Gibsons Houses for Sale
Search all Gibsons Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. Gibsons is found in the Sunshine Coast's southern region, slightly north of Vancouver. With just under 5,000 residents, Gibsons was once recognized as 'Most Livable Community under 20,000". Gibsons is much to offer homeowners, from endless land and water activities to galleries, shops and dining.
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Gibsons Real Estate Market
The recent influx of home buyers to the Sunshine Coast, and Gibsons specifically, has created opportunities for property development, upgrades to existing neighbourhoods, and condo or townhouse construction to address the growing population.
Just past the BC Ferry Langdale terminal, homes in the Soames Point and Soames Hill districts offer spectacular ocean views. Being in the older part of Gibsons, most homes are built on large lots, perfect for gardens or possible guest house additions. In downtown Gibsons, executive-level condominiums capture the best of waterfront living, with walkable distances to shops and restaurants.
While the North Fletcher neighbourhood is the smallest area in Gibsons, the older residential homes are perfect for renovations. A stroll through the streets of this hillside area gives views of Georgia Strait and Vancouver Island. The Heritage Hill district is another small neighbourhood. Still, it is a short walk to the Gibsons seawall, shops and restaurants.
The O'Shea/Oceanmount district, located between Gibsons Landing and Upper Gibsons, features a walking trail that residents can enjoy while catching views of Keats Island and the North Shore Mountains. This is also where prospective buyers find the Eagle View Heights condo and townhouse complex.
Acreages and single-family homes can be found in the North Road or Park Road neighbourhood. The Creekside-Hillcrest area has, as expected, great views from the primarily residential area. Homeowners might even get a peek-a-boo glimpse of Vancouver's city lights at night.
About Gibsons, BC
When Gibsons, British Columbia, was thrown onto the world stage in the 1970s with the launch of the Beachcombers television show, it was a sleepy little village located a short ferry ride from the bustle of big-city Vancouver.
Today Gibsons is a sought-after location for affordable, ocean-view real estate that keeps its small-town charm with a population of just under 5,000. From new condominium developments to homes that maintain the styles of original 1960s homes and properties to suit buyers of all ages, it's no wonder so many homeowners are opting for the gentler pace of Gibsons.
The West Coast living lifestyle is abundant in Gibsons, with restaurants, water sports, hiking, and boating available year-round. Respecting the area's original peoples, Gibsons is home to the Squamish and Sechelt First Nations.
Getting to Gibsons
There is no highway access to Gibsons. BC Ferries provides daily car and passenger service from Horseshoe Bay in Vancouver to Langdale, just a short drive away from Gibsons. Surrounded by the fjords of Howe Sound, the 16 km trip takes 40 minutes, with scenic views of West Coast forests, waterfront homes, and in the summer, varieties of sailboats.
One alternative to get to Gibsons – also known as the Gateway to the Sunshine Coast – is the Sunshine Coast Water Taxi. Operating 24/7, this company offers space for 12 passengers and freight. Destinations to and from their home base in Gibsons harbour include Downtown Vancouver, Horseshoe Bay, the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island.
The moderate weather in Gibsons is typical of the BC West Coast, with rainy periods lasting from early October to late April. During that season, temperatures range from 13° C to 7° C, with snow possible between the first week of December to late February.
From mid-July to early September, summer temperatures range from 24° C to 32° C, making travel to the Sunshine Coast for vacationers perfect.
Over the last 40 years, Gibsons has gone from a forestry-and fishing-based community to one of culture, award-winning culinary offerings, and growing options for outdoor activities.
Indigenous people have called the area home since history began, with the Klahoose, Tla'amin, Sechelt (Shíshálh) and Squamish (skwxwúmesh) nations taking part in their cultural ways of life. Noted for their crafts such as totem poles and cedar canoes, these people fish, hunt and trade as their forefathers did, contributing to the local economy and businesses. Their history and culture contribute to the fabric of life in Gibsons through demonstrations of their artwork, food and history.
Environmental initiatives are high, resulting in the Community Energy Association bestowing the town a Community Planning and Development award.
Now a popular retirement destination for people selling homes in Vancouver and taking advantage of real estate options in the quieter location, Gibsons has seen the growth of restaurants and other amenities expected in the city. There are also many people who commute to Vancouver by ferry for work or enjoy a work-from-home lifestyle.
Gibsons Health Care
Operating under the guidelines of Vancouver Coastal Health, the Gibsons Health Unit provides community medical services such as community and public health nurses, addiction counselling, dental health clinics for children and access to a public health dietician.
Gibsons Medical Clinic provides health care by dedicated physicians who provide family care, emergency medicine, obstetrics, specialized programs and even marriage counselling. The Gibsons Medical Associates is a group of family physicians. They are available daily for appointments and walk-in services.
Incorporated in the Sunshine Coast School District 46 are three elementary schools: Cedar Grove, Davis Bay and Gibsons, one secondary school: Elphinstone, and Sunshine Coast Alternative School, whose mandate is to provide learner-centred programs for children and youth.
Things to Do in Gibsons
As you drive into the heart of Gibsons on the old road, Molly's Reach beckons from the end of the road. The waterfront landmark – a focal point of the Beachcombers TV series that ran from 1972 to 1990 – offers patio dining and a menu of classic fish & chips, burgers and beer. As Gibsons has grown, so has the diversity of restaurants and beverage options. Japanese, Chinese, oyster houses, burgers, pubs, fine dining, bakeries and ice cream shops.
For outdoor enthusiasts, canoe and kayak rentals give visitors and locals a chance to explore the harbour or venture out to nearby landings such as Keats Island or Gambier Island. For those who prefer dry land, a day on the wooded trails at Sprockids Bike Park will indeed work up an appetite. The Shirley Macey Park features a Frisbee Disk Golf course if an eye for accuracy is on the menu.
The Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club at nearby Roberts Creek incorporates 18 holes of impeccably groomed links with world-class vistas – the surrounding ocean, forests and mountains. As the seasons turn colder, outdoor sports fans can try their hand or feet at snowshoeing or cross-country skiing at the Dakota Ridge plateau, featuring 20 kilometres of world-class, groomed trails spread over 1,532 acres. For those who like it 'on the rocks,' the Gibsons Curling Club mixes skill and camaraderie for locals and visiting bonspiel team members.
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