Okotoks is a town situated on the Sheep River, 18 kilometers (11 mi) south of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Okotoks has become a popular bedroom community for the City of Calgary. The town's name is derived from "ohkotok", the Blackfoot First Nation word for "rock". The rock being referred to is the world's largest known glacial erratic which is situated about 8 km west of the town.
Before European settlement, journeying First Nations used the rock as a marker to find the river crossing situated at Okotoks. The tribes were nomadic and often followed large buffalo herds for their sustenance. David Thompson explored the area as early as 1800. Soon trading posts sprang up, including one established in 1874 at the Sheep River crossing on the current Okotoks townsite. This crossing was on a trade route called the Macleod Trail, which led from Fort Benton, Montana to Calgary.
In 1879, the area saw the killing of the last buffalo. Government leasing of land for one cent per acre ($2.47/km²) began in 1880. This created a major change in the region.
A community grew up around a sawmill that was established in 1891, and it would grow in size. The last stagecoach stopped in Okotoks in 1891 when rail service between Calgary and Fort Macleod replaced horse-drawn travel. By 1897 the community name had changed three times: from Sheep Creek to Dewdney to Okotoks, assigned by the Canadian Pacific Railway. The rail line is still a main line south to the U.S. border, but the last of the passenger service (Dayliner unit) ended in 1971.
Stunning fully renovated home located in walking distance to top schools, shopping & river pathways. This home comes with many upgrades including newer roof & windows, hardwood flooring, custom fitted solid wood kitchen, granite counter tops, designer lighting, high end appliances including gas stove. Open plan living with kitchen giving access to the large deck and well maintained yard, living & dining room have a shared custom 2 way fireplace. Upstairs you will find master with walk-in closet, beautiful renovated en-suite with stunning tile work and His and Her's vanities, an additional 2 generous sized bedrooms both with walk in closets. The basement boasts a large family room, 4th bedroom with huge double closets and cheater access to bathroom featuring heated floors, double vanities and an abundance of storage. An excellent neighbourhood with everything a family wants and needs. Spend summer days sitting on the front porch of your home watching the children run in the play park & greenspace adjacent.More details
Great opportunity to own 5.2 acres, partially fenced, with an oversized double modular home on a full, walk-down basement with huge windows … gorgeous mountain views from this 2,204 sq.ft. bungalow with 2-1/2 baths … 5 bedrooms, including huge master with 6-pc ensuite & large walk-in closet … formal living room … kitchen with island & adjoining great room with gas fireplace … several skylights … large windows throughout … newer laminate flooring through most of the home (trim and some rooms incomplete) … good vinyl slider windows … newer roof shingles … drilled ‘artesian’ well purports to supply good quantity and quality water. Some finishing and TLC required. Property sold “AS IS”.More details
Beautifully cared for home backing onto the fabulous Sheep River Escarpment, location, location, location! This spacious bungalow really must be viewed to be appreciated! Imagine relaxing on your gorgeous deck, overlooking the mature yard with bubbling water feature & mature trees in the background. The home features 4 really spacious bedrooms, 2 of which have ensuites with lovely tiled showers and walk in closets. There is a large sunken living room on the main floor, formal dining room, kitchen with lots of counterspace and a wet bar/drinks station. Gorgeous hardwood through the living room which features a lovely log burning fireplace with gas starter & the nook area which has patio doors leading onto deck - great entertaining space! In the fully developed basement is a massive family/games room with laminate floor, featuring a log burning fireplace, wet bar area and lots of room for a pool table etc. There is also a huge laundry/craft room, bed #4 & a 3 piece bath. Don't miss out! View 3D tour View virtual tour/3D/multimediaMore details
Quality 2 storey home in desirable Lake Community. 4 bedrooms up. This home is a must to see and missing very little. Lovely formal living room at the front of the house, main floor laundry. A really workable kitchen for many cooks, newer kitchen stainless steel appliances, maple cabinets, and a central island. Very large eating area with sliders to double rear decks recently re done in Trex material. Family room with fireplace and a flex room/ that can be used as an office/ dining room/ or play room. 4 bedrooms up/ 2 bathrooms up/ main 4 pce. and the ensuite has double sinks, soaker tub and large shower. Full basement development with a suite. Living room, craft room,2 bedrooms and a small kitchen area. This would be perfect for a nanny or mother in law or for teenagers. This is an illegal suite. Access is through the upstairs area.
Front and rear decks are new Trex decks and at the rear is a solarium with a hot tub/ approximately 3 years old. Close to schools and has Lake Privileges.
Great value in this modern, updated, end unit, townhouse! New kitchen cabinets/countertops/backsplash, entirely freshly painted & just installed brand new carpet and vinyl floors. The exterior features newer acrylic stucco & vinyl windows. Bright, multi-level unit with super high 14' ceilings in the living room, with huge windows and tons of natural light. Massive eat-in kitchen overlooking the living room, space for a sitting area or as big a table as you can get. Upstairs has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, including a full ensuite for the master, a small balcony and a laundry closet too. There is a a guest powder room at the rear entrance, single attached garage plus parking on the driveway & a private front porch too. The basement is developed with a shower room and potential for a 4th bedroom or a space for the kids to play. Close to good schools, shopping & amenities. Never shovel snow or mow the lawns again. Good visitor parking and reasonable condo fees. All ready to go!More details