It’s hard not to learn about Valleyview without getting the urge to pack up and move here.
A combination of a balanced economy, excellent investment opportunities, friendly neighbours and big-city amenities, all in a small-town setting, make for remarkably high-quality living.
“Overall, it’s just a great place to live,” says Mayor Vern Lymburner, “It’s a great place to raise a family.”
It would be easy to accuse the mayor of bias. However, he didn’t always live in Valleyview. “I’m one of those people who came here on vacation 25 years ago,” he laughs. “I’m still here.”
Solid Economic Base
One major benefit of Valleyview is its steady economy.
“Our economy is not based on just one entity,” says Lymburner. “We’re multidimensional with oil and gas, agriculture and forestry, as well as highway commercial. We’re not like a lot of communities that have just one industry.”
In an economically-beneficial location, Valleyview is a growing town who’s tight-knit community adds to the town’s attractiveness for investors.
With Valleyview located directly at the crossroads of two major highways, the community sees 7,000 to 8,000 vehicles passing through every day and it has proved a popular stopping point for travellers.
Valleyview is a growing community with more growth on the horizon. The municipal government is committed to positive cooperation with property developers.
Beyond highway commercial development, Valleyview, with its growing population, is a prime market for residential expansion.
The town actively works with developers to make the process as painless as possible.
Stellar Geographic Area
The community’s location combined with a wide trading area is an attractive draw for investors.
Valleyview has 1,972 residents and another 2,500 in its recreational boundaries. The nearby Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation has 1,500 residents. Over 7,000 vehicles pass through each day on Highway 43 with another 3,000 on Highway 49.
Beyond the investment opportunities, the location of Valleyview adds to the quality of life of its residents.
It’s an hour to Grande Prairie, an hour to Peace River and three hours to Edmonton with a four-lane highway in both directions.
Another benefit of Valleyview is the wilderness that surrounds it.
Surrounded by Crown land with rivers and lakes throughout, the vast wilderness features great hunting and recreational opportunities.
Warm Welcome, Future Friends
The welcoming nature of Valleyview residents can be described as something akin to remarkable.
“The people in town are friendly. It’s not like a big community where you don’t know your neighbours,” says Lymburner.
It’s also a place that actively believes in building community, which is evident through the commitment of individuals, organizations and businesses that runs through all aspects of the municipality.
“There are jobs available here,” says Lymburner. “A lot of people say, ‘if you’re not working it’s because you don’t want to.”
Valleyview’s community dedication and positive attributes contribute to a safe and healthy place to call home.
With its abundant economic opportunities, family-friendly small-town values and easy access to big centres, Valleyview is already growing and there’s a lot of growth to come.