For your move to Alberta, consider Cochrane's combination of modern living and small town Western heritage
The Town of Cochrane is located northwest of Calgary at the intersection of two major Alberta highways, Bow Valley Trail (also known as Crowchild Trail or the 1A Highway) and Cowboy Trail (Highway 22), in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and along the banks of the Bow River. The terrain is dramatic!
Cochrane is a modern town, with new infrastructure and access to all the current technologies, but it's also a town with a rich history and enduring small-town hospitality. A large number of Cochrane's residential properties are located in new housing developments but there are older, more established neighbourhoods with mature landscaping and larger lots located in the inner areas. If you're looking for a little more than just a city lot, there are acreages and ranches available nearby.
If you're planning to work in Calgary but want to live in a smaller community surrounded by the beauty of the mountains, Cochrane is the town for you. What's more, it's only a 25-minute drive to downtown Calgary or only 14 minutes from town limits to city limits; a drive that affords you spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains! Cochrane is an ideal home if you want to take advantage of all the recreation offered by the Banff/Canmore area in your leisure hours. It is only 75 minutes to some of the best skiing in the world.
To get to know Cochrane better, access the Residents Information page, which includes a business directory, children and youth information, medical and health resources, neighbourhood information and information on moving to Cochrane. For a Cochrane Community Profile check out the Cochrane District Chamber of Commerce or view the town's demographics here.
To learn more about current events in Cochrane, check out their two newspapers: