilometres of multi-use trails. Nearby is the amazing must-visit Elk Island National Park, home to herds of wild bison, moose and – of course – elk. And for those who prefer to enjoy the great outdoors closer to home, there are many parks and walking trails right in Sherwood Park.
A word must be said about Millenium Place, a multi-purpose facility with swimming pools, sauna, hot tub, indoor rinks and playing fields, a recreational rink with skate rental and equipment for learning skaters. There are top notch exercise facilities, a fabulous child play room full of colourful climbing and sliding equipment, a walking / running track, a youth lounge, and a large open food service area. There is also a Running Room and a Sports Medicine facility on the premises. You can enjoy this facility through low monthly fees. A day pass is also available.
Those who enjoy mixing work and pleasure will find Sherwood Park and Strathcona County the ideal place to get a business off the ground. With no business tax and no business license requirement, it is easier to provide specialized products and services in a home run business setting. As a result, Strathcona County provides residents an abundance of small, locally owned and operated businesses including tree farms, quaint country cafes, and bed and breakfast style inns.
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Strathcona County is proud to have a diverse and active local arts community, including galleries and museums.
There is not shortage of fun things to do in Strathcona County and Sherwood Park. Visit one of the many recreational centres, check out a local festival, enjoy a movie, or sample local wares at the Farmers' Market.