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May 15, 2020
The Comox Valley is seeing an influx of retireees, as active seniors have recognized the benefits of its year-round moderate weather, community amenities and variety of available outdoor activities. Among these amenities and attractions are the Comox Valley Airport (YQQ), Mount Washington and the recreational opportunities provided by golf courses, outdoor sites, festivals, community groups and more.
The Comox Valley is one of the best places on Vancouver Island to enjoy hiking trails for all levels and the region has multiple, easy access points to oceans, lakes and rivers providing a number of choices for nature lovers, families and hikers. Stunning scenery surrounds the Comox Valley with the Comox Glacier majestically situated over the Beaufort Mountain Range to the west and the calm waters of the Salish Sea to the east.
Access to health care has been an important consideration for residents retiring to the Comox Valley and Courtenay. Vancouver Island has an ageing population and health care is a major concern for residents and for those considering retiring to the Island. A new Comox Valley Hospital was recently opened in Courtenay and has 24-hour emergency care. There are family doctors and other medical professionals available who are taking on new patients.
New communities in Courtenay, such as The Ridge have additional benefits that appeal to many baby boomers large lots, spacious garages, and zoning for secondary suites that could be suitable for in-laws, adult children or renters.
The city of Courtenay is the main commercial hub in the Comox Valley. Located only minutes from downtown, The Ridge offers large building lots for sale in Courtenay. Many of these lots offer ocean and mountain views. Lots at the Ridge are priced from $235,000 with new homes available from around $649,900. Their preferred builders also have homes for sale and ready for occupancy.
Once complete, The Ridge subdivision will have about 300 homes. Many of the lots in this new community enjoy ocean and mountain views, and homes can be designed to take advantage of the stunning views. The community includes an extensive network of walking trails, a large park and a small lake. The community is located adjacent to Millard Creek Nature Park, and only minutes from the city centre or the ocean’s edge.
Mar 13, 2020
The Ridge in Courtenay is ready to welcome more new homeowners this spring. Take a tour of the community and the many homes that are nearing completion in Phase 3 by all their preferred builders. This month we're highlighting Brando Construction and five of their new homes in this Vancouver Island community.
Brando Construction is one of the original builders at The Ridge and is well-known and respected in the community. They have been building new homes in The Ridge for the past seven years. They have homes for sale starting from $649,900.
Brando Construction’s Homes for Sale in Courtenay, B.C.
The following homes have been completed and are ready for occupancy.
3378 Harbourview Blvd., Courtenay, B.C.
Three bedrooms, 3 bath, 2,089 sq. ft.
4124 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, B.C.
Four bedrooms, 3 bath, 2,620 sq. ft.
4130 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, B.C.
Four bedrooms, 3 bath, 2,833 sq. ft.
4100 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, B.C.
Four bedrooms, 3 bath, 2,450 sq. ft.
4088 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, B.C.
Three bedrooms, 3 bath, 2,678 sq. ft.
Contact the Realtors Bill Anglin and Michele Courtney for more information and for a tour of the homes for sale. Some homes feature stunning views of the ocean and the mountains.
Open House: Every Saturday from noon until 2 pm at 4100 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, B.C.
Note: Times of the open houses may change, please check with the realtors for more information. Prices and availability may change without notice.
Nov 12, 2019
Currently more than 15 new homes are being built at The Ridge in Courtenay, BC. These new designer homes vary in size and design, with some ready for quick possession.
These homes are under construction in Phase 3A - with 48 new lots available in this phase, our preferred builders are keeping busy. These Comox Valley homes for sale feature stunning ocean and mountain views. Enjoy views of the Coast Mountain Range, Comox Bay and the Comox Marina from your new home. Regardless of the size of your family, there is something for everyone at The Ridge!
There are five preferred builders at The Ridge to choose from, or bring your builder of choice. One of these preferred builders, Lawmar Contracting Ltd. currently has two new constuction homes for sale at The Ridge:
3309 Harbourview Blvd. is a 1,614 sq. ft. rancher/-style home with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Highlights include heated flooring, quartz countertops, heat pump and heat recovery ventilation (HRV), Hardi-plank siding, a double car garage and more.
