As we mentioned in our previous articles, an acreage home comes with heaps of benefits including increased privacy and living space. Only a short drive from Calgary, Bragg Creek is an excellent community to build your new acreage home and enjoy the great outdoors.
A 30-minute drive West of Calgary, Bragg Creek can be reached by taking Highway #8 or by travelling North on Highway #22 and then East on Highway #1. Bragg Creek offers its residents a taste of country living with a growing arts community, shopping, and stunning scenery. It’s a haven for nature lovers and a gateway to Kananaskis Country, allowing its residents access to a heap of year-round activities including hiking, biking, horseback riding, skiing and off-roading. So, whether you’re an outdoor thrill seeker, fond of picnic lunches surrounded by gorgeous views, or dream of living on an acreage in an area that’s close to both Calgary and the Canadian Rocky Mountains, then Bragg Creek is somewhere you should definitely consider building your dream acreage home!
Established over 130 years ago by Albert Warren Bragg and his younger brother John Thomas Bragg back in 1885, Bragg Creek was seen excellent ranch land owing to the fires that had stripped the area of most of its trees. Unfortunately, this didn’t last long as Bragg Creek’s isolation made life tough for settlers at the time, especially during the harsh winter times, and most settlers decided to move on.
Fast forward to the 1920’s and the Bragg Creek area was becoming an increasingly popular weekend getaway destination with the local Calgarians. So much so that many decided to settle down and retire there, forming the modern-day Bragg Creek community!
Nowadays, the trees have returned to Bragg Creek and it’s developed into a small, peaceful community in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. While a few active ranches still remain, the increase in the demand of acreage homes in Bragg Creek means that most of the ranchland has been converted for residential use. This makes Bragg Creek an ideal choice for those who work in Calgary but prefer to return to the peace and quiet of the great outdoors at the end of a long workday.
If you’re tempted by the idea of settling down in Bragg Creek, give us a call today. Our team at Eric’s Homes has over two decades of combined experience, specializing in building custom acreage homes in the Calgary area, so we’re confident we’ll be able to plan and design your dream acreage home!