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Featuring beautiful Rocky Mountain views and sprawling country landscapes in every direction, Rocky View County showcases rural living at its most sublime.

Nestled in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains and situated among rolling hills, endless prairies, and lush forests, rural Rocky View is arguably the most picturesque county in the Great White North. Home to a mix of farmers, ranchers, migrant workers, families, and retirees, it’s the perfect residential destination for anyone who revels in the serenity of the wide-open countryside.

It’s also a surprisingly convenient stomping ground for those who commute to Calgary. Although much of Rocky View County feels like it’s half a world away from any semblance of urbanity, Calgary is actually less than a 45-minute drive from even the county’s most remote localities. Working in the city then retiring each night to a land of magnificent natural beauty is a reality for many who live in rural Rocky View County.

Much of Rocky View County’s population resides in the somewhat densely populated city of Airdrie or the towns of Chestermere, Cochrane, or Crossfield. But for those who really want to experience the rural Alberta lifestyle at its finest, only the quaint little hamlets and country communities that dot Rocky View County will do. In these sparsely populated, super-spacious localities, real estate consists largely of prosperous country estates on large acreages. In other parts of rural Rocky View County, like Bragg Creek, Irricana, and Conrich, among others, you’ll find a smattering of traditional subdivision-style ranches, townhomes, and split-levels as well.

Like pretty much any car-dependent, rural area, Rocky View County doesn’t operate a public transit system. However, the city does offer a wheelchair-equipped Handi Bus service that connects to Calgary, Airdrie, Chestermere, and Cochrane. Rural Rocky View County is home to a large number of seniors, many who utilize the Handi Bus for medical appointments and trips to the grocery store or bank.

Because of their proximity to the Rockies, the western communities of rural Rocky View County are held in particularly high esteem. Bragg Creek, on the southwestern edge, is surrounded by vast meadows and heavy forests and boasts stunning mountain views. A picturesque community with a youthful vibe, it attracts a lot of artist types and features a wide range of real estate.

Also in the western lands, Springbank consists largely of high-end estates on acreage and features some of the most luxurious and modern homes for sale in rural Rocky View County. Another highly regarded area in the west, Bearspaw includes a mix of quality real estate, from grand country estates to modest bungalows and ranches in traditional, planned subdivisions.

A quiet, peaceful retreat that feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, Beiseker is a family-oriented community near the northeastern tip of Rocky View County.

Nestled along the southeastern perimeter and offering house hunters a wide array of options, Langdon, aka “The Good Luck Town,” is another attractive and affordable community in rural Rocky View County.

The great thing about Rocky View County is that – because it’s shaped like a horseshoe and surrounds Calgary on the west, north, and east sides – every resident is never more than an hour from culture, nightlife, and entertainment options galore in the big city. But that doesn’t mean Rocky View residents are completely dependent on “The Stampede City” for entertainment. Attractions within the county that are popular among locals and tourists alike include western Canada’s biggest amusement Park (Calaway Park), the legendary Calgary Corn Maze, the Butterfield Acres petting zoo, and CrossIron Mills, the region’s largest shopping complex.

Rocky View County is also home to a plethora of parks featuring scenic trails, camping grounds, playgrounds, wildlife viewing areas, outdoor skating rinks, skateboard parks, volleyball courts, and fishing ponds. Among others, Bragg Creek Provincial Park, Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park, and Langdon Park attract visitors year-round and provide ample opportunity for county residents to lead active, healthy lives. There are also an astounding number of golf courses (nearly 20) and equestrian facilities (more than 10) spread throughout rural Rocky View County.