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 #E4153215 for sale located at 7377 Essex Road

Courtesy of Nicole Knowler of Purplebricks

4 beds 3 baths 1243 sqft

7377 Essex Road

Sherwood Park, Alberta

MLS® E4153215

$424 900
MLS® listing #E4153090 for sale located at 54005 Range Road 213

Courtesy of Andrea Jurgens of RE/MAX Elite

4 beds 3 baths 1995 sqft

54005 Range Road 213

Rural Strathcona County, Alberta

MLS® E4153090

$544 900
MLS® listing #E4153141 for sale located at 414 Nottingham Boulevard

Courtesy of Deborah Schindel of Purplebricks

3 beds 3 baths 2032 sqft

414 Nottingham Boulevard

Sherwood Park, Alberta

MLS® E4153141

$529 950
MLS® listing #E4153096 for sale located at 301 COWAN Crescent

Courtesy of Ash Somani of RE/MAX Rental Advisors

3 beds 3 baths 1701 sqft

301 COWAN Crescent

Sherwood Park, Alberta

MLS® E4153096

$444 900
MLS® listing #E4153113 for sale located at 18 Greengrove Crescent

Courtesy of Danny Bonko of Sutton Premiere Real Estate

5 beds 2 baths 1507 sqft

18 Greengrove Crescent

Sherwood Park, Alberta

MLS® E4153113

$498 500
MLS® listing #E4153148 for sale located at 12 Garfield Crescent

Courtesy of Lorne Clark of NOW Real Estate Group

4 beds 3 baths 1243 sqft

12 Garfield Crescent

Sherwood Park, Alberta

MLS® E4153148

$349 900
MLS® listing #E4153162 for sale located at 10 Catalina Drive

Courtesy of Lorne Clark of NOW Real Estate Group

5 beds 2 baths 1480 sqft

10 Catalina Drive

Sherwood Park, Alberta

MLS® E4153162

$449 900
MLS® listing #E4153187 for sale located at 21334 TWP RD 520

Courtesy of Russell Burrell of MaxWell Devonshire

4 beds 5 baths 3027 sqft

21334 TWP RD 520

Rural Strathcona County, Alberta

MLS® E4153187

$1 700 000
MLS® listing #E4153070 for sale located at 26 26 Lindale Park

Courtesy of Pierre Desrochers of 2% Realty Edge AB

3 beds 3 baths 1884 sqft

26 26 Lindale Park

Rural Strathcona County, Alberta

MLS® E4153070

$674 300
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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.