Next door to nature

Residents tout benefits of acreage living

Anna Garcia loves her neighbours.

The Bragg Creek resident says they’re relatively quiet, active and the kids are cute.

Did she mention they’re a family of moose?

“We saw her (the mom) almost daily, licking right off our deck. Those moments are spectacular. It makes us feel exceptionally lucky,” said Garcia.

The lure of living so close to nature was too much for Garcia and her husband to resist when the couple uprooted from Willow Park in southeast Calgary to their largely forested Bragg Creek acreage in 2001, where Garcia’s husband also owns a furniture business.


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A little bit country

Communities of Bearspaw and Springbank perfect for country living

Nestled on the outskirts of Calgary’s city limits in Rocky View County are the communities of Springbank and Bearspaw.

These two communities offer a quiet setting with the big city nearby. The name for Springbank originated from a creek that runs through the community, known as Springbank Creek. The community started off as agricultural based and in the
1950s started to attract rural residential living. (more…)

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