Livability Score

i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (240) A+
Entertainment (151) A+
Food and Drink (763) A+
Fitness (169) A+
Groceries (170) A+
Parks (1455) A+
Shops (900) A+
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 9.4% take public transportation in Edmonton.
Public Transit Stops (6805)
Stops & Stations
Workers Taking Public Transit
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cost of living A

The cost of living in Edmonton is 90/100 - which is 10% lower than Alberta.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
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crime F

Edmonton crime rates are 6,372 per 100k, which is equal to Alberta
Property Crime
5,144 crimes per 100k
Violent Crime
1,228 crimes per 100k
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employment B+

The median income in Edmonton is $88,053 - which is 7% lower than Alberta.
Med. Household Income
Unemployment Rate
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health B

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (301)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
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housing B+

Edmonton home prices are $370,100 - which is 22% lower than Alberta
Home Price
Home Appreciation Rate
Home Affordability
4.2x (home price to income ratio)
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schools A+

The Edmonton graduation rate is 86% - which is 2% higher than Alberta
School Test Scores
High School Grad. Rates
Elementary Schools (295) A+
High Schools (86) A+
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ratings C-

Edmonton has an overall rating of 60% from 49 reviews.
User Reviews (2)
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User Surveys (47)
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not to bad 3.5 rating By Anonymous ( Nov 21, 2023) Edmonton can have a bad rep but is actually a very pleasant place to live and or study (mainly due to the lower cost of living for a major city), The city also hosts tons of festivals on an annual basis which is nice. ...Read More Read Less
Worst city in Alberta 2 rating By Anonymous ( Dec 23, 2020) In Edmonton there is so much trash volince there is like like nothing to do the downtown sucks all day all night it’s just a cesspool ...Read More Read Less
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      Edmonton, AB

      Alberta’s capital city is a massive metropolis that is home to around 1.3 million people. This makes Edmonton the sixth most populous city in the country and it is not hard to see why. It is a beautiful city that sits in the North Saskatchewan River Valley where there are a plethora of recreational trails to enjoy. If the outdoors is not your thing, Edmonton also has plenty of other great things about it, including one of the largest shopping malls in North America! On top of that, it is a centre of education, culture and finance, as well as being a major centre for the oil and gas industry.

      There are five dominant districts in Alberta, though Central Edmonton is the liveliest. However, according to most Edmonton crime reports, it is not the safest area to be in after dark. Still this is where the Central Business District, the Arts District and the Warehouse District are located, and where some of the best shopping can be done. Of course, nothing beats Whyte Avenue in South Central, which is known for its edgy and artsy community and fantastic gourmet food. Edmonton also happens to be the birthplace of Boston Pizza and Earl’s, so the city’s knows how to feed people. There are also enclaves to enjoy authentic cuisine, like Chinatown and Little Italy.

      Nearly 12 percent of Edmonton’s population is retired. Yet the average age of residents is 35 years old. Much of this has to do with its economy, with the petrochemical industries and technology sector making up for a large percentage of the city’s employment. It is also quite an educated city, as it is home to 10 post-secondary institutions, including the University of Alberta, MacEwan University and the First Nations Yellowhead Tribal College.

      The public transportation system in Edmonton is very good, having over 300 bus routes and an LRT system. It is also extremely bicycle friendly and has numerous cycling routes. There are also an abundance of bicycle parking racks all over the city. An Edmonton guide map with these routes and parking racks is available through the city. It is also very easy to find your way around the city, as most streets are numbered. This is great if you are looking for main landmarks in the city, like the Royal Alberta Museum, the Art Gallery of Alberta or TELUS World of Science. Don’t forget to check out the West Edmonton Mall, go to an Edmonton Oilers game, spend a day on a ski slope or play a round of golf.

      A+ Amenities

      Are there many local amenities in Edmonton? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.


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      Rogers Place
      Landmark Cinemas
      The Chvrch of John
      Royal Alberta Museum
      Neon Sign Museum
      Art Gallery of Alberta
      Evolution Wonderlounge
      Francis Winspear Centre for Music

      Food & Drink

      The Rose and Crown
      Rose & Crown
      Paggo Lounge
      Mucho Burrito
      Smoke BBQ Bar
      Mercer Tavern

      A+ Commute

      Is public transit available in Edmonton? Of all people who commute, 9.4% take public transportation in Edmonton.
      Drive to Work

      6% higher than the CDN average

      Take Public Transit

      2% higher than the CDN average

      Walk to Work

      equal to the CDN average

      A+ Health & Safety

      Is Edmonton a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.


      Stollery Children's Hospital
      Passport Health Downtown Edmonton Travel Clinic
      Cross Cancer Institute
      Kaye Edmonton Clinic
      Grey Nuns Community Hospital
      Alberta Hospital Edmonton
      Royal Alexandra Hospital
      Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital


      Complete Care Pharmacy
      Shoppers Drug Mart
      Alberta Avenue Pharmacy
      Medicine Village
      Shoppers Drug Mart
      London Drugs
      London Drugs


      Eye Q Laser
      Kensington Medical Clinic
      East Edmonton Health Clinic
      Dr. Rusli Jeh
      Medical Center
      King Edward Medical Centre
      Ottewell Medical Clinic Ltd