The City of Fort Saskatchewan is getting national and provincial attention.
The Fort was listed by MacLean's magazine as the ninth fastest growing municipality in the nation and number 17 on the list of Best Places to Live in Alberta for 2017.
"We have such a great quality of life that when people discover us, they want to make it their home," commented mayor Gale Katchur.
The mayor added the Fort is building for the future with infrastructure and amenities, something that the fastest growing city, Airdrie, often faces challenges with.
The city's higher resident income, lower tax rate and access to the many forms of healthcare earned the 17th spot out of 339 communities in Alberta.
According to MacLean's ranking, Fort Saskatchewan has an unemployment rate of 10.95 per cent, while the median household income is $111,506.
"As far as I'm concerned, Fort Saskatchewan is the best place to live, there's no other place that I'd want to call home," beamed Katchur. "I think if you talk to the other 24,532 residents, they're going to say the same thing, they love this community."
Growing by a rate of 3.1 per cent, Okotoks narrowly beat the Fort with a rate of 3.2 per cent; for livability, Medicine Hat was also ahead of the Fort with St. Albert taking the top spot in the province.