About 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 Strathcona County

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$570 000

3 beds 3 baths 1268 sqft

5 175 Abbey Road

Sherwood Park, Alberta MLS # E4137953

C/O Deborah Schindel/Comfree Commonsense Network

$394 900

3 beds 3 baths 1313 sqft

37 ABBEY Road

Sherwood Park, Alberta MLS # E4137903

C/O Matt Ferguson/RE/MAX River City

$444 000

4 beds 4 baths 1763 sqft

337 COWAN Crescent

Sherwood Park, Alberta MLS # E4137912

C/O Pamela Dykstra/NOW Real Estate Group

$439 900

5 beds 3 baths 1561 sqft

669 VILLAGE Drive

Sherwood Park, Alberta MLS # E4137876

C/O Gillian Kirkland/NOW Real Estate Group

$429 900

3 beds 3 baths 2045 sqft


Sherwood Park, Alberta MLS # E4137867

C/O Lee Dziwenka/RE/MAX Elite

$219 000

2 beds 2 baths 949 sqft

104 420 CRANBERRY Way

Sherwood Park, Alberta MLS # E4137839

C/O Kelley Hajar/Royal Lepage Premier Real Estate

$539 900

5 beds 3 baths 1398 sqft

163 RIDGEHAVEN Crescent

Sherwood Park, Alberta MLS # E4137856

C/O Bernie Molzan/Realty Executives Encore

$378 800

4 beds 3 baths 1076 sqft

10 Glenwood Drive

Sherwood Park, Alberta MLS # E4137890

C/O Debbie Smith/RE/MAX Real Estate Centre

$575 000

3 beds 3 baths 2231 sqft

169 52252 RGE RD 215

Rural Strathcona County, Alberta MLS # E4137837

C/O Robert Minogue/MaxWell Polaris

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Learn More About Strathcona County

Get better acquainted with Strathcona County: 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.