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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  • 297 ESTATE Drive: Sherwood Park House for sale : MLS®# E4136169

    Main Photo: 297 ESTATE Drive: Sherwood Park House for sale : MLS®# E4136169
    $1,000,000
    Single Family
    Courtesy of Mel A Simmons of RE/MAX Elite
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4136169
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    3,010 sq. ft.
    Beautiful fully finished renovated estate home in PRESTIGIOUS "ESTATES OF SHERWOOD" is now available for your family. 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, two living rooms on the main level, plus a family room in the basement, and a nanny type suite on the main level as well! Huge lot, and one of the best features of this home is the four season room with gas fireplace and surrounding windows facing the back yard. The yard has a play structure, fire pit area, huge deck, underground sprinklers and plenty of privacy. The heated garage is great for our winter's. The kitchen is a chef's desire! So many options for space and for a growing family. Basement has heated floors, big windows, dry bar, and another family room. You need to view this home soon! More details
  • 92 NOTTINGHAM Harbour: Sherwood Park House for sale : MLS®# E4132262

    Main Photo: 92 NOTTINGHAM Harbour: Sherwood Park House for sale : MLS®# E4132262
    $929,000
    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
  • 5 GALLOWAY Street: Sherwood Park House for sale : MLS®# E4141688

    Main Photo: 5 GALLOWAY Street: Sherwood Park House for sale : MLS®# E4141688
    • Exterior Front
    • Dining Room
    • Tonnes of counter-space and drawers!
    • Large pantry with extra freezer
    • Stone surround fireplace with custom cabinets and shelving
    • Den
    • Closet
    • Closet
    • 1/2 bathroom
    • Bonus Room
    • Bonus Room
    • Bedroom
    • Bedroom
    • Bathroom
    • The door separates the sinks from the toilet and the bathtub/shower!
    • Master Bedroom
    • Walk-in Closet
    • Master Bath
    • Master Bath
    • Double shower with granite capped bench!
    • Laundry Room
    • Tile stairs capped with custom hardwood nosings lead to the basement.
    • Recreation Room
    • Wet bar complete with bar fridge, undermount sink and granite!
    • Basement bathroom
    • Basement bathroom
    • Custom handcrafted ceiling detail throughout
    • Beautiful covered deck overlooks the largest lot in the cul-de-sac, complete with pot lights!
    • Triple TANDEM garage!!!  Fully finished and roughed in ready for a furnace!
    $873,000
    Single Family
    Courtesy of Cheryl L Jameson of Homes & Gardens Real Estate Limited
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4141688
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,795 sq. ft.
    Beauty and elegance - welcome to this custom build dream home in Glen Allan! This home has so many upgrades and features; a double ensuite shower with a granite bench, loads of pots and pans drawers in the kitchen, custom handcrafted ceiling detail, hardwood throughout, a wetbar in the basement, and granite in the kitchen, laundry and in every bathroom! The main floor boasts a spacious foyer, an office/den, a huge kitchen with an extra large pantry with built in mdf shelving and a freezer, the great room with a stone surround fireplace and custom built cabinets and shelving, and the covered deck (the only one in the neighbourhood)! The 2nd floor is host to 3 bedrooms, each with their own walk in closet (with built in mdf shelving organizers), a bonus room, and the laundry (that leads into the Master walk in closet). The basement is fully finished with a full bathroom, bedroom, rec room with wet bar, and loads and loads of storage. Every detail has been captured in this stunning custom home! More details
  • 155 Campbell Drive: Sherwood Park House for sale : MLS®# E4135595

    Main Photo: 155 Campbell Drive: Sherwood Park House for sale : MLS®# E4135595
    $849,700
    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
  • 15 GALLOWAY Street: Sherwood Park House for sale : MLS®# E4138861

    Main Photo: 15 GALLOWAY Street: Sherwood Park House for sale : MLS®# E4138861
    $829,900
    Single Family
    Courtesy of David C St. Jean of RE/MAX Elite
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4138861
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    3,090 sq. ft.
    Welcome to this beautiful, Modern 4 BEDROOM, 4 BATHROOM (3 en-suites), 2-storey home in the mature community of Glen Allen. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac, this family home is loaded with upgrades and features including; main floor den, main floor dining room, large kitchen with high end appliances, LARGE TRIPLE garage (with floor drains and hot and cold water), 3 en-suites, 4 large bedrooms including a MASSIVE master retreat with coffered ceilings with 3 sided fireplace and large walk in closet. This home also offers an entertainment loft, home automation and the list goes on... Downstairs you will find a partially finished walk out basement leading to the private, fully fenced & fully landscaped yard with concrete aggregate pads; perfect for entertaining. Feel safe and secure with audio/video security system. As an added bonus the basement with 9 foot ceilings is partially developed (at no charge to the buyer) with bedroom #5, a large bathroom, home theatre and large rec room. More details
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