Moving anywhere on Vancouver Island, such as the beautiful Comox Valley area, could be the best choice of your life. There are a significant number of homes for sale in Courtenay. That old real estate adage, “Location, location, location” almost doesn’t apply here. That’s because the rich diversity of plant and animal life, not to mention the beauty of the Pacific Ocean, ensures that every house is on its own strip of paradise. With that said, here are some things you should keep in mind when you move to Vancouver Island.
With a bustling real estate market, internationally renowned artists, and thriving industry, it’s easy to forget sometimes that life does move a little differently here. Our residents value a quality of life that is easy to love. We understand that sometimes the ferry comes late, or a deer stands in the middle of the road. It’s what we love about this beautiful land we call home.
I’m not just talking about the physical beauty of the place (although, Mother Nature did outdo herself here). Vancouver Island is receiving more attention than ever thanks to the skyrocketing real estate prices on the mainland. If you move here, everyone is going to want to visit you. Who could blame them? Between the hiking, old growth forests, stunning beaches, and abundant sea life, this place is an unabashed paradise.
We Protect Our Nature
It’s important to respect the beautiful land that we are living on. Be aware that you may receive helpful advice from neighbors and new friends about interacting with the many species of animal and plant life. From the moss to the eagles, everybody has a home, and we try and make sure that each living organism has a next generation.
We’re Great for Kids
Kids love “The Island.” The distractions of technology have a lot to compete with here – with the help of bike trails and beaches, soccer fields and the rock pools, snowboarding and the rock cave exploring, we get our kids outdoors. It’s a safer world on the Island, and parents trust kids to bike around and explore. Whether they are climbing trees or learning that barnacles bite, our kids are engaged with the world around them.
If you’re not sure if this is the place for you, come and check out a local bed & breakfast or hotel/motel. Walk around, get to know your potential new community. If the vision of Vancouver Island doesn’t enthrall you, the feeling will.