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Cochrane Real Estate: Homes & Condos

About Cochrane Real Estate: Homes & Condos

The city of Cochrane is located in the Bow Valley on the banks of the Bow River, just west of Calgary. Cochrane contains all the ingredients for a balanced lifestyle and is a short commute to Calgary. Cochrane was established in 1971 and today is home to about 18,000 people. The city enjoys numerous recreation opportunities with the bow river on its doorstep and its proximity to Kananaskis Country and the Rocky Mountains.

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Cochrane contains all the ingredients for a balanced lifestyle and is a short commute to Calgary. Cochrane was established in 1971 and today is home to about 18,000 people. The city enjoys numerous recreation opportunities with the bow river on its doorstep and its proximity to Kananaskis Country and the Rocky Mountains. If you’re hoping for pristine views of The Rockies, Cochrane real estate provides.

Much of Cochrane homes for sale were built in the last two decades. You’ll notice that homes in the median price range are typically brand-new custom 2- level builds, with double attached garages, and fully finished basements. Single-family homes in Cochrane are nicely presented with low-maintenance lawns, fenced-in yards, and spacious driveways. Cochrane homes for sale largely represent modern craftsman-style homes with carriage garages, inviting porches, pitched roofs, and large windows. Most of the homes have been decorated and designed professionally, so the overall look and feel of the homes are quite contemporary and modern. Cochrane single-family homes are airy and open with vaulted ceilings and floor plans that offer 1,200 to 2,300 square feet, accommodating 2 to 4 bedrooms and bathrooms. Master bedrooms have double-French doors that lead to a 5-piece ensuite bathroom, as your own oasis. Here are more features to look forward to in Cochrane real estate:

  • Granite countertops
  • Gas fireplaces
  • Hardwood floors
  • Massive patios
  • Flex rooms
  • Sun decks

Homes above the median mark are located on bigger lots, and have more living space with floor plans reaching up to 2,800 square feet. These homes are very customized with high-end fixtures and finishes. What sets these properties apart from others is that many of them offer acreages and unobstructed views of The Rocky Mountains, or nestled right next to the Bow River.

For homebuyers in search of a cozy low-rise condo, or townhouse, Cochrane real estate has many to choose from. These properties are your best bet for low-maintenance living, and not just because the HOA take care of It—Cochrane condos and townhomes can be found downtown offering all of the convenience and amenities of the city at your door steps. Condos in Cochrane have floor plans that range between 650 to 1,300 square feet, offering 1 to 3 bedrooms and bathrooms. Other benefits of owning a Cochrane condo are the buildings come with amenities including tilted- heated underground parking, fitness rooms, pools, common areas, and concierge. More expensive units offer larger balconies facing the south, or with breathtaking mountain views. You’ll find affordable fixer-uppers that have plenty of potential and prices you won’t want to miss out on.

Life in Cochrane

Located west of Calgary, Cochrane has its own scene happening in a community that’s tight-knit with friendly neighbours. There’s a lot to look forward to when living in Cochrane with year-round festivities and events. Annual events include the beautiful Christmas Light up which takes place along Historic Main Street. Plenty of other events like the Labour Day Rodeo and Parade are well attended and highly anticipated by people throughout the province. It’s considered as one of the toughest Amateur Rodeo events in Canada.

Enjoying the outdoors is a right of passage in Cochrane. Residents enjoy winding pathways along the Bow River. The red shale pathways found in Bow Meadows, Mitford Park, and Jumping Pound Ridge are interconnected and paved pathways that can be accessed year-round. The Historic Cochrane Ranche Site is now a public park offering 136 acres of open spaces with park facilities including a stage, picnic areas, and fire pits. During the summer you can fish for trout at the Mitford Pond. For those passionate about golf, Cochrane has two courses at The Links of Gleneagles and the Cochrane Golf Club.

Cochrane has all of the major chain stores like Walmart and Safeway, but you’ll also get to support plenty of interesting local businesses and retails. Historic Main Street at MacKay’s has some of the best ice cream in the country!

Schools in Cochrane

Cochrane residents have the option between two school systems, either the public Rocky View Division, the Calgary Catholic School District, and the Francophone school system.

  • Mitford School
  • Cochrane High School
  • Manachaban
  • Bow Valley High School
  • Glenbow
  • Elizabeth Barret Elementary School
  • Notre Dame Des Vallees
  • Holy Spirit
  • St. Timothy

Curious to learn more about homes for sale in Cochrane, AB? Contact us today to find out more about the current Cochrane MLS® listings and to schedule your own private home tour.

Disclaimer: Information herein deemed reliable but not guaranteed by CREB®.

Listing information last updated on September 20th, 2020 at 11:15am PDT.