The northern section of town is mostly residential with parks and small bodies of water. Small pockets of commercial space provide restaurants and shops, mostly along major roadways. A large cemetery, an historical site, and an arena can also be found in this section.
Being more densely populated, the central section of town has a wider variety of amenities in numerous commercial areas. Restaurants, service providers, retail stores, indoor recreational options, a movie theatre, churches, schools, and parks are all available here.
Like the northern section of town, the southern section is also mostly residential, with some auto-related businesses and chain restaurants located on the main roadways. Numerous small bodies of water and some parks are also found here.
Real Estate Market
A mix of large, single-family homes and more affordable condo and row housing options can be found in the town’s northern section. The majority of homes in this section are newer builds, with large homes on smaller lots. High-priced vacant lots are sometimes also available here.
The central section of town has a little bit of everything when it comes to real estate. Many older homes are available here and tend to be less expensive than the newer built homes on the edges of this section. Plenty of commercial properties are available here, mostly retail or restaurant-based. Condos are also very common here.
Real estate in the southern section is similar to that found in the northern section. Most of the homes are large, newer built single-family homes, although there are also some condo and row housing options here as well. High-priced vacant land is also sometimes available here.
Cochrane has many schools, including RancheView School, Cochrane High School, Mitford School, Holy Spirit Catholic School, Glenbow School, Bow Valley High School, Elizabeth Barrett Elementary School, Cochrane Christian Academy, St. Timothy Jr./Sr. High School, Ecole Notre-Dame Des Vallees, Manachaban Middle School, and Fireside School. A number of other schooling options can be found in the nearby city of Calgary.
The only post-secondary option in Cochrane is the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary & College. Residents must travel to other communities to access options such as Bow Valley College, the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Reeves College, Robertson College, Evergreen College, Alberta College of Art + Design, the University of Calgary, Mount Royal University, and the University of Lethbridge.