Close-knit community

Ontario transplants Andrew Palmer and Vicki Bernier built their dream home in Okotoks’ MountainView

Andrew Palmer and Vicki Bernier had been tossing around the idea of relocating to the Calgary area to be closer to family and to carve out a better lifestyle for their family. With two teens – Kaelyn, 15, and Jake, 13 – and two dogs, finding the right home in the right neighbourhood was a key factor in the couple’s decision-making process. They found the perfect match with Excel Homes in the Okotoks community of MountainView. (more…)

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Community of the future

Drake Landing sets high bar for technology and sustainable design in Okotoks

Nestled on the eastern edge of Okotoks, the community of Drake Landing stands as a testament to what can be accomplished when innovation meets technology and sustainable master planning.

“The vision for Drake Landing has always been to provide a safe and sustainable community for people to raise a family in a scenic, small-town setting,” said Steven LePan, director of sales and marketing for Anthem United, the developer behind the community.

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Pop the question: Sandi Kennedy

As former mayor of Okotoks and a current REALTOR® there, Sandi Kennedy has a unique view of what the town was, is and will be.

From 1988 to 1994, Kennedy headed up a town council that had to deal with the diverse wants and needs of individuals and businesses during a period of tremendous growth. The town had a population of about 5,500 when she took over the mayor’s chair, and surged during her term in office – today, the number sits at nearly 30,000.

Born and raised in the southern Alberta foothills, Kennedy still lives in Okotoks, and took the time to talk about what the town’s future might look like as it continues to grow. (more…)

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