Quality of Life
In 2009, ninety four per cent of residents in the Red Deer Region reported being pleased with their quality of life, according to national pollster, Ipsos Reid.
Red Deer County is located in one of Canada's fastest growing and most prosperous regions, only 150 kilometers from both Edmonton and Calgary.
With a population of 18,639, Red Deer County covers an area of 4,042 square kilometres (1,575 square miles, 1,007,968 acres/407,925 hectares). Within the north central boundary of Red Deer County is the City of Red Deer with a population of over 88,000 people. In the late 1990s, the Federal Census indicated that for the first time in sixty years, the rural population of Alberta outpaced the urban growth. The overall population of Red Deer County is greater than 116,000 including the City of Red Deer and the County's towns and villages.
Red Deer County includes 60 residential subdivisions, eight industrial/commercial subdivisions, one city (Red Deer), four towns (Bowden, Innisfail, Penhold, Sylvan Lake), two villages (Elnora and Delburne), two summer villages (Norglenwold and Jarvis Bay) and eight hamlets (Ardley, Evarts, Lousana, Markerville, Dickson, Spruce View, Benalto and Springbrook).Neighboring municipalities of Red Deer County are M.D. of Clearwater County to the west, Lacombe County to the north, the County of Stettler No. 6 to the east, and to the south are the Counties of Kneehill and Mountain View Counties.
With no traffic jams, smog and many of the pressures associated with urban life, Red Deer County is an ideal place to live. Rural areas also have characteristics that require an adjustment by many city people. If you plan to move to Red Deer County, it's a good idea to download this guide on County living to become familiar with the characteristics unique to this rural farm environment.
Check out this video from Central Alberta Economic Partnership (scroll down).
You can also click here for an in-depth guide to rural life in Red Deer County.
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