We’ve always loved being in the country and small towns. We seemed to be drawn to Calmar because we got more house for our budget and the location is great – not too far from the airport and not too far from Devon, Leduc, Nisku & Edmonton. We love it here and look forward to participating in the community events. Calmar is truly special because of all the towns and provinces we’ve lived in, no one has ever come to welcome us personally and with a gift bag.
We moved to Calmar to be close to the city but not in it 12 yrs ago. The town was exceptionally friendly. We only stayed 2 yrs then moved to a farm. 10 yrs later here we are back in our small town Calmar ready to settle for good. It has just the right amount of amenities to satisfy us and still maintain the small town feel. Our daughter and grandchildren live right around the corner and it’s great to be close together again.
We moved here to start our lives together, recently married after a long-distance relationship. We find this community kind, friendly and helpful.
We recently retired and wanted to move to a small town near our friends and family near Edmonton. We looked at several towns in the area and both agreed that Calmar offered us what we were looking for. Not too big not too small, sufficient amenitites to handle everyday needs, reasonable home prices, etc.. It is close to a metropolitan city (Edm.) but far enough away that it doesn’t have the crazy traffic, etc, that a big city has. It is close to our children and family and friends.
My husband just got a job in Nisku and we found a lovely duplex with affordable rent in Calmar. My sister lives in Beaumont so it’s not too far from family.
We sold our home in Calmar Mobile Home Park. We wanted to stay in Calmar because of not being to close to the city of Edmonton or the high price of homes. I work out of Leduc with an oil rig moving company for the past 20 years. My Wife and I enjoy the quiet surroundings in Calmar. Thank you for the gift bag.
My family and I have moved to Calmar to raise our growing family. The city is so loud and busy that we feel it’s important to show our kids to slow down and enjoy the little things. Kids should be playing at the park not at a mall. We look forward to getting to know our neighbours.
I have been coming to Calmar since 1992 when my parents bought a place here. I have always thought it was a nice little town. I was born in a small town in New Brunswick and have never been attracted to big city life. I was living on an acreage outside Stony Plain and considered moving there. However, once I considered moving here I never looked back. Everyone is very friendly, you can really get to know folks at their local businesses. The small Baptist church is very welcoming. And, where else do you get a knock on your door one evening and there stands the Mayor… welcoming you with a wonderful bag of useful goodies. What a great way to make new residents feel welcomed. I Love Calmar! Thank you.
I moved to Calmar because of the homey, small-town feel where neighbours are friends and the real estate prices that knock Leduc right out of the ball park; “Calmar Cares’
We moved to Leduc and rented a coach house a year ago. When the rent was going up we began looking at purchasing a home. Since Leduc, Beaumont, Devon, South Edmonton and Millet were not in the price range we were looking for, we began looking elsewhere. When we checked prices on homes, Calmar seemed the place to check out. Close enough to major grocery and department stores, malls, hospital – all were readily available. When I visited the Town Office, the receptionist greeted us with a friendly response, immediately let me talk to Darlene who also was extremely knowledgeable. I was given brochures, montly calendar of events and cards to call back if we found a location. People on the street smiled, asked if we were visiting, Fas Gas gave directions to the nearest lakes. Everyone was very friendly and having been brought up in a small community, we both wanted to find a house and live here.
We moved to Calmar because, for us, the location is central to everything we enjoy doing. We like being close to the lakes for all the golf courses and campgrounds. We also enjoy that it is an easy commute to the airport and as well the city of Edmonton. We find Calmar to be very clean and the main street is very enjoyable with so many flowers. We have had our grandkids come and stay with us and they all loved the splash park as well as all the other parks. Overall, we find Calmar a great place to live!
My husband works in Nisku, so we moved closer. The housing prices were cheaper here. Hoping the class sizes at the schools are smaller. Small town feeling, but close enough to the big cities.
We come from a rural area in PEI and we wanted to stay in a rural area. we didn’t want to live in an area that had the big stores and the traffic that went with it, but not be too far out. We have been looking for several months and in several communities. We ended up picking Calmar because of its size, distance from work, shopping, airport and about 1/2 way from my husband’s work and our son’s college. We wanted the country feel and to see farms (reminder of home). We look forward to meeting people and getting to know our new town.
Our friends started building just down the road and one Sunday we went for a drive to come check it out. We were blown away at the lot sizes and the amount of house for the money. We love the small town feel, everyone so warm and friendly. No traffic or excessive noise. Excited to raise a family one day soon and we believe Calmar is the perfect place. The welcome basket was so thoughtful!! We feel at home already.
Cheap house, closer to work and better environment for children.