I was born and raised in Edmonton, I always kind of wished that when I had kids I could raise them in the country or even a small town.  In 2012 we had our daughter and the small 2 bedroom condo we lived in got smaller and smaller every day.  We started looking for a house.  My husband mentioned Calmar to me and it sounded perfect, after searching for a great house we could afford we found this one.  I love that when I get up in the morning and open the windows all I hear are birds chirping and kids playing.  That’s so much better than road sounds and sirens.  I can see I’m going to love raising my family in Calmar.  – Kim Carey

Brian and I decided to move to Calmar for a variety of reasons.  First time we drove through Calmar we got a feeling of a family oriented town where people are friendly and we could enjoy a small town to live but close enough to the larger centers when needed.  Our daughter and grandson, who live in Calgary, came for Easer where on Sunday morning we awoke to the Easter Bunny knocking on the front door, the look on Dallas’s face was priceless.  Brian is also employed at Wilf Brandt Trucking in Warburg.  Yesterday I walked to town and every store I went into I was welcomed to Calmar.  Made my Day!  – Brian and Christine Hillier

I have lived in or around Calmar for about 25 years.  It has the small town appeal and is close enough to Leduc and Edmonton.  I find the people are nicer and in general people are kinder because it does serve many area farmers.  Also hoping that in the future Calmar brings in more business so we can shop more locally.  Calmar is a great place to live! Beverly Gruger

Our family moved to Calmar from Whitehorse because my husband found better work down here.  We chose Calmar as it is a smaller quieter community that is not too far from the city.  We also liked the way the community looked.  We thank you for welcoming us to the community and look forward to getting to know the town better. – Julia and Lyle Goddard

We found the home we loved and wish to spend the rest of our lives in. – Ian, Pauline and Sherrilynn Johner

Cheap house, closer to work and better environment for children. – Joe and Miranda Geeregat

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. – Kyle and Sara Reber

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. – Lena and Mark MacDonald

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. – Danielle Holland

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! – Elaine and Al Williams

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. – Edward and Margaret Roskewich

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’ – Vlrika Jensen

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. – Linda Carbonneau

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. – Amanda and Russell Decker

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 eyars.  My Wife and I enjoy the quiet surroundings in Calmar.  Thank you for the gift bag. – Clifford and Shirley Golden

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. – Natasha and Kyle Eddy

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. – Terry and Janice Balaban