Community Spotlight: D’ARCY in Okotoks Happy Kids ImageWhen you decide to build a brand-new home, you want to make sure it’s in a community you love. Rivercrest in Cochrane, is an amazing new neighbourhood with a lot to offer its residents. Discover just a few of the many reasons why families and individuals choose to live in a new home in the community of Rivercrest.

Community Spotlight: D’ARCY in Okotoks Scenery ImageBreathtaking Scenery 

If you and your family are looking for a new home surrounded by lovely scenery, then Rivercrest is an ideal choice. The combination of open green space, flourishing vegetation, and a view of the Rocky Mountains make this community a paradise for families who want to live in a natural setting. 

Families living here don’t have far to go for adventure and exploration of nature. Riverfront Park offers long or short trails for a hike to enjoy the picturesque views of the Bow River, plant and animal life all around. Deer and Elk are a sampling of the animals living along the Riverfront Park. 

Another beautiful landmark in Cochrane is the Historic Cochrane Ranch Site, with its spectacular mountain views, this wonderful public space is home to Cochrane’s seasonal farmers market, picnic areas, outdoor stage and fire-pits. This incredible park is easily accessible to those living in Rivercrest.  

Located Close to the City 

If you work in downtown Calgary, living in this neighbourhood means you’re only a half an hour drive from your workplace. Even less if you work on the north end of the city. Rivercrest’s proximity to major commuter routes cuts down on the time spent in the car, which means more time spent with family at home. 

Excellent Schools 

Another reason people move to Rivercrest is the abundance of excellent schools. There are private, public, and Catholic schools in the area to provide elementary, middle, and high school-aged students with a quality education. 

Shopping Opportunities 

Whether you’re looking for furniture, clothing, shoes or items of décor for your home, there are malls and shops located a short distance from Rivercrest. If you prefer shopping in the big city, Crowfoot Crossing and Market Mall are just a short drive away. 


One of the best things about moving into a brand-new home in Rivercrest is you get to enjoy quiet, natural surroundings while being close to the offices of reputable doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals. You’ll also find dry cleaners, hair salons, spas and other similar services to keep your life running smoothly. 

Community Spotlight: D’ARCY in Okotoks Restaurant ImageRestaurants for All Tastes 

Chances are, you and your family members have different tastes when it comes to cuisine. Fortunately, there are a variety of restaurants located near Rivercrest to suit the tastes of each member of your family. One night you and your spouse can enjoy a meal at the pub without the kids. Another evening, you and the family can grab a sandwich at the local deli and catch a movie at the theatre. 

If you prefer to eat at home, many restaurants in the area have takeout services so you can pick up your order and enjoy it in your own modern kitchen. Or, stay in the comfort of your home and order a pizza for delivery to your doorstep. 

Lots of Opportunities for Fun 

Living in the Rivercrest community means you get to enjoy a variety of recreational activities and events. If you are an art lover, there are a number of galleries in the area. For instance, many interesting exhibits by local artists are on display in the High Country Framing & Art Gallery 

Want some relaxation after a tough week at work? Living in Rivercrest puts you close to the Cochrane Golf Club. This public golf course hosts events and has a lounge along with a dining room perfect for gathering with fellow players. 

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When you decide to get a brand new home give some thought to Rivercrest in Cochrane. You get to enjoy life in a small, friendly neighbourhood while having easy access to the businesses, restaurants and shops you need in your everyday life. Remember, you want your community to be just as inviting and pleasant as your brand-new home.

Interested in other great neighbourhoods in beautiful Cochrane? Check out our other amazing communities: Heartland and The Willows

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