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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MLS® listing #E4179741 for sale located at 53109 Range Road 222

Courtesy of Bernice Friesen of NOW Real Estate Group

53109 Range Road 222


MLS® #E4179741

$4 250 000
MLS® listing #E4179698 for sale located at 119 GALEN Place

Courtesy of Lindsay Parsons of Liv Real Estate

3 beds 2 baths 989 sqft

119 GALEN Place


MLS® #E4179698

$360 000
MLS® listing #E4179749 for sale located at 7 CARDINAL Place

Courtesy of Tabatha Dowhaniuk of RE/MAX Elite

5 beds 3 baths 1259 sqft



MLS® #E4179749

$389 900
MLS® listing #E4179622 for sale located at 585 ESTATE Drive

Courtesy of Trina Hodges of RE/MAX Elite

4 beds 4 baths 2443 sqft

585 ESTATE Drive


MLS® #E4179622

$709 900
MLS® listing #E4179735 for sale located at 1331 Lakewood Crescent

Courtesy of Don McKay of Royal LePage Noralta Real Estate

2 beds 2 baths 930 sqft

1331 Lakewood Crescent


MLS® #E4179735

$79 900
MLS® listing #E4179604 for sale located at 93 COPPICE HILL Way

Courtesy of Ryan McDonald of Century 21 Masters

3 beds 3 baths 2177 sqft



MLS® #E4179604

$630 000
MLS® listing #E4179620 for sale located at 540 3850 SHERWOOD Drive

Courtesy of Sunny Sidhu of RE/MAX River City

540 3850 SHERWOOD Drive


MLS® #E4179620

$495 000
MLS® listing #E4179590 for sale located at 49 52010 RGE RD 233

Courtesy of Paul Singh of MaxWell Polaris

6 beds 4 baths 3930 sqft

49 52010 RGE RD 233


MLS® #E4179590

$849 900
MLS® listing #E4179541 for sale located at 12 WOODSTOCK Terrace

Courtesy of Jodie Allen of RE/MAX Elite

5 beds 4 baths 2130 sqft

12 WOODSTOCK Terrace


MLS® #E4179541

$539 900
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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.