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The garden gloves are off: Zero yardwork in Vertos luxury townhomes

Savvy singles and couples are eager for easier weekends at Greystone in Cochrane


Homeowners wishing for an easy outdoor escape to mountain getaways or nearby leisure in Cochrane,

can look to Vertos, a collection of 150 luxury properties next to a planned 10-acre park in Greystone and wrapped in nature where the Bow River and pathway border the planned development. With zero exterior work for homeowners, they’ll also have more time to indulge in their fresh-air passions.

From three-bedroom townhomes with rooftop patios, to garden-level one-bedroom properties, a range of size and price ranges will suit many stages of life and budgets, said Harish Consul, President and CEO, Ocgrow Group of Companies.

Find a brand-new Cochrane condo for under $300,000

Properties will range in price from $299,000 for one-bedroom homes close to 500 sq. ft., to top-of-the-line townhomes for $499,000 and sized over 1,000 sq. ft.

Priority for weekend travel

Designed for a simplified lifestyle where homeowners can ditch the stress and work of yard and outdoor home maintenance, Consul expects to see working couples from Cochrane searching for an easier lifestyle so that they can prioritize fun on weekends.

Light-filled interiors

The luxurious and light-filled indoor spaces let downsizing families update their style, trading dated or larger properties for new and efficient ones suited for couples or small families. Interior layouts mimic the top features of their too-big family homes with layouts perfect for foodies and entertaining, but with an upgraded flair to kick off their next phase of life after their adult kids have moved out.

First-time purchasers who want to maximize their dollars when they make a home investment will do well with their choice in this prime spot in a vibrant community where daily needs and nature are steps away. Working from home or weekends off are equally energizing thanks to the access to a quick pick-me-up in nature or a walk to a local coffee shop in downtown Cochrane or in Greystone’s new main street.

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“This location is incredible,” said Consul. “Cochrane’s world-class rec center and a new shopping area are next door, and the site has everything to offer for a live-work-play lifestyle,” he said. “There will be great views, including homes looking across our landscaped pond and water features, pathways and parks areas for all generations,” he said, pointing out that premium locations feature rooftop patios to frame vistas of the Bow River.

Consul also expects high interest in the townhome units from investors adding to their portfolio of rental properties, given the ideal location, and the extremely tight market for Cochrane homes for rent.

Short supply of Cochrane rental properties could get relief

“Cochrane is close to zero vacancies, and properties for rent are very in demand. Add to this problem a limited supply of multifamily homes in the town with many young professionals, and investors are running the numbers and like what they see,” he explained. Compared to Calgary, units at Vertos are priced more affordably. But rents are higher in Cochrane due to short supply.

“The rents per square foot offers a much more attractive return, with better cash flows than in Calgary,” he added.

Local tech workers can finally log into gigabit-speed internet at home

Vertos is also among the new sites that will launch with access to the highest gigabit speed in all of Alberta. The developer locked into a major partnership with Shaw Cable to offer included high-speed WIFI – an ideal fit for the growing number of tech workers who keep home offices as hybrid workers, want to skip the commute to Calgary, work for local businesses or live as digital nomads and are self-employed.

Outdoor events find a home base in Greystone's plaza

The location will score points for convenience-minded residents of all ages and those who are tired of relying on their cars for routine outings. Homeowners will be steps from the central landscaping feature of the community with its pond and plaza and walking distance to the future “main street” styled commercial zone plus more services in a shopping center with major grocery, a hotel, and commercial retail.

Potential employers and professional services will settle into leased office space, also built by the developer Ocgrow launching an on-site discovery center in 2023. Two drive-through-style restaurants, and numerous storefronts will serve Cochrane residents with new choices for retailers and services and exciting new attractions for the town.

Planned in the nearby park within Greystone are pickleball courts, ball diamonds, play equipment, an outdoor open space for families, kids, with picnic areas. “You’re going to find very cool trendy new things to do in Cochrane with a very open space for gathering and events. As well as bike paths around pond,” he said.

Ground-level entrances and rooftop patios

When complete, Vertos will be blocked into 11 buildings, with each homeowner’s address providing autonomy and separation thanks to private and quaint garden-level entrances to the outdoors versus an apartment-style design that creates dark indoor shared hallways. Secured parking is available for all homes, including underground heated parking or private garages. Rooftop patios will be offered on many units.

High style for entertaining indoors and ou

Inside residents will be treated to high style with included luxury wide plank flooring and 9-ft. high ceilings throughout all living areas. Bathrooms will feature spa showers with raindrop showerheads, floating vanity mirrors, quartz stone countertops with undermount sinks, and stone tiled floorings. Kitchens will inspire culinary creativity and casual entertaining with center islands and overhangs for bar seating and wide counter space, premium cabinets, stainless appliances and more.

Ocgrow is a real estate developer for over 35 years building a range of developments from multi-family condo projects in Greater Vancouver, to mixed use commercial retail centres in Calgary and beyond. Ocgrow is the largest developer of Greystone, with its addition of residences at Vertos and the construction of 300,000 sq. ft of new retail and mixed-use commercial services.


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