Finding a community can be gratifying for so many reasons. Being able to build relationships that last and finding commonalities amongst your neighbours and coworkers can have a great impact on you and your family. While Lethbridge is the fourth-largest community in the province of Alberta, with a population of just over 100,000 people, it is also the third-largest land area in the province, which means it doesn’t always feel like a bustling city. Lethbridge has so much to offer to provide you peace of mind that you’re living in the right place.
Here are some of the reasons Lethbridge locals are so merry to live here:
1. Affordable Housing
With Lethbridge’s abundant available space for a relatively small population, the real estate prices in Lethbridge are very reasonable in comparison to other Albertan communities. According to Western Investor, in 2019 Lethbridge was ranked fourth overall in Western Canada to be considered a great place for property investments, the only Albertan community to be included in their rankings.
2. The Great Outdoors
Living in Lethbridge means you are always just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the mountains. Whether you want to make a day trip to Waterton or plan your next hike in the Crowsnest Pass, you can always escape the stresses of life. Not only are you so close to the mountains, but Lethbridge offers many coulee trails to explore, as well as public parks. The surrounding Canadian Rocky Mountains influence the city’s sunny summers, moderate winters, and of course, the windy climate; so, if you can endure some wind here and there, Lethbridge’s weather is pretty accommodating all year round to get you outside.
Lethbridge School District operates 24 schools covering grades ranging from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12; five high schools, five middle schools, and fourteen elementary schools. Furthermore, if you’re considering post-secondary, Lethbridge is home to the University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College. Needless to say, you have ample choices for education in the city.
4. Sense of History
From the iconic bridge to the historic Fort Whoop-Up, Lethbridge provides a rich past that contributes to an even richer present and future. With dozens of different museums, art galleries, outdoor sites, and historical landmarks there are plenty of opportunities to cultivate respectful thoughts and conversations about the past of Southern Alberta and Canada. Lethbridge will enrich your mind when you explore its history.
5. Arts & Culture
Live music, theatre, comedy, and more can be found all over the city every day of the week. Whether you want to grab a pint and catch some type of show at The Owl Acoustic Lounge, or maybe snag some pizza at The Slice while hearing some local musicians rock out, there is always something going on. The Multicultural Centre hosts the Southern Alberta Ethnic Association, where they present nights such as ‘Taste of Argentina’ and the likes, giving you the opportunity to explore different foods, entertainment, cultures, and more from places all over the world. Lethbridge provides the convenience of entertainment any day of the week for locals.
Lethbridge has a lot to offer for everyone, whether you want to be entertained, enhance your understanding of Southern Alberta’s history, create a stable and affordable life for you and your family, Lethbridge can provide that. Once you decide on what it is you’re after, you will find a community that is ready to nourish those needs. That is why the locals are so merry to live in Lethbridge.