My daughter and I moved into Town because I grew up in the Leduc/Calmar area. We have lots of family in the area and wanted to stay close. Calmar is the perfect quiet little Town to raise my daughter. Here we get the convenience of town living but still get that quiet country life (as much as possible). Also, within reasonable distance to bigger cities like Leduc or Edmonton as needed.
We spent the past 3 years living in NE Edmonton – and hated it! Small yards, miles and miles of repetitive, big box stores.
Neighbors didn’t or wouldn’t talk to us and would cross the street when they saw we were walking the dog. Honestly, it was very lonely.
On our 2nd day here the owners of Fas Gas knew our first names. Our neighbors had a COVID-19 properly spaced driveway beer.
People say “Hi” when we’re out and people/children run TO not from the dog.
We didn’t move to Calmar – We moved Home.
Yesterday morning my 3 friends and I drove from St. Albert to Calmar primarily to check out the Antique shops. On arrival we located the Bakery and snacked, then found the 3 antique shops, then for lunch, VERSUS was suggested. We so enjoyed our day in Calmar – pleasantly surprised by the inventory in the shops and the quality of food at Versus & Bakery. Everyone was so friendly and inviting, admired the abundance of flowers. Kudos to the Chamber of Commerce and the citizens of Calmar for making our day trip so memorable.
We moved to Calmar because of the small town environment but still close to the City of Leduc. We have participated in ball tournaments here and fell in love! I love the Co-op, I love main street and how many parks we have! I really appreciate being part of this Town and I cannot wait to participate in the Community more!
We chose Calmar because we both grew up in small Communities and the closeness and support is something we knew we wanted to grow a Family. We also love the proximity to the City and Airport. Calmar is great for Community and Convenience.
My Wife and I decided that we wanted to leave the “Hustle and Bustle” of Edmonton. We were looking for a small quiet Town that would allow us to still have access to the City. Calmar is the perfect place for us. It’s quiet, friendly and is close enough to Leduc/Edmonton for work. It was really nice to be welcomed to Calmar with a gift bag shortly after moving in. We are very happy to be living in Calmar.
We were originally looking in Leduc but stumbled across this house after visiting friends that live in Calmar. So happy we did! We love Southbridges little pond and how quiet everything is. Looking forward to raising our future children here as we have since heard great reviews. Thanks for the Package!
My husband’s rig has always worked in northern Alberta so we wanted to be closer to him. I wanted to be in a larger Community with more opportunities for me and my girls without having to be in a city!
We chose to buy our home in Calmar to be able to raise our son in the small town setting and have the short commute to Leduc. Such a gem of a town.
Just wanted to say the Town is looking better and better! The Library looks very nice and so does the new building beside it. Hopefully some of the business owners around will make efforts to do the same. Some buildings really give off a bad vibe… The amount of traffic we have going through, you’d think it would give us more visitors. People always judge a book by its cover, lol. Love seeing the road work happening too. Keep up the good work!
Quieter than St. Albert.
Cheap housing to buy and a small town school for our children.
We moved to Calmar to be a lot closer to work and our kids. Our younger son was hit by a deer twice in a month going to work travelling on HWY 616 towards Thorsby totaling 2 vehicles. All of us have hit deer through the years, time to get closer. Also the house prices are cheaper and it’s a nice and quiet little town. We love it here and love the location. Very cute little town.
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.