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.
Timeless bungalow on large, (65' X 108') mature landscaped lot that is perfectly located to access schools, rec centre, golf course, shops, pathway system all within minutes - on foot! Lovely bow window graces the breakfast nook, opening up the area and affords easy entry to the recently updated kitchen. Pass the enclosed side entrance and mud room to enter the dining rm. Then, gaze out the large window from the sunken living room, with bricked fireplace, to a gorgeous backyard. Spacious Master bedrm boasts a 2 pce ensuite, 2 more generous bedrooms & 4 pce bath complete this level. Developed basement has large family room with gas insert stove, 4 pce bath, 2 bedrms (windows do not meet current egress code), laundry rm & large storage area. Two-tiered deck with hot tub & gas line overlook the beautifully landscaped, West facing yard & leads to the oversize, double garage (one 10’X8’ door & one 8’X8’door). Paved parking area at front for 3 cars. Please see additional comments for all upgrades. New siding, soffit, fascia & shingles 2016. New windows & doors 2002, furnace 2002, H2O tank 2016, backyard fence 2016, garage opener 2016, gas inserts in upper & lower fireplaces 2002. Many options for RV parking in the back yard with easy back alley access.More details
This is the one! Enjoy quiet, maintenace free living with NO CONDO FEES! This immaculate fully developed bungalow villa is the perfect solution for snowbirds, young professionals or empty nesters. There is no age restriction here. On the main level you'll find a large livingroom/dining room with vaulted ceilings, a bright cheery kitchen, 2 bedrooms & a large mud/laundry room. The kitchen boasts in-floor heat, newer countertops, newer sink & faucet as well as under cabinet lighting. The large master bedroom boasts a 3pce ensuite & a walk-in closet. The basement is professionally developed with a 3rd bedroom, 4 pce bath, a roomy rec room with a corner gas fireplace & a walk up wet bar complete with a wine fridge, and a TON of storage. The garage is insulated, drywalled & painted. Outside you'll find a west facing composite deck off the kitchen with a PVC railing, ornamental crab apple trees & a gas line for your BBQ. Other features include central vac, audio system throughout & a new roof in 2013. Located on a quiet street/cul-de-sac with no through traffic, it is a very quiet area with wonderful neighbours. There is a Homeowners Association Fee of $90/month that covers the lawn maintenance & snow removal. This is your opportunity to live is a quiet area with low maintenance! Don't pass this one by. Book your showing today.More details
This recently renovated home offers all that you will ever need, location to schools, shopping, river pathway system and any other amenities you will need are all within walking distance. This 4 bedroom home has numerous upgrades consisting of a new open concept kitchen including cabinetry, countertops, appliances, flooring and much more. There is new commercial grade vinyl flooring throughout, recently has also had shingles and windows replaced, this home really needs nothing. The upstairs layout offers the perfect setup for any family as all 3 bedrooms are spacious offering great natural light with a 4 pc spacious washroom as well for those busy households. Downstairs is finished with a 4th bedroom, offering a brand new furnace and Hot water tank and plenty of space for whatever you may decide to do for your own family. The yard is large and in charge as well and won't disappoint, come on out and see the value in this home.More details
Here is a great opportunity to get into the most affordably priced, 2 bedroom condo with 2 titled parking stalls (in indoor) in the sought after Mesa Complex. Unit has just been freshly painted and new laminate flooring has been installed! Located in the 4 seasons lake community, Crystal Shores, this west facing unit is situated on the main floor which gives you the additional green space in front of the condo to enjoy. The trendy, open concept layout features a large kitchen with plenty of cabinets and counter space. You will also find a den, large living room with fireplace, master bedroom with walk through closet and four piece ensuite, additional bedroom and 3 piece main bathroom. This well managed complex also offers an amenities building with a gym, hot tub, steam room, and entertainment & games room. Here is a great opportunity! Immediate possession available!More details
FABULOUS LOCATION on CRYSTAL SHORES LAKE! CUSTOM BUILT HOME with a PROFESSIONALLY DEVELOPED WALKOUT! SUPERB curb appeal! HARDWOOD floors, GRAND OPEN staircase, 9’ Ceilings. Spacious DEN has BUILT-INS cabinets and the FORMAL dining room is ABSOLUTELY CHARMING. Sit by the FIREPLACE in the great room or spend time in the kitchen while enjoying VIEWS of THE LAKE. GRANITE counter tops, WALK THROUGH pantry, bright and airy NOOK! Owner’s suite offers a 5 piece Spa Ensuite, walk-in closet, PRIVATE BALCONY. 2 more bedrooms with 5 piece Jack and Jill bathroom. COMFORTABLE BONUS ROOM with gas fireplace. High ceiling WALKOUT, SUPER SIZED family room, a bar that is an ENTERTAINER'S DREAM to host exponential gatherings. 2 more bedroom and a 3 piece bathroom. ROOM for A POOL TABLE AND WORKOUT AREA. The level of craftsmanship and finishing HOLD THIS MAGNIFICENT HOME to a new standard. REAR YARD PATIO, BEACH ACCESS, A/C, IN-FLOOR HEAT lower level. Extensive STONE exterior PILLARS,VERANDA & MATURE Landscaping.More details
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