The City of Courtenay offers home buyers many different options ranging from mobile homes to multi-million dollar custom built homes. Crown isle, located in East Courtenay offers buyers higher end home options that are located on and off of a Platinum rated golf course. Over the past two years entry level prices for single family homes have risen from a median sell price of about $511 thousand dollars in January 2016 to a median sell price of $935 thousand dollars in January 2018. This is not to say that homes have gone up by that amount but it does reinforce the fact that prices have risen over that period of time. As well, more higher-priced homes are actually selling now than they were two years ago. The entry level for a 1700 square foot rancher in the main part of Crown Isle in today’s market is rapidly approaching $600,000.
Valley View Estates and the surrounding area is another popular and desirable family oriented subdivision. So is Aberdeen Heights on the other side of Lerwick Drive. The entry level for single family homes in these areas is approaching the $450,000 threshold and for 1700 square foot ranchers the price point is well into the $500,000 range. These two neighbourhoods occupy a large part of the land in East Courtenay. They offer convenience to schools, shopping, the new hospital and the airport. Some also offer spectacular views of the Vancouver Island mountain range and the Comox Glacier. If you are in the market for a nice family home in an urban setting check out East Courtenay and what is has to offer.
The other areas of Courtenay also offer varied housing choices. The downtown area (Courtenay City) offers proximity to the original main street (5th street) and its shops. A large part of this part of the city also borders the new main street (Cliffe Avenue) and its many different businesses and local malls. Cliffe Avenue parallels the Courtenay River and the nearby Riverwalk path. It is the main connector between the south end of Courtenay and both the 17th and 5th street bridges that cross the Courtenay River and connect to the eastern and northern parts of the city.
Courtenay West has a bit more of a rural flavour to it but there are a number of newer developments that have been built along the corridor that parallels Arden Road. Courtenay South offers a number of homes that are located close to Comox Bay and along highway 19A as it runs south towards Nanaimo. It also offers some newer homes being built in areas like The Ridge with commanding views of the nearby bay and ocean. Courtenay North is also more rural in nature and it offers some large lots in areas like the Huband road area.
Getting to know all of the various parts of Courtenay will take some time but it is time well spent if you are deciding on the area within which you will focus your hunt for a new home. The City offers you many different home and property options. There are some great agents like Brett Cairns: RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty in Comox BC that can show you the local area. Drop by for a visit and see what this area has to offer. You may just decide to relocate here for the quality of life in this island style community.