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.
Welcome to this bright, spacious corner unit with loads of windows and TWO BALCONIES (South and East facing). High ceilings and an open floor plan give this condo an airy feel. Many large windows allow for tons of natural light. This second floor unit has a large master bedroom and a den that could easily be used as a second bedroom. There is a 4 piece bath, cozy electric fireplace, in-floor heat and on demand hot water. Convenient in-suite laundry, 2 parking stalls and secure private storage room. This is a great value and needs to be seen to be fully appreciated. Make sure this one is on your list!More details
BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED. IMMACULATE CONDITION. PERFECTLY LOCATED on a quiet cul-de-sac with huge southwest lot overlooking the mountains, backing onto green space & trails. From the moment you walk into this home, you’ll fall in love with its grandeur and distinctive design. Full-height windows & oversized patio door
brighten the airy and elegant living area w/ central fireplace. Polished kitchen w/ gas cooktop, new built-in S/S appliances, glossy maple cabinets & granite countertops. Lovely den, 2pc bath & functional pantry/mud room complete the first floor. Exquisite upper level features vaulted ceilings in master bedroom & luxurious 5pc ensuite w/skylight (whirlpool tub, dual sinks, tiled shower & walk-in closet). 2 more large bedrooms, 4pc bath, laundry & bonus room w/ fireplace. Fabulous, bright, lower level w/ 2 bedrooms, 4pc bath, wet bar, gym area, family room w/ projector, screen & built-in speakers, 70oz carpet & insulated subfloor. 3 zone A/C & furnace, oversized heated double garage, underground irrigation & much more to discover! Renovations include:gorgeous, engineered hardwood floors + staircase and tile on main & upper floors. Calacatta tile in foyer & shower on upper level. Kitchen backsplash
in Carrara marble. New appliances (fridge, wall oven & dishwasher). PVC floor & laundry tub in laundry room. Paint & wallpaper throughout. New backyard deck. Lighting & window coverings. WaterSense certified toilets.More details
This BRIGHT SUNNY Super quiet “distinguished” Executive FAMILY HOME is conveniently located across the road from the Drake Landing Soccer fields. Playground, dog walking park, 7 - 11 and walking paths are nearby. As you walk up the drive way notice the picturesque curb appeal and the tranquil seating area behind the evergreens in the front yard. This enclave vaunts privacy in the front and back yards and is situated in a way to exact the solitude that the builder Morrison Homes intended. This home has almost 3,800 sq. ft. of developed FAMILY space. There is a floor to ceiling double sided gas fireplace (Vaulted 19’ 6” ceiling with bright natural light) with large windows in this open floor plan. This is the focal point of this stunning Executive FAMILY Drake Landing HOME. Impeccably manicured and super clean this home has SPARKLE! No shoes necessary to walk across the very clean in slab heated garage floor. Granite counter tops, two extra quiet A/C units, 2 furnaces and 2 HWT’s, surround sound, knock down ceilings, rounded corners, large laundry room, two vacu-flow systems, oak floors and a four zone boiler system which provides in floor heat in the basement, garage and en-suite and there is a walking path to a wonderful family park. The garage is 23.4' x 21.5' for a total of 503 sq. ft. The yard is fully fenced. This FAMILY home is owned and cared for by the original owner. It is in impeccable condition!More details
In the exclusive area of "Drake Landing", w/covenant of solar panels on garage roves, helps lower the costs of living for water & power. 9 foot ceilings, spacious, open plan of Large living room, w/three sided, gas fire place . A great kitchen with all stainless appliances. From the kitchen you can watch the children play or entertain on the large deck, includes a pristine fenced back yard. The upper floor boasts of exceptionally large bedrooms, both with 4 piece ensuites, walk-in closets and ceiling fans. Master bedroom has a jet tub too! Ceiling speakers are in place & alarm system w/Triple A Alarms. A Bonus room between the bedrooms, for office, library, play room or TV area. The double garage is heated & in addition a car port too. The basement is ready for your ideas with rough-in for a bathroom and space to enjoy or great storage. No paint acrylic fencing and a little garden spot makes this an easy yard to keep. Walk paths & park just down the street. Very direct access to Calgary.More details
Excellent value for this former showhome with a double garage! Picture yourself having morning coffee on your beautiful covered porch. This lovely home has a great open floor plan and recently updated flooring throughout with rich dark high quality laminate in the living room, dining and kitchen and all bedrooms as well as brand new plush carpeting on the stairs and hall. The kitchen is well appointed with black appliances, a handy island with storage and a pantry. Upstairs you will find a very spacious master bedroom with walk-in closet as well as 2 more roomy bedrooms. A 4 pc bath rounds out the upper floor. Out the back door is a large deck with built-in seating and lighting, perfect for BBQ's with friends and family. Don't forget about the double garage for all of your toys! The basement is waiting for your ideas with 2 large windows and roughed in plumbing for another bath as well as a laundry room and extra storage. Well located close to schools, shopping, parks and everything Okotoks has to offer!More details
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