The City of Courtenay is the only city in the Comox Valley and it is a vibrant business hub of the area. It is home to more than 24,000 residents and growing. The number of private dwellings rose nearly 10% from 2006 to 2001 and the growth trend for the City is continuing upwards. Despite the growth the City still has a great deal of small town charm without the stresses of a major city.
Courtenay Luxury Homes
Courtenay Demographics details taken during the 2011 census follow
Males 48% and females 52%
Broken down by age groups
Ages 0-19 comprise 20% of the population
Ages 19-64 comprise 64% of the population. People in the 20s comprise 9%; people in their 30s comprise 10%; people in their 40s comprise 14%; people in their 50s comprise 16%; and ages 60-64 comprise 9%.
Ages 65 and over comprise 22% of the population
The median age in Courtenay is 48.3 years compared to the median age in British Columbia of 41.9 years and the median age in Canada of 39.5 years. As an aside the highest median age in a community in BC is Qualicum Beach at 63.9 years.
Household Marital Status and Languages Spoken
Nearly 70% of families are married couples, 15% common law and 15% single parent. Nearly 91% report English as their mother tongue, 6% speak a non official language (German, Dutch and Spanish being the most prevalent) and 2.4% speak French.
About 66% of private household families live in single detached houses. About 15% live in semi-detached or row houses, 15% live in apartments and 4% live in movable homes. The City of Courtenay, for statistical real estate purposes is divided into East, West, North, South and City areas.
Bordering on Comox Bay and Across from Comox Harbour
Examples of luxury homes areas are, but not limited to the following areas:
- Courtenay East – In the Mission Ridge and Mission Hill areas. Along Evans Place that runs parallel to Mcdonald Road dividing Comox and Courtenay East. In the Aberdeen Heights and Crown Isle areas. In the Valley View Estates and adjacent areas up to near Ryan Road. Between Back Road and the Farquharson Farm.
- Courtenay North – Luxury homes to the north of Courtenay are often situated on larger lots, many of which are acreages. Areas like Aldergrove Drive North of Coleman Road and South of Kitty Coleman Beach Provincial Park can have captivating views of the ocean. The same can be said about Eagles Drive and Seacliffe Road north of Seal Bay Park and Sea Bank Road to the south . Some homes off Headquarters Road can offer privacy and views of the Vancouver Island mountain ranges. Privacy can also be found in some areas off of Left Road such as Bishop Road and Rennie Road. The Huband and Hardy Road areas are also a popular areas with a variety of offerings.
- Courtenay West – Some homes are located in the Piercy, Condensory and Cessford Road areas to the West of HQ Road. Some are located off or near Lake Trail-Marsden-Arden Road areas.
- Courtenay City. A few homes in this category of homes are located in the Old Orchard and Robert Lang Drive areas and along Eagleview Crescent in the Ridge development
- Courtenay South – Luxury homes are located in the Kilmarnock area south of the Kingfisher Resort and the Eagle View Drive area to the West of Royston and along Marine Drive in Royston. They can also be found along the Old Island Highway tucked into any number of roads between the highway and the coast.