Welcome to Medicine Hat

Medicine Hat is a city located in southeastern Alberta, Canada. It is situated on the South Saskatchewan River and is home to approximately 65,000 residents. The city is named after a First Nations legend involving a headdress that was said to have healing powers.

The area that is now Medicine Hat has a long history of human habitation, with evidence of prehistoric cultures and First Nations settlements dating back thousands of years. In the late 19th century, the area became a hub for the fur trade, and the city grew rapidly with the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1883. Today, Medicine Hat is a vibrant city with a thriving economy.

The city's main industries include natural gas, agriculture, and manufacturing. The city is also a popular destination for tourists, with attractions such as the Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre, the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede, and the Medicine Hat Mall. One of the most notable features of Medicine Hat is its unique geology.

The area is known for its "Medicine Hat clay," a type of clay that is highly prized for its quality and is used in the production of ceramics and pottery. The city is also located on the eastern edge of the Alberta Badlands, a region known for its unusual rock formations and fossils. Medicine Hat is also home to a number of cultural and recreational amenities.

The city has a strong arts community, with numerous galleries and performing arts venues. There are also many parks and outdoor recreational areas, including the Police Point Park Nature Centre and the Echo Dale Regional Park.

Medicine Hat's real estate market has seen a surge in new listings, with a variety of properties available for purchase, including spacious family homes and modern apartments. If you already know which communities you like, be sure to sign up for email alerts of new listings as soon as they hit the market -- it's fast, easy, automatic and FREE!

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Medicine Hat, Alberta
Rating Title Rating Rating (short) description Icon (use .png images)
Livability 78

Ranked 24th city in Alberta. Ranked 593rd city in Canada. Ranks better than 87% of areas

Amenities A+

Lots of amenities close to this location

Cost of Living A+

Cost of living is 15% lower than Alberta

Crime C-

Total crime is 22% lower than Alberta


Employment C-

Household income is 20% lower than Alberta

Housing C

Home value is 37% lower than Alberta

Schools C

HS graduation rate is 5% lower than Alberta

Medicine Hat Community Guide

Medicine Hat is home to a diverse range of communities, each with its own unique character and charm. One of the most notable communities in Medicine Hat is the Historic Downtown district, which is characterized by its beautiful brick buildings, quaint shops, and vibrant street life.

Other notable communities in the city include the Southridge and Ross Glen neighborhoods, which are known for their family-friendly atmosphere and excellent schools, and the River Flats area, which is popular with outdoor enthusiasts thanks to its proximity to the South Saskatchewan River and the city's extensive park system. Whether you're looking for a tight-knit community, a bustling downtown core, or access to outdoor recreational activities, Medicine Hat has something to offer everyone.

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Medicine Hat MLS Listings

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Common FAQs

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What is the population in Medicine Hat?
The total population of Medicine Hat is 65,247 people.
What is the weather like in Medicine Hat?
Medicine Hat has a semi-arid climate with warm summers and cold winters. The city experiences low precipitation and is known for its sunshine.
What are some nearby cities or towns to Medicine Hat?
Some nearby cities or towns to Medicine Hat include Redcliff, Dunmore, Seven Persons, and Irvine.