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abbey
10-12-2007, 09:16 PM
Hello everyone,
i am new and i would like some help and advice. I live in the United Kingdom and I shall be relocating to edmonton in april next year with my family, husband, a 8yr old, 3yr old and a 18 month old. I have got a job offer at the university of Alberta hosp working as a nurse. I will like to rent a place initially and buy a house later. I would like to know the best places to rent with good catholic schools around.
Also i would like to know if there are alot of Nigerians in edmonton as i am orginally from Nigeria.
I will be grateful for any help and advice

metro
10-12-2007, 10:28 PM
Hi,

Welcome to Edmonton. Some of the better Catholic Elementary schools are Grandin, in the Oliver Area, St. Edmund in Calder, St. James, Bonnie Doon area. St. Catherine, queen mary park area.

I am not sure about the number of Nigerians, but there is a sizable African community in Edmonton. I know there are sizable numbers of Sudanese, Ethiopians, Liberians, among others.

Good Luck.

IanO
11-12-2007, 11:19 AM
www.movetoedmonton.com


great link and best of luck

McCauley resident
11-12-2007, 11:52 AM
I have got a job offer at the university of Alberta hosp working as a nurse. I will like to rent a place initially and buy a house later. I would like to know the best places to rent with good catholic schools around.
Also i would like to know if there are alot of Nigerians in edmonton as i am orginally from Nigeria.
There are supposedly about 3,000 Nigerians living in Edmonton - the reason I say "supposedly" is that the cultural groups usually count their children (even those born in Canada) as from the country the parents came from...

As far as where to rent, a lot depends upon your family income since different areas of the city are more expensive than others. And where to rent should take into consideration where both of your jobs are - plus whether you have more than one vehicle. Trust me, you do not want to walk two blocks then wait 15 minutes for a bus in -30 degree weather in a blizzard.

If you would like to send me a private message (rather than publicly post information) - I can point you in the right direction based upon your specific needs.

abbey
11-12-2007, 08:23 PM
Hi Metro, tx for your reply. I was just wondering if any of the schools/areas you mentioned, are they close to university of Alberta hosptial and would you know roughly how much it will cost to rent a three/four bedroom appt or house?. Tx Abbey

metro
11-12-2007, 10:18 PM
Grandin is near the LRT(our version of the tube) and the U of A Hospital is on the LRT line. Boonie Doon is not far from the U of A either, no LRT, but ok transit service. Queen Mary Park is farther away but still on a direct bus route to the U of A. Calder is the farthest away, but St. Edmund is an IB school.

I think a house will cost aprox $1500-1700 per month, but the market is softening.

kilocar
12-12-2007, 03:47 AM
There are some good catholic elementary schools in Clareview in the NE section of the city. The LRT ends in Clareview and goes all the way to the UofA, monthly pass will be much cheaper than trying to find parking in UofA area. can't say much about rent costs but the previous quote would probably be close.

Spencer
12-12-2007, 02:21 PM
If you shop around a bit, there are homes you could rent under $2,000/ month just south of the UofA hospital in McKernan and Belgravia. This is a bit of an older area but, a great location in the City to live. Close to the UofA, close to downtown and very close to the river and hawelak park. The transit service in the area is great and only going to get better once the lrt running through the are is completed which I think is supposed to be in 2008.

abbey
08-01-2008, 06:36 PM
Hi everyone,
I know a few people have answered most of my questions but i have been checking out some areas in edmonton and i was wondering if anyone could tell me what catholic schools are in the 119th, 111th, 104th street and 23rd Ave. Also what grade will a child of 8 1/2yrs be placed in. The grade system in Canada is abit confusing for me. Tx

Starter Wife
09-01-2008, 01:22 PM
St Teresa -

http://www.ecsd.net/school_profiles/stteresa.html

Your child would be in either the third of fourth grade, depending on when his/her birthday is. You have some flexibility in this as well.

LindseyT
09-01-2008, 02:06 PM
St Teresa -

http://www.ecsd.net/school_profiles/stteresa.html

Your child would be in either the third of fourth grade, depending on when his/her birthday is. You have some flexibility in this as well.

I went to St. Teresa. It's in a wonderful neighbourhood (Blue Quill) and the school was great. If I valued a catholic education (which I don't) I wouldn't hesitate to one day send my kids there when that day arrives.

24karat
09-01-2008, 03:25 PM
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Also i would like to know if there are alot of Nigerians in edmonton as i am orginally from Nigeria.


Currently the Assistant Pastor, Rev. Fr. Daniel Abba, at Saint Thomas More Catholic Church is from Nigeria.

http://www3.telus.net/public/stthoma/

Saint Theresa School is in the Saint Thomas More Parish.

artemisdivine
31-01-2008, 08:10 PM
the biggest thing about Edmonton is the river

it divides the city into north and south and driving over it to go home most of the year is a nightmare. the university is on the south side. downtown is on the north side.

i love living in the south side personally. there is more crime in the south east. and the north east i would stay away from. but the crime overall is not that bad its a pretty safe city. note there is NO RENT CONTROL in Edmonton. within the last 2 years rents have SKYROCKETTED...

Renters have been popping up across Edmonton with stories of big rent hikes. This after the provincial government brought in a law limiting landlords to one increase a year.

there has been an "Affordable Housing Task Force" out and about in Alberta, trying to come up with recomendations to make housing more affordable. It appears as though they have given their recommendations to the government and the government has chosen to go ahead with just one of the recommendations - to allow rent increases only once a year.
http://www.themoneyblogs.com/edmontonrealestate/my.blog/a-step-towards-rent-control-in-alberta.html


great website is move to edmonton
http://www.movetoedmonton.com/
http://www.rentboard.ca
http://www.homerent.ca
http://www.places4rent.com

Alberta Rent - Free to search, free to place ads
http://www.albertarent.com/

Canadian Residential Rentals
http://www.canadianresidentialrentals.com/ab.html

Remai Group
http://www.remaigroup.com/edmonton/

Midwest Property Management
http://www.rentmidwest.com

check out my schools post for more info on education