Spruce Grove, Alberta

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Spruce Grove /ˌsprusˈɡrv/ is a city that is 11 km (6.8 mi) west of Edmonton, Alberta in Canada. The city is adjacent to the Town of Stony Plain and is surrounded by Parkland County.

With a 2016 population of 34,066, Spruce Grove is the ninth-largest city in Alberta. The mayor of Spruce Grove is Stuart Houston.

Spruce Grove is home to the Horizon Stage Performing Arts Centre, a local theatre, and the TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre, a recreation facility shared with Stony Plain and Parkland County.

Jennifer Heil, the freestyle skier who won the first gold medal for Canada in the 2006 Winter Olympics games in Turin, Italy, and a silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics is from Spruce Grove, as is Carla MacLeod, a member of the 2010 Canada women's national ice hockey team.

History

Homesteaders in the area date back to 1879.[6] Spruce Grove originally incorporated as a village on March 14, 1907, but it subsequently dissolved on August 30, 1916.[1] Spruce Grove then re-incorporated as a village on January 1, 1955 and subsequently incorporated as a town on January 1, 1971, and as a city on March 1, 1986.[1]

Geography

Spruce Grove is located near the province's geographical centre, at 30 kilometres (19 mi) from downtown Edmonton and 14 km (8.7 mi) from Edmonton's city limits.[7] It is part of the Edmonton Capital Region.

Demographics

The City of Spruce Grove's 2016 municipal census counted a population of 33,640,[5] a change of 5% from its 2015 municipal census population of 32,036.[23]In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the City of Spruce Grove recorded a population of 34,066 living in 12,552 of its 13,109 total private dwellings, a change of 30.2% from its 2011 population of 26,171. With a land area of 32.2 km2 (12.4 sq mi), it had a population density of 1,058.0/km2 (2,740.1/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

In the 2011 Census, the City of Spruce Grove had a population of 26,171 living in 9,619 of its 10,105 total dwellings, a change of 33.9% from its 2006 adjusted population of 19,541. With a land area of 32.37 km2(12.50 sq mi), it had a population density of 808.5/km2 (2,094.0/sq mi) in 2011.[22]

Arts and Culture

The Spruce Grove Art Gallery is located in the Melcor Cultural Centre and is operated by the Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove. The gallery hosts ongoing shows for original art created by its members, made up of artists from mainly the Spruce Grove, Stony Plain and Parkland County area.[24]

Horizon Stage hosts many plays and acts throughout the year, as well as a lot of community theatre. Spruce Grove also has a 7 screen theatre complex which opened in the fall of 2007.[25]

Another cultural facility within the city is the Spruce Grove Grain Elevator Museum.

Attractions

The TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre, opened in 2002, provides a pool, soccer fields, a gymnasium, workout gym, and ice rinks to the people of Parkland County. Spruce Grove has bike trails winding throughout the city, called the Heritage Grove Trail, where bike riders can ride for hours through lush forest. On June 7, 2008, Spruce Grove held the grand opening of the West District Park, which features two full artificial surface fields for football, soccer and other activities. The Edmonton Eskimos donated $10,000 towards the event and held practice at the facility as part of the first day activities.

Sports

Spruce Grove has an abundant number of youths and adults involved in amateur sports, that run year round. Box lacrosse runs from March to July under the organization Parkland Posse [1], which pulls young people from the Tri communities of Spruce Grove, Stony Plain and Parkland County. Hockey runs from September to April, soccer and rugby run from May to October, football runs from July to December and baseball runs from March to October. The Spruce Grove Saints are a Junior A hockey team that play in the AJHL.


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  • 42 KENTON WOODS Lane: Spruce Grove House for sale : MLS®# E4390965

    42 KENTON WOODS Lane Spruce Grove Spruce Grove T7X 0P8
    Main Photo: 42 KENTON WOODS Lane: Spruce Grove House for sale : MLS®# E4390965
    $1,189,900
    Single Family
    Courtesy of Sarah R Warrener of Exp Realty
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4390965
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    3,772 sq. ft.
    This elegant 2-story residence boasts unparalleled sophistication in the sought after neighbourhood of Kenton Woods. 10' coffered ceilings enhance the grandeur of the living spaces, creating an open and airy ambiance. The impressive staircase is a stunning architectural centrepiece for every level. The gourmet kitchen (equipped with premium finishes), offers an eat-in kitchen & separate formal dining area. The living room features a soaring, dual facing stone fireplace. Upstairs, find an elevated bonus room also with a dual-facing fireplace, 4 spacious bedrooms, 2 ensuites + adtl 4 piece bath, & laundry. The primary is a truly private oasis, with its own balcony overlooking the backyard. Step outside to discover the meticulously landscaped, .2 acre lot providing a beautiful outdoor living space to relax in. The basement is roughed in for a kitchen & bath, with a separate entry, ideal for in-law suite! Every detail of this home blends elegance & functionality - don't miss the opportunity to make it yours! More details
  • 14 George Court: Spruce Grove House for sale : MLS®# E4389575

