My family and I moved to Okotoks in 2007. Since then, we’ve found Okotoks to be an amazing place to live, an easy place to make friends, and a town with a very real sense of community.
As a REALTOR®, I’m fortunate to have a job that has allowed me to meet some amazing people. I feel privileged that I can help people who are moving to Okotoks make this special Town their forever place to live.
Okotoks: In a Nutshell
Located just a short 15-minute drive from Calgary’s southern edge, 20 minutes north of High River, and 20 minutes east of Black Diamond and Turner Valley. Okotoks is a beautiful little town that is conveniently located to everything.
Like others, I have found Okotoks to be a close-knit community with a distinct small-town feel. However, if you need to be close to a city, Calgary is only a short and pleasant 15-minute commute away.
This photo was taken during the annual Light Up Okotoks event (one of my favorites)
The average age in Okotoks is 34, which means that you’ll often see many families attending local events throughout the year – many of which are great for children of all ages.
In 2015, Okotoks placed 6th on the list of “Canada’s most Entrepreneurial Cities” – awards such as this have led to unprecedented growth of 30% since 2008, with 28,000 residents now calling Okotoks home.
It’s not all about awards, though. Okotoks also benefits from a thriving retail industry, attracting the likes of Costco and Home Depot in recent years.
The Town of Okotoks is also attracting a lot of attention for its sustainability efforts, green energy, and environmentally-friendly initiatives. A section of Drake Landing, a neighbourhood in Okotoks, is the first solar community of its kind in Canada. Residents enjoy cheaper utility bills using energy harvested from the sun.
Okotoks has also recently added green residential bins for organic waste; these green initiates protect the environment and will help the town manage its continued growth for the foreseeable future.
Relocating to Okotoks
I really enjoy sharing my knowledge of Okotoks with people who are new to town, and I find this aspect of my job very rewarding. If you are thinking about moving to Okotoks, please start by reaching out. I can help share knowledge about school districts, different communities, recreation opportunities, real estate, shopping, dining, banking, car dealerships, health care and much more.
Helping people who are moving to Okotoks, relocating to Okotoks and answering questions is a very rewarding part of my job. Call, text or email anytime with your questions 403.605.7200. Why not take a tour while you’re here, too?
Okotoks enjoys a selection of impressive recreational facilities, which includes: 50 kilometres of walking and biking paths, fishing in the Sheep River, a fenced and secure dog park, and a gateway to the Rocky Mountains.
If you enjoy dining out, we have many superb restaurants, pubs, and bars to tempt your taste buds. There’s barbecue joints, breakfast staples, quaint family dining locales, and much more. These are just a sample of the things you can enjoy while in Okotoks:
- Three golf courses
- The Crescent Point Regional Field House
- The Okotoks Recreation Centre
- Goodlife and Motion Fitness gyms
- A curling rink
- An indoor walking track
- Murray & Piper Ice arenas (both feature NHL-size rinks)
- The Centennial Arena
- A BMX track
- A Skatepark
- A Water Spray Park
Okotoks has 13 pre-schools, 5 elementary schools, two junior high schools, two regional high schools, two private schools and one Kindergarten-Grade 9 school.
I can help you learn more about the schools and catchment areas, so you can find the perfect home next to the perfect school. Simply reach out – you could even start by sending a text right now to 403-605-7200 (my personal number).
Each year, Okotoks hosts many events and festivals that bring out people of all ages. These are all very popular, well-attended, and one of the main reasons why people who live in Okotoks love it so much:
- Buskers Fest
- Taste of Okotoks
- Okotoks Chili Fest
- Light Up Okotoks
- Show and Shine
- Okotoks Collector Car Auction
- Okotoks Pro Rodeo
Okotoks has set aside approximately 210 acres of land ready for future development and is going through an annexation process. Over the next several decades, the population is expected to grow to 80,000 and this future development is very exciting for small business owners and employees, all towards the creation of jobs.
Okotoks residents are some the most highly educated and skilled people in the Greater Calgary Region. Residents are attracted to the town due to its proximity to a variety of employment options in the following sectors: Agriculture, retail and hospitality, construction, transportation, logistics, professional services, education, small business, and home-based business.
Exceptional dining, shopping, culture, and recreational opportunities await anyone looking to live in Okotoks. If you are visiting our amazing town there are plenty of opportunities to turn your day trip into an overnight stay.
Spend some time here, check out our extensive path system, golf courses, and recreation centres – or simply partake in the many year-round activities Okotoks is proud to play host to.
Experience concerts, comedy, theatre, and entertainment at the Rotary Performing Arts Centre. Check out the latest exhibits at the Okotoks Art Gallery, as well as the Okotoks Museum & Archives.
- Okotoks Health & Wellness Centre
- A full range of medical clinics and health-care practitioners
- Black Diamond Hospital (20 minutes west)
- High River Hospital (20 minutes east)
- South Health Campus Calgary (15 minutes)
Still Curious About Moving to Okotoks?
If you have any questions about moving to Okotoks, please feel free to contact me or send a text to 403.605.7200.
Want to view homes in Okotoks? Send me a message and we’ll start exploring the area.