Comox Houses for Sale
Search all Comox Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. Comox is a quaint seaside community with a perfect balance of ocean and mountains. With around 15,000 residents, Comox offers all the conveniences of its sister city of Courtenay while remaining small itself. During World War Two, an air force base was established in Comox, and the air force base remains one of the town’s leading employers.
Outdoor enthusiasts will love the abundance of water activities, hiking trails, rivers and more. Be sure to register for a free account so that you can receive email alerts whenever new Comox properties come on the market.
Comox Real Estate Market
Many of the houses in Comox are split-level homes built in the 1960s. Along the town’s main road, Comox Avenue, many houses are built in a style affectionately known as a “Comox Box”: large split-level two-story homes with the main entrance that opens onto staircases that lead upstairs and down to a basement. Investors in Comox real estate commonly renovate this house style, opening up the living areas to meet more modern tastes.
Foxxwood Heights is one of the earliest urban subdivisions in Comox, built back in the ‘80s. While some new homes continue to be built in this neighbourhood, many of the homes in this calm and pleasant area are a few decades old.
In the late ‘90s, a new subdivision called Highridge was built near Highland Secondary—the town’s high school. Homes in Highridge come in many styles, as many are custom-built ranchers. Highridge also features large custom homes over 4,000 square feet and in relatively unusual designs, including Cape Cod-style homes.
Finally, Beckton Estates is one of Comox’s desirable new neighbourhoods, located near the Comox Peninsula. The homes in this area were built around a decade ago and are mainly mid-sized two-story homes and ranchers. This sunny neighbourhood is desirable for its unbeatable mountain and ocean views and easy access to the sea.
About Comox, BC
Comox, BC, is a vibrant yet tranquil seaside town on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island. Comox truly has something to offer for everyone. Its proximity to both the ocean and the mountains—as well as an endless array of rivers, lakes, trails, and more—makes it paradise for nature enthusiasts of all sorts. Comox has a rich history that dates back thousands of years. The K'ómoks people thrived in the area due to the mild weather and ideal soil conditions. In the nineteenth century, the lumber and fishing industries began to grow in the area.
With a population of around 15,000 residents, Comox is like a sibling to the nearby city of Courtenay. Comox is part of the Comox Valley region that—in addition to Courtenay—is comprised of communities including Royston, Union & Fanny Bay, Merville & Black Creek.
Getting to Comox
Comox is easily accessible via other communities on Vancouver Island. The four-lane Inland Island highway makes for a quick one-hour trip from the city of Nanaimo. The old scenic two-lane highway between Nanaimo and Comox takes longer but offers beautiful views of Vancouver Island’s tiny seaside communities.
Comox is also accessible by plane. The small Comox Valley Airport offers flights to several British Columbia and Alberta destinations, and small planes can also land at the Courtenay Airpark.
Daily flights from Comox to Vancouver (offered by Air Canada, West Jet, and Pacific Coastal Airlines) take only forty minutes, making a daily commute to Vancouver possible. WestJet also offers daily flights direct to Calgary.
One of the most desirable features Comox has to offer is its very mild climate. The town has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, which means summers are mostly dry but rarely hot, and winters are seldom freezing.
Like many parts of Vancouver Island, Comox does get considerable rainfall, but most of this rain occurs between October and March—much of late spring, summer, and early fall is dry and sunny.
Comox’s mild weather is attributable to its location on a small peninsula surrounded by three bodies of water: Comox Bay, the Georgia Strait, and the Courtenay River. During the summer, temperatures usually hover in the low 20s, rarely reaching 30°C. During winter, temperatures are typically in the mid-single digits.
For a town of its size, Comox has unusually vibrant artistic communities. Comox hosts two museums. The Filberg Festival features the work of local artisans and has attracted a far-reaching reputation for the high-quality artwork it showcases. The Comox Valley Art Gallery in nearby Courtenay presents contemporary art by local and international artists.
Many of Comox’s cultural attractions involve engaging with the local landscape. The annual Snow to Surf adventure relay race takes place in April, and teams of 9 participants ski, run, bike, kayak, cycle, and canoe their way from the top of Mount Washington to the Comox Marina Park.
Another popular annual festival, Nautical Days, takes place in Comox Marina Park and consists of an arts and crafts festival, live music, a car show, a parade, and a boat-building competition.
The Comox Valley School District 71 provides learning for the surrounding municipalities, including Comox, Cumberland, and Courtenay. The SD 71 includes education for around 8,600 students ranging from K - 12. Including 15 primary schools, one middle school, and three secondary schools. The School District also offers programs through 2 alternative schools.
Comox Health Care
North Island Hospital Comox Valley, a new $332 million hospital that serves residents of Comox, opened in Courtenay in 2017.
Previously, Comox was served by St. Joseph General Hospital, which dates back more than a hundred years. St Joseph hospital remains open in a limited capacity, providing residential care and laboratory services.
North Island Hospital Comox Valley is operated by Island Health and offers dozens of services in addition to a Wellness Centre that provides outpatient services and classes and services related to the management of chronic diseases.
Things to Do in Comox
One of the most popular recreational pastimes for residents of Comox is to head to nearby Mount Washington—around a forty-minute drive. During winter, skiers and snowboarders are spoiled by nearly 2,000 acres of terrain served by five chairlifts. There are also excellent cross-country ski trails.
For those looking for some deep relaxation, the Kingfisher Spa is hard to beat. The Hydropath, in particular, offers unique experiences of wellness and bliss. A circuit of mineral baths, a grotto, a steam cave, and more offer visitors ample opportunities to unwind.
The stretch of stores along Fifth Street in Downtown Courtenay features quaint boutiques, cute bookstores, and exciting gift stores when it comes to shopping.
There may be no better way to spend your time in Comox than to head to one of the beautiful beaches, including Goose Spit. At Goose Spit, you can explore and spot wildlife along the shore. As the sun goes down, many locals love to build a beach fire in one of the designated fire pits.
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