If you’re looking for a place to retire, Red Deer, Alberta, where we have the senior village, Deer Park Village, is a great option. Red Deer has a lot to offer. Here are some of the advantages of living in Red Deer:
Red Deer is roughly halfway between Calgary and Edmonton. That central location plus excellent transportation options make Red Deer a great place for seniors to locate themselves centrally if you want easy access to friends and family in other cities. The Red Deer Airport has many flights per day going in all directions. Red Deer is also served by trains, and, of course, it’s right on the north-south highway that connects Edmonton and Calgary.
Small Town Feel and Big Town Advantages
Red Deer has a population of just over 100,000. That means you don’t have the traffic, noise, or pollution of a big city like Calgary, but Red Deer is big enough that you won’t be bored. The Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre is also a Level III Trauma Centre.
In 2003, Red Deer was named the Cultural Capital of Canada. That means there is always an abundance of museums and art exhibits, music to listen to, and other attractions that may interest you. The City of Red Deer publishes a guide to all the activities in and around Red Deer.
Red Deer lies along the banks of the Red Deer River, and there are many walking trails and parks. Both Sylvan Lake and Gull Lake are within easy driving distance. Seriously, Red Deer has much to offer independent-living seniors. From university courses to fantastic fly fishing, Red Deer, Alberta, is the place to be. We highly recommend it.