With its patchwork of farmland, Wheatland County lies to the East of Calgary. It has over 1,700 square miles of rolling golden fields of wheat and grain; people have enjoyed living and working here for well over 100 years, the first settlers being the Danish. In the northeast of the county, the badlands begin, a unique geographical region, which attracts visitors from all over the world.
Calgary is just a short commute away and the land and homes available here are more affordable than in the suburbs, with the price gradually increasing the closer to the City you are. The advantages of small town living and being at one with the natural beauty of the vast prairie-lands far outweigh the hustle, bustle and vibrancy of downtown for some. The following communities are just some that are located within the county:
Statistics show these neighbourhoods to be safe and the number of local events each year provide for a real sense of community spirit. Growth opportunities are immense because of the close proximity of major transportation links and the City Centre, with the population expected to rise significantly in the next few years.
Agriculture is the main activity in this area, which is evident in the prominent businesses located here and also in the amount of big farming events and shows that take place annually, like rodeos, tractor pulls and wagon races. There are many first-rate recreational facilities available including golf courses, curling rinks, camping grounds, horseback riding and fishing. Local attractions include Alberta’s largest rural theatre in Rosebud and the Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park (just outside the vicinity).
If you just want to have a casual look at acreages and farms for sale in the County of Wheatland - take a look here. This link is only updated once a week or so - therefore it is not accurate for an actual home search. Use the drop down menu and the arrows to move from property to property, double right click on the main photo to enlarge and implement slide show. If you spot anything here you like and want to have a look at in person just jot down the MLS# and contact me to set up a viewing. Or if you are ready to get serious about looking for your next home just fill out the request a personalized webpage form found on the 'Library' tab.