Stettler is located in the "Heart" of Central Alberta, at the junction of Highways 12 and 56. Just 80 kms west of Red Deer, Stettler is only a short drive to either Edmonton or Calgary (190 kms, and 225 kms, respectively).
The Town of Stettler's most recent census in 2011 shows that the Town's population has grown to 5748, with the County of Stettler housing a population of 5089.
Stettler is a small community that has also been experiencing steady economic growth in the past several years. There have been several large businesses that have moved into the area, such as Wal-Mart, Tim Horton's, The Brick, and Canadian Tire. Stettler also has a vibrant community of small business that offer Stettler residents all sorts of services from automobile services to photography services.
Stettler's location near Red Deer, as well as Calgary and Edmonton, gives Stettler access to most every amenity the Province has to offer while maintaining its small town character. Stettler boasts a relatively low crime rate, as well as a laid back, small town lifestyle.
The Town of Stettler boasts a full range of essential and emergency services, with the local RCMP detachment, Hospital, Ambulance Service, and volunteer Fire Department being at the core of these. There are two medical clinics in town, as well as two Optometrists, three Dentists, and several Chiropractic, Physiotherapy and Massage clinics. Stettler also has a nursing home, as well as several senior’s retirement homes.