Sherwood Park, Alberta

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Sherwood Park is a large hamlet in AlbertaCanada within Strathcona County that is recognized as an urban service area.[7] It is located adjacent to the City of Edmonton's eastern boundary,[8] generally south of Highway 16 (Yellowhead Trail), west of Highway 21 and north of Highway 630 (Wye Road).[9]

Sherwood Park was established in 1955 on farmland of the Smeltzer family, east of Edmonton. With a population of 68,782 in 2015,[5] Sherwood Park has enough people to be Alberta's seventh largest city, but technically retains the status of a hamlet. The Government of Alberta recognizes the Sherwood Park Urban Service Area as equivalent to a city.[10]

History

Sherwood Park, originally named Campbelltown, was founded by John Hook Campbell and John Mitchell in 1953 when the Municipal District of Strathcona No. 83 approved their proposed development of a bedroom community east of Edmonton. The first homes within the community were marketed to the public in 1955. Canada Post intervened on the name of Campbelltown due to the existence of several other communities in Canada within the same name, so the community's name was changed to Sherwood Park in 1956.[11]

Geography

The Sherwood Park Urban Service Area is located in the Edmonton Capital Region along the western edge of central Strathcona County adjacent to the City of Edmonton.[8] The majority of the community is bound by Highway 16 (Yellowhead Highway) to the north, Highway 21 to the east, Highway 630 (Wye Road) to the south, and Anthony Henday Drive (Highway 216) to the west. The Refinery Row portion of Sherwood Park is located across Anthony Henday Drive to the west, between Sherwood Park Freeway and Highway 16. Numerous developments fronting the south side of Wye Road, including Wye Gardens, Wye Crossing, Salisbury Village and the Estates of Sherwood Park, are also within the community. Lands north of Highway 16 and south of Township Road 534/Oldman Creek between Range Road 232 (Sherwood Drive) to the west and Highway 21 to the east are also within the Sherwood Park urban service area.[9]

Demographics

The population of Sherwood Park according to Strathcona County's 2015 municipal census is 68,782, a 5.1% change from its 2012 municipal census population of 65,465.[5]

In the 2011 Census, Sherwood Park had a population of 64,733,[6] a 13.9% change from its 2006 population of 56,845.[20]

Economy

Sherwood Park has a strong economy with over $9.0 billion worth of major projects completed, announced, or under construction. A district known as Refinery Row lies west of Sherwood Park and includes some of the largest industrial facilities in Western Canada, including Esso's Strathcona Refinery.

Crime

According to RCMP collected data in 2012, crime in Sherwood Park has been on the rise especially impaired driving and domestic violence. Domestic violence reports rose by 32 percent; impaired driving went up 10 percent. Other facts released also pointed out that sexual offenses went up by 20 percent and drug trafficking charges went up 55 percent.[21]

Arts and culture

Facilities for visual and performing arts in Sherwood Park include the A.J. Ottewell Community Centre, Art Gallery @ 501, Festival Place and Smeltzer House Centre for Visual Arts.[9][22]

Attractions

Recreation facilities within Sherwood Park include the Broadmoor Arena, Glen Allan Recreation Complex, Kinsmen Leisure Centre, Millennium Place, Sherwood Park Arena/Sports Centre and Strathcona Athletic Park as well as a BMX bike park, a BMX bike pump trackand a skateboard park.[9] The community also has 37 parks and sportsfields.[9]

Sports

The most significant local sports team is a hockey squad, the Sherwood Park Crusaders. The Crusaders play in the Alberta Junior Hockey League.[23] Sherwood Park has a well-respected Midget "AAA" hockey program, dating back to the mid-1970s, that has produced several top calibre players including former and current NHLers Gerald Diduck, Jim Ennis, Tyson Nash, Cam Ward and Daymond Langkow. The Sherwood Park Kings Athletic Club includes levels from Peewee to Midget and with the highest level being the Midget "AAA" program.

Sherwood Park is a significant football community. At least one Sherwood Park high school football team has been to the Alberta provincial final since the 1999 season. The bantam team, the Sherwood Park Rams, have won provincials five of the last seven seasons.[24]The 2014 provincial championship is held by the Sherwood Park Wolverines, which is their first title.[25]

Baseball has become a very popular and important sport in the community.[26] In 2008, the Sherwood Park Dukes began their first season in Sherwood Park, playing at Centennial Park in the Western Major Baseball League.

Strathcona County hosted the 2007 Western Canada Summer Games with most of the events held in Sherwood Park. The games included 2,300 athletes, coaches, and officials from the four western provinces and three northern territories. Around 2,800 volunteers helped make the games a success.

Government

Sherwood Park is governed by the Strathcona County Council. The County's mayor is Roxanne Carr who replaced Linda Osinchuk in the 2013 municipal election.

Education

Sherwood Park's school boards are Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS)[27], Elk Island Catholic Schools (EICS)[28], and the Conseil Scolaire Centre-Nord (CSCN or the Greater North Central Francophone Education Region No. 2).

The public high schools are Bev Facey Community High School and Salisbury Composite High School, as well as Strathcona Christian Academy (kindergarten to grade 12), and Archbishop Jordan Catholic High School.

Sherwood Park was home to Canada's first charter school: New Horizons Charter School, a public charter school that offers a gifted education program for students from kindergarten to grade 9. It is located in Sherwood Park on the edge of the Village on the Lake subdivision.

Media

Sherwood Park's newspaper is the twice-weekly Sherwood Park-Strathcona County News. The Sherwood Park News and Strathcona County This Week newspapers, both owned by Bowes Publishers, in turn part of Sun Media Corporation, merged on November 6, 2007 to become Sherwood Park • Strathcona County News.[29]

Due to the community's close proximity to Edmonton, all major Edmonton media, including the daily newspapers (such as the Edmonton Sun and the Edmonton Journal) and radio and TV broadcasters, also serve Sherwood Park and immediate area.


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  • 27 BRAESIDE Crescent: Sherwood Park House for sale : MLS®# E4393843

    27 BRAESIDE Crescent Sherwood Park Sherwood Park T8A 3M9
    Main Photo: 27 BRAESIDE Crescent: Sherwood Park House for sale : MLS®# E4393843
    $999,998
    Single Family
    Courtesy of Brad Smith of Royal LePage Prestige Realty
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4393843
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,433 sq. ft.
    Welcome to your dream home in the prestigious Broadmoor Estates, offering luxurious living on the Broadmoor Golf Course. Located on the 18th hole just steps away from the clubhouse. This 2,432 sq ft fully renovated residence features 6 large bedrooms, 3 full baths, and a SOUTH-facing massive yard with a huge in-ground swimming pool, and private fire-pit area perfect for outdoor enjoyment. Enjoy stunning golf course views and modern comforts with a new roof, new energy-efficient windows, and two new high-efficiency furnaces. This home seamlessly blends elegance and convenience, providing an unparalleled lifestyle akin to Palm Springs but located in the heart of Sherwood Park. Move in and experience the epitome of golf course living without the need for any additional work. Best part is you can walk down for an evening round of golf or dinner and drinks at the Broadmoor clubhouse. Even better, enjoy the bonus of listening to live music from Festival Place and watching holiday fireworks from your deck! More details
  • 26 RYBURY Court: Sherwood Park House for sale : MLS®# E4385482

    26 RYBURY Court Sherwood Park Sherwood Park T8B 0C4
    Main Photo: 26 RYBURY Court: Sherwood Park House for sale : MLS®# E4385482
    $974,900
    Single Family
    Courtesy of Caitlin Kanizaj of MaxWell Progressive
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4385482
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,963 sq. ft.
    Welcome to this meticulously-designed, family home in the desirable boutique community of Salisbury Village. Step into the spacious foyer and find a large den off the front of the home. Guests will admire the soaring great room 18' ceilings and grand windows across the rear of the home. The sophisticated, contemporary kitchen includes an 11' island with waterfall-quartz edge, an abundance of custom cabinetry, gas cooktop, and side-by-side fridge and stand-up freezer. Find both a butler's pantry and walk-in pantry that flows effortlessly off the kitchen and into the mudroom. 3 bedrooms, a bonus room, and an executive-sized laundry room including quartz counters, cabinetry, and laundry sink, complete the upper floor. An extravagant walk-in closet and 5-piece ensuite with free-standing soaker tub and walk-in tiled shower completes the elegant primary bedroom. Landscaping is included in the price of this home, to be completed by Kimberley Homes as a seasonal item. More details
  • : Sherwood Park House for sale : MLS®# E4375371

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    Main Photo: : Sherwood Park House for sale : MLS®# E4375371
    $950,000
    Single Family
    Courtesy of Nidhi Kapoor of MaxWell Polaris
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4375371
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    3,489 sq. ft.
    Beautiful 3521 sqft, gem nestled on classy Beauvista Dr. sitting on a 10128 sqft lot. This home backs onto the 12th hold at Broadmoor Golf Course. The yard is absolutely private w/heated pool surrounded by lush greenery. This homes comes w/heated in floor heating in lower level. Triple car garage heated. Beautiful enclosed pool-spa Sauna, huge recreation room with deck. Corian counter tops in kitchen, marble bathroom, ceramic tiled halls, large deck over looking Broadmoor golf course. South Backyard. House is in a great condition. Measurements included swimming pool building. Magnificent Mater bedroom w/ luxurious ensuite & walk in closet. A total of 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 2 fireplaces. Fully Finished basement. Over the years lots of upgrades done to the house. The house is in a mint condition w/2 furnaces, boiler, very sophisticated swimming pool system. This Grand home is spectacular & is perfect for entertaining, over 5000 sf in total. Breathtaking split. Offering spectacular views from every level! More details
  • 202 SEDUM Way: Sherwood Park House for sale : MLS®# E4368158

    202 SEDUM Way Sherwood Park Sherwood Park T8A 2X8
    Main Photo: 202 SEDUM Way: Sherwood Park House for sale : MLS®# E4368158
    $949,900
    Single Family
    Courtesy of Jeff D Jackson of Bode
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4368158
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,536 sq. ft.
    Welcome to the Lauren 26 by Jayman BUILT, a showhome masterpiece available for leaseback. This two-story residence spans 2,536 sq ft, featuring three bedrooms and 2.5 baths. The inviting facade introduces a double front attached garage. Inside, a large kitchen with a center island is the heart of the home, ideal for both family meals and entertaining. The great room, with a gas fireplace, exudes warmth and comfort, complemented by a deck for outdoor relaxation. Upstairs, discover a versatile bonus room with vaulted ceilings, offering flexible space for work or play. The master bedroom is a spacious retreat, accompanied by a large ensuite featuring a free-standing soaker tub—a luxurious touch for daily indulgence. The Lauren 26 is a blend of style and functionality, where every detail has been carefully considered. With the added benefit of a showhome leaseback, this residence provides a sophisticated living experience. Photos are representative. More details
  • 19 FOSBURY Link: Sherwood Park House for sale : MLS®# E4387486

    19 FOSBURY Link Sherwood Park Sherwood Park T8B 0B4
    Main Photo: 19 FOSBURY Link: Sherwood Park House for sale : MLS®# E4387486
    $929,900
    Single Family
    Courtesy of Walter P Massa of NuCasa Realty Group Ltd
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4387486
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,563 sq. ft.
    IMMACULATE Family Home!! Welcome to Cameron's Dekton Located in Sherwood Park's highly sought after community of Salisbury Village. This open concept home provides a bright and open floor plan. Offering over 2562 square feet of fine living with numerous large windows for natural light, Black Horizontal metal railings on extra wide staircase. Hardwood Floors on Main, 2nd floor Bonus Room and on all stairs, ceramic & carpet flooring. Beautiful unique kitchen with upgraded two tone cabinets, quartz counter tops throughout and a Butler Pantry. Rough-in Gas for Stove,The main floor offers a generous Large great & dining room with floor to ceiling windows for natural light. Electric fireplace with floor to ceiling Brick. Den and 2 Piece Bath C/W floating Cabinets. The second level offers you a large bonus room, Master bedroom c/w 5 piece spa ensuite and WIC. 2 more generous size bedrooms, main Bathroom and Upgraded Laundry Room. Two car attached garage, air-conditioning and many more upgrades included !! More details
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