3322 Harbourview Blvd. is a 3,190 sq. ft. home with a main level entry floor plan offering a full walk-out basement. This home will feature a separate one-bedroom legal suite. There is a two-car garage and additional space for parking in the driveway.
To arrange for a viewing and to find out more about occupancy dates for these Lawmar Contracting homes for sale on Vancouver Island contact RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realtor Tracy Fogtmann at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 250.331.1544
Oct 23, 2019
The Ridge community in Courtenay has new homes under construction and for sale by many of their preferred builders. One of these builders, Brando Construction Ltd., has been building new homes in The Ridge neighbourhood for the past six years.
Here are just four of the new homes that they are currently building in Phase 3A of this master-planned ocean view community:
4088 Chancellor Crescent in Courtenay, B.C.
This two-storey floorplan has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,678 sq. ft. of space. The kitchen features a family-friendly eating bar combined with a large island. This home features impressive ocean views of Comox Bay.
4100 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, B.C. Price: $799,900
This floorplan features 2,400 sq. ft. and has four bedrooms and three bathrooms on two floors. It has a large master bedroom with spa-like ensuite and walk-in closet. This home will be ready for occupancy soon.
4124 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, B.C.
This main floor level home with walk-out basement features four bedrooms and three bathrooms. The main floor includes 1,755 sq. ft. and the floor area below the main level features 865 sq. ft. Expansive views of Comox Bay are available from the upper deck.
4130 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, B.C.
This main floor entry home with walk-out basement has five bedrooms and three bathrooms. The main floor features an open concept kitchen and dining area with access to a large covered deck featuring views of the ocean and Coast Mountains.
For more information about these new homes for sale on Vancouver Island contact Bill Anglin and Michele Courtney, Realtors at Re/Max, OCEAN PACIFIC REALTY at:
Bill’s Cell: 250-703-6119
Michele’s Cell: 250-703-1571
Or, contact the developer of The Ridge for information about newly available lots in Phase 3A of The Ridge. Choose a lot or contact one of their preferred builders to discuss your ideal floor plan. Come by and drive through the neighbourhood. They would love to give you a tour!
Contact Bruce Clapham for more information about new homes at The Ridge.
Jul 25, 2019
Residents of The Ridge in Courtenay have many reasons to "Love living at The Ridge."
One couple, Brianna and Jeremy, told 1stView about many of the benefits their family enjoys in their new home at The Ridge. They moved into their new custom home at The Ridge in March, 2019.
The couple said they looking for a safe and quiet neighbourhood for their family and their two young children. They bought a home built by one of The Ridge's preferred builders, Brando Construction.
“We were looking at quite a few homes in different locations and the first time we visited The Ridge we fell in love with it, because of the layout of the neighbourhood, the walking trails for our dog, and the amazing mountain and ocean views. We can even see the Mainland mountains from here! We immediately enjoyed a very welcoming feeling driving into The Ridge."
The family enjoys the easy access to outdoor activities, and have noticed their neighbours are also busy exploring the Comox Valley.
“We love being outdoors! Most of the places we like to go to - like Comox Lake and Cumberland - are only a 15 minute drive away. We often see like-minded neighbours getting ready to pursue their favorite outdoor activities on the weekends."
Additionally their new home is close to all of the day-to-day needs:
“The Ridge is also close to grocery stores, shopping and the airport is only 20 minutes away. I travel frequently for work and easy and quick access to the Comox Valley Airport is important," Brianna explained.
And the community has quickly become home for the entire family, thanks to friendly neighbours and community amenities.
“There is a relaxed atmosphere in the neighbourhood, and strong sense of community. Last night we went to the local park here, only a few minutes from our home and there were four other families at the park. The kids ran towards each other and played together and we had a visit with the neighbours. Even though we have only been here a few months, we all know each other’s names, the childrens’ names and we even know the dogs’ names! Our children feel very comfortable going to the park, and we know that they are safe in our neighbourhood. We visit the park daily and sometimes multiple times in the same day.
“Soccer, lacrosse and frisbee activities are frequently played in the park and it is also a great area to play with our dog. We often see celebrations being held in the park as well. We feel a great sense of community here.
