Cache Creek Houses for Sale
Search all Cache Creek Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. Many British Columbians and travellers have passed through Cache Creek, a central transportation hub in the Cariboo region. But for those who stick around, Cache Creek offers plenty of charm to residents. Around one thousand people live in the small community situated between Cariboo Country and BC’s Southern Interior.
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Cache Creek Real Estate Market
Cache Creek offers an appealing mix of quirky, small-town charm with easy access to amenities. In Cache Creek, most of the available properties are single detached homes built between the 1960s and the 1980s. These homes offer a great mix of spaciousness and affordability. They often feature large yards with auxiliary structures, including workshops, sheds, and detached garages, ideal for growing families.
As the country’s only true desert area, Cache Creek offers genuinely unique opportunities in the form of vacant lots with services available at the lot line, ready for real estate investors looking to build a distinctive home with one-of-a-kind views. Particularly for those who enjoy getting outdoors, the prospect of building a vacation home or getaway on the large lot in Cache Creek could be intriguing, and the land is relatively affordable.
Many of the available properties in Cache Creek come in the form of manufactured and mobile homes that are some of the most affordable properties you’ll find anywhere in the province. The Sage and Sands Park Mobile homes are often well-built and feature upgrades. Mobile homes in Cache Creek could offer great value for retirees and those looking for an accessible entry point to British Columbia real estate.
About Cache Creek
The province’s two largest highways—the Trans-Canada Highway from east to west and Highway 97 from north to south—intersect in this tiny community. Particularly during the summer months, the area is filled with travellers looking to grab a snack and gas on their way through. Cache Creek is surrounded by striking desert-like landscapes and interesting rock formations.
The story goes that Cache Creek was named after fur traders who stored their goods in the area ages ago. Historically the area was home to farmers and ranchers, and development grew in the 1800s as the Gold Rush hit the region. Today, a wealth of opportunities for outdoor activities surround Cache Creek. Hiking and biking are particularly popular in the trails that surround the community. There are plenty of great spots for swimming and paddling in the warmer months, making it a very livable community for those looking for an active lifestyle.
Getting to Cache Creek
Located at two major intersecting provincial highways, Cache Creek is easily accessible by car. The nearest city to Cache Creek is Kamloops, located under an hour to the east along the Trans-Canada Highway. Heading north along Highway 97 will take you to the Cariboo Region.
The drive from Vancouver to Cache Creek takes around four hours along the Trans-Canada Highway. Cache Creek and the neighbouring community of Ashcroft are home to tiny regional airports, but those looking to access Cache Creek by air will likely do so by way of Kamloops Airport, which has flights from Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Fort McMurray, Kelowna, and Prince George. Nearby Ashcroft also has a Via Rail train station, making Cache Creek a train-accessible community.
Cache Creek Weather
When you arrive in Cache Creek, you may be surprised by how desert-like the landscapes are, featuring cacti, tumbleweeds, and sagebrush. The area is also known as an oasis, as there are small lakes, grasslands, and expansive ranches.
Cache Creek is one of the hottest parts of British Columbia during the summer months and has recorded some of the highest temperatures anywhere in Canada, once reaching an unbelievable 48 °C. Typical summer high temperatures get into the high twenties and low thirties. Winters are mild and sunny, with very little precipitation.
Cache Creek Culture
Cache Creek is known for its friendly locals and sense of hospitality, owing to its history as a community that people pass through on longer journeys. The town has links to the province’s Gold Rush history. Popular local GeoTourism expeditions embrace the tales of adventure in the area hundreds of years ago.
Cache Creek has the ‘50s and ‘60s theme, celebrating the classic cars and sense of highway culture the community adopted during those decades. For instance, Cache Creek’s Visitor Information Centre is decorated just like an old 1950s diner.
Cache Creek Education
Public schools in Cache Creek and the surrounding areas fall within School District 74: Gold Trail, which operates a total of nine schools, serving over a thousand students. The communities served by School District 74 include Ashcroft, Clinton, Lytton, and Lillooet.
In Cache Creek, there’s a single public school—Cache Creek Elementary—which has classes from kindergarten to grade seven. For secondary school options, there’s Desert Sands Community School in Ashcroft and high schools in Clinton, Lytton, and Lillooet.
For local postsecondary education options, Thompson Rivers University offers a range of workshops, courses, and programs at their Ashcroft and Cache Creek Campus. You’ll find courses in business and office skills, personal development, trades and technology, and more.
Cache Creek Health Care
Facilities in neighbouring Ashcroft provide health care services for Cache Creek residents. The Ashcroft Hospital and Health Care Centre offer a range of health care services to those in nearby communities. There are no acute care beds at this hospital, but there are laboratory and radiology services, urgent care, and ambulatory care, in addition to several community services.
Things to Do in Cache Creek
Like many communities in the Thompson—Nicola region, the Cache Creek area offers excellent locally-grown produce. One of the best places to grab some freshly grown fruit and vegetables—as well as delicious homemade pies, bread, soup, and more—is at Horsting’s Farm Market. This family farm is known for having friendly staff and is a great spot to stop for lunch when you’re heading out on an expedition.
Each year, Cache Creek hosts their Graffiti Days festival during the second weekend of June. Locals and visitors with cars from the ‘70s and earlier take them for a spin at the local airport before slowly parading through town on the way to an old car show at Cache Creek Park. At night, you can expect plenty of dancing.
Cache Creek’s landscapes are a beautiful backdrop for the community, but if you want to immerse yourself in nature, head to Arrowstone Provincial Park. The forested area offers excellent opportunities for viewing wildlife, photography, hunting, and even backcountry camping.
Cache Creek Realtors
Are you thinking of buying or selling a home in Cache Creek? If you’re looking to buy a home, contact our Loyal Homes real estate agents, who can answer all your Cache Creek community, neighbourhood, and real estate questions.
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