As one of Calgary’s surrounding communities, Cochrane offers a unique blend of natural beauty and convenience. With the Rocky Mountains as the backdrop, the Town of Cochrane has plenty of appeal for new home buyers looking for a community to put down roots. With convenient access to amenities, proximity to Calgary, and beautiful new homes, there’s so much to love about living in Cochrane.
Everything you Need is Nearby
As a small town, everything is within a short walk or drive. The Sunset Ridge community is nestled on the edge of town, which offers homeowners the tranquility of a quiet community, but amenities aren’t far away. Nearby, residents have access to the Cochrane Community Health Centre for urgent care and various other medical clinics, the Cochrane Movie House, places of worship, an RCMP station, a recycling depot, and veterinary clinics.
One of the most exciting amenities in Cochrane is the Spray Lake Sawmills Centre. The SLS Centre has everything you could need and is open to everyone. The state-of-the-art facility has expanded recently to include a fieldhouse, indoor turf, double gymnasium, Garmin-sponsored 3-lane track, Calgary Gymnastics Centre, and Fireside of Cochrane Fitness Centre.
There are now three hockey arenas, a curling center, an aquatic center, tenant spaces and fitness amenities. The aquatic center features a wave pool, lazy river, therapy pool, hot tub, slides, and 25-meter lap pool. In the summer, there’s an outdoor spray park to cool off. Grab a bite to eat after a workout and swim at the On The Rocks Lounge. There’s also on-site daycare so parents can drop their little ones off and hit the gym on their own.
Minutes to Calgary
Living in Cochrane doesn’t mean you aren’t connected to the big city. Even those who don’t drive can use Cochrane On-Demand Local Transit (COLT). COLT is Cochrane’s on-demand ride-sharing transit service. Cochrane residents can book a bus online, via the app, or by calling 403-851-5995. Your bus will be on its way at the booked time to the bus stop you have chosen and will pick you up as scheduled. Operating hours are Monday to Friday, 5:45 am – 8:00 pm; Saturday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
For those who drive, the drive to downtown Calgary is about half an hour but beautiful. Cochrane offers incredible views of the Rocky Mountain landscape, so it’s worth the extra 15 minutes to reach Calgary’s NW city limits.
Continuous Development and Growth
Since its establishment in 1881, Cochrane has grown to just over 32,000 residents, which demands continued growth and development of amenities. Sunset Ridge is a new community to Cochrane, but there is plenty to anticipate. The future developments planned include soccer pitches, an ice rink/multi-court, a splash pad, an outdoor exercise circuit, and community gardens. Regardless of your lifestyle, Sunset Ridge aims to offer a vibrant, active, and inclusive one.
Ideal for Families
For families, education and childcare are essential to have nearby. Schools that serve Sunset Ridge include Ranche View, catering from kindergarten to grade 8, and St Timothy Jr/Sr High School. The community also offers before and after-school services, offering another layer of convenience for busy parents.
Families will find no shortage of recreational activities with five playgrounds, a gazebo, a man-made lake, and 5.5km of pathways weaving through six green spaces. The community boasts two sports areas, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, a swimming pool, tennis courts, and fitness centers, ensuring a lifestyle that keeps everyone active and having fun. Cochrane is also home to two golf courses for those who like to get to the green.
Embrace and Enjoy Alberta’s Natural Beauty
For nature enthusiasts, Sunset Ridge is a gateway to the great outdoors. The proximity to the mountains allows residents to easily partake in hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and rock climbing. Cochrane’s hiking club is a great way to stay motivated and explore the surrounding natural beauty.
Nearby, Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park and Big Hill Springs Provincial Park offer trails for hiking, mountain biking, and scenic picnics, with Big Hill Springs featuring a stunning cascading waterfall.
Cochrane is Rich in History and Fun
Cochrane itself has plenty of history and entertainment. The Historic Cochrane Ranche Site, Alberta’s first large-scale livestock operation founded in 1881, is a historic site and a popular spot for entertainment and family outings, embodying the spirit of the Cochrane community. On a hot day, it’s a bit of a tradition to visit MacKay’s Ice Cream shop. Since 1946, MacKay’s has been a staple in the community and one of the spots Cochrane is known for.
New Homes in Sunset Ridge
The new homes in Sunset Ridge are a perfect blend of elegance and functionality. Spacious single-family detached homes that include sought-after features but offer the flexibility to customize are in high demand. We always aim to maximize space efficiency when designing homes while balancing beautiful features and cost-effective solutions. With a focus on superior craftsmanship and exceptional quality, a Douglas Home comes with a promise that we will never, ever be satisfied until you are.
Our homes include plenty of no-cost extras because of this. We work with the top tradespeople and suppliers in the industry, so your home will always exceed your expectations. Douglas Homes is proud to build with high-quality materials like hardy board siding and beautiful stone accents that are standard, ensuring durability and style. While our homes are built with care, it all starts with the perfect community, like Sunset Ridge.
Your Perfect Douglas Home Awaits
Sunset Ridge is more than just a neighborhood. It’s an excellent option for those who want to build a new home in Cochrane and want to grow with a budding community. Whether you are seeking a peaceful retreat or an active lifestyle, Sunset Ridge offers the perfect location for your dream home. With new homes and quick possessions available, your new home in Sunset Ridge might be closer than you think.