Acreages For Sale: Profiling The Rural Community Of Elbow Valley

Acreages For Sale: Profiling The Rural Community Of Elbow Valley

Perhaps more than ever before, people are seeking a slower-paced, remote, peaceful lifestyle. The appeal of country living gained traction during the pandemic and is still going strong. Rural life embodies a range of lifestyle choices. Some country dwellers are seeking seclusion and acres of space to farm, others like a bigger plot of land than city dwelling allows, but still want to be part of a community and close to urban amenities. Whatever your flavour, acreage living has something for everyone. This article will explore the endless possibilities in the rural paradise of Elbow Valley.

If you are interested in exploring rural living, here are some of the
Acreages For Sale currently listed in Bearspaw, Springbank, and Elbow Valley.


Acreages For Sale: The Rural Community of Elbow Valley

Elbow Valley marries the best of urban and rural living nestled into hundreds of acres of preserved natural parklands just west of the city of Calgary within Rockyview County. Named for the Elbow River that flows from the majestic Rocky Mountains to the city of Calgary where it merges with the mighty Bow River, Elbow Valley is a peaceful and tranquil community that embraces a philosophy of conserving the land while respecting the nature and wildlife that inhabit it. Elbow Valley boasts beautiful and thoughtfully designed communities and unrivaled recreational opportunities while still providing easy access to the big city amenities of Calgary.

For buyers seeking the gracious rural living in the
breathtaking community of Elbow Valley explore the beautiful homes for sale here

Amenities in Elbow Valley include:

Golf Courses: Elbow Springs Golf Club, Glencoe Golf & Country Club, Pinebrook Golf & Country Club, and River Spirit Golf Club are all within close proximity for those who like to hit the links.

Recreation: The Elbow Valley Residents Club offers opportunities for court sports like basketball, racquet sports like tennis and pickleball, and plays host to numerous groups, clubs, and classes like book clubs, yoga and Pilates, and martial arts. The Residents Club also sponsors community activities throughout the year like family movie night, wine club, Stampede breakfasts, and Christmas parties. 

Elbow Valley is home to three amazing lakes (one stocked for fishing). Head over to the Boathouse for kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding and lake access. In the colder months, the lakes are perfect for ice skating or a game of shinny.

For cyclists, rollerbladers, and hikers, Elbow Valley has over 20 kilometres of scenic, meandering nature trails and paved mixed-use pathways.

Schools: Students in Elbow Valley can choose to attend the designated public schools for the community: Ecole Elbow Valley Elementary, Springbank Middle School, and Springbank Community High School. Students can also opt for any of a number of nearby Catholic and private schools nearby including Calgary Academy, Calgary Waldorf School. Calgary French & International School, Edge School, National Sport School, Rundle College, St Joan of Arc School, and Webber Academy.

Shopping and Services: Major shopping and service hubs including Westhills, Aspen Landing, and Discovery Ridge are all just a short drive from Elbow Valley, and in fact, you could access the amenities of downtown Calgary in 25 minutes or less.

Explore Acreages For Sale In Elbow Valley With A Calgary Realtor®

Embrace the slower pace and open spaces of acreage living without forgoing the urban conveniences of the city in Elbow Valley. The appeals of acreage properties are many. When you are interested in an acreage property in the areas surrounding Calgary, it is a smart strategy to partner with a Realtor® who understands the complexities of buying and selling in the rural real estate market. The Eklund Group is an expert real estate team with extensive experience buying and selling acreages throughout southern Alberta. Step out and breathe in Elbow Valley.

The Tanya Eklund Group is a dynamic, full-service team with extensive knowledge of the entire real estate market of Calgary and the surrounding area. We have cultivated a network of buyers, sellers, and support players so we can guide you through every step of the process with the most skilled professionals. And we are masterful negotiators ensuring that every offer is fair and favourable for our clients. Reach out to our team at (403) 863-7434 or through our contact form and let’s talk about what home means to you.


You can begin your search using our online property search tool here. And you can also contact our team of Calgary Realtors® to share with us your goals for acreage living and we can help you explore all the possibilities, even with some properties that may not be listed on the MLS®.


Your rural property may require a few inspections that you wouldn’t typically conduct on an urban property. At the very least we recommend:

  • A home inspection
  • Asbestos and radon testing
  • Soil testing (depending on location)
  • Well and septic testing (when applicable)

 Buying an acreage can be much different than buying a downtown condo or a home in the suburbs. To learn more about the things you need to know when buying a rural property read Important Considerations When Buying An Acreage.

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The Tanya Eklund Group is a team of highly knowledgeable, skilled, real estate professionals. Our team concept allows us to offer a full-service, elevated buying or selling experience to our clients. But most importantly, we are dedicated to building trusted and loyal relationships with our clients. Connect with us to share your real estate goals, and we will share with you why we are the perfect team to make them happen. 

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