Defined by its agricultural heritage, the Municipal District of Foothills has maintained a robust sense of community for over a hundred years. Bordered on all sides by other farming communities, the people of Foothills have a fierce pride for Alberta agriculture. Brought together by the Millarville Racing and Agricultural Society – a group older than the province itself – ­grassroots businesses and community members remain tightly intertwined. The society hosts horse races, fairs, golf tournaments and a popular farmers market where local farmers, ranchers, ­orchard owners and craftspeople can sell their products.

By the Numbers

Population: 21,258
Population growth rate (2011-2015): 7%
Residential tax rate (mills): 3.3
Non-residential tax rate (mills): 7.7
Median home price: $934,900