Homes for Sale in North Kamloops, BC
North Kamloops is a family-friendly, multicultural neighbourhood characterized by beautiful tree-lined avenues, excellent parks, and being central to nearly everything Kamloops has to offer. In the past it was a major agricultural area due to its fertile soil, long growing, season and advanced irrigation system—characteristics that make it a prime area for backyard gardeners and amateur horticulturalists alike. It is one of Kamloops most culturally diverse neighbourhoods, with residents hailing from all over the globe; which has led to the establishment of many of Kamloops’ best ethnic restaurants from Indian to Greek to Korean and Taiwanese, and to Sikh temples, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the Japanese cultural centre and many more establishments that aim to make new arrivals feel at home. It also prides itself on having a vibrant seniors’ community built around the Cottonwood Community Centre and other retirement communities, with many events, clubs, and sports leagues specifically for those over 65 years old.
With a population of around 11,000 people it is one of Kamloops’ largest neighbourhoods, and features everything from modular and mobile homes to apartments, detached homes and retirement centers can suit anyone’s budget: homes in this neighbourhood typically range in price from around 60,000$ to 430,000$. North Kamloops is also well serviced by public transit: a feature that makes it particularly attractive to people looking to rent out income suites and investment properties to students attending Thompson Rivers University and other renters.
North Kamloops is an easy 10 minute drive across the Overlanders Bridge to the downtown core and Thompson Rivers University; and also to the airport, or out of town and onto the network of highways that link Kamloops to great skiing, boating, wineries and other outdoor activities in BC’s great outdoors.
North Kamloops has many wonderful schools, including those that excel in science and technology, the performing arts, international baccalaureate programs, Christian education, French immersion, Montessori schools, and the renowned Chris Rose Centre for children on the autism spectrum.
North Kamloops is also home to many excellent parks like McDonald Park, which features “Music in the Park” entertainment throughout the summer; and McArthur Island which boasts wonderful walking paths, a 2000 square meter skate park, multiple ice rinks including an Olympic-sized 1200 seat facility, 9 soccer fields, a 9 hole golf course, a boat launch, and many more amenities for those that enjoy sports.
North Kamloops is well served by its community policing centre, the YMCA, and the Boys and Girls Club, and a drop-in clinic. It also has excellent shopping facilities, with two malls and the Tranquille Commercial District that have shops to meet many of your shopping needs.
No description of North Kamloops would be complete without talking about its excellent waterfront. Being bordered on the East by the North Thompson River, and on the South by the Thompson River, North Kamloops has kilometer after kilometer of wonderful dog-friendly walking and cycling trails lined with cottonwoods that are enjoyed by residents in the spring, summer, and fall.
When all is said and done, North Kamloops is a terrific neighbourhood to start a family, raise children, and retire in, with amenities that cater to everyone, young and old.