Okotoks Alberta Real Estate
There are a variety of reasons that makes living in Okotoks so unique. Situated on the Sheep River, the town of Okotoks is a rapidly growing community just 18 km South of Calgary. A lot of people who work in Calgary choose to live in Okotoks where they can enjoy the sense of open spaces with the quiet and peaceful pace of small town life. Calgary is only a quick 15 minute drive away.
Okotoks boasts many opportunities in employment, education, transportation and leisure. Okotoks is currently the second fastest growing community in Canada.
Alberta Venture Magazine’s stated the Town of Okotoks among the “Top 5 Communities to Watch,” and was recognized as one of the province’s top ten Communities for Business enterprise.
Okotoks Homes & Condominiums
Real Estate in Okotoks is vibrant plus the community continues to experience exceptional growth which means there has never been a better time to invest in the Okotoks housing market.
The town has become extremely popular over the past 10 years and it has plenty to offer its residents. Because the people of Okotoks have been so careful in planning the new communities, you will find it’s a really great place to raise a family.
There are many housing designs to accommodate every taste including town homes, villas, condo’s, single family homes, homes on mature lots and luxurious homes. Okotoks also offers some exquisite properties that take full advantage of the stunning scenery, private airfield, golf course’s and Lake.
The town has also gained a reputation for developing clever energy-efficient homes. Okotoks boasts North America’s first ever solar-powered neighborhood. The area consists of fifty-two homes and each home is heated and run by 800 residential solar panels. The solar panels accumulate solar energy throughout the summer and store it below ground for retrieval in the winter season.
Okotoks real estate is spread between a mixed group of communities which range from million dollar luxurious homes to inviting bungalows or single family homes. Furthermore, you’ll also discover one of a kind areas to accommodate individual needs such as Drake Landing Solar Community, Air Ranch which was designed to house not only your car and truck, but also your private plane or helicopter. Here is a guide to some of the communities in Okotoks.
The first private air park in Canada, Air Ranch includes a 3,100 feet runway situated on 32 acres of natural space. The executive homes have large lots and individual designs. Created in 2005, Air Ranch is definitely an high end community based around a private airstrip . For anyone living there, there’s direct access to the airplane hangars and airport runway.
Residents benefit from wonderful views within this neighborhood located on the North end of the Town. You’ll enjoy a wonderful exclusive lake, beach and beach house. A number of the desirable properties within this community back on to Crystal Ridge Golf Course or the lake itself. The lake is a superb location to spend a warm afternoon swimming or during the winter season ice skating or ice fishing. If you enjoy fishing the lake is fully stocked with Trout, some of which are quite large. You will find protected picnic spots, beach volleyball, fire pits and barbecues. Free of charge fire wood is supplied for your enjoyment.
This Tristar designed neighborhood features properties for every lifestyle, ranging from homes for first time buyers to breathtaking custom builds. The community of Cimarron extends over more than 640 acres. The area provides a warm and friendly environment with no shortage of amenities all within easy walking distance including parks, recreation, schools and shopping. Cimarron is located near to the Sheep River, the riverside trails provide a excellent opportunity for cycling, walking or running. The area called Cimarron Country Estates provides executive style living with amazing views. Cimarron is conveniently located close to local schools, including Foothills Composite High School, John Paul II and St Mary’s.
Drake Landing Solar Community
Wanting to reduce your energy bills? Then the Drake Landing Solar Community could be the location for you. The first of its kind in Canada and America, the community is heated by a process created to store solar power below ground during the summer months and then utilize the energy throughout the winter season to heat the homes. The system is fulfilling 90% of each homes heating demands from solar power which lowers heating expenses and also the carbon footprint.
Located near to the Sheep River, Hunters Glen is situated in a peaceful location and the properties have the added benefit of mature lots. The area took more than ten years to develop and the first homes were built in 1982. The area is extremely well established and a number of the homes face the Sheep River Valley. A number of the homes are located within cul-de-sacs which makes it a very quiet neighborhood. Hunters Glen is also in close proximity to Big Rock Elementary and the Foothills High school.
Rosemount &Crescent Heights
Rosemount began development in 1970 and was completed in 1982. It is one of the towns oldest communities. The residents get pleasure from mature trees and shrubs plus the homes have huge lots. The neighborhood is near to Percy Pegler Elementary School, Okotoks Junior High School, and the Recreational Center.
These luxury homes are complemented by breathtaking mountain views and the homes are located on a hill overlooking the old town. The neighborhood comprises of a number of small cul-de-sacs which tends to make it feel very tranquil and private. You can often see Deer feeding on the grass banks near Sandstone Point.
Sheep River Ridge
Sheep River Ridge is situated near to the banks of the Sheep River. This area has a number of high end houses backing on to green spaces. For those who get pleasure from walking the river’s edge features a popular and beautiful walking trail. If you’re looking to live in an urban area environment but want the sense of living in a rural location this neighborhood might be for you. It’s also near to Big Rock Elementary School and Two high schools.
