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Courtenay Neighbourhood Guide

Ballard Fine Homes Courtenay

Read our Courtenay neighbourhood guide for a glimpse into what living in Courtenay is like. Learn about the different areas, local amenities, and more!

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Couple kayaking in the water near the coast
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Quality of Life in Courtenay

These are links to external websites with information about various quality-of life measurements. If you are curious about subjects such as weather, crime rates, or cost of living, these links should help give you a better idea of life in Courtenay. 

Is Courtenay a good place to live?

Courtenay is a great place to live if you enjoy the great outdoors, a vibrant community, and a safe place to raise a family or retire. There’s plenty to do for shopping options and recreation, and the scenery is breathtaking.

Located on the eastern edge of Vancouver Island, the temperate climate is perfect for outdoor activities like golfing and boating. Several transportation options make travelling to the Lower Mainland a breeze, allowing for more flexibility and choice during your spare time.

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Courtenay New Homes
for Sale

Are you looking for a new home to purchase in the Comox Valley? Courtenay is a great option as it is the largest municipality in the region and has the most to offer in terms of amenities. Don Ballard and his team are professional home builders on Vancouver Island with experience building custom homes right in the heart of Courtenay. His team is experienced , flexible, and focuses on client satisfaction.

This neighbourhood guide provides a glimpse into some commonly asked questions about moving to Courtenay. If you are interested in learning more about living in Courtenay, building your own home, or browsing  homes for sale in Courtenay,  free, no-obligation consultation today. 

Neighbourhoods in Courtenay

There are several noteworthy Neighbourhoods within Courtenay. We have listed some of the most desirable ones below. 

If you have any questions about building your dream home in Courtenay, reach out to the team today.

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  • Downtown

    The heart of the city

    The best area of Courtenay for commercial real estate has to be the downtown area. Shops restaurants, office spaces, and more are steps away from your doorstep. On the outer edge of the shopping district are several single-family homes backed against a forested riverbed. Residential homes are older builds that are usually one or two storeys high with a character look that is reminiscent of the 50s. 

  • Courtenay East

    Something for everyone

    This neighbourhood borders Comox and contains a mix of residential and commercial properties. Families enjoy this region for the high selection of single-family homes, quiet suburban streets, and proximity to shopping options.  The neighbourhood is centrally located between Downtown Courtenay and the township of Comox, making it one of the most convenient areas to settle down.  North Island College is also a prominent feature of this neighbourhood. 

    One of the most popular subdivisions in Courtenay East is Aberdeen Heights. The homes comprise mainly newer single-family home builds (post-2000). A couple of elementary schools are part of this area as well.

  • Courtenay West

    quiet country living

    The largest neighborhood is on the western side of Courtenay, filled with serene forests and flowing creeks.  This area is primarily residential and rural, allowing for lots with expansive acreages to be obtained. 

    If you are dreaming of a farm, ranch, or quiet paradise out in the middle of nowhere, Courtenay West is your best bet. It isn’t as isolated as one might think, with most drives into downtown taking about ten minutes or so.  This makes it very desirable for those who enjoy countryside living but don’t want to be too far from civilization.  

Ballard Fine Homes Developments

One of our fine developments within Courtenay is Northridge Estates. This subdivision backs against the Beaver Meadows Farm and wooded walking trails, providing a tranquil environment having nature so close to home. 

Choose from our predesigned spec homes or build your own based on your taste. Our showroom inspires different styles, textures, and functionality so you can customize your dream home just the way you want it.

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Home Builder Reviews

Don Ballard’s team values excellence, integrity, professionalistm, and exceptional customer service. View our testimonials and community’s recognition to learn about the Ballard difference.

  • We purchased our first Ballard home in 2020 and we’re thrilled with the high quality of the home, turn-key and the professionalism of Don Ballard and his staff. In 2021 we decided to move and build our forever home. There was no question who we wanted to built this home, and that was of course Ballard Fine Homes. We were involved in every aspect from design start to completion. We would highly recommend Don Ballard and his team. Thank you Don, for our beautiful home!

    Pam Itterman Avatar Pam Itterman
    October 16, 2022
  • We had our custom home built with Ballard Homes and we love it! So much so that we are having our next home built with them! It was a great experience with beautiful results!

    Silvia Isachsen Avatar Silvia Isachsen
    September 16, 2022
  • My wife and I visited the Ballard show home a few months ago and I can’t say enough about Ballard Fine Homes. We are looking to build a home and we have spoken and toured many show homes and Ballard by far has the nicest product and service team in my opinion. This will be our third house and we want it to be the final one and they have really bent over backwards to help us achieve that. We were recommended by friends and we can’t thank them enough.

    Chris Jackson Avatar Chris Jackson
    December 16, 2020

Our Homes & Recognition

Recently Sold Homes

On Vancouver Island, our team has built many custom homes for our clients. View a selection of our recently sold homes for inspiration for your new home. 

Lot 16 – 3220 Klanawa Cres, Courtenay by Ballard Fine Homes
Lot 16 – 3220 Klanawa Cres, Courtenay
3 BED | 2 BATH | 3,126 SQFT
Lot 11 – 3205 Klanawa Cres, Courtenay by Ballard Fine Homes
Lot 11 – 3205 Klanawa Cres, Courtenay
3 BED | 2 BATH | 2,044 SQFT
Lot 1 – 3148 Mission Road, Courtenay by Ballard Fine Homes
Lot 1 – 3148 Mission Road, Courtenay
5 BED | 4 BATH | 3,135 SQFT

Awards and Recognition

The community of Oceanside recognizes Don Ballard and his team for their unwavering committment to their clients. 

I am so pleased and proud to call Don Ballard my builder and life long friend. ~Maria Osmond

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Start Building With Don

You’ve just secured your acreage in Courtenay, now it’s time to contact us to plan and build your dream home.

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Build Your Dream Home

You’ve just secured your acreage in Courtenay, now it’s time to contact us to plan and build your dream home.