How The West is Now

Find out which Cochrane communities might work best for you and your family!

Gleneagles Cochrane

Area: Gleneagles is located on the Eastern side of Cochrane, along the Highway 1A, and is the closest neighbourhood to Calgary via this route. This is one of the most mature neighbourhoods in Cochrane, with fabulous landscaping and lots of mature trees. A mix of long-term residents and new families will greet you as your neighbours here!

Amenities: The main feature for Gleneagles has to be the Links of Gleneagles 18-hole golf course & Clubhouse. This destination course features greens and tee boxes floating in the air along the ridge overlooking the Bow River, Cochrane, and west towards the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The majestic clubhouse also makes a great spot for brunch or an event. Due to the eastern location on the edge of Cochrane, Gleneagles residents need to head down the “big hill” to town for many of Cochrane’s amenities and schools. But a benefit of the proximity to Calgary means residents are closer to Rocky Ridge Co-op, Stoney Trail, and the Rocky Ridge YMCA than other Cochranites might be.

Building Types: Front Garage Single Family Homes, and some Duplex properties compliment this mature and treed neighbourhood.

Sunset Ridge Cochrane

Area: Sunset Ridge is located just up Highway 22, from the main intersection where it crosses Highway 1A. This intersection is undergoing a major facelift that will greatly improve accessibility for commuters to this fabulous neighbourhood!

Amenities: Sunset Ridge has St. Timothy’s Highschool, plus the Rancheview K-8 school. Sunset also has a restaurant, locally-owned bakery cafe, gas and convenience store.

Building Types: Front Garage and Laned Single Family Homes, townhomes, multifamily condos and even newer Estate Lots can all be found in this desirable area of Cochrane.

Riviera, Riverstone, Willows & Precedence Cochrane

Area: Just off Highway 22, approaching from the TransCanada, you will find River Heights Drive, which takes you into the fantastic area along the south bank of the Bow River. Here you will find the sub-neighbourhoods of Riversong, Rivercrest, Riviera, The Willows, and Precedence. This is one of my favourite neighbourhoods in Cochrane!

Amenities: Most of the amenities for this area (besides the natural ones!) are located near the entrance at River Heights Drive. Several auto dealerships (Toyota, Ford & Nissan), plus gas stations and convenience stores line the drive. The area has a Catholic Church, Bow Valley High School, and lots of playgrounds for kids.

Building Types: This area mainly consists of Modern Single-family homes in the 1500-2500sqft range, paired homes, townhomes, as well as great multifamily options (including some right on the river).

Fireside Cochrane

Area: Fireside is one of Cochrane’s newer neighbourhoods, located on the SW side of town, along Highway 22. This charming area is a great place for families, and was first opened in 2011.

Amenities: Fireside has the Fireside School (K-8), as well as the Holy Spirit Catholic School (K-9). The commercial area near the neighbourhood entrance has gas, a Tim Hortons, dental clinic, pharmacy and more. Pathways throughout provide great walking opportunities for families, kids and strollers!

Building Types: The final buildout will be complete by ~2024, and will consist of 1500 single family homes and 500 multi-family homes. Lots of options for all families here!

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Heartland Cochrane

Location: Heartland is located on the Western side of Cochrane, past Highway 22 and South of the Highway 1A. This charming neighbourhood might be the closest to the Mountains!

Amenities: Heartland & Heritage Hills have some great commercial amenities: a great pizza place (Mr. Mozzarella!), Co-op liquor store, fitness, restaurants and Petro-Canada gas. These areas are also quite close to downtown shopping.

Building Types: Front garage and laned Single family homes, duplexes, townhouses, and exciting multifamily options coming soon.

Glenbow / Downtown / West Valley

Area: With its central location in town, these areas are excellent for rental investment properties, as there are jobs, amenities and shopping close by for potential tenants. This proximity also makes it very convenient for residents and owners as well. Much of these areas are devoted to older single-family homes backing on to green space, as well as some higher density multifamily properties.

Amenities: If you need it in Cochrane, this is where you’ll find it! Between Downtown, West Valley and the East End, the vast majority of services and shopping in Cochrane is right here. Proximity to the light industrial and commercial areas of town also means things are just that much more accessible. Groceries, restaurants, and big-box stores (like Canadian Tire and Walmart) are all walkable or a short drive. Not to mention historic Cochrane MacKays Ice Cream! Yum.

Building Types: Everything from historic single-family homes, to affordable townhomes, bare lots and multifamily rental properties.

Heritage Hills Cochrane

Area: Also located on the Western side of Cochrane beyond Highway 22, Heritage Hills is on the North side of Highway 1A. This area is still growing, and many of the homes here boast views West to the mountains.

Amenities: Heartland & Heritage Hills have some great commercial amenities: a great pizza place (Mr. Mozzarella!), Co-op liquor store, fitness, restaurants and Petro-Canada gas. These areas are also quite close to downtown shopping.

Building Types: Front garage and laned single family homes and townhomes.

Riverview & Cochrane Heights

Area: Riverview is right on the Bow River, beyond the main downtown shopping areas. Cochrane Heights is perched above the Highway 1A, offering excellent views in many locations. More intersections and lights means more time at rush hour – though when you’re home, you’ll feel further “away from it all”. When it comes to accessibility, with the exception of a steep walk for Cochrane Heights, these neighbourhoods boast excellent access to key amenities in town.

Amenities: The Riverview area has the Cochrane Golf Club – a great smaller course with 9 full holes, plus 18 holes of mini golf. Along the Bow River, you’ll find off-leash dog areas, plus a great paved trail for running, walking and cycling. There’s even disc-golf down here. Up in Cochrane Heights, there’s excellent access to the Cochrane Ranche House, Cochrane Arena, plus great trails for mountain biking and hiking. Not to mention the views!

Building Types: Mainly single family homes.