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Okotoks Lifestyle Attracting Record Number of New Residents

Interesting article in the Western Wheel about the number of homes sold in Okotoks in the second quarter of 2014: up 35 percent from the same period a year ago with 272 homes sold between April and June.  Make no mistake.  These are new families and professionals moving in, not people leaving.

The article quotes Calgary Real Estate Board president Bill Kirk, who believes people are moving out of the city and heading to smaller communities for the lifestyle change. According to Kirk, “There are city people and there are country people, and we're seeing that there's a demand in the market for both of those folks and that’s always going to be there, that’s the reason we have Okotoks. And, the product isn't available in the numbers or choice you'd like to see in the Calgary area, so some people will make the choice to move outwards to get more of what they want.”

Okotoks really offers the best of both worlds. It is so close to Calgary, Alberta’s largest and most dynamic city and still offers that simple, friendly town feeling with all the amenities within a few minutes’ walk or drive.  The community’s commitment to sustainability and responsible growth will help it manage this influx of new people excited to experience what Okotoks offers.

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