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.