    14 George Court Spruce Grove Spruce Grove T7X 0H1
    Main Photo: 14 George Court: Spruce Grove House for sale : MLS®# E4389575
    $1,100,000
    Single Family
    Courtesy of Travis Albers of Northfield Commercial
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4389575
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    3,301 sq. ft.
    SIZE MATTERS, 4563 SQFT FINISHED LIVING SPACE ON LARGE PIE LOT. EXECUTIVE CUSTOM BUILT WALKOUT, BACKING GREEN SPACE 4+1 BED, 3.5 BATH, CULDESAC IN GREENBURY. AMPLE AMENITIES, OPEN CONCEPT MASTER CHEIF KITCHEN, TOP OF THE LINE APPLIANCES, QUARTZ COUNTERS, IN HOME SPEAKER STYSTEM, BUILT INS EVERYWHERE. SECOND FLOOR LAUNDRY, SPA ENSUITE, DOUBLE STEAM SHOWER, HEATED FLOOR, DOUBLE SIDED GAS FIREPLACE, SOAKER TUB, HIS & HER SINKS, CUSTOM WALK IN CLOSET. JACK & JILL BATH, MASSIVE BONUS ROOM WITH MEDIA CENTER, HUNTER DOUGLAS BLINDS THROUGHOUT. BASEMENT IS AN ENTERTAINERS DREAM! 10' CEILINGS, FULL BAR, CULTURED STONE BRICK FEATURE WALLS & BEAM WRAP, HOME GYM, STEAM SHOWER, LARGE REC ROOM, MURPHY BED. COVERED REAR DECK, DURA DECK, PRIVACY SCREENS, OVERHEAD GAS HEATERS, EXPOSED BEAMS, SKYLIGHT, OUTDOOR KITCHEN, BUILT IN BBQ. HOT TUB, IRRIGATION SYSTEM, LOW MAINT YARD, EXTERIOR STONE WORK. 4 CAR HEATED GARAGE, EPOXY FLOOR, ENGINERED STEEL BEAM, WORK BENCH & CABINETS, 14' CEILING, IMACCULATLY KEPT, PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP More details
  • 1 HUNTINGTON Drive: Spruce Grove House for sale : MLS®# E4394882

    1 HUNTINGTON Drive Spruce Grove Spruce Grove T7X 4K9
    Main Photo: 1 HUNTINGTON Drive: Spruce Grove House for sale : MLS®# E4394882
    $975,000
    Single Family
    Courtesy of Leann F Knysh of Century 21 Masters
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4394882
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,617 sq. ft.
    Immaculate, custom-designed residence nestled on 2 expansive corner lots, fenced and picturesque views of a serene pond. Situated Harvest Ridge community, with convenient access to Hwy 16, this home offers unparalleled luxury and functionality. Stunning 4-stall garage complemented by indoor RV parking. Inside to discover approximately 2800 sf on the main floor, with 10 and 12-foot ceilings, luxurious Italian porcelain and hardwood floors. Gourmet kitchen is a chef's dream, equipped with double center islands, Corian countertops, dual refrigerators with ice and water dispensers, two built-in convection ovens, and two microwaves. A 48" double oven range with a custom hood fan and a Miele Coffee system. A walk-through pantry with solid wood shelving adds convenience and organization. A walk-out basement, a vast family room, separate games room. Three bathrooms. Outdoor living is enhanced by a beautiful upper deck spanning the length of the house, offering sweeping views of the yard and pond nearby. More details
  • 27 ELWYCK Gate: Spruce Grove House for sale : MLS®# E4395883

    27 ELWYCK Gate Spruce Grove Spruce Grove T7X 0Z2
    Main Photo: 27 ELWYCK Gate: Spruce Grove House for sale : MLS®# E4395883
    $859,900
    Single Family
    Courtesy of Pawanbir S Dhaliwal of MaxWell Progressive
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4395883
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,700 sq. ft.
    This stunning new build features 2700sf, over size TRIPLE CAR GARAGE with a 12' high RV door and WALKOUT BASEMENT. Open concept plan with an open to above great rm featuring an electric FP. 9’ ceilings throughout. Main level includes a bedroom, full bathroom, huge Chef's kitchen featuring - quartz counters, modern cabinetry, huge island and a walk thru butlers pantry to the mud rm. Staircase leads to the 2nd level which includes a laundry rm, 2 full bathrooms, large bonus rm and 4 bedrooms. Master ensuite features a tiled shower with glass door, free standing tub + his/hers sinks. AUGUST POSSESSION! More details
  • 42 DARBY Crescent: Spruce Grove House for sale : MLS®# E4388914

    42 DARBY Crescent Spruce Grove Spruce Grove T7X 0W9
    Main Photo: 42 DARBY Crescent: Spruce Grove House for sale : MLS®# E4388914
    $819,900
    Single Family
    Courtesy of Ajay Kahlon of RE/MAX Excellence
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4388914
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,669 sq. ft.
    Indulge in luxury with this stunning residence in the Deer Park neighborhood of Spruce Grove, masterfully crafted by Sunnyview Homes. Situated on a huge lot, and with a separate entrance to the basement, it offers abundant space for gracious living. Step inside to find a main floor bedroom, ideal for guests or extended family. The kitchen boasts an electric cooktop and a wine cooler-equipped bar. Right next to it is a spice kitchen with a gas cooktop and lots of storage space. Sunlight pours in through huge windows, illuminating the living room with an electric fireplace, perfect for gatherings. Ascending the sleek glass railing reveals a flexible bonus room, 3 bedrooms, and 2 full baths, one of which is a 5-piece ensuite with a walk-in closet. A laundry room completes the upper floor for utmost convenience. With an OVERSIZED four-car tandem garage with RV PARKING with 14' ceiling height, built to install car lift system. Over SIZED driveway. Comes with stainless steel appliances. A must see! More details
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