Greater Edmonton Real Estate Spotlight: Stony Plain

Posted by Greater Edmonton Real Estate on Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 at 9:34pm.

The town of Stony Plain is surrounded by Parkland County, it’s adjacent to Spruce Grove, and it’s a 30 minute drive to Edmonton’s west end. This is a great place to live with all the pros of the city, but with the joy of living in a tight knit town close to the great outdoors. Stony Plain is an active community where you can pursue your passions and hobbies!

Community Facts

Stony Plain is within the Edmonton Capital Region. Highway 16A runs through Stony Plain, connecting it to Jasper to the west, and Spruce Grove and Edmonton to the east. It’s an easy getaway on the weekends to ski the slopes, go camping, or get some shopping in at West Edmonton Mall. Of course the town itself is full of things to do, from sports to community events to great local shopping. Stony Plain has a population of 17,189 according to the 2016 census, with a population density of 481.2/km2. Stony Plain is actually eligible for city status.

Stony Plain’s History

Stony Plain is known as "The Town with the Painted Past" because of a great amount of painted murals in town, depicting many events in the town’s, and province’s, history. It is worth a walk around town to check them out! The town was originally known as Dog Rump Creek. It’s current name, adopted in 1892, is believed to have come from the Stoney people who historically camped in the area.

Stony Plain Today

A very active town, Stony Plain is home to the Stony Plain Golf Course, the Glenn Hall Centennial Arena, volleyball and tennis courts, ice skating rinks, and many other sports fields. There is a 25-kilometre network of walking trails that connects the parks within the town, not to mention Whispering Waters Park, Shikaoi Park, and Rotary Park. With school options from K-12, including public, Catholic, and French immersion, there’s a place for every family in Stony Plain! Being a rather large town, there are a variety of properties available, from apartments and condos, to single detached houses and large lots.

 

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