The Cochrane area is known for its beautiful natural scenery and landscapes, with the foothills and Rocky Mountains to the west and the Bow River running through the town. Many people are drawn to the area for its abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities such as hiking, fishing, skiing, and camping, and horseback riding. This area is perfect for those who want a rural lifestyle but still want to be close to the amenities of the city. In terms of acreage and rural living, Cochrane and the surrounding areas have a number of options available. There are many properties available for purchase that range from estate community living, small residential acreages to large ranches and equestrian properties. These properties often offer plenty of space, privacy, and stunning views of the surrounding countryside.