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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Courtesy of Rich Mundle of RE/MAX Elite

1 beds 1 baths 716 sqft

129 200 BETHEL Drive

Sherwood Park, Alberta

MLS® #E4161900

$210 000

Courtesy of Heidi Gillespie of NOW Real Estate Group

3 beds 2 baths 1493 sqft

55 52343 RGE RD 211

Rural Strathcona County, Alberta

MLS® #E4161943

$449 900

Courtesy of Wayne Ogloff of RE/MAX Elite

4 beds 3 baths 1270 sqft


Sherwood Park, Alberta

MLS® #E4161934

$579 500
MLS® listing #E4161669 for sale located at 54 SUNFLOWER Crescent

Courtesy of Gail Gaudry of NOW Real Estate Group

3 beds 3 baths 1722 sqft

54 SUNFLOWER Crescent

Sherwood Park, Alberta

MLS® #E4161669

$414 900
MLS® listing #E4161664 for sale located at 456 FOXTAIL Court

Courtesy of Glenn Ewanchuk of RE/MAX Excellence

3 beds 3 baths 1893 sqft

456 FOXTAIL Court

Sherwood Park, Alberta

MLS® #E4161664

$509 900
MLS® listing #E4161861 for sale located at 18 CODETTE Way

Courtesy of Reinee Bouclin of MaxWell Devonshire

3 beds 4 baths 2447 sqft


Sherwood Park, Alberta

MLS® #E4161861

$549 900
MLS® listing #E4161758 for sale located at 18 AVEBURY Court

Courtesy of Joanne Bagan of NOW Real Estate Group

4 beds 4 baths 2060 sqft

18 AVEBURY Court

Sherwood Park, Alberta

MLS® #E4161758

$549 900
MLS® listing #E4161681 for sale located at 20 Foxhaven Crescent

Courtesy of Alison Kobelak of Exp Realty

3 beds 3 baths 1788 sqft

20 Foxhaven Crescent

Sherwood Park, Alberta

MLS® #E4161681

$398 000
MLS® listing #E4161701 for sale located at 1 52514 RGE RD 223

Courtesy of Michael Calverley of MaxWell Progressive

4 beds 4 baths 1241 sqft

1 52514 RGE RD 223

Rural Strathcona County, Alberta

MLS® #E4161701

$597 700
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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.