Abasand Fort McMurray Alberta

Abasand Real Estate & Community Guide

Abasand is a community located in Fort McMurray. It is situated on the west bank of the Athabasca River and is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city. The area was named after Abasand Oils Ltd., which established the region’s first commercial oil sands mine in 1936. Fort McMurray is known for its booming oil and gas industry. Over the years, Fort McMurray has become an attractive destination for people from all over the world. The city’s thriving oil and gas industry provides many high-paying jobs, and it has a growing service sector, which offers a variety of job opportunities in fields such as healthcare, education, and hospitality. The city is surrounded by beautiful natural scenery, including forests, lakes, and rivers. It has a vibrant arts and culture scene, with various festivals, events, and galleries showcasing local talent. Fort McMurray also has excellent healthcare facilities and a variety of educational institutions and is known for its friendly and welcoming community.

So Much to Love in Abasand

Abasand is home to two elementary schools: Abasand Heights School and Fort McMurray Islamic School. Abasand Heights School is a public school serving students from kindergarten to Grade 6. Fort McMurray Islamic School is a private school offering an Islamic-centered education to students from Kindergarten to Grade 9 while following the Alberta Education curriculum. For students in Grades 7 to 12, the closest public high school is Westwood Community High School, located in the neighbouring community of Wood Buffalo. Several other public and private schools in the wider Fort McMurray area serve students of all ages and offer a range of programs and services.

What You Need to See in Abasand

Despite its age, Abasand has undergone significant redevelopment in recent years; the community has seen considerable investment in its infrastructure and amenities. The Abasand Community Centre, a hub for community events and activities, was rebuilt and reopened in 2019. The facility features a gymnasium, a community kitchen, and a large outdoor playground.

Outdoor Amenities

Abasand offers various outdoor amenities catering to residents of all ages and interests. Abasand Park, Abasand Heights Lookout, Abasand Off-Leash Dog Park, hiking and biking trails, and River Valley access.

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Abasand Real Estate

Abasand is a diverse residential community offering various real estate options for potential buyers. The community features single-family homes, duplexes, townhouses, and apartments.

Single-family homes in Abasand range from modest bungalows to larger two-story dwellings with attached garages. Duplexes and townhouses are also available, providing a more affordable option for first-time homebuyers or those looking for a smaller home. Many of these homes offer stunning views of the surrounding valley and hillsides.

Abasand is a vibrant and welcoming community that offers natural beauty and modern amenities. Despite its challenges, the district has shown resilience and is poised for continued growth and development in the years to come.

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