Voted best community two years running by city residents, Cooper’s Crossing is one of Airdrie’s most livable communities. The 320-acre neighbourhood was named for one of the city’s founding families who settled in the area and became grain farmers over a century ago. Cooper’s Crossing boundaries are 40 Ave SW to the south, Yankee Valley Blvd to the north, the railway tracks to the east and 8 St SW to the west. There is a gentle slope to the west with views of the rolling wheat fields and mountains off in the distance.
Now a decade in the making, Cooper’s Crossing is home to 2,600 people who enjoy the 40-plus acres of open green space, playgrounds, walking trails and water features. There are ponds, picnic areas, playgrounds and a nearby splash park, skate park and ball diamonds at Chinook Park. It is a haven for families.
There is a mix of condominiums, duplex and single family homes with front drive garages, rear lanes and estate-style homes with walkout basements on large lots. The media price is $657,000 for a single family detached house, many of which were designed with a nod to the wonderful inner-city homes of Elbow Park and Scarboro in Calgary.
The small town feel of Airdrie is highly prized, as is the close proximity to major shopping centres and the Calgary International Airport, just 15 minutes south on Queen Elizabeth II Highway. There is a shopping plaza with big box stores and restaurants on the east side of the rail tracks off Yankee Valley Blvd and Genesis Place just opposite the highway offers complete recreational facilities.
Ground has broken on Cooper’s Crossing School, a K-4 facility to open in 2017 with Nose Creek Elementary and St. Martin de Porres Catholic High School in the neighbouring community. In addition, there are two public high schools serving Airdrie students.