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.
A fully finished three bedroom bungalow. The main floor features upgraded kitchen cabinets, upgraded counters, floors, bathroom open concept main floor with spacious kitchen and living area. Three bedrooms all located on the main floor. 4th bedroom in basement with large REC room. Mechanic's dream oversized single garage and much more. The backyard features mature trees backing on to playground. Please allow 24 hrs to show - call now!More details
Great 4 bedroom home in Cimarron Meadows with a finished basement that has a separate entrance, kitchenette, bedroom, comfortable living room with a fireplace, and a full bath. The double attached garage is insulated, dry walled, heated, and has an air conditioner for those who like to work out there year round. The main floor features an open concept layout, white oak flooring, island with raised breakfast bar, corner pantry, living room, and large laundry room/mud room. The upper level boasts a stunning large bonus room with vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace, and has been upgraded with 5x10 barn doors. Other recent improvements and bonus features: Custom wood blinds throughout, gas line to the bbq, central vac system, hot water tank replacement, pressure treated 6 1/2 foot fencing with gates on both sides and the back, plus repainted deck, slate floors in the bathroom and laundry room, new tile in the basement bath, and all new faucets and toilets. Call today for your private viewing!More details
ARRIVE at Drake Landing in Okotoks to a BRAND NEW HOME that offers so much! JUST MOVE IN! Certified BUILTGREEN, the Alto plan is a fully finished townhouse with 2 master suites plus a den, 2.5 bathrooms and attached garage. You'll love the fantastic open floor plan. Quartz countertops with undermount sink in kitchen AND bathrooms, floating vanity in bathrooms, stainless steel appliance package, splatter coat ceilings, blind package, loads of windows with great open views and 9'ceilings, luxury vinyl tile, wide plank laminate flooring and contemporary finishes throughout.More details
Welcome to 131 Drake Landing Gdn built by industry leader Sterling Homes Ltd. The Manhattan is a 3 bedroom plus bonus room home featuring elegant wide plank laminate flooring throughout the main floor, 9 ft ceilings, with a private foyer & huge great room with gas fireplace. Gorgeous Open Kitchen has sleek white cabinetry, quartz counter tops, a peninsula Island with flush eating bar, Built-in upgraded microwave and chimney hood fan, Builder's standard stainless steel appliances & large dining area. Walkthrough pantry leads to mudroom & 1/2 bath. Luxurious master bedroom, large walk-in closet & 5 pce ensuite containing his/her sinks, quartz vanities, soaker tub & stand up shower. There is a large central bonus room which has vaulted ceilings. The paved rear lane offers opportunity to store a holiday trailer in the back of this extra deep lot. This home comes complete with a 1 year comprehensive - 7 year water protection – 10 year structural warranty as standard.More details
Sparkling clean & move-in ready! Fully developed & upgraded Bungalow on almost 1/3 of an acre Professionally Landscaped lot in a quiet cul-de-sac in Air Ranch, Okotoks. Bright open concept, extensive upgrades within about the last 1-3 years incl. gleaming Hardwood & Stone Tile Flooring throughout main floor; Skylight; newly Painted up & down; Kitchen w/Granite, double sink in enlarged Island, instant hot water; main floor Laundry w/solar tube light, cabinets & laundry sink; 4-Season Solarium w/In-floor Heat, Skylights, electric FP, hot tub, steam & regular shower; 4 bedrms + den/flex/dining rm; 3 full baths; Spacious Master suite has Shutters (motorized & manual) for darkness & privacy, pocket door to 5-pce Ensuite & door to water closet; Family rm down w/RIP for wet bar; Gym; lge Storage rm w/shelving. Covered front Porch & lge rear Deck w/gas BBQ outlet. Detached heated Shop/Man Cave includes all cabinets & shelving, & attch'd Storage Shed. New Shingles in 2017 on house, garage, shop & shed.More details
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