Rivercrest Real Estate & Community Guide
Rivercrest is a newer community found just south of the Bow River and east of Cowboy Trail in the small and charming town of Cochrane. Boasting sunshine and nature, it is a popular neighbourhood for families to grow. Outdoor enthusiasts will love its close proximity to the Bow River and trails, while commuters will enjoy that Rivercrest sits at Cochrane’s far south, giving the convenience of a quick drive with easy access to and from Calgary via Highway 22 and Highway 1. This means only 20 minutes to get to downtown Calgary, or 45 minutes to escape to Canmore for a day trip or weekend in the mountains.
So Much to Love in Rivercrest
Rivercrest offers the feeling of escape with its abundance of nature and serenity, as well as easy access to exciting and heart-pumping activities such as river rafting, hang gliding and horseback riding.The new Jack Tennant Memorial Bridge makes access to other communities and amenities including unique shops and restaurants in historic downtown, grocery stores, museums and art galleries, schools and entertainment only a hop, skip and jump away.
Working parents can appreciate Bow Valley High School within walking distance of their homes, while Fireside School sits in the neighboring community and serves families with elementary and middle school-aged children. There is a private childcare/pre-school option in the neighbourhood, as well as another one in Fireside for younger children. Cochrane schools fall under Rocky View Schools and the Calgary Catholic School District. There is also an active home-schooling network, Cochrane Home Educators.
What You Need to See in Rivercrest
Beautiful pathways are just outside your back door, weaving along the Bow River and into the network of paths throughout Cochrane. The paths are rarely empty, with residents enjoying walks, running, or bike rides as they take in the stunning views of the valley, surrounded by rolling hills and majestic mountains.
A warm and inviting Italian restaurant located in Fireside, with mouth-watering aromas filling the air, the quaint and cosy atmosphere is a local favourite among families. Take in the beautiful sunset on its cosy patio overlooking the pond, while enjoying fresh homemade Italian dishes from their menu.
Spray Lake Recreation Centre
A family-friendly modern facility, Spray Lake Recreation is one of Cochrane’s hotspots. With a multitude of activities that keep smiles on faces including skating, swimming, curling, soccer, climbing and more. The centre is a great place to host a birthday party, as well offering members rental space for meetings or private functions.
Riversong Playschool and Preschool
Working parents have the stress of childcare taken off their hands with the convenience of a private preschool option available to them right in their neighbourhood. Backing onto a nature reserve, children aged 2-6 can explore to their heart’s content, as well as prepare their minds for school while participating in the preschool program.
Rivercrest Real Estate
Bungalows, 2- storey single-family homes with attached front garages and duplexes make up most of the neighbourhood in way of architectural style and price range. Duplexes start at around $300,000 while the average single-family home starts in the $500,000 range.
With the chance to have a home backing onto open space and the river (ensuring no future building developments), breathtaking views, fantastic commuting and easy access to outdoor recreation and city amenities, Riverstone may just be the perfect 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!