“Life at The Ridge is very family-friendly, there is a nice mix of young families who interact with each other, retirees and other residents of all ages. There are very few vehicles on the roads - only neighbourhood traffic - and the roundabouts help calm the traffic.
“When I walk the dog, even early in the morning, I say ‘hi’ to at least 10 people. We have the best neighbours and we have quickly become friends."
Brianna & Jeremy, residents at THE RIDGE.
Jun 20, 2019
The five preferred builders at The Ridge in Courtenay are getting ready to begin construction on new homes in Phase 3. This phase of 48 new lots is situated on higher on the property, which means that most of these new building lots offer spectacular views of the surrounding area, including the Comox Glacier, Comox Bay, the mainland mountains and the local Beaufort Mountain range in the Comox Valley.
New homes in this community come in many designs, including ranchers/bungalows, two-storey homes, homes with secondary suites and homes with walkout basements. Interested in building at The Ridge? Contact their preferred builders to find out more about building a custom home at The Ridge.
Grand Legacy Homes: Email: email@example.com
There are a few completed homes available for sale in Phase 2, contact the builders directly to arrange a private tour or for information on occupancy dates.
Residents “Love living at The Ridge”. To find out more about the amazing, friendly and welcoming community at The Ridge, contact the developer. They would be happy to send you information on “lot availability” and pricing on the new residential lots for sale in Phase 3 at The Ridge.
Contact: Bruce Clapham at 250.650.8588
May 29, 2019
The Ridge in Courtenay has just completed work on Phase 3, bringing 48 new lots to this master-planned community. Located in South Courtenay, BC, The Ridge is a neighbourhood set in quiet and scenic surroundings and it is located in close proximity to amenities and shopping.
All lots at The Ridge have been zoned to accommodate secondary suites which can be used as a separate suite for family members or guests and it can also be used to generate rental income.
When deciding on building your dream home at The Ridge, you can choose to work with one of their preferred custom builders, or bring your own builder.
Many of the residents living here have relocated to The Ridge in Courtenay, BC from other areas of Vancouver Island, BC and Canada. Wherever they come from, they are given a warm welcome from their neighbours. Once settled, all residents talk about how they love living at The Ridge!
Find out more about the open houses and the new custom homes for sale at The Ridge by contacting their preferred builders.
Contact the developer to register as a “prospective client” and receive up-to-date information and pricing on the new residential lots for sale in Phase 3 at The Ridge.
Contact: Bruce Clapham at 250.650.8588
Mar 15, 2019
More than 100 families are already happily settled into their new homes in Phases 1 and 2 of The Ridge in Courtenay, BC on Vancouver Island. The developers have now finished the road and site construction on Phase 3 which includes 47 new home lots with access from Fraser Road.
The lots in this new phase are sited higher on the property and most offer spectacular views of the Comox Glacier, Comox Bay, the mainland mountains and the local Beaufort Mountain range in the Comox Valley.
All of the new homes in this phase have been zoned to accommodate secondary suites which can be used as a separate suite for family members or guests or to generate rental income. You also have the option of building any style of home at The Ridge, including a two-storey home, a rancher or bungalow-style of home with or without a basement, or a split-level home.
When deciding on your new dream home at The Ridge, you can choose to work with one of their preferred builders or bring in a builder of your choice.
The Ridge's preferred builders have the experience of building homes to suit the lot you choose and to design your new home to best highlight the spectacular mountain and ocean views.
New lots in this phase are priced starting at $210,000. Prices of new homes at The Ridge start at $629,000.
Find out more and read about what happy residents have to say about living at The Ridge.
For more information, contact developer Bruce Clapham:
Cell: 250.650.8588 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct 29, 2018
The new housing development at The Ridge in Courtenay continues to grow as they now have Phase 3 under construction. Paving and street lighting installation is now nearing completion. Registration on Phase 3A, which consists of 48 residential lots, will be completed by mid-December, and new homes will be under construction once registration is complete.
Zoning at The Ridge allows for secondary suites to be built as part of all single-family lots in this development. These south Courtenay building lots feature views of the Comox Glacier, the Island and Mainland mountains, and ocean views of Comox Bay. Almost 100 new homes have been completed in Phases I and 2 and more homes are still under construction.
