Numerous studies have shown that where you live directly affects your quality of life. In fact, a recent study on the role of urban design in public health shows that the physical environment and design of our communities impact our overall well-being. Specifically, access to bike paths and walkways, natural surroundings, and proximity to recreation and amenities can positively improve our physical and mental health.
With this in mind, it’s no wonder Precedence, Riversong is one of Cochrane’s fastest-growing communities. And for buyers looking for single-family homes and quick possession duplexes in Cochrane, this picturesque community is a dream! Here are 5 reasons Precedence should be on your top list of neighbourhoods to consider.
1. Plenty of outdoor activities
Cochrane residents enjoy outdoor activities at Ghost Reservoir Park like camping, fishing, sailing, powerboating, and more. The town is home to 2 golf courses and 16 sports fields with the community of Precedence offering 4 kilometers of bike paths, walkways, and a pedestrian bridge leading to downtown Cochrane.
And of course, Cochrane is on the way to the mountains – a bonus if you’re an avid hiker, skier, or snowboarder. There is no shortage of outdoor fun in Cochrane, making the town a desirable location for active families.
2. Close to schools and playgrounds
Precedence is a great place to raise a young and growing family with Bow Valley High School located right in the community and Fireside K-8 school a short drive or walk away. The neighbourhood’s pedestrian bridge passes right by Spray Lakes Sawmill Family Sports Centre where families can sign up for various sports and recreational programs. There are 2 playgrounds in the community, with the Riviera playground inspired by Cochrane’s natural surroundings and designed with 2 wind-powered turbines that generate light and electricity for the community.
3. A cozy small-town feel among local businesses
The town of Cochrane is a unique blend of contemporary neighbourhood developments with a vintage small-town vibe. Downtown Cochrane is lined with historical buildings such as the Rockyview Hotel which is over 100 years old. As you stroll through the streets, you really get the feel of the quaint Western impression that Alberta is iconic for.
You can find both big-box stores and local businesses within Cochrane’s downtown, including retail, dining, services, and entertainment. Cochrane is most popular for its world-famous MacKay’s Ice Cream Shop which brings an influx of residents and tourists during the warmer months.
4. Breathtaking views of the river and mountains
Precedence is situated on the banks of the Bow River Valley set against a backdrop of gorgeous views of the Rocky Mountains. The drive into Cochrane is truly a sight to behold with vast open areas, dips and hills, plateaus, and Ghost Lake nearby.
5. Close to big-city amenities
Built on the south side of Cochrane, Precedence is a 30-minute drive from Calgary’s downtown core. Many residents choose Cochrane to escape the hustle and bustle of the urban sprawl for a more relaxed, slow-paced lifestyle. Conveniently, the town is in close proximity to Calgary’s shops, restaurants, and entertainment.
You don’t need to sacrifice big-city amenities for small-town living – in Precedence, you get the best of both worlds!