About Sherwood Park & Strathcona County

The urban service area of Sherwood Park is located in Strathcona County, Alberta, immediately adjacent to the city of Edmonton's south east side. One of the largest hamlets in Alberta, Sherwood Park is home to over 65,000 people living in 23,000 homes. In addition, there are over 27,000 people living in suburban and rural Strathcona County communities around Sherwood Park, bringing the total population of the area to approximately 92,000 people and over 32,000 homes. Sherwood Park is both a hamlet and an urban service area, allowing it to share a local government with the surrounding Strathcona County and also receive provincial grants and funding available to urban centres.

Strathcona County and Sherwood Park provide a wide range of residential lifestyle options, from lakeside living and hobby farming to suburban family neighbourhoods and luxury executive communities. Sherwood Park in particular is ideally placed for those searching for safe, comfortable communities with accessible city-class amenities, including recreational facilities, a first class education system, and local access to emergency and social services.

There are many fantastic parks and protected natural areas in and around Strathcona County. The popular Strathcona Wilderness Centre is located only 20 minutes east of Sherwood Park and features over 550 acres of natural central Alberta scenery and 12 kilometres of multi-use trails. Nearby is the amazing must-visit Elk Island National Park, home to herds of wild bison, moose and – of course – elk. And for those who prefer to enjoy the great outdoors closer to home, there are many parks and walking trails right in Sherwood Park.

Those who enjoy mixing work and pleasure will find Sherwood Park and Strathcona County the ideal place to get a business off the ground. With no business tax and no business license requirement, it is easier to provide specialized products and services in a home run business setting. As a result, Strathcona County provides residents an abundance of small, locally owned and operated businesses including tree farms, quaint country cafes, and bed and breakfast style inns.

Latest Listings in Sherwood Park

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$980 000

5 beds 2 baths 1538 sqft

19 23333 WYE Road

Rural Strathcona County, Alberta MLS # E4125213

C/O Dave Schroder/MaxWell Polaris

$837 000

3 beds 3 baths 1733 sqft


Sherwood Park, Alberta MLS # E4125174

C/O Tom Fleming/NOW Real Estate Group

$474 900

4 beds 4 baths 1881 sqft

1023 Appleton Point(e)

Sherwood Park, Alberta MLS # E4125104

C/O Damon Bunting/RE/MAX Elite

$419 900

4 beds 3 baths 1194 sqft

3 CANYON Drive

Sherwood Park, Alberta MLS # E4125091

C/O Bill Hatton/Liv Real Estate

$419 900

4 beds 3 baths 1267 sqft

Sherwood Park, Alberta MLS # E4125119

C/O Michelle Griffith/MaxWell Devonshire

$399 000

4 beds 3 baths 1227 sqft


Sherwood Park, Alberta MLS # E4125204

C/O Rhonda Kruhlak/RE/MAX Elite

$325 000

3 beds 2 baths 1143 sqft

47 BETHEL Drive

Sherwood Park, Alberta MLS # E4125074

C/O Gerard Hagan/Sterling Real Estate

$374 000

4 beds 3 baths 1023 sqft

431 Summerton Crescent

Sherwood Park, Alberta MLS # E4125118

C/O Darci Heintz/NOW Real Estate Group

$335 000

2 beds 4 baths 1483 sqft

305 Vista Drive

Sherwood Park, Alberta MLS # E4124994

C/O Robert Minogue/MaxWell Polaris

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Learn More About Sherwood Park and Strathcona County

Get better acquainted with Strathcona County and Sherwood Park: learn more about our history, the emergency services, transportation and the local municipal government.

Arts & Culture

Strathcona County is proud to have a diverse and active local arts community, including galleries and museums.

Outdoor Parks & Recreation

Strathcona County is known for its wide open landscape, and is close to wildlife reserves and protected park land.

Fun & Recreation

There is not shortage of fun things to do in Strathcona County and Sherwood Park. Visit one of the many recreational centres, check out a local festival, enjoy a movie, or sample local wares at the Farmers' Market.