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.
Once upon a time, high on the hill, there stood a home that had been lovingly taken care of by its original owners with vast views of the stunning Rocky Mountains complimented with enough sun rises and sun sets to last a life time. If you know Okotoks, you will know this view. 180 degrees of panoramic views encasing the East, South and West landscapes situated nicely on the peak of Crystalridge. Featuring 2300+SqFt of fully finished living space that walks out to the ridge of stunning greenspace, framed in by a variety of lovely trees, plants and eight Choke Cherry Trees nurtured from seedlings. You are immediately welcomed into this home by warm sunlight, an abundance of natural daylight and cathedral ceilings boasting 2 skylights. Enjoy the spacious kitchen showcasing quartz counters, walk through pantry and centre island overlooking the generous great room featuring a cozy corner gas fireplace. The Master Suite boasts a renovated 5pc en suite while the lower level offers another inviting living space. Created to soak in the landscape and truly take in the outdoors, the lower level, with in floor heating, offers a spacious bedroom overlooking the ridge, a full bath for guests and an expansive great room area accented with a beautiful feature fireplace to relax in front while overlooking the town of Okotoks. There is a hobby area for the wood working enthusiast as well as a den on the main floor, ideal for your home office. There never is a formula to put a price on a home; however, this home has been meticulously looked after and almost everything has been either updated or replaced. To highlight just a few notables: shingles, porch roof, maple wood floors, quarts counters, sinks and faucets, water tanks, refreshed paint, deck, stone steps in front, rejuvenated siding, light fixtures and custom Hunter Douglas blinds through out. If you are looking for a million dollar view, serene surroundings and a place to call home located in a quiet cul de sac with friendly neighbours - nothing compares.More details
Looking to live in the established neighborhood of Woodhaven but don't want to go through the hassle of renovating an older home? This one could be for you! Newly built home on a quiet cul-de-sac just steps from the Sheep River walking path. Main floor is open concept with living/dining room, kitchen AND family room. Kitchen has white cabinets with soft close drawers, stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops. Family room has gas fireplace with hookups for TV. The main floor laundry room is huge and would make a great craft room. Upstairs you'll find the master bedroom with ensuite with large shower (not common in older homes!!), 2 bedrooms and 4 piece bathroom. Basement is fully finished with rec room, TWO more bedrooms and 3 piece bathroom. Step out of the dining area onto your deck in your west facing yard that backs onto a small greenspace. Such a unique opportunity- call your favorite agent for your own private viewing.More details
This wonderful Sheep River family home has exceptional curb appeal, a view of the mountains from all three levels, is located in a quiet cul de sac and has a very large fully fenced back yard with shed. There is a walk in pantry, granite kitchen counter tops with backsplash and a double kitchen sink with extra veggie sink. There is hardwood floors with tile at the entrance ways, four zone heating with separate thermostats for the basement, main floor, 2nd floor kid’s bedrooms and master suite. There is also a main floor laundry with custom built wooden lockers in the mud room. This home has a fully developed walk-out basement. The basement bathroom has underfloor heating and the wet bar has upper and lower cabinets with granite countertops, mini fridge and a sink. There is a most unique bookcase/bedroom door to a tucked away Harry Potter styled bedroom.More details
Easy living with no condo fees! No more snow shovelling, mowing, or fence maintenance with only $100/month HOA fee. Fantastic fully developed bungalow style villa with double attached garage in desirable Sheep River Ridge location. Only residence in development allowing fully fenced yard. Total of 3 bedroom, 3 baths, vaulted ceiling, nice open plan. Beautifully maintained with several updates/upgrades including: hardwood, windows (glass), light fixtures, counters, blinds, bathroom fixtures, B/I vacuum, H/W tank, kitchen appliances, exterior/interior paint, eavestroughs, vinyl fencing, composition decking, shingles, and more. Nice bright kitchen with breakfast nook. Large living room/dining room with vaulted ceiling. Main floor second bdrm (or office), 4-piece bath, and laundry room with inside access to garage. Fully developed basement features large family room with corner gas fireplace, 3rd bedroom, 4-piece bath, and utility/workshop room. Just move in and enjoy the stress-free lifestyle!More details
Welcome home to this wonderful 2 storey backing onto greenspace & walking trails. This home has been truly cared for as you will clearly see. The main floor living area is open concept, making it the perfect space for families & entertaining. The flex room off the foyer can be used as a home office for those who work from home. The chef's kitchen offers dark cabinets, granite countertops, a gas stove, corner pantry & an oversized island that is perfect for food prep, baking or a casual meal. Head upstairs to the spacious bonus room with vaulted ceilings & views of the Crystal Ridge Golf Course. The laundry is conveniently located on the upper level along with 2 good sized bedrooms & a large master which features his & her closets & a 5pce spa like en-suite with a soaker tub, double sinks, a large separate shower & a water closet. The lower level is partly developed; it's been framed & the electrical is complete (permitted). The backyard is a real show stopper with a fantastic deck offering a built-in gas firepit, outdoor fridge & privacy screens, all looking over the beautiful landscaped yard & the greenspace behind the home. There is also a fenced in dog run along the side of the house. Underground sprinklers make lawn maintenance a breeze. The garage is insulated & drywalled. This could be your next home - you won't be disappointed.More details
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