Stony Plain, Alberta

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Stony Plain is a town in the Edmonton Capital Region of Alberta, Canada within Parkland County. It is located west of Edmonton adjacent to the City of Spruce Grove.

Stony Plain is known as "The Town with the Painted Past" due to the amount of painted murals in town. The town was originally known as Dog Rump Creek.[5]

History

The name of the town is believed to have come from one of two possible origins. The first is that the Stoney people camped in the area historically. The second possibility is that Dr. James Hector, a geologist on the Palliser Expedition, noticed boulders scattered across the area. The official name for the settlement was adopted in 1892.[6] Alex McNabb and McPherson were the first homesteaders in the area.[7]

 

Demographics

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Stony Plain recorded a population of 17,189 living in 6,641 of its 6,954 total private dwellings, a 14.2% change from its 2011 population of 15,051. With a land area of 35.72 km2 (13.79 sq mi), it had a population density of 481.2/km2 (1,246.3/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

The population of the Town of Stony Plain according to its 2015 municipal census is 16,127,[32] a 13.8% change from its 2008 municipal census population of 14,177.[33]

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Stony Plain had a population of 15,051 living in 5,820 of its 6,204 total dwellings, a 21.7% change from its 2006 population of 12,363. With a land area of 35.61 km2 (13.75 sq mi), it had a population density of 422.7/km2 (1,094.7/sq mi) in 2011.[22] At its current population, Stony Plain is one of the largest towns in the province and is eligible for city status. According to Alberta's Municipal Government Act, a town is eligible for city status when it reaches 10,000 residents.[34]

Economy

The region is dominated by agricultural and other resource-based industry.

Arts and Culture

Stony Plain is home to many colourful murals that depict important figures and events of local history. These murals have earned the town the nickname "The Town with the Painted Past." The Town held a mural project in 2006 where artists were selected through open competition to paint two murals. The Parkland Potters Guild & Crooked Pot Gallery is also located within Stony Plain.

Cultural institutions in the town include the Stony Plain Public Library and the Multicultural Heritage Centre.

Stony Plain celebrates Farmers' Days in the first week of June each year, complete with the Farmers' Days Parade, the Kinsmen rodeo, a pancake breakfast and fair grounds. The town also plays host to the Great White North Triathlon[35] in the first week of July.

In the summer, Stony Plain hosts two major festivals — the Blueberry Bluegrass and Country Music Festival,[36] which is held in early August and is the largest bluegrass event in western Canada, and the Cowboy Poetry and Country Music Gathering[37] held in late August.

In December, the town sets up a large Christmas tree on Main Street and is lit throughout the Christmas season. To celebrate New Year’s Eve, the town holds its Family Fest event at Rotary Park. Family Fest features ice skating on an outdoor pond, hot chocolate and fireworks.

Attractions

The Town of Stony Plain jointly owns and operates the TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre sports complex located within neighbouring Spruce Grove. The town is also home to the Multicultural Heritage Centre, the Pioneer Museum and has three major parks (Shikaoi, Whispering Waters and Rotary), a skate park, a BMX park and a green path system running through town.

Government

The town is governed by one mayor and six councillors.

 

*Source - Wikipedia

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Stony Plain, Alberta - Listings for sale

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  • Hwy 16A & Glory Hills Road: Stony Plain Vacant Lot for sale : MLS®# E4145022

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    $6,304,950
    Single Family
    Courtesy of Sweg S Deol of Century 21 All Stars Realty Ltd
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    140.11 acres, more of less, located in the SE Corner of Hwy 16A & Glory Hills Rd (RR 11) in Stony Plain. This property is ready for immediate development. The area structure plan of this has already been approved. The zonings in the ASP are commercial, business, and residential (includes apartments & condos). The sanitary sewer line is already gone through these lands and offer services required to develop this property are also located in close proximity. Excellent parcel of land for immediate development. More details
  • 52529 Glory Hills Road: Rural Parkland County House for sale : MLS®# E4108909

