Located a mere 10 minutes drive from Red Deer, the town of Blackfalds is a unique community within the Central Alberta region known for having a young demographic makeup and also an extraordinarily high level of community involvement and engagement. The affordable housing market in Blackfalds has attracted many young, growing families and first time home buyers. The majority of the population is in their 20s or 30s, and many are families with young children, making Blackfalds an family-focused community. Around 9,300 people currently live in Blackfalds, and the real estate market contains approximately 3,300 homes.
An extremely active and vibrant town, Blackfalds residents are encouraged to socialize and get involved in community events. People take pride in both their own homes and the public spaces around them. Blackfald's family focus has given rise to a selection of outstanding community facilities, including some of the best parks and playground spaces available in Central Alberta. The skate park, water spray park, All Star Park, and trail system are all popular outdoor destinations, while the Community Hall and Multi Plex facilities frequently feature community events. The new Blackfalds Fieldhouse will provide residents with even more opportunity to stay active.
Community-wide special events encourage Blackfalds residents to get to know their neighbours, and one of the most popular events is Blackfalds Days, held every year in June. Featuring a soapbox derby, community dinner, youth dance, parade and other family-friendly events, Blackfalds Days is one of the post popular yearly festivals. There are also a large number of clubs and community organizations for both children and adults in Blackfalds, including Brownie and Scout troops and sports teams. In particular, the Blackfalds & District Agricultural Society has played an important roll in shaping the culture of the community, having hosted many dance socials and dinners.