Purchasers at The Ridge can choose to work with one of their preferred new home builders to build a home, or choose their own builder. Residnets enjoy living in this qiet community in the Comox Valley - The Ridge is close to beaches, walking trails and Courtenay city centre. Located in South Courtenay, on Vancouver Island, The Ridge is a welcoming neighbourhood located close to everything in the Comox Valley.
Interested in finding out more about this beautiful part of Vancouver Island? Contact The Ridge to register as a “prospective client” and receive up-to-date information on the new residential lots for sale in Phase 3 at The Ridge.
For more information:
Bruce Clapham at 250.650.8588
Aug 29, 2018
The Ridge, a master planned development in South Courtenay in the Comox Valley, has launched a new website.
Several builders are now working on homes in Phase 2 of this project, while new lots are under construction for Phase 3. Both ocean and mountain view lots are available. Residents have been living in this new communiy for a few years now, and the commnity amenities are all well established. Lots at the Ridge allow for secondary suites or carriage homes.
The new website has added drone footage of the views at The Ridge from different directions, showing the stunning views of the Comox Estuary, the ocean, and the surrounding mountains. This footage also shows the streetscape at The Ridge and how close the community is to local shopping areas and other amenities.
You can also vist their photo gallery to see new photos of the streets, individual homes and of the stunning views of the Comox Harbour and of the Beaufort Mountain range and the Comox Glacier.
Enjoy the online tour and learn more about The Ridge. Once you're ready to visit, be sure to leave time to visit the showhomes of their preferred builders.
For more information contact the developer Bruce Clapham at 250.650.8588.
Jul 25, 2018
While Vancouver Island is famous as a year-round destination for Canadian golfers, summer time is the busiest season, with courses playing at their peak conditions. The new real estate development, The Ridge in Courtenay is set in the middle of so many golfing choices, with more than 10 golf courses within a 75 km radius.
Many of these courses are famous as members of the Vancouver Island Golf Trail, including Storey Creek, Crown Isle and Fairwinds, while many others offer up family-friendly fairways, unique signature holes, and stunning vistas.
The newly re-built, Graham Cooke designed Campbell River Golf and Country Club is scheduled to open later this summer and is sure to become a must-play.
If you’re a golfer or outdoor enthusiast, this is the place to be. Select your new building lot at The Ridge, with many offering ocean and mountain views, and head to the fairway!
May 18, 2018
Candor is one of the newest custom builders at The Ridge and they have a two-storey, 1,784 sq. ft. home under construction at 3399 Harbourview Boulevard. This home features open concept living on the main floor with 15’ vaulted ceilings in the great room. Upstairs offers three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a laundry area. This home has a completion date of September/October, 2018.
Open House at 3408 Harbourview Boulevard, Courtenay, BC
Candor will be holding an open house, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting May 11 through June 3, from 12 to 4pm. Come by and tour this spacious, bright and elegant one-level home.
At Candor Developments, owners Isaac Bale and Clayton Frank understand that building homes is more than just a process of construction. When working with a client to build their dream home, they strive to make that experience as easy as possible. Their homes are built with the same integrity, honesty and strength that their name suggests. Candor is a company built on 20 years of construction experience.
Contact: Candor Developments for more information or for a private viewing
Cell: 778- 995-2529
Dec 06, 2017
Nov 03, 2017
1stView recently spoke with new residents at The Ridge to learn about their experience moving to this new Comox Valley real estate development:
Donna and Jim decided to make the big move to Vancouver Island in 2016. They had lived in Kingston, Ontario for over 50 years and after their two sons had moved to British Columbia, they decided to follow. The question was, where on Vancouver Island were they going to live? They had looked at other communities on Vancouver Island and chose the Comox Valley as it offered everything they were looking for, including a doctor who was taking new patients, a new hospital and a community that was located about half-way between the cities where their sons lived.
They came across The Ridge website and decided to take a drive through the scenic subdivision. After meeting the developer and viewing a Lawmar Contracting home under construction, they made their decision on the spot to purchase the home and moved in on December 1, 2016.
“The area surrounding The Ridge is so beautiful, and we love walking around the many trails here and seeing the mountains and the ocean,” Donna told us.
