River Heights Real Estate & Community Guide
River Heights district is located in South Cochrane, just off of Highway 22, making it an ideal location for working professionals looking for quick commuting to Calgary. With direct access to Cowboy Trail which takes you quickly to the Trans-Canada, those commuting to Calgary for work find living in Cochrane a breath of fresh air, leaving the hustle and bustle and noise of Calgary behind at the end of their work day. River Heights district is made up of residential homes, commercial and industrial organizations and businesses all located around River Heights Drive. As well as its close location to the Bow River, River Heights gives residents the perfect balance of nature and amenities.
So Much to Love in River Heights
Cochrane River Heights Community Association serves the River Heights, Riversong, Riviera and The Willows neighbourhoods by creating a sense of community. With community yard sales, clean ups, parties in the park, and more, River Heights is ideal for any family looking for a place to easily connect and form new friendships, while having quick and easy access to several businesses and amenities. Bridge crossings over the river into downtown Cochrane have museums, art galleries, unique boutiques, theatre, grocery stores, as well as a variety of restaurants and pubs ready to enjoy only a short drive away.
While there are no primary schools in the community, Bow Valley High School serves families in River Heights with highschool age children. Kinder Town SchoolHouse provides kindergarten options. As for elementary and middle schools, there are several throughout Cochrane, with Fireside School being the closet for K-8.
Cochrane schools fall under Rocky View Schools and the Calgary Catholic School District. There is also an active home-schooling network, Cochrane Home Educators.
Outdoor Amenities in River Heights
Communities in River Heights are warm and inviting with their green spaces, playgrounds, and connecting paths great for those who enjoy walking, running and biking while being surrounded by great views. The nearby Bow River is great on a hot summer day to splash in, or to kayak or float down. With the mountains close by in Canmore and Banff for great camping and skiing, as well as great hiking trails in Bragg Creek, there are plenty of outdoor opportunities for anyone looking to get outdoors.
River Heights Real Estate
River Heights real estate is primarily townhomes and single-family detached homes, with a handful of condos and retirement villas. Single family homes have an average price of $428,750 (Nov 2021), with larger homes on larger lots selling as low as $600,000 up to $1,000,000. Most homes are occupied by homeowners, with about 5% of homes occupied by renters.
If you are looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle and crowds of Calgary, and like the idea of living in a small town with its charm, highly entertaining festivals and events like the outhouse races, as well as great amenities like on-demand public transportation (COLT) River Heights may just be the place for you and your family to call home! Contact our office at 403-253-1901 and we will be happy to match you with the best agent to move you into your next home!