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Located in the rolling landscape of Alberta's foothills, the hamlet of Priddis sits in the heart of ranching country. Only 15 minutes from Calgary's southwest on Highway 22X, Priddis has become a popular bedroom community for commuters. Surrounded by mountain views and undisturbed wilderness, Priddis is a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.Search Priddis Real Estate►
An exclusive country-residential community on the outskirts of Calgary's deep south, Heritage Pointe offers executive and estate homes amid acres of park land and environmental preserves of the Pine Creek Valley. Magnificent homes sit on large lots within minutes from the Heritage Pointe Golf Club, providing sprawling views of the foothills and mountains to the west and Calgary's downtown to the south.Search Heritage Pointe Real Estate►
Located south of Calgary, DeWinton is a small hamlet surrounded by acreage properties that seamlessly blend together, creating a rural village atmosphere just minutes from the city. Quaint and picturesque, DeWinton is a popular choice for those seeking both the quiet lifestyle of country living and a fast commute into the city.Search DeWinton Real Estate►
Located just a few minutes south of Calgary, Norris Coulee provides country estate and luxurious acreage living just beyond the edge of the city. Quiet, peaceful and picturesque, Norris Coulee offers privacy and wide open spaces designed to immerse you in the country-living lifestyle.Search Norris Coulee Real Estate►
A quiet hamlet southwest of Calgary on Highway 22, Millarville is best known for it's popular farmers market and Millarville Rodeo. Here you'll find acreage properties and large ranches, providing the community with an overall flavour of the western lifestyle. A peaceful and pretty area of Foothills County, Millarville is an appealing country retreat a half-hour's drive from the city.Search Millarville Real Estate►
Located 15 minutes south of Calgary on Highway 2A, the town of Okotoks is a community with a young, energetic population that values sustainable growth, balancing environmental awareness with social and economic needs. A deeply family-centric community, Okotoks provides local, urban-styled amenities and services while providing a small-town atmosphere young and growing families love.Search Okotoks Real Estate►
Named for the high grade coal once mined in the area, the town of Black Diamond has maintained its small town traditional values and cozy atmosphere while providing its residents with the highest quality services and healthcare. Home to a thriving arts and music community, Black Diamond sits on the banks of the Sheep River at the doorstep to the Rocky Mountains and Kananaskis Country.Search Black Diamond Real Estate►
The birthplace of Alberta's oil and gas industry, the town of Turner Valley is known for its friendly people and beautiful landscape. Close enough to commute to Calgary but far enough to retain its rural roots and country lifestyle, Turner Valley is an ideal home for families and retirees seeking a quiet, low-stress community.Search Turner Valley Real Estate►
Named as one of Alberta Venture magazine's Top 10 Communities for Business in 2012, High River is a fast growing town set amid the picturesque foothills of southern Alberta. Families will find both comfort and opportunity in High River, where commercial and industrial businesses are encouraged to flourish complimented by the know-your-neighbour atmosphere of small town Alberta.Search High River Real Estate►
The Municipal District of Foothills is located immediately south of the city of Calgary and covers an impressive 3,600 square kilometres of southern Alberta. Known for its rolling foothills and stunning Rocky Mountain views, Foothills encompasses a diverse landscape with a mix of rural and urban communities, many with a distinctly traditional western flair.
Over 21,000 people have made their homes in Foothills towns, hamlets, and rural communities. With 8,400 homes, the Foothills real estate market includes a huge variety of homes from modest starter homes and small rural properties to prestigious country estate homes and luxuriously spacious acreage lots. Most communities are well within easy commuting distance to Calgary's south and downtown areas, allowing residents to enjoy the relaxed pace of a rural lifestyle while still having access to all the urban amenities the big city offers.
Whether you live in town or own an acreage property in the back country, life is simpler in Foothills: even the larger, more urbanized centres of Okotoks and High River have a small-town atmosphere that encourages every resident to know their neighbours. Escape the hustle and bustle of the big city and embrace the spectacular natural beauty of southern Alberta's foothills, where you can raise your family in comfort, peace and privacy alongside local wildlife. Here in Foothills, you can slow down and enjoy everything life and the great outdoors have to offer.
Located along 700 kilometre Cowboy Trail that stretches from Mayerthorpe to Cardston via Highway 22, Foothills has deep agricultural and ranching roots. Here where the Rocky Mountain foothills meet the grasslands was where the cowboy culture of the Alberta west evolved, a heritage which can still be seen in the local art, music, and food within the region. Working ranches and family farmsteads are still very much a part of the fabric of Foothills.
Foothills provides everything a growing family needs to stay active, healthy, and happy, including some of the best schools in the Province. The Foothills School Division has a network of 27 elementary, middle and high schools throughout the region where academics, arts and athletics are balanced with technology to foster student excellence. In addition to the public system, faith-centred education is available in Foothills from the local Catholic School Division.
Also available in Foothills are two well-respected public schools: Stratcona-Tweedsmuir School, providing education for students in grades one through twelve that incorporates the high-achieving International Baccalaureate curriculum; and Edison Private School that also welcomes students from grades one to twelve.
Many areas both large and small in Foothills also offer local recreational facilities, parks and conservation areas, community centres, community halls, and campgrounds. Outdoor pursuits such as hiking, fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, golfing, camping, swimming, and kayaking are popular in Foothills, and the nearby Rocky Mountains provide a wealth of possibilities for family getaways and adventures. Each community hosts its own yearly events and festivals, including fairs, rodeos, Christmas celebrations, and more.
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