Top 10 Alberta Investment Towns

REINs Top Ten Alberta Investment Towns ReportThe 2008 REIN Western Canadian Workshop is over and the brand new list of the Top Ten Towns to Invest In is out. No surprise for me, but Edmonton’s at the top and Calgary’s regained the #2 spot, while Grande Prairie fell to #5. High River fell off the #6 spot on the old list, and Sturgeon/Strathcona fell from #4 to #10. I’m looking forward to reading the full report.

This is a list created by Don R. Campbell, the folks at the Real Estate Investment Network and Cutting Edge Research, and it’s intended to identify the best places in Alberta to invest in. Jobs, economic growth, taxes, local government, infrastructure and dozens of other criteria are compared. If you’ve ready my blog before you know I’m buying in Edmonton.

Here you go!

REIN’s Top 10 Alberta Investment Towns (click here to buy a copy for $59.97 and save $20 off the list price)

  1. Edmonton
  2. Calgary
  3. Red Deer
  4. St Albert
  5. Grande Prairie
  6. a) Lethbridge
    b) Fort MacMurray
  7. Airdrie
  8. a) Cochrane
    b) Sylvan Lake
  9. a) Lacombe
    b) Devon
  10. Sturgeon and Strathcona Counties (I.e. Fort Saskatchewan and Sherwood Park)

The ‘Farm Team’ of towns that didn’t quite make the Top 10 but still have massive potential are:

  • Okotoks
  • High River
  • Medicine Hat
  • Peace River
  • Black Diamond and Turner Valley
  • Spruce Grove and Stony Plain

Just for reference, the ‘old’ list from 2006 was:

  1. Edmonton
  2. Grande Prairie
  3. Calgary
  4. a) Red Deer
    b ) Surgeon and Strathcona Counties
  5. a) Lacombe
    b) Sylvan Lake
  6. a) Okotoks
    b) High River
  7. a) Devon
    b) Fort MacMurray
  8. St. Albert
  9. Cochrane
  10. Lethbridge

Thoughts? Where are you going to put your money?

Grab a copy of the report yourself and see what the big deal is.

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