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Sep 28, 2021

The Ridge is a Family Friendly Vancouver Island Neighbourhood

Some of the most important considerations when choosing a new neighbourhood for your family include safety, quiet neighbourhoods and a sense of community. The Ridge in Courtenay, BC has built up an excellent reputation during the past seven years for being one of the most family-friendly neighbourhoods in the Comox Valley.

All of the homes at The Ridge have both front and back yards and also include a deck or patio to relax in. Enjoy the mountain and ocean views from your heritage-style front porch or your private yard, great for the kids and pets.

Nearby amenities include grocery and retail stores, restaurants and coffee shops, banks, pharmacies and medical offices. Courtenay is a laid-back coastal community offering locally grown culinary delights, an active arts community and a vibrant music scene. There are a myriad of community activities for all ages including baseball, soccer, hockey, golf, sailing, dance, gymnastics and more. These activities are available within a 15 minute radius of The Ridge.

The Ridge 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 and the ocean’s edge. Mount Washington is located close by and offers summer activities such as hiking, mountain biking, chair lift rides and access to a zip line. Once the snow arrives, the focus shifts to skiing, snowboarding and snow shoeing.

The Cumberland and Courtenay recreation centres are located nearby as is the newly built Comox Valley Hospital, Aquatic Centre and the Comox Airport. Combine this close proximity to amenities with the easy access to breathtaking nature destinations and you have the best of both worlds.

This neighbourhood is family-friendly, dog-friendly and everyone-friendly. You will often see people waving to each other from across the street or from next door. You and your family will be welcomed by the other residents and will soon get to know each other. Here is a part of a testimonial from one of our residents, James and his family who share this exact sentiment:

“Often, we sit on our front porch and talk and wave to other residents. We have met a lot of new people at The Ridge and find everyone to be very friendly and personable.

“Our younger children are active in sports and we really like the close proximity to these activities from The Ridge. We also walk and bike around all of the trails at The Ridge and we often use the seaside trail to ride directly to the beach which is only minutes away.”

Read the full testimonial.

If you are interested in receiving more information about new homes at The Ridge, contact any of the preferred builders, all of who have a proven track record of building quality homes in this friendly neighbourhood. They have reserved home lots in the current phase.


Posted September, 2021, conditions and availability subject to change without notice.


Jul 30, 2021

People are Moving to The Ridge in Courtenay - and They Love Living There!


The Ridge welcomed its first residents eight years ago, and homeowners love living at The Ridge. When people first arrive at this subdivision, many are surprised at the overall beauty and peacefulness of the area. 

The Ridge Neighbourhood

The scenery is truly beautiful, with ocean views over the Comox Marina, the surrounding Beaufort Mountain Range and of course, views of the iconic Comox Glacier. Bald eagles and swans fly overhead. Deer can be seen awndering near the pond.

Wide boulevards and sidewalks are an invitation to all residents to come and explore. These wide sidewalks and pathways make for a great place for biking and skateboarding and they are scooter-friendly. Take a tour around the area, or be adventurous and walk or ride your bike on the trail that leads directly to the Royston Seaside Trail or Millard Creek Park.

Quiet and Safe

There is no through traffic at The Ridge. When you drive into the community, you're coming home, not going through the area to somewhere else. For this reason, it is very quiet as there is only local traffic. 

Parents of young families can relax, knowing their children can safely play at the large community park. This park has a very large grassed area and a play structure for younger children. This area is visible from many homes at The Ridge, making it easier to see your family members at a quick glance. 

All street lighting in the subdivision are designed to “dark sky” standards, making star gazing a joy.

Popularity of The Ridge is Growing 

More and more people are finding out about this jewel of a community. The residents are very friendly, making an effort to welcome newcomers to the neighbourhood. There is a sense of community amongst home owners, as everyone begins to know each other. Take a drive to The Ridge and look at the high quality construction of new homes that are being built by their preferred builders. Residents “Love Living at The Ridge.”


Apr 17, 2021

Top 10 Reasons to Make the Move to The Ridge in Courtenay

The residents of The Ridge often have told us what they love about their community and here are some of their thoughts:

“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. The community is being built to a high standard and there is a relaxing atmosphere in the neighbourhood. We love living at The Ridge!”
Brianna and Jeremy

“The area surrounding The Ridge is so beautiful, and we love walking around the many trails here and seeing the mountains and the ocean, it is like living in paradise: we see trumpeter swans, Canadian geese and eagles flying right over our house. Plus it is so close to many top-rated golf courses”
Jim and Donna

“I was looking for a home where my mom could move in with me and we learned that The Ridge allowed legal suites to be built within the subdivision. We went to see The Ridge and fell in love with it. This is a quiet neighbourhood with beautiful views and pathways and parkways for walking and biking. We are located walking distance to the ocean. It feels like we are living in the countryside within the city.”
Jean & Brenda

Here are the top 10 reasons to consider making the move:

  1. The ocean and mountain views are stunning.

  2. A large park located within The Ridge.

  3. A quiet community with no thru traffic.

  4. No overhead wires to affect your views.

  5. Pedestrian friendly, with wide sidewalks throughout the neighbourhood.

  6. Easy access to nearby forest trails and the ocean.

  7. Close proximity to amenities and shopping.

  8. Generous sized residential lots.

  9. Welcoming neighbours.

  10. Mild Pacific climate.

Contact their preferred builders for more information on available lots in Phase 3B.


Mar 13, 2021

Courtenay, BC Ranks High Among Canada's Best Communities

A survey conducted in March, 2021 by Rate.ca, ranked Courtenay, BC in the Comox Valley as the 11th best spot in Canada for livability. The key factors that the survey measured, among people who decided to relocate during COVID, included scenery, affordability, economic and job growth, the size of the city or town and outdoor activities.

For those of us living here, this comes as no surprise. Courtenay is located in a naturally stunning, verdant valley surrounded the Beaufort Mountain range with it's Comox Glacier to the west and the shorelines of Comox Bay to the east. It is truly one of the most scenic and liveable communities on Vancouver Island.

Seeking to Relocate? 

Have you considered moving to Courtenay on beautiful Vancouver Island? This culturally diverse community is easily accessible by land, sea or air. Do you enjoy outdoor activities and recreation? This is one of the very few places in the world where you can enjoy ocean kayaking or fishing, alpine skiing and golfing all on the same day! Cap off that day with a 100-mile diet meal at one of many great restaurants or enjoy a picnic lunch at your favourite beach or provincial park.

Choose a Lot and Select a Builder

The Ridge is one of few master-planned communities with available lots and new homes in Courtenay. More than 120 homes have already been built there in previous phases, and their preferred builders have lots available to build custom homes in Phases 3B. These carefully selected custom builders are availble to guide you through the process of choosing a lot and designing a home to meet your goals and expectations. You can go to The Ridge's site plan to choose a lot and a builder. 

If you have looked at the possibility of living at The Ridge we encourage you to reach out to one of their preferred builders now to move forward with the customized home of your dreams. The real estate market is very busy in the Comox Valley and homes and lots are being sold at a record pace.

Preferred Builder, Grand Legacy Homes

Currently, Grand Legacy Homes has a 1,620 sq. ft. bungalow under construction located at 3381 Marygrove Drive in Courtenay, BC. This home is