Alberta is located in the western part of Canada and lays claim to the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Its gorgeous wilderness and impressive natural wonders are home to just over 3.6 million people. Indeed, 3.6 million optimistic people because it looks like Alberta is poised and in a prime position to rebound from the global recession due in part to its debt-free status and low corporate taxes.
Add in the fact that 173 billion barrels of oil exist in the oil sands which can be recovered with today's technological breakthroughs and the future of Alberta is definitely looking golden, black golden. If you factor in Calgary as one of Canada's top "well oiled" economic machines based on its diverse array of industries which include energy, finance, transportation, manufacturing, technology, film and creative industry sectors then you've got a champion in the making.
Aside from Calgary, there are also many marvelous choices to be made when determining if Alberta is the place to build your home. If lots of sunny days are a requirement, then look no further than Medicine Hat located in the southern region where residents receive approximately 2,500 hours of sunlight per year. Just a little southwest is the family oriented community of Lethbridge, perfect for setting down roots.
Another polished gem is the city of Edmonton which considers itself the political and intellectual capital of Alberta and of course is also home to the West Edmonton Mall. So whether you need wide open spaces for detached or semi-attached homes with yards like the prairies, town houses with a view of the mountain peaks of the Canadian Rockies, or communities built near natural forests, Alberta has extremely livable, but definitely enjoyable homes for you.
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