Why Relocate To The Slave Lake Region?
Deciding to relocate isn’t a simple process, there are many layers of questions that need to be answered first, such as: does the community offer career opportunities and advancement for myself and my spouse; what is the average household income; are there support organizations available to establish and enhance my career; are there good schools and family amenities that cater to my needs; and many, many more. The good news – if you decide to relocate to the Slave Lake Region, you will not be disappointed with the career opportunities presented and the lifestyle you and your family can enjoy.
The Town of Slave Lake is a 2.5 hour drive from Edmonton, which allows families to grow in a small and integrated community but also provides easy access to the big city. Residents have numerous ways to get involved and engaged in their communities, whether through sport and recreation or through service clubs. Recreation programming such as hockey, figure skating, soccer and volleyball are enjoyed during the winter, and baseball, basketball, tennis and cricket are offered during the summer months. Service clubs such as the Rotary Club, Royal Canadian Legion, the Elks, and others come together to build a better community; projects recently completed by local groups are the Rotary Club of Slave Lake Library and the Multi-Rec Centre Fieldhouse.
As a resident of the Slave Lake Region, there is no way you will be bored. There are so many ways to get involved, whatever your interest – dancing, motocross, soccer, hockey, quilting – there are over 50 recreation clubs for you and your family to enjoy. Or, join one of the numerous service clubs in the region to participate in building community spirit and enthusiasm while addressing local needs.
For families with school aged children or those who seek post-secondary education, the Slave Lake Region boasts nine schools with over 1,700 students from kindergarten to grade 12, and post-secondary education (academic upgrading, professional development, diploma, certificate, and apprenticeship) through Northern Lakes College.
Benefits of relocating to the Slave Lake Region not only include an average household income of $95,000 (2013), but also allows you and your family to be in Alberta’s recreation haven while having convenient access to Edmonton. The numerous activities, whether summer, winter or indoor, provide excellent opportunities for fun and laughter. Once you spend a glorious summer in the Slave Lake Region, enjoying the many lakes and rivers, you will be hooked! Be sure to check out our Resident Welcome Package for more information on living in the region.
Find job opportunities for the Slave Lake Region on the following websites:
- Town of Slave Lake
- MD of Lesser Slave River
- Government of Alberta
- Lakeside Leader Newspaper
- Canada Job Bank
- Slave Lake Post
- Slave Lake Job Board – Facebook
- Simply Hired
Housing In The Slave Lake Region
When relocating to a new community, one of the first things you need to address is housing for you and your family. There are various options for housing types as well as locations within the region to chose from. In Slave Lake, there are single family homes, duplexes, townhouses, condos, apartments, basement suits and manufactured homes on private or rented lots. Depending on your family’s needs, options are available to own or rent. In the Municipal District there are single family homes available on acreages in the Southshore area and Poplar Lane, while family farms dot the landscape around Smith, Hondo, Chisholm and Flatbush. For those that are seeking country living while being close to amenities, the hamlet of Smith provides families and individuals many options for owning a rural property. If you are planning to build a home in the region, ensure you have all of the information and permits from either the Town of Slave Lake or the Municipal District prior to building.
For your convenience there are are three real estate offices in Slave Lake to serve your housing needs: Royal LePage Progressive Realty, Re/Max Slave Lake, and Century 21. The offices provide information on buying and renting in the Slave Lake Region. Also, for seniors or those that seek community and low-income housing, the Lesser Slave Lake Regional Housing Authority provide options for individuals and families in the region.
A new initiative by the Town of Slave Lake, in partnership with Homes by Northplex Inc., is providing attainable home ownership for families and individuals in a newly-developed subdivision called Fournier Place. The 94-unit subdivision is located in the south-west portion of Slave Lake and features quality modular homes at an attainable price for entry-level home ownership. Homes are built in a climate-controlled facility in Barrhead, Alberta, and are placed on permanent pilings in the subdivision. Interested buyers can choose a floor plan and design, and can customize and upgrade the interior, offers standard entry-level ownership right through to executive retirement living. Fournier Place will also feature a playground, community green space and walking trail, coming in mid-2014. For inquiries, please contact Richard at 780-305-2460.
Housing Prices (average) in Slave Lake:
Manufactured home on rented lot: $80,000
Manufactured home on private lot: $230,000
Duplex/townhouse w/garage (built after 2001): $350,000
Single-family home (built prior to 2001): $350,000
Single-family home (built after 2001): $400,000
Housing Prices (average)of single-family home in the Municipal District:
Southshore area: $400,000
Poplar Lane: $500,000
Marten Beach: $330,000
General Country Residential w/5-15 acres: $500,000