Whitecourt is located in the west-central region of the Province of Alberta some 177 kms. northwest of Edmonton.
Located in a thriving resource area, Whitecourt has grown to almost 10,000 people,
but serves a trading area of 50,000, most of which work in the energy or forestry fields.
It is a young town with the average age of around 30, but the average household income is some 20% higher
than the Alberta provincial average.
The local economy has been, and will continue to be, driven by the
forestry and oil / gas industries for a good many years to come.
Just recently the
$1.5 Billion Swan Hills Synfuels Project
was announced by the Alberta Government. This project will manufacture clean synthetic gas from
deep coal deposits to fuel a new 300 Megawatt Power Plant to be built at Whitecourt. This transformative project
is a whole new way to generate clean electricity, using Alberta's vast, deep stranded coal reserves.
Whitecourt will have the Province's first clean power source !
In July 2010 Town Council approved the next 20 acre Phase of the Hilltop Industrial area. Infrastructure work will commence immediately in order to have lots available for early spring 2011 to support the growth form the above project. In addition Pembina Pipelines announced the final approval of their NIPISI & MITSUE pipeline projects in the Judy Creek area. They are expected to provide 1,000 short term construction jobs.
Once again Whitecourt is poised for solid long term growth !
RE/MAX has been part of Whitecourt since 1983 when a 2-man Independent office opened.
Our new Courtesy Moving Van
After joining RE/MAX in 1993 the company now has 20 agents with a presence in
Whitecourt, Fox Creek, Mayerthorpe, Swan Hills, Blueridge and Sangudo.
RE/MAX advantage (whitecourt)
is the oldest, and busiest Real Estate Office
in the Whitecourt area.