St. Albert Homes For Sale
Included below are homes for sale and real estate in St. Albert, AB.
St. Albert is an Albertan city situated on the Sturgeon River, a few minutes northwest of Edmonton. Established as a Mettis community, St. Albert has grown into a family-friendly city that offers well-planned neighbourhoods with access to community support, good schools, parks, recreational opportunities and other essential amenities. The city features plenty of home styles. From modern single-family homes to updated condos and townhomes that are easy to maintain, there's plenty to explore in St. Albert. The city features amenities concentrated along St. Albert Trail, which divides the city into two parts. Among the numerous shopping centres, you can find banking services, major retail chains like Walmart, restaurants, hospitals and a whole lot more. St. Albert Trail also connects with Anthony Henday Drive and Yellowhead Highway, providing access to Edmonton and other satellite cities. The city also runs a transit system that provides convenient travel within the city and key locations in Edmonton.
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St. Albert History
St. Albert's roots trace back to 1861 when it was established as a settlement by Father Albert Lacombe, who built a chapel. The chapel is now a heritage site that stands on Mission Hill and has been restored to its original appearance. The settlement was named Saint Albert after Lacombe's saint name. The Métis (people of mixed French and Indian blood) made up the majority of the early settlers. St. Albert was incorporated as a village in 1899, as a town in 1904 and as a city in 1977.
The city has a population of about 66,000 and consist of 20 neighbourhoods: Akinsdale, Braeside, Deer Ridge, Downtown, Erin Ridge, Erin Ridge North, Forest Lawn, Grandin, Heritage Lakes, Inglewood, Jensen Lakes, Kingswood, Lacombe Park, Mission, North Ridge, Oakmont, Pineview, Riverside, Sturgeon Heights and Woodlands. St. Albert is bounded on the south by Anthony Henday Drive, Veness Road to the east, Range Road 261 to the west and Township Road to the north.
St. Albert Recreational Activities
Parks & Trails
St. Albert offers lots of recreational opportunities that are enjoyable all year round. The city's residents who enjoy exploring the outdoors have access to the famous Red Willow Trail System. The trail offers a chance to explore the city's spectacular landscape by walking, cycling, skating, or running. Spanning a distance of 99.5 kilometres, the trail winds through the river valley while connecting some of the city's parks and neighbourhoods.
Parks that can be found along the trail include Red Willow Park, Lacombe Lake Park, Lions Park, Kingswood Park, Big Lake, River lot 56 and the St. Albert Place Promenade. Lacombe Lake Park features a bike repair station, a fenced dog park, a field for kite flying and other uses, a gazebo area, skating, fishing and a swimming area for dogs. Lion Park features more open fields for kite flying, a playground, outdoor fitness equipment, BBQ pits and picnic tables. Another park that caters to people who love to interact with nature is Coal Mine Park. It's a natural area that offers nature trails, a pollinator garden, and a forested area.
Other notable parks in the city that offer more green space, playgrounds and other recreational amenities include Grey Nuns White Spruce Park, Kingswood Park and Rotary Park. Other nearby parks near the city worth visiting include Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park and Riverlot 56. Lois Hole features Big Lake, a great place to observe over 235 bird species or catch fish types such as northern pike, goldeye, white sucker, walleye and sticklebacks. The land surrounding Big Lake is also a habitat for wildlife species such as moose, white-tailed deer, beaver, coyote, red fox, porcupine, snowshoe hare, and red Squirrel.
Riverlot 56 is the perfect place to ski during winter as it features over 8km of groomed cross-country ski trails. Other attractions include hiking trails and wildlife. You can check out all the city’s trails with the trail map.
Riel Recreation Park is popular with sports enthusiasts who come to enjoy the park's multipurpose artificial field, rugby and soccer fields, BMX dirt tracks and RV Campground. The hosts of the facilities include St. Albert Kinsmen Club, which maintains Rodeo Grounds (annual Rainmaker Rodeo in May), a 92-stall RV facility and Kinsmen Banquet Centre; St. Albert Soccer Association which maintains 4 regulation soccer fields, one field and clubhouse facility; St. Albert Rugby Football League which maintains 4 regulation rugby fields; and St. Albert BMX Association which maintains a dirt track clubhouse facility.
