This vibrant community located just 50 kilometers north of Edmonton on Highway 651 is fast becoming one of the “towns on the move” in terms of its increased focus on the map of Alberta. Whether you are new to the area or your family has been here for generations, Legal has lots to offer you! From organizations, to programs, to volunteer opportunities, this town is bustling with activity.
While the rural surrounds Legal, there is also opportunity to embrace the urban lifestyle, as a large city center is located only minutes south of Legal. The opportunity for expansion in Legal businesses is an attribute while attempting to draw in new businesses, while low cost housing assists Legal in targeting all audiences. The town offers a balance between quiet country living that people crave, and the amenities of city life. Due to its somewhat remote location, Legal offers many opportunities to develop and grow as a community.
Not only is Legal an ideal place to reside with the charm of country living on the doorstep of city amenities, it also boosts economic development opportunities, many as yet untapped. The past few years have witnessed continual residential growth coupled with a strong business environment. Low housing, and property costs has become an attractive feature of Legal.
Families of Legal also have a choice of sending their children to a Francophone, Public or Catholic (both English) schools, creating diversity and new opportunities. High School students have the option of attending Morinville Community High School (English, GSACRD), Ecole Alexandre-Tache (Francophone) or Sturgeon Composite High School (Public School).
Housing for the elderly is provided at the Chateau Sturgeon Lodge (operated by Sturgeon Foundation), which provides individual rooms for seniors not requiring extensive nursing care. Sunset Villa & Sunrise Villa self-contained units are available to the seniors who want to maintain their independence while not having to be responsible for the maintenace and repairs of a house.
The Town features 2 community hall facilities available to the public. Club 60 Roses, a local organization for senior citizens, has a facility perfect for smaller functions and the Centralta Community Centre (operated by l'ACFA Régionale de Centralta) for those larger events.
The Town of Legal has maintained its bilingualism throughout the years, giving it some diversity to set it apart from other towns. Legal takes pride in their long French Heritage history. There are 42 murals proudly displayed around Legal, welcoming visitors to this bilingual town. Some of the local businesses within Legal have always been a part of the town’s history. Dedication and loyalty remains high within Legal, providing great new business or housing opportunities!
Legal also has a large volunteer based community that gives them a feeling of togetherness. Citizens are continuously volunteering in this vibrant community in order to provide the best town experience as possible. From family celebrations, to town celebrations, these events are put on for the community, by the community!
Legal offers local fishing in their Day Park, an RV park, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, a skatepark, as well as landscapes that allow room for recreational activities such as picnicing, cycling and walking. With restaurants, pubs, a local grocery store, a Servus Credit Union, Dodge dealership, welding shop and many other amenities, Legal offers the same essentials as an urban community, but also provides the peacefulness of living within a small knit community.