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    $2,350,000
    Country Residential
    Courtesy of Arlie E Jespersen of Century 21 Leading
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4108909
    Bedrooms:
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    4.97 acres with prime highway frontage on Hwy 16A on Rge Rd 11 (Glory Hills Road) only 1 mile west of the Stony Plain overpass. 463 ft frontage and 467 ft depth, located within the municipality of Stony Plain. Zoned highway commercial, it is on high ground and features a 40x60 shop with 2 16' high doors, main floor plus 2 mezzanine offices, stock rooms, bathroom, sump pump, plus 2nd level emergency exit. There are two residences on the yard: a 1678 sqft house (older home connected to a mobile home with a total of 4 bedrooms & 2 baths) and a 952 sqft mobile (with 2 bedrooms & 1 bath); double garage; single garage; 816 sqft office building; older barn; RV storage lots. The office building also has a concession area. Securely fully fenced with chain link and a gate. Option to build a car dealership, hotel, RV storage, retail, etc.! A significant opportunity to develop your business in this prime highway location with high visibility and a wide variety of options for use! More details
  • 15 BRIARWOOD Way: Stony Plain House for sale : MLS®# E4140737

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    $998,900
    Single Family
    Courtesy of Travis J Hawryluk of RE/MAX Real Estate
    Status:
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    MLS® Num:
    E4140737
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
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    Floor Area:
    3,479 sq. ft.
    Amazing. With too many features to list this home will check off all the boxes on your wish list and more! 15 Briarwood Way is stunning and designed with distinction! Backing the 5th hole of the Stony Plain Golf Course with over 5500 sq ft of total luxury living space. The main floor features soaring ceilings, huge south facing windows, 3 sided gas fireplace, dining area & massive kitchen with 8 appliances! The custom curved staircase leads to the 2nd floor and French doors to your master retreat. Beauty awaits you in the massive 5pc en-suite with air jet tub, spacious sitting area & private balcony where you’ll frame the view of the golf course & park. The f/f walk-out basement features a wet-bar & gas fireplace. 4 bedrooms total, main floor den/office, AC, in-floor heat in garage & basement, electric blinds, built-in sound & much more! The 8 stall garage is gorgeous & features a drive-through overhead door, bathroom, & covered RV parking. See for yourself! More details
  • 2001 GENESIS Lane: Stony Plain House for sale : MLS®# E4135169

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    $850,000
    Single Family
    Courtesy of Benjamin R Loates of The Good Real Estate Company
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    MLS® Num:
    E4135169
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,370 sq. ft.
    Absolutely STANDOUT HRD Showhome in the prestigious community of Genesis On the Lakes! This home delivers and WOWS you at every turn! It's a bold mixture of now and then; there's Oak floors and railings, Champagne bronze fixtures, Marble tile and White quartz throughout..IT'S GORGEOUS! 2751 sq ft Footprint! A HUGE 2- storey living room w/ a 2 storey fireplace and windows designed just for the lake view! LARGE corner lot, adjacent TRIPLE attached garage with LED strips, heat, and epoxy floor! ICF foundation with an extra thick footing. The KITCHEN IS STUNNING!! BLACK S/S appliances, Quartz counters, wine fridge in pantry and timeless Design. 4 beds, 3 FULL baths, CLIMATE + 4 ZONED HEATING CONTROL, TOP OF THE LINE INDIVIDUAL ZONED SOUND SYSTEM. Upstairs Laundry, Bonus room, THE MOST STUNNING LUXURIOUS MASTER ENSUITE, right out of a movie! - dual sink, stand alone tub, unreal fixtures. Completed basement is negotiable! Every upgrade has been added to this home, it screams QUALITY BUILT HRD and Built RIGHT!! More details
  • 24 WHISPERING Cove: Stony Plain House for sale : MLS®# E4141639

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    $849,900
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    Courtesy of Lawrence J Le Mesurier of Better Way Real Estate Ltd
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    MLS® Num:
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    Bedrooms:
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    Floor Area:
    2,474 sq. ft.
    A true home of distinction. A 2,474 sq.ft , 4 bedroom bungalow located in a cul de sac on a huge well landscaped lot in Stony Plain. Very well maintained open concept home, with 9 & 11 ft ceilings on the main floor. Gorgeous kitchen with plenty of cupboards, pantry and huge island w/ granite counter tops. There is also a bright sunroom, which overlooks the expansive landscape back yard, and provides access to the tiered deck outside. The master suite is perfect with ensuite and w/i closet. 3 pce main bath with clawfoot tub. Well laid out laundry room, second bedroom and den/library with built in shelving complete the main floor. BONUS room over the garage currently an office, or perfect theatre room or family room. Downstairs there is a huge rec room w/gas stove and wet bar area, 3 pce bath w/huge steam shower . 2 more bedrooms down with walk in closets. Plenty of storage space and huge triple garage w/in-floor heat and 3 pce bath. Energy efficient H/W mechanical systems, alarm & lawn sprinkler system. More details
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