Suntree Heights & Village
This is another old community, many of the homes here have established trees and shrubs and larger lots. The neighborhood is situated in the North West side of the town giving some of the residents mountain views. Suntree is close to the Good Shepherd School, Percy Pegler School and Okotoks Junior High School.
Developed in 1980 this is another well established, desirable neighborhood to live in. Ideally located near to three schools and also the Okotoks Recreation Center, Tower Hill homes are a perfect place for active and busy families.
The south west community of Westmount offers a variety of single family homes, townhouses and villa style condos. Many homes in Westmount enjoy unobstructed views of the mountains and prairies. There are many trails, parks and open spaces and a newly opened school.
Westridge is a very popular Okotoks community. Many of the homes were built from the 1990′s to the late 2000′s. The newest subdivision is locally known as ‘The Hill’. Many properties enjoy over sized lots, valley views and lots of green space. This area is uniquely styled and has something for everyone including high end condominiums and executive homes.
Woodhaven is an area made up of older homes with mature yards and well established trees, the neighborhood was developed from the late 70′s to the early 90′s and is close to the Sheep River Camp Ground and pathways. Walking to the local Schools and shops is very easy from Woodhaven.
Okotoks Recreation & Amenities
During the summertime, it’s common to see locals river tubing or sport fishing along the banks of the Sheep River. The town is extremely proud of its walking cycling and jogging trails which snake throughout the town covering more than 40km’s. Okotoks has over 90 parks and playgrounds, 12 soccer fields, 7 tennis courts, 11 ball diamonds, BMX track, free outdoor gym and track and field facilities.
The Okotoks Recreation Center offers two ice skating arenas, a swimming pool, fitness room, sauna and curling rink. The Recreation Center is also home to the Okotoks Pro Rodeo and annual Classic Car Auction.
The Centennial Center is a mulch-cultural complex comprised of a seniors’ center, youth area and conference rooms. There’s a protected terrace, commercial cooking area, along with a 10,000-square-foot hall which can be split into smaller halls.
Okotoks has a large assortment of local shops located in various quadrants of the town. You will find many big stores such as Costco, Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Canadian Tire, Sobeys, Safeway’s, Staples, Reitman’s, M&M Meats, Sears, Shoppers Drug Mart, The Source, Hallmark, Marks and many more. If you prefer the smaller more quirky shops, be sure to visit the Old Town shopping district on Elizabeth Street.
If all that shopping makes you hungry Okotoks also has plenty of great places to eat including, Blackstones, Rickys, KFC, Taco Time, Vietnamese, Chinese, Original Joes, Rylie’s Cattlebarn, Kebab’s, Opa, Two Tim Hortons, Extreme Pita, A&W, Dairy Queen, Macdonalds, Coras, two Indian Restaurants, Tom’s House of Pizza, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Heartland Cafe, Divine, Bistro Provence, Mikes Steak House and many more places to eat.
The schools in Okotoks are governed by the Foothills School Division and The Christ the Redeemer Catholic School board. The schools are conveniently located in the North and South of the Town and a bus service is provided by Southland Transportation.
Nursery & Kindergarten
- Dr Morris Gibson Kindergarten
- Percy Pegler Kindergarten
- Big Rock Kindergarten
- Serendipity Pre-Kindergarten
- Sunshine Nursery School
- Good Shepherd Kindergarten & Elementary
- St Marys Kindergarten& Elementary
- John Paul II
- Holy Trinity Academy High School
- Okotoks Junior High
- Dr Morris Gibson
- Percy Pegler School
- Big Rock School
- Alberta High School of Fine Arts & Foothills
- Composite High School
- Westmount School (newly opened in Sep 2012)
- Edison School
- Strathcona Tweedsmuir School
For those of you who enjoy a round of golf Okotoks has three golf courses.
- Crystal Ridge
- D’Arcy Ranch
- River’s Edge Golf Club
Crystal Ridge opened in August 2004 and is a 9 hole, 3125 yard, par 35 course. This is an excellent 9 hole course featuring water obstacles on every hole. The clubhouse has two amazing restaurants and fantastic views.
D’Arcy Ranch 18 hole Golf Course is among the most unique courses in Western Canada with spectacular mountain views. This course has been kept in a natural condition which gives both beginners and experts an exciting and challenging game of golf.
The River’s Edge Golf Club is a 18 hole golf course which has a grass tee driving range, Pro Shop, Licensed Clubhouse and Eatery. The north side of the golf course features the brand new 9 holes.
If you’re thinking of buying a home in Okotoks, please take the time to search for properties using our website or pick up the phone and talk to a Realtor who is passionate about the Town she lives in. Samantha Clement can help you find homes for sale in Okotoks and Calgary Tel 403 605 7200