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 beautifully updated home in Crystalridge. Such a wonderful home for those wanting to live in a lake community. As you approach this home, you're greeted with beautiful landscaping & a charming covered porch. The main floor offers a roomy den with glass french doors, a bright kitchen & eating area that's open to the livingroom & main floor laundry. The kitchen boasts a corner pantry, stainless steel appliances, new bamboo countertops & a large island. The upper level offers a MASSIVE bonus room with a corner gas fireplace & beautiful laminate floors, a large master with a WIC & 4pce ensuite as well as 2 additional bedrooms. The master ensuite offers a jetted tub & a separate shower. Enjoy mountain views from the bonus room. All the bathrooms offer new vinyl tile flooring, updated fixtures & low flow toilets. The ensuite & main bath have quartz countertops. The basement is fully developed with 9' ceilings, a 4th bedroom, 3pce bath, a HUGE rec room & tons of extra storage. The attached double garage is insulated & drywalled with additional storage. This is a deep lot, offering a large backyard that is tastefully landscaped with a large 2-tier deck, firepit, raised veggie beds, raspberry bushes & a stone retaining wall. Other features of this home are central vac, hardwood on the main, fully fenced yard, all new LED lightbulbs & located in a fantastic part of town. Within walking distance to schools and the lake. Situated in north Okotoks makes for an easy commute for those who work in Calgary. This is a well cared for home that's definitely worth your consideration. Book your showing today!More details
The wait is over - here it is! Handyman special - ready for your creative renovations & upgrades. Get in at excellent value for money for the size & with some sweat equity increase its value. Ideal for the first time buyer or investor. Separate entrance capability for the basement & main floor. New roof in 2014, some new, triple glazed, vinyl windows. Close to the rec centre, water park, schools, shops, playgrounds. Backs to Milligan Drive so no neighbours behind. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac so kids can play safely out front. Mature area with big trees. Large deck and grassed back yard with wooden play set included. This is a large bungalow with over 1440 sq ft on the main level plus the partly finished basement. 3 good sized bedrooms up, including the master which has its own 4 piece ensuite. Enough room for the whole family to spread their wings. Sliding patio doors lead from the main level out to the south facing deck and back yard. Click More... On those hot summer days it's a short walk to the local convenience store for that well deserved ice cream or slurpy, or how about those emergency groceries that you need?. Why not live up and rent down? The partially finished basement is waiting for your creative design & has great potential. Conveniently located with great access to some of Okotoks lovely parks & walking/bike paths. What are you waiting for?...........you won't find this kind of value for money anywhere else in the northside/mature part of Okotoks. Call your favourite Realtor now, before you lose out!More details
Great family home with lots of recent updates in a great location. Newer kitchen, furnace, HWT, shingles, eaves, refinished hardwood floors, carpet, blinds and paint inside and out. All this and located right beside a park with a playground! The new country kitchen is the hub of the home with a huge island, tons of cupboards and access to one of 3 decks. Just a few steps up takes you to the family room, main bath, 2 good size bedrooms and a king size master with 3 piece en suite. The walkout 3rd level features another family room, full bath, laundry, 2 more generous bedrooms and access to the lower patio and private backyard with lots of mature trees and shrubs. New carpet was just installed in the fourth level; this would be a great play area for the kids. And don't forget the attached double garage has a new door and opener. Not only are you right beside a park but also easy walking distance to 3 schools, the rec center and water park. Come and see this great family home today.More details
What a delightful home!! Backing onto greenspace and offering lake access, this bright family home is perfect for the growing family home with spacious open floor plan, laminate floors, large kitchen with tiered island, great living room area with gas fireplace and a bright dining area with access off to the east facing deck. The upstairs has a large bonus room with built-ins and an office area, 2 bedrooms, master with 5 pc ensuite and a laundry room. The walkout basement is fully developed with a workout room, bedroom and massive family room with wet bar. You can walk a block to Dr. Morric Gibson school or run across the street and enjoy swimming in the lake in the summer and skating in the winter. This home has everything you are looking for!More details
An immaculate large home with a huge lot on a cul-de-sac. As you enter, notice the private front home office right off the entrance. The kitchen features a large walk through pantry, plenty of cabinets & granite counter top with breakfast bar. Dining area will handle a large table & the open concept living room has a fireplace with designer detailing and built ins. Upstairs you will find a huge vaulted bonus room plus two additional bedrooms;4 pc bathroom a home designed with every family member in mind . The laundry room is conveniently located on the upper level. Master bedroom boasts 5 pc ensuite with his and her sinks & soaker tube. The 9 ft basement ceilings with walk-out leads to a beautiful backyard and concrete lower patio for summer BBQ or family gatherings. Over sized 20x24 ft. garage with an 8 ft. door is sure to please the handy or crafty person in anyone.This is a must see home.
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