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Cochrane Community Overview

Cochrane is a large town in the Canadian province of Alberta. The town is located 22 km west of the city of Calgary, along Highway 1A.

With a population of 13,760 (2006), Cochrane is one of Alberta's largest towns[2] and one of the fastest growing communities in Canada. It is part of Calgary's Census Metropolitan Area (1,107,200 in 2006) and a member community of the Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP).

Cochrane was established in 1881 as the Cochrane Ranche by Senator Matthew Henry Cochrane.[4] It became a village in 1903 and a town in 1971. Today Cochrane is booming and is experiencing rapid growth due to its proximity to Calgary.

Cochrane is situated at the base of Big Hill in the Bow River Valley. It sits at an elevation of 1,186 meters (3,891 ft). The town is intersected by Highway 1A and Highway 22. Cochrane has a reputation for its western culture which can easily be felt when one wanders the streets (particularly Main Street). The town is a popular destination for Ice Cream in its quaint western-oriented stores as well as for windsports, golfing, hiking, and other adventure activities like Extreme Jacks.

Cochrane is also a small industrial centre. Major industries include lumber, construction, retail, and agriculture (ranching). It is notable as being one of a very few communities in Canada with no business tax.

Cochrane is known for outdoor pursuits. It is a centre for paragliding/skydiving instruction, with the renowned Muller family operating a school at the top of the Big Hill.

The hill is also a popular training ground for cyclists from the area, who take advantage of its [7%] grade and [3.5km] distance.

Cochrane houses attractions such as Cochrane Ranche Historic Site and Bert Sheppard Stockmen's Foundation Library And Archives, located in the Cochrane Ranchehouse.

Cochrane is home to schools from both the Public Rockyview School Division as well as the Separate Calgary Catholic School District. As of 2008, there are currently 8 Public and Separate schools in operation within the Town boundaries.

Community overview from Wikipedia.

Cochrane Apartment Rental Stats


Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Apartments     1$1200$1200$1200
Basements     5$875$1400$1115
Condos     7$1150$1750$1578
Duplexes     3$1395$1900$1598
Houses     6$2000$4500$2541
Lofts     1$1900$1900$1900
Shared     2$600$850$725
Townhouses     2$1700$1700$1700
Total Rentals     27$600$4500$1652
     
City Section# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Cochrane     27$600$4500$1819
Out-of-Town     33$500$6400$2904

Distance to Local Landmarks


LandmarkDistance
Ambrose University College 26.23 km
Calgary Airport 33.18 km
Chinook Centre Mall 35.28 km
Devry Institute of Tech 36.92 km
Downtown Calgary 31.92 km
Foothills Hospital 27.64 km
Market Mall 25.28 km
Mount Royal College 31.17 km
Peter Lougheed Hospital 36.44 km
Rockyview Hospital 34.47 km
SAIT 30.37 km
Southcentre Mall 39.06 km
South Health Campus 50.11 km
Sunridge Mall 36.50 km
University of Calgary 27.04 km
   

Closest LRTs


StationDistance
LRT - Crowfoot Station 20.08 km
LRT - Dalhousie Station 24.05 km
LRT - Brentwood Station 25.87 km
LRT - 69 Street Station 26.21 km
LRT - Sirocco Station 27.22 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

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