Experience the Lifestyle
Mapping out your future in the Rural frontier is a big step & a larger endeavour. Whether you are returning to Rural, or you are already here hoping to build your dream life… Alberta’s Special Area is the new Rural. Smart, connected, independent and affordable opportunities are here.
If you’re not afraid to work hard, dream big and get creative, you can live your dream life in Rural.
Rural lifestyle businesses drive growth in Alberta's Special Area
Rural business has changed. Access to large markets and new industries is now possible via technology and social media. Lifestyle businesses are now common-place and have allowed many young people to stay & return. Smart, connected, independent and affordable opportunities are available. Invest in Rural here & don’t forget to peek at our business listings to find an opportunity matched to you.
If you’re not afraid to work hard, dream big and get creative, you can build your dream business here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I fit in?
You will. 11,000 other people call Alberta’s Special Area home and come from all walks of life. We like to live in a place that has room to breathe and grow (lots of opportunities, few road blocks). We like to give back (community service and spirit is big here). We like raising our kids in a safe, quiet place (with lots of recreational facilities and other great resources). We like being globally connected (all the benefits of urban living without the rat race, lots of entrepreneurial promise). And, perhaps most of all, we value the freedom (pioneering spirit) to set our own pace (and make every day different).
Is there anything to do?
Of course. All kinds of things, but it’s really up to you. Here you set the pace for what you do and how you make your own fun. There is shopping, outdoor adventures, community events, recreation indoors & outdoors and lots of people to meet. Remember, its different than the city and we like it that way. The communities’ work as a region, so if you can’t find what you are looking for in one, down the road the next one likely has it.
How do I find work?
Is there help for entrepreneurs?
Where do I find specific community info?
Each of our communities has a lot to offer. But ultimately you have to choose one to call home. Remember we work as a region, so the next community won’t be mad if you chose another one. They know if one benefits, they all do. Find detailed community info on each of our special communities here.
Where the heck is Alberta's Special Area?
Its nestled here in Southeast AB, filled with intimate communities and wide open spaces.