Bow Island Homes for Sale
Included below are homes for sale in Bow Island. If you would like more information on any of these Bow Island real estate listings, just click the "Request More Information" button when viewing the details of that property. We can provide you with disclosures, past sales history, dates and prices of homes recently sold nearby, and more.
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Why Choose Bow Island
Bow Island is a small community and town in Alberta Canada just 40 minutes or about 60 km from Medicine Hat. Nestled along Highway 3 in southern Alberta just 100 km from the US border and 320 km from Southeast Calgary, Bow Island is home to about 2100 residents.
Bow Island is known for its pinto beans… Yes, I said pinto beans. The area is known for its dry edible bean industry and there's actually an 18-foot total statue of the mascot "Pinto McBean" located at the entrance to the city greeting everyone as they come into the community.
We are also the largest pyramid producing region in the country with four farms surrounding the area producing 25% of the North American demand for scotch experiment essential oil. Surprisingly, this small community handles quite a bit of exports including Spitz International, producing Spitz brand sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds shipped worldwide.
Naturally, many of the folks that live in Bow Island are part of the headquarters and employees of these primary industries. However, it's also a wonderful place to call home for various other reasons. We have some of the longest summers in the providences with an average of 2500 hours of sunlight each year.
Bow Island History
For you history buffs, here's a little bit on the background of the small town of Bow The island.
We first got started back in 1900 and the town was officially called Bow Island in 1912. The naming of the town is a unique story; local communities of Grassy Lake, actually located 15 miles west and Bow Island had their names mixed up and north of Grassy Lake at the confluence of the Bow River and the Oldman River there was an island called Bow Island, and just south was a low depressional area called Grassy Lake. However, Bow Island won out.
In the 1950s, irrigation was extended to the Bow Island area and of the town doubled in population. Over 110,000 acres of highly productive lands surrounding the town became some of the most prominent agricultural property in the Province. The first linear sprinkler system in Canada was installed in Bow Island. An automated distribution system was installed in 1982 by the St. Mary's River Irrigation District, known as the Lateral 12 System, and offers tours for folks around the globe.
Today, Bow Island is a vibrant agricultural community with several industries as we previously mentioned.
Bow Island Schools
Bow Island is served by the Prairie Rose School Division No. 8 and offers three schools in town including the Bow Island elementary school, the Bird at school, and the senator Kershaw school with evening programs available. The senator Kershaw school is for grades 4 through 12 and the elementary school is for kindergarten through third grade. The bird at school offers access for students in grades kindergarten through 9th.
Bow Island Real Estate
At any given time there are roughly 30 to 40 properties, lands, and houses for sale in Bow Island. Lots typically started about $30,000 with single-family homes starting at about $130,000 up to $320,000. The affordability of homes, townhouses, and laws make it an ideal place for folks that live and work in the area. Please browse all available listings above or contact my office below to schedule a showing, virtual tour, or for more details on any property for sale in Bow Island and surrounding communities.