Found in Southern Alberta, approximately 25 minutes east of Calgary, Strathmore is a lively small town established along the Trans-Canada Highway. With this convenient location, approximately 40 percent of residents commute to Calgary for work. They find that the commute time is the same as if they were living in Calgary, but at the end of the day they can enjoy the peace and quiet of rural living.
Earning its reputation as a great location to start and grow a business, entrepreneurs flock to this small town that is now home to hundreds of businesses. With a population of almost 15,000 as of 2020, and continuing to grow, Strathmore is a great place to live for those looking for community connection and that “small town” feeling while being close enough to Calgary to enjoy it’s amenities and attractions.
Activities, Events and Festivals in Strathmore
Strathmore is a close-knit community built on connections. The town offers plenty of programs and activities to keep its residents engaged and connected. These include dance lessons, traditional Japanese Karate, Square Dancing and Girl Guides just to name a few. The town is famous for its “Running of the Bulls” event at the annual Strathmore Stampede, the second largest rodeo in all of Canada.
Education in Strathmore
Families do not need to worry about their children’s education suffering in this small town. There are 7 public schools, 2 Catholic Schools, as well as 3 alternative schools that make up the Gold Hills School Division within Wheatland County. The Strathmore Highschool for Grades 10-12 teaches academic courses, but also offers classes such as second languages, career and technology, woodworking, computer, fabrication, photography, robotics, outdoor ed and work experience. This ensures that students getting ready to move onto careers and secondary education can have hands-on experience in a variety of fields as they start considering their future..
Families also love the fact that any school in Strathmore is within a ten minute drive of their home, and that class sizes are smaller than you would find in the city.
Amenities in Strathmore
Small town living does not mean a lack of amenities in Strathmore. Infact, there is something for everyone, including 100 acres of parks with 23km of pathways, an 18 hole golf course, curling rink, hockey arena, aquatic center, sports teams, clubs and more. Interestingly enough, many large cities find they are lacking in their numbers of these amenities with their dense population, whereas Strathmore residents can readily enjoy these amenities without feeling crowded.
Grocery stores include large names like No Frills, Sobeys, and Walmart, and there are multiple restaurants for a night off cooking, as well as the town’s own craft brewery. Finding a doctor in a big city that is taking on new patients can be discouraging and frustrating, while Strathmore continues to open new clinics, as well as offer medical care at its local hospital.
It also doesn’t hurt that all parking in Strathmore is free, and there is no planning around “rush hour”, because it doesn’t exist!
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