Also within Riel Park is Rotary Park, accessible via the Red Willow Trail System and offers a playground, picnic tables and boat dock. The city also features numerous parks for ball diamonds, soccer, football, and rugby. Woodlands Skatepark is also a great place to skate and interact with other skaters from the community.
St. Albert Art and Culture
St. Albert offers lots of experience in terms of art and culture. The Musée Heritage Museum situated on St Albert Place features a variety of exhibits and programs that teach visitors about the city's history. Arden Theatre regularly showcases entertaining performances from local artists and actors. St Albert Botanic Park is the pride of the city, boasting acres of trees, flowers and shrubs. The park offers a chance to enjoy a relaxing stroll with family along the garden's pathways and end the visit by buying some beautiful flowers from the gift shop. The park also hosts events such as Mother's Day Rose Sale and the Canada Day Strawberry Tea.
The city also holds several festivals including, Fire and Ice Festival, Amplify, Rotary Music Festival and Snowflake Festival. There's also an annual Rainmaker Rodeo in May, which attracts thousands of fans.
Best Restaurants in St. Albert
Tryst Wine & Small Plates features a delicious rotating menu that creates repeat customers. Popular dishes in the restaurant include brussel sprouts, charcuterie and ricotta gnocchi. They offer crafted drinks and a menu that changes based on the availability of local products and seasonal flavours.
Sorrentino's St Albert is the go-to place for delicious Italian cuisine. They serve authentic Italian delicacies and offer great prices on their happy hour menu.
Riverbank Bistro serves delicious dishes in a cozy atmosphere. The favourites in their menu include beef tenderloin, mushroom soup, salmon and creme brulee.
XIX Nineteen offers a trendy atmosphere and a lounge menu full of tasty dishes. They also have an exceptional happy hour menu that offers great dishes at great prices.
The city features lots of exceptional eateries waiting for you to discover, so try to do some exploration.
St. Albert House Prices
The average house price in 2021 for a house in St. Albert is around $453,000, the lowest price is around $99,000, and the highest price is around $2,700,000.
St. Albert Schools
There are plenty of schools in St. Albert’s 3 school districts where children can undergo programs such as Francophone studies, French immersion, kindergarten, International Baccalaureate, Cogito, Arts, Technology, apprenticeship programs and much more.
The St. Albert Catholic School Division includes: Albert Lacombe Catholic Elementary School, Bertha Kennedy Catholic Elementary School, École Father Jan (Pre-Kindergarten - 6), École Marie Poburan Elementary School, École Secondaire St. Albert Catholic High School, École Secondaire Sainte Marguerite D'Youville Junior High, J.J. Nearing Catholic Elementary School, Neil M. Ross Catholic Elementary School, Richard S. Fowler Catholic Junior High School, Sister Alphonse Academy (Kindergarten-Grade 9), St. Gabriel Education Centre (Grades 9 - 12), Vincent J. Maloney Catholic Junior High, and Vital Grandin Catholic Elementary School.
The city’s public schools include Bellerose High School, Paul Kane High School, Elmer S. Gish School (English, Cogito Grades K - 9), Logos Christian (Grades 5-9), Robert Rundle Elementary School, Keenooshayo Elementary School, Ronald Harvey Elementary School, Leo Nickerson Elementary School, Logos Christian (Grades K-4), Sir Alexander Mackenzie Elementary School, Lorne Akins Junior High School, Sir George Simpson Junior High School, Muriel Martin Elementary School, Wild Rose Elementary School, Outreach High School, W.D. Cuts Junior High School, Lois E. Hole Elementary School, and Joseph M. Demko (Grades K-9).
The Francophone schools include École La Mission Francophone School (Pre School - 6) and École Alexandre-Taché (Grades: 7 - 12).