June 08, 2017 | Karen Durrie
New communities and developments in bustling town offer more choices for would-be residents
The explosive growth that Cochrane continues to enjoy is evident when Mayor Ivan Brooker reels off the names of more than a dozen new communities either under development or in the planning stages in the scenic town west of Calgary.
"We've had huge growth – we were the second-fastest growing community in all of Canada from 2011 to 2016," said Brooker.
"People love the location. We're a beautiful community, you're on your way to the mountains, and we're not a small town necessarily, in the aspects of not having services. We have everything you would expect in a big city. The amenities are there for anything you might want to entertain as a family."