If you’re looking for a place to retire, Red Deer, Alberta, where we have the senior village, The
Hamlets at Deer Park, is a great option. Red Deer has a lot to offer, and in this article, we’re
going to explore 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

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 are always an
abundance of museums and art exhibits, music to listen to, and other attractions that may interest

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.

The Hamlets at Deer Park is an independent-living senior village in Red Deer, Alberta. With a warm and caring atmosphere based on tenets of Christianity, generous amenities, and a calendar full of activities, The Hamlets at Deer Park is the go-to independent-living community of central Alberta.

If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about our community, please don’t hesitate to call us at (403) 309-6333.