She goes on to say “It is like living in paradise: we see trumpeter swans, Canadian geese and eagles flying right over our house."
Donna and Jim thoroughly enjoy living at The Ridge. They really appreciate the multi-generational aspect of their neighbourhood and having young children, families and retirees in their community. The neighbours are friendly and welcoming. As an added bonus, Jim loves being in such close proximity to many top-rated golf courses.
Sep 21, 2017
Construction on new homes in Phase 2 of The Ridge will be underway this month. This phase consists of 43 lots, with some featuring stunning views of the ocean and of the surrounding mountains.
The developers plan to add an additional 100 lots in the next phase, which will to come onto the market in the summer of 2018. All of these lots will include zoning for a secondary suite.
The Ridge is a new sustainable residential community in South Courtenay and is a picture-perfect location for building a new home in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island.
Contact The Ridge to register as a “prospective client” for more information on their new residential lots for sale that will be available in 2018.
Aug 25, 2017
Phase 1 of The Ridge subdivision has been sold out and there are a few select lots available in Phase 2.
Currently, developers are in the planning and approvals stages for Phase 3, which will include 106 new lots for sale in the beautiful Comox Valley.
If you are in the Comox Valley, contact the developer for a tour. If you are interested in building a new home at The Ridge in 2018, now is the time to get in touch and be placed on their “inquiries list”. Stay in touch to learn about their progress and be the first to learn when the lots in Phase 3 are available for selection.
Once you've chosen your lot, talk to one of the preferred builders about your future housing needs and building your new home at The Ridge.
Contact Bruce Clapham:
Jul 25, 2017
If you are looking to move to the Comox Valley on beautiful Vancouver Island, Art Meyers is the experienced realtor you need. In a competitive real estate market, you need a realtor who knows the community, understand what your family needs in a home and can find the right house at the price.
For more information, contact Realtor Art Meyers of Royale LePage in the Comox Valley at 250.207.1879.
Jun 13, 2017
There are currently two new patio homes for sale at The Gales in Ladysmith, which highlight the best of the Vancouver Island living. The dramatic styling, luxury finishes and wide open spaces reflect the spectacular ocean and mountain views that surround this 68-home community, while the development's Built Green® platinum designation shows a commitment to environmentally sensitive construction techniques.
Units 16 and 17 are now for sale. Both new patio homes are 2,783 sq ft, with 1,555 sq ft of main floor living. These three bedroom, three bathroom homes showcase the many environmentally sensitive products and finishes that The Gales is known for.
These luxury Vancouver Island town homes are built by award-winning GNB Builders.
For more information or to schedule a private viewing, contact:
May 04, 2017
Vancouver Island is now, more than ever before becoming a relocation destination for retirees from across Canada, due to its temperate weather, stunning scenery and housing.
Retirees have access to a variety of colleges and universities and some that offer elder college classes.
Of course, the renowned outdoor activities abound all year round! Tofino is just a few hours away from Courtenay/Comox, Nanaimo and Victoria. This is a place where international visitors flock to from all over the world due to access to ancient rain forests and sandy beaches year round.
Tofino is just a three hour drive from Courtenay on Vancouver Island. Courtenay is the community where you will find The Ridge, a new subdivision offering vistas of the mountains and the ocean. Located minutes from downtown, The Ridge is a new master-planned residential community located close to all amenities including a new hospital slated to open in September of 2017.
Contact the developer directly for more information.
Apr 27, 2017
The real estate market on Vancouver Island is booming, and the busy sales season is also evident at The Gales, in Ladysmith, where the latest show home is now sold. Realtor Keith Mazurenko says the spring real estate market has been very busy, but more new homes are under construction at The Gales. When complete the Gales project will include 42 patio homes and 26 condos.
The Gales is a luxury ocean view new home development in the town of Ladysmith on the east coast on Vancouver Island. Homes at The Gales are Built Green and full of luxury details.
Living at The Gales allows residents to enjoy the best of Vancouver Island living, with forested walking trails and ocean beaches just minutes away, and homes designed to take in the stunning ocean views. You'll be blown away by The Gales.
For more information or to schedule a private viewing, contact:
Keith Mazurenko, REALTOR®