Real estate has grown in this quaint village of about 3400 residents that is located to the West of highway 19 and close to the foothills of the Beaufort Mountains and Comox Lake.
Cumberland has a storied and colourful past that began with the coal mining industry. The first miner’s shacks in the area were set up near Comox Lake in 1869. The last mine closed during the 1960s. Today, Cumberland has a charm and eclectic feeling that is not found in other parts of the Comox Valley. Cumberland’s population is about 10 years below the average age of the Comox Valley population. This village has been described as funky and different by some. It is home to a number of interesting shops on its main street. Doughnut aficionados may find some of the best donuts in the Comox Valley here. Cumberland is host to Empire Days in May and the Big Time Out (a multi-venue music festival) late in the summer. The village operates south Comox Lake Park on the southeast corner of Comox Lake. Other parks and hiking trails are close by.
While the type and variety of Cumberland homes for sale is not as extensive as what is offered elsewhere, it nevertheless does offers a variety of more affordable homes. These range from century old homes to homes that are currently under construction near the foothills of the Beaufort Mountains to take advantage of the scenic vistas in this area.