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 #E4180138 for sale located at 2 Craigavon Drive

Courtesy of Deborah Schindel of Purplebricks

5 beds 4 baths 2048 sqft

2 Craigavon Drive


MLS® #E4180138

$499 998
MLS® listing #E4180145 for sale located at 110 CARSON Drive

Courtesy of Damon Bunting of RE/MAX Elite

4 beds 4 baths 2143 sqft

110 CARSON Drive


MLS® #E4180145

$479 500
MLS® listing #E4180090 for sale located at 57 SUMMERSTONE Lane

Courtesy of David St. Jean of RE/MAX River City

4 beds 3 baths 2355 sqft



MLS® #E4180090

$559 900
MLS® listing #E4180139 for sale located at 223 200 BETHEL Drive

Courtesy of Sonia Tarabay of RE/MAX Elite

1 beds 1 baths 827 sqft

223 200 BETHEL Drive


MLS® #E4180139

$239 900
MLS® listing #E4180084 for sale located at 23241 TWP RD 522

Courtesy of Paul Singh of MaxWell Polaris

4 beds 3 baths 2797 sqft

23241 TWP RD 522


MLS® #E4180084

$1 849 000
MLS® listing #E4180100 for sale located at 1039 GILLIES Road

Courtesy of Sonia Tarabay of RE/MAX Elite

5 beds 3 baths 1318 sqft

1039 GILLIES Road


MLS® #E4180100

$375 000
MLS® listing #E4180143 for sale

Courtesy of Louise James of Royal LePage Noralta Real Estate

2 beds 2 baths 775 sqft


MLS® #E4180143

$229 900
MLS® listing #E4180137 for sale located at 1 MERRYWOOD Crescent

Courtesy of Heather Morris of Realty Executives Vision

4 beds 3 baths 1216 sqft

1 MERRYWOOD Crescent


MLS® #E4180137

$379 900
MLS® listing #E4180075 for sale located at 121 SUMMERSTONE Lane

Courtesy of Parminder Singh of MaxWell Polaris

3 beds 3 baths 2304 sqft



MLS® #E4180075

$549 000
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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.