West Townes is the perfect home for young families looking to rent in Cochrane, Alta. Situated in the Heartland community, this is a place where you'll always stop to chat with your neighbours. These townhomes for rent are located only 15 minutes west of Calgary, Alta. Call Heartland home and seek adventure in the Canadian Rockies, or enjoy the peaceful atmosphere away from busy city life at the end of the day.
Relaxed Family-Friendly Atmosphere
Located on the edge of Cochrane down Highway 1A, this neighbourhood offers quick access to major road networks in the town but is tucked away for a calm and quiet experience at home in the neighbourhood.
Very much a community comprised of millennials, young families, and pet owners. With an active Community Association and areas for socializing designated in the neighbourhood's design, this is a place where you'll get to know your neighbours and those around you.
Modern and Trendy Townhomes
The West Townes townhomes offer a great sense of comfort for residents due to modern trendy interiors, well-designed open-concept floorplans, and loads of storage space found in the unfinished basement. These three-storey homes provide 1140 sq. ft. of living space. A primary bedroom with en-suite on the third level, two large bedrooms and a bathroom on the second, and another half bathroom on the ground floor.
All homes are loaded with quality-of-life appliances that are increasingly rare for rental properties. Enjoy the ease of a dishwasher in the kitchen, and in-suite laundry appliances in the unfinished basement.
Safe and Simple Parking
Residents of West Townes have comfort in knowing their vehicles are parked safely in the interior of the townhome complex. All homes have access to parking area, including several spaces for guest parking.
A Short Drive to Everything You Need
While Cochrane is always growing, and has shown an increase in big box amenities, newly developed neighbourhoods, and regular updated infrastructure, it still retains a small-town feel. As noted from its residents and its western heritage seen throughout the town's architecture.
Get around Cochrane via the on-demand bus service, Colt, that services the town's communities, including Heartland, with more than 100 stops around town.
With your own vehicle, you can travel anywhere in Cochrane from Heartland in 5-10 minutes. Enjoy a vast selection of major amenities from grocery stores, hardware stores, banks, and restaurants all situated in the centre of town.
Heartland and Cochrane is also the perfect home for those who work in Calgary and escape the city at the end of the day. Commutes to Calgary city limits take about 15 minutes from West Townes, with quick access to Calgary's C-Train via Crowchild Trail. Equally, those who work in Canmore or Banff make Cochrane home, as housing can be hard to find in the small mountain towns. Commutes via Highway 22 and the Trans-Canada Highway take 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Despite Cochrane becoming a place to call home for city workers, there is still plenty of work in and around Cochrane. The town's small industrial sector and various industrial plants on roads outside of town employ regularly. While Cochrane is also becoming a tech hub, the home of Garmin Canada's headquarters, and several other small technology-focused businesses.
In the Community
Heartland's family-friendly neighbourhood is comprised of new homes and rental townhomes, with development still ongoing in 2021.
Cochrane is one of Canadas fastest growing towns, with a recorded population of 34,467 in 2021. A significant increase, since 2016 census data recorded a population of 25,853. Although Cochrane could apply for city status, many of its residents love its focus on retaining a small town feel as seen when you wander down Main Street and other heritage sites Cochrane has to offer.
According to 2016 census data, 3,190 residents account for immigrants, with residents coming from across the globe. The town has a large British community, with a notable number of residents emigrating from the United Kingdom and other European countries.
Amenities and Recreation
In Heartland, residents' social interactions are fueled by the community's design. Enjoy wide sidewalks, walkways through the community, children's parks, trails and pathways along the beautiful Bow River.
Amenities around the neighbourhood provide necessities with a Petro-Canada gas station, Tim Hortons, and Neighbours convenience store upon entry into the community from Highway 1A. With more just up the road at Mountain Ridge Plaza including a Freshii, Co-op Wine Spirits Beer, and an Anytime Fitness.
Due to Cochrane's small size, major amenities are easily found within 5-10 minutes by vehicle in the town centre. Boasting several grocery stores, many liquor stores, and tonnes of restaurants and bars, you're always spoilt for choice. While big box amenities are available, Cochrane still takes pride in its local businesses. There's a great selection of locally roasted coffee, ice cream, and independent restaurants. The Cochrane Movie House shows its western heritage and is still locally owned and operated.
Cochrane is perfect for adventure seekers and indoor/outdoor activities. Inside town, residents have the Links of Gleneagles golf course, the Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre, and is regarded as a top spot for wind sports like paragliding, from the top of Cochrane hill. Hockey-culture is lively in the town, with tournaments regularly scheduled at the Sports Centre. While soccer is equally celebrated, with several men's, women's, and youth teams based in the town.
Outside of town, residents can experience the beauty of Ghost Lake all year round via Highway 1A heading west, just outside of the Heartland community. Or head east and enjoy hiking trails with access to the Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park. Residents regularly experience thrills in the Canadian Rockies, about a 1-hour drive via Highway 22 and the Trans-Canada Highway.
If you're looking for a slower-paced lifestyle around home, but still within reach of Calgary, and outdoor adventure in the Canadian Rockies, then Cochrane is the place for you. Have a look at West Townes online, and book a virtual or in-person viewing today!