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160 – Acre Hay Producing Property Backing onto Jumpingpound Creek – Cochrane, AB

Price : $1,800,000
  • Select Property type: Active
  • DESCRIPTION: 160-Acre bare land parcel situated on Jumpingpound Creek and only a 20-miunte drive from downtown Cochrane AB. This fenced parcel offers mountain views, 111-acres in hay production, numerous build sites and ample recreational opportunities including great hunting. This is the perfect location to build your dream homestead with modern amenities and urban convenience nearby.
  • LISTING NUMBER : 24036
  • PRICE: $1,800,000
  • SIZE: 160 Acres

Description

*This property can be purchased on its own or in conjunction with adjacent 240 acres encompassing the Jumping Pound Ranch farm yard*

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Welcome to your dream property nestled just 20 minutes from Cochrane and a short 35-minute drive from downtown Calgary. This expansive 160-acre parcel of land offers a wealth of opportunities for both agricultural and residential endeavors.

The property boasts a perimeter fence for livestock, and encompasses flat terrain ideal for various uses. With a 111 acres dedicated to hay production, you’ll find the land capable of producing an impressive 400 round bales annually, catering to agricultural aspirations or potential income streams.

Situated along the picturesque Jumpingpound Creek, the property not only provides a serene natural setting but also attracts abundant wildlife, including Mule Deer and Whitetail Deer. Nature enthusiasts and hunters alike will appreciate the opportunity to observe or pursue these majestic animals in their natural habitat.

For those envisioning a homestead or retreat, the property offers numerous build sites with breathtaking mountain views. Imagine waking up to panoramic vistas each morning, surrounded by the tranquility of rural living yet conveniently close to urban amenities.

Electricity is available at the property boundaries, simplifying the process of establishing infrastructure for any development or agricultural needs. Whether you’re considering a private residence, hobby farm, or investment opportunity, this property presents a canvas primed for realizing your vision.

LOCATION

This property is located to the southwest of Cochrane, Alberta north of Highway 1 and west of Highway 22.

Notable Drive Times

  • Banff: 56 minutes
  • Canmore: 41 minutes
  • Calgary: 35 minutes to downtown core
  • Cochrane: 16 minutes to downtown core
  • Calgary Airport: 41 minutes
  • Springbank Airport: 15 minutes

DIRECTIONS

From the Highway 22 stretch between Cochrane and Highway 1, turn to head west on Township Road 252. Continue on this road for approximately 5 miles. After passing through the Jumpingpound Creek Valley, the property will be on the left handside.

AREA DATA

Calgary, located in the province of Alberta, is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city nestled at the foothills of the Canadian Rockies.  Known for its stunning natural surroundings, Calgary is a dynamic urban center that seamlessly blends modernity with a strong Western heritage.  The city is situated at the confluence of the Bow River and Elbow River, offering residents and visitors picturesque landscapes and outdoor recreational opportunities.

Calgary is perhaps most famous for hosting the annual Calgary Stampede, a world-renowned rodeo and exhibition that celebrates the city’s cowboy culture and attracts visitors from around the globe.  Beyond its cowboy roots, Calgary is a thriving business hub, particularly in the energy sector, and is home to a diverse and growing population.

The cityscape is marked by modern skyscrapers, including the iconic Calgary Tower, which provides panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and downtown skyline.  Residents enjoy a high quality of life, with access to cultural events, museums, and a range of outdoor activities, such as hiking, skiing, and biking.  Calgary’s economy, driven by industries like oil and gas, technology, and finance, contributes to its reputation as a prosperous and forward-thinking city.

Cochrane is a charming town located in Alberta, situated just northwest of Calgary.  Nestled against the backdrop of the Canadian Rockies, Cochrane offers residents and visitors a picturesque setting with stunning mountain views.  The town is known for its small-town charm, friendly community atmosphere, and a blend of modern amenities with a touch of western heritage.

Cochrane’s historic downtown area is characterized by its quaint shops, cafes, and boutiques, contributing to a welcoming and relaxed ambiance.  The town is also home to notable landmarks, such as the Historic Cochrane Ranch Site, which preserves the heritage of the region.

The Bow River flows near Cochrane, providing opportunities for outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, and scenic walks along the riverbanks.  Residents enjoy a close-knit community feel while still having convenient access to the amenities and services of nearby Calgary.

With its scenic beauty, outdoor recreational options, and a commitment to preserving its Western heritage, Cochrane is a desirable place to live for those seeking a balance between a peaceful lifestyle and proximity to the vibrant urban offerings of the region.

RECREATION

The recreational opportunities are endless on the ranch and across the wider region in general.  Below is a non-exhaustive list.

  • Fishing on the ranch for brook and rainbow trout in Jumping Pound Creek
  • Hunting on the ranch for whitetail, mule deer and elk
  • Equestrian pursuits
  • Access to Calgary and Cochrane’s many amenities including restaurants, pro sporting events, and nightlife
  • Easy access to Banff and numerous skiing/alpine opportunities

HISTORY

Ranching in Alberta’s foothills has a storied history that dates back to the late 19th century when the region experienced a surge in settlement and agricultural development.  The foothills of the Canadian Rockies provided an ideal landscape for ranching, with its vast grasslands, suitable for grazing, and proximity to water sources like rivers and creeks.

In the late 1800s, as the Canadian Pacific Railway extended westward, it facilitated the movement of settlers and their livestock into the foothills of Alberta.  Early ranchers in the region faced numerous challenges, including harsh weather conditions, isolation, and the need to establish infrastructure to support their operations.  However, the allure of open range, fertile grasslands, and the potential for economic prosperity drove many to establish ranches in the foothills.

The ranching industry in Alberta’s foothills flourished, becoming a vital component of the province’s economy.  Cattle ranches became synonymous with the western way of life, and the cowboy culture took root in the foothills, with cattle drives, roundups, and rodeos becoming integral parts of the ranching tradition.

The early to mid-20th century saw the expansion and consolidation of ranching operations in the region.  Improved transportation and communication networks made it easier for ranchers to access markets, contributing to the growth of the cattle industry.  Despite economic challenges, such as market fluctuations and droughts, many ranching families persisted, passing down their traditions from generation to generation.

Today, ranching in Alberta’s foothills continues to be a significant part of the province’s agricultural landscape.  While modern technology and agricultural practices have brought changes to the industry, the cowboy culture and the spirit of the Old West remain ingrained in the region’s identity.  The foothills of Alberta stand as a testament to the enduring legacy of ranching in Western Canada.

INVESTMENT FEATURES

  • 111-Acre cultivated hay field producing 400 round bales per annum.

SERVICES

  • Electricity at Lot Line

IMPROVEMENTS

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MERIDIAN 5 RANGE 5 TOWNSHIP 25 SECTION 12 QUARTER NORTH WEST EXCEPTING THEREOUT ALL MINES AND MINERALS AREA: 64.7 HECTARES (160 ACRES) MORE OR LESS

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