The seaside town of Comox continues to attract a great deal of attention from both visitors and prospective homeowners alike. The allure of the ocean and nearby mountains, and the tranquility of this less rushed town is one that is unique on Vancouver Island. The town has maintained its quaint main street and feeling of welcome. Where else can you walk a main street and be a stone’s throw away from a nine-hole golf course with a view of the ocean and adorned by local deer?
People who are not familiar with this area will find many different home options available within a 10-minute drive of the downtown area of Comox. There are some established family neighbourhoods such as Foxxwood Heights, Lancaster Heights and Beckton Estates. However, many of the homes are scattered throughout the town in groupings smaller than those larger neighbourhoods. Unique and private properties can also be found throughout the area. Right next door is the regional area of the Comox Peninsula where you can find rural, smaller neighbourhoods. There is also a well hidden luxury homes neighbourhood that rests on larger country lots.
Just like much of the Comox Valley, Comox home prices have risen considerably over the past few years. As of the end of August 2020, the average single-family home price sits at just under $650,000 and the median price is just over that figure. Resale home prices have risen steadily for since 2015 but the rising trend has started to level off. As we head into the fall time frame activity generally starts to fall but with the craziness of this year and the fallout from the pandemic that trend may or may not take place. Only the next few months will tell as we move back to a more normal pattern.
People planning to buy a home in this spectacular part of the island should contact a local real estate expert for assistance. The options are broad and many of the homes are hidden away in many different little pockets in this highly desirable community. People often come to visit this little town expecting to buy oceanfront properties. For those who do expect to pay a premium for them. While the ocean is a short drive away from most home locations, it is not necessarily within walking distance. The area has grown and spread out considerably since the 1960s when many of the split-level homes close to the downtown area were built. Now, it is possible to find almost any type and style of home to meet most individual preferences. Many of the areas that offer larger and more private lots have older established homes. While newer subdivisions and areas have smaller lots they do have more move-in-ready options.
The Town of Comox is adjacent to Courtenay East with a secondary road dividing the two areas. It is also a short drive away from downtown Courtenay and the big box stores located in the nearby city. The airport can be accessed via a very short drive from most parts of the town. Convenience to most amenities is another feature of this lovable town. So, if you are considering a change in lifestyle and quality of life away from the hustle and bustle of the larger suburbs and city on the mainland, why not consider Comox and the surrounding area? Start by contacting a local area expert.