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.

 

*Source - Wikipedia

Current Listings

Sherwood Park, Alberta - Listings for Sale

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  • 92 NOTTINGHAM Harbour: Sherwood Park House for sale : MLS®# E4132262

    Main Photo: 92 NOTTINGHAM Harbour: Sherwood Park House for sale : MLS®# E4132262
    $989,900
    Single Family
    Courtesy of Marc Lachance of RE/MAX Elite
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4132262
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    2,917 sq. ft.
    Located on the most sought after street in Nottingham this beautiful Acropolis built home is nestled away in a quiet cul de sac and backs onto Ball Lake with extensive views stretching as far as the eye can see!!!!! Finished on all three levels this beautiful walkout two story is perfect for entertaining and features a wonderful open concept. The main floor features a large great room, dining room, den/office, chefs gourmet kitchen with centre island and BI stainless steel appliances and a comfortable eating nook all surrounded by large windows to enjoy the amazing views. Upstairs you will find the master retreat complete with relaxing ensuite and walk in closet along with two more generous sized bedrooms and a second study or den just off the custom walkway. The walkout basement is fully finished and features a massive rec room/ games room fourth bedroom and overlooks the beautiful yard and lake!!! Other features include an oversized garage, in floor heating, central A/C and U/G sprinklers. A MUST SEE!!! More details
  • 580 VICTORIA Way: Sherwood Park House for sale : MLS®# E4129824

    Main Photo: 580 VICTORIA Way: Sherwood Park House for sale : MLS®# E4129824
    $899,900
    Single Family
    Courtesy of Don McKay of Royal Lepage Noralta Real Estate and Jeff Warner of Homes & Gardens Real Estate Limited
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4129824
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,865 sq. ft.
    UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY...Homes BACKING ON THE LAKE rarely come available in this desirable & mature community. Located on prestigious VICTORIA WAY & impeccably maintained by the original owners, this STUNNING SALVI built 3+1 bdrm 2 storey c/w WALK-OUT BASEMENT offers 3868 SF of living space...Open concept main floor, Master suite c/w FP & balcony, 3 storey spiral staircase, Indoor & exterior ponds, Family room with projection TV, Main floor laundry, den & formal dining, Loft with window seat, Huge sunny rear deck, Heated garage, AC, Newer cedar shakes, Covered lower patio. PRIVATE SOUTH FACING backyard, beautifully landscaped & surrounded by towering trees. Very close to schools, playgrounds, shopping, walking trails. COMPLETELY RENOVATED by SALVI; all new kitchen, bathrooms, flooring, paint, lighting, custom millwork, built-in cabinetry, mechanical, appliances, audio/video...Nothing but the finest finishings throughout with exceptional attention to detail. This home must be seen to be appreciated! More details
  • 155 Campbell Drive: Sherwood Park House for sale : MLS®# E4135595

    Main Photo: 155 Campbell Drive: Sherwood Park House for sale : MLS®# E4135595
    $879,000
    Single Family
    Courtesy of Elisse L Moreno and Michael Van Butselaar of RE/MAX Real Estate
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4135595
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,915 sq. ft.
    Welcome home to Lakeland Ridge! Plenty of upgrades and unique features are found in this 4 Bedroom former Stars Lottery home from the Main Entrance; Dining Room with Gas Wall Torches and Wet Bar; Stained Art Glass accents throughout. Chefs Kitchen with large Island, Granite Counter Tops, Stainless Steel appliances, walk-through pantry. Family Room with Double Sided fireplace and impressive ceiling detail. Illuminated Art Niches on main and second floor; Walk-in Closets can be found in Second and Third Bedrooms. Luxurious Ensuite, His and Hers sinks, Jetted Tub and Walk-in Shower with Full Body Spray in Master Bedroom with raised Coffered Ceiling and Lighting Accents. , Oversized, Heated Garage with durable epoxy coating and mezzanine. Full professionally finished bsmt, large open bedroom, 4pc bath, living area with recessed speakers; Dream office with custom cabinetry. A/C, Enjoy the back yard with a Tiered composite Deck with built in planter boxes and bench. This property is a must see! More details
  • 482 Churchill Crescent: Sherwood Park House for sale : MLS®# E4125337

    Main Photo: 482 Churchill Crescent: Sherwood Park House for sale : MLS®# E4125337
    $824,702
    Single Family
    Courtesy of Scott J Macmillan and Holly Kowalchuk of RE/MAX Elite
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4125337
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    2,892 sq. ft.
    BACKING LAKE...FULLY FINISHED BASEMENT...5 BEDROOMS...TRIPLE CAR GARAGE...MAINTENANCE FREE DECK... .Get ready to Step into DIVINE as you enter this luxurious bright main entrance of this Show Home Quality house. Open concept dream kitchen with wall mount oven & countertop gas stove PLUS loads of cabinets & counter space complete with a walk thru pantry! Dining area has patio door access to maintenance free deck with amazing views. 10' ceilings in Living Room with Stunning view of the lake & loads of natural light. Upstairs boasts bonus room with wet bar & 9' ceilings. You will love the grand master bedroom with 5 pc Spa Ensuite & envy at the Walk-In Closet! 2 more bedrooms - 1 of which c/w 4 pc ensuite, another 4pc bathroom & laundry rm complete this level. The Fully Developed Bsmnt has 2 bedrooms, Bathroom, plus massive family room to spend with the family or enjoy some 'me' time! Outside is a spacious backyard backing onto lake! Did we mention triple garage in town?? Must View! More details
  • 61 Amesbury Wynd: Sherwood Park House for sale : MLS®# E4137063

    Main Photo: 61 Amesbury Wynd: Sherwood Park House for sale : MLS®# E4137063
    $819,530
    Single Family
    Courtesy of Trevor B Roszell of RE/MAX Elite
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4137063
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,321 sq. ft.
    Custom home with numerous upgrades. The Marcson Aberdeen Model with modifications has over 2324 sq ft above grade as well as fully finished walkout basement. A 3 car garage with one side being a tandem for all your extra toys or vehicles. Ready for immediate possession, finished with high quality hardwood flooring, carpet and ceramic tile. Kitchen has a large island, slate counter tops, large butler pantry. High vaulted ceilings flow into the upper level where there are 3 large bedrooms and a massive bonus room, upstairs laundry. The master bedroom has a large soak er tub and steam shower as well as a walk in closet and his and her sinks. This home is a must see to appreciate the quality for the value. More details
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