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Old 01-21-2017, 07:25 AM
 
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Edmonton is still affordable to many. You can buy a decent house for $300k easily, if not less if you are willing to live within a commutable distance. For $350k, you can have a house within 15 minutes of downtown (traffic is much easier to deal with). You can't compare that to Calgary. Now, I really like Calgary and would rather live there, but for many people it just isn't an affordable option. That's why Edmonton is booming. The economy here is pretty tight so they are downsizing*.

*By Alberta standards, they just can't afford their $100k trucks like they used to, as someone from a low-income province it still blows my mind what people consider "poverty" in Alberta cities, but I digress. There's been many years of people of high-school dropouts easily making high salaries and are now gripping with the reality that most other Canadians deal with.
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