Rayleigh Houses for Sale
Search all Rayleigh houses for sale and real estate listings below. Rayleigh is a rural neighbourhood in Kamloops, BC, which borders the North Thompson River and offers many properties and homes with river views. Rayleigh is a 20-minute drive north of central Kamloops along the beautiful Yellowhead Highway.
Houses in this Kamloops neighbourhood are often situated on larger lots, and some acreages can be found for sale. Rayleigh housing types are diverse, and home buyers may find luxury acreages with a custom home and inground pool, a rancher-style home with a fully fenced yard or a manufactured home perfect for a first-time buyer. To request up-to-date information about properties for sale in Rayleigh, or to arrange a private showing, contact your Kamloops real estate experts today!
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Real Estate in Rayleigh
Rayleigh’s real estate is occupied by primarily single-family residential homes, acreages and small farms. The community is very family-orientated and gives an authentic feel of rural living, yet still close to the city. The streets are quiet and peaceful with little vehicle and foot traffic, which makes it appealing to families and retirees.
There are numerous riverfront properties, with the beach easily accessed off the Thompson River, and if you want to get your boat out on the water, boat access is just up the road all spring and summer long. Many single-family homes in Rayleigh are a mixture of newer and older. Homes typically have up to five bedrooms, oversized garages, and spacious backyards, with plenty of space for a pool. Most houses were built before 1995, and vacant lots can be found throughout Rayleigh.
Rayleigh is located on the east side of the North Thompson River and fifteen minutes north of Kamloops city centre. This quaint community is just off the Yellowhead Highway, and the municipality was added to the city of Kamloops in 1973. It is one of the smaller communities in Kamloops, in fact, as of 2011, the population is 2,040. Rayleigh received its name from a post office named Rayleigh Mount, named by the first postmaster who operated the post office in the 1940s.
Rayleigh is well known for its recreational facility, Tournament Capital Ranch, including the infamous ‘softball city.’ The facility has beautiful views of Thompson River and opportunities for light hiking and other tournament opportunities, softball being a popular one.
Amenities here are not within walking distance, so most residents would be better off travelling by car. That is also why you won’t see much pedestrian traffic throughout the neighbourhood. There are some bus lines available, but transportation is most accessible by car, as there is ample parking and easy access to amenities, including a gas station, convenience store, and restaurant. There are more restaurants and services about fifteen minutes away.
Students in the community attend Rayleigh Elementary, the only school in this area. Public transit is available for students in Rayleigh to attend middle and high school. Students in Grade seven to nine attend Brock Middle School, which shares a field with Kay Bingham. Secondary students attend Norkam Secondary School, which offers a Trades and Technology program thanks to their partnership with Thompson Rivers University. On the North Side of Kamloops, there are also multiple private schools, Kamloops Christian School, École Collines-D’Or and Bert Edwards School of Technology.
Things To Do in Rayleigh
Tournament Capital Ranch hosts many sporting events and holds parking for up to 350 vehicles. The park is open seven days a week from five in the morning to eleven at night. It has two full-sized rugby fields and is one of Western Canada's largest stand-alone slo-pitch facilities. They also facilitate full concessions, covered seating, and washrooms.
There is always plenty to keep you occupied in Rayleigh with dirt biking, hiking, biking, ATV riding in the spring and summer, and snowmobiling in the winter, all within a short drive away.
Mount Paul Golf Course and Driving Range
Mount Paul Golf Course is the perfect place for golfers of all experience levels. The nine-hole executive course has stunning views, and if you need a bit more practice before heading to the green, they also have a driving range. If there is anything else you need to be ready for the golf season, from a new bag of tees to a custom set of clubs, the pro shop has you covered. Finish off the day with something to eat in their restaurant, with a full menu, including breakfast.
Sun Peaks Ski Resort
Sun Peaks Ski Resort is your perfect winter getaway to enjoy a day of skiing and snowboarding on freshly groomed snow. They also have a golf course, dirt biking, and sixteen different hiking trails to discover in the warmer months. Canada’s second largest ski area, Sun Peaks’ has 4,270 acres spread across three skiable peaks. They host all sorts of events, so you might want to consider booking your next event there.
Kamloops Art Gallery
Kamloops Art Gallery is located in the heart of downtown Kamloops. The gallery features changing regional, national, and international art exhibitions with a contemporary and historical focus. On your next visit, you can take an interactive tour or try some of the activities and workshops that encourage self-expression while learning and experimenting with different concepts.
Kamloops Museum and Archives
Kamloops Museum and Archives (KMA) was established in 1937 and is the oldest museum in British Columbia. The KMA is split into two different areas of information for the public. The archives are comprised of historical records, and the museum collection includes historical artifacts. The archives have a collection of well over 10,000 photographs and other documents, including local history.