Courtenay West Houses for Sale
Search all Courtenay West Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. Courtenay West is a neighbourhood in Comox, BC, and offers more of a rustic living experience than many of Courtenay’s other areas. There’s plenty of farmland around and numerous properties that back onto forests and parks.
Buying a home on a handful of acres that’s within close reach of amenities is one of the main draws of Courtenay West, and there are plenty of properties that fit this definition. Be sure to register for a free account so that you can receive email alerts whenever new Courtenay West properties come on the market.
Real Estate in Courtenay West
Courtenay West is home to Lake Trail Community School—a middle school that offers classes for students from grades six to nine, which underwent significant upgrades in 2019. The area around Lake Trail is a popular area for families who value the proximity to the school. In the area around Lake Trail, you’ll find unique two-storey family homes on large lots. These properties can reach sizes around an acre and feature evergreens and fruit trees. Homes in the Lake Trail area were built in the 1950s and 1960s. For those with young growing families, the combination of a convenient, family-oriented neighbourhood with an abundance of space is attractive.
It is often the case that the further west you head into Courtenay West, the more affordable real estate may become. Near the borderline between Courtenay and Cumberland—along Cumberland Road but still, within the limits of Courtenay—you’ll find some of the best value on properties in the Comox Valley. Along this area of Cumberland Road, there are two-storey family homes often on half an acre or more built in the 1960s and 1970s. Because these homes often have four or more bedrooms, they’re perfect for growing families, but they also have great potential as income-producing rental properties. The ability to create a mortgage-helper basement suite is an appealing aspect of the ample space that properties in this neighbourhood often provide.
Even further west—in the Forbidden Plateau area—you’ll find exciting properties that make the most of their remote, scenic location. Custom log-style cabins can be found on large lots near Forbidden Plateau that offer cozy charms, whether you’re looking for a unique family home, a vacation property, an eye-catching rental property, or BnB. The proximity these properties offer to Strathcona Park, hiking and biking trails, and swimming spots like Barber’s Hole and Nymph Falls make them paradise for nature lovers.
About Courtenay West, BC
Courtenay is the third biggest population zone on Vancouver Island after Victoria and Nanaimo, and it’s the most well-equipped city north of Nanaimo. It has a variety of neighbourhoods, each with its perks, from the quaint shopping district of Downtown Courtenay to the luxurious living at Crown Isle Resort and Mount Washington. Rural communities outside the city—including Merville, Royston, and Black Creek—offer peaceful, laid-back living near convenient amenities.
One desirable neighbourhood in the Comox Valley is Courtenay West. It’s near enough shops and schools to be convenient for families and professionals alike, and it’s one of the best-situated neighbourhoods in Courtenay when it comes to outdoor recreation and beautiful landscapes. In Courtenay West, you’ll find endless opportunities to enjoy nature at Nymph Falls, the Medicine Bowls, Forbidden Plateau, and many more spots.
BC Highway 19—the Inland Island Highway—runs right through Courtenay West, providing an easy link to nearby communities on Vancouver Island. Heading north, it’s around a half-hour to the next city, Campbell River. Heading south along the Inland Island Highway, it’s around an hour to Nanaimo. Courtenay West is a well-established, tranquil neighbourhood that offers opportunities for those with a range of budgets and real estate investing goals.
What to Do in Courtenay West
Courtenay West provides easy access to Strathcona Provincial Park—BC’s oldest provincial park and Vancouver Island’s largest. One of the most scenic areas of this park is Forbidden Plateau. Several trails offer unbelievable views to hikers of all skill levels on the Forbidden Plateau. It’s an inexhaustible natural attraction and one of the Comox Valley’s true gems. Particularly popular is the Paradise Meadows Loop, which takes around an hour and a half and takes hikers through sub-alpine meadows, lakes, and vistas, surrounded by forests.
The Comox Valley is home to an abundance of great swimming holes, and many of them are located in Courtenay West, which the Puntledge River runs right through. One of the swimming spots most beloved by locals is Barber’s Hole. It has clean green water, a calm swimming area, and a great jumping spot. Access to Barber’s Hole is along the Nymph Falls Trail, and hiking this trail is a beautiful outdoor activity any time of year. Barber’s Hole is popular, and if you’re looking for more of a tranquil spot to get some sun and have a swim, many other little areas within the 150 acres in Nymph Falls Nature Park.
Also located within Courtenay West is Puntledge Park, with its extensive network of walking trails that are great any time of year. In the summer months, there are excellent swimming spots along the river’s shores. While the river’s waters are often calm, they can be quite fast at certain times of the year. Swimming is recommended for experienced swimmers only when the river is exceptionally high. There are plenty of options for fun for the whole family at Puntledge Park, including picnic spots and parks for kids.