Part of my Seniors Real Estate Series
When it comes to real estate and housing options in the retirement years, it’s usually about downsizing and being closer to amenities and activity opportunities.
Fortunately, here in the Comox Valley, there is a wide spectrum of housing options available to those who are 55-plus.
At one end of the range, there are simply smaller homes or adult developments that offer little or no care; at the other end of the spectrum, one can find facilities that provide continuous care. And then there are numerous options in between. Regardless of your situation, we can find something that works.
Whether you’re looking for independent living options, adult orientated or assisted living complexes, as a designated Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) and long-time Comox Valley Realtor, I have the inside scoop on all the area has to offer. Following are just some of the many possibilities for your current and future needs.
Retiring in Comox
Of course, the great thing about most of the retirement options in Comox is that they’re within walking distance of all amenities in the downtown core or just a short drive! You will find groceries, medical professionals, the library, restaurants, coffee shops, bus stops, the marina and a golf course!
In terms of independent living, there are many selections to choose from within Comox for condos, townhouses and single family homes that are smaller and require less maintenance. Apartment-type condos and patio homes can start around $250,000 and go up to the $600,000 range depending on location and views. Cambria Gardens, Capistrano, Comox Place, The Landmark, Fairway Place, The Portside, Harbour Place, Comox Quay and Emerald Shores are just some of the condo options. Parkwood Estates, Brookside Estates, Spinnaker West, Abbey Lane, Balmoral Manor, Windsor Court and Chelsea Court make up a few of the patio home options. Ocean Pointe in downtown Comox offers condos and patio homes!
For those interested in forms of assisted living or care homes, Comox is home to Berwick Comox Valley, Stevenson Place and Quadra Gardens. Want to find out more about any of these Comox retirement options? Just ask!
Retirement and 55-plus living in Courtenay
Like Comox, Courtenay has a wide variety of choices for those looking for independent living. Corinthia Estates, Britannia Place and Crown Pointe in Crown Isle Golf Course Community are popular choices, with their location on the golf course and close to the Crown Isle Shopping Centre, Costco, Home Depot, the community college, the new hospital and the aquatic centre!
In downtown Courtenay, Parkside at Riverglen offers a combination of condos and patio homes along the picturesque Puntledge River. Centrally located across the bridge from Lewis Park, it also features easy access to shops, the library, Sid Williams Theatre and bus stops. Price ranges for condos, townhouses and patio home in Courtenay are similar to (and sometimes lower than) those in Comox.
Other retirement concept residences that offer varying levels of assistance include Comox Valley Seniors Village and Casa Loma, Glacier Lodge, Abbeyfield House and Cummings Home. Feel free to contact me to find out more about any of these!
Retirement and real estate in Cumberland
While Cumberland doesn’t have any specific adult developments, there are new subdivisions that feature attached townhouses as well as smaller single-family ranchers. For those seeking increased care, there is some subsidized housing (Centennial Place and Union Square) within the village for folks 55 and over, as well as the Cumberland Lodge.
Whether you’re thinking about listing your Courtenay or Comox home for sale or you're looking forward to an Island retirement in the Comox Valley, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and let me help with this new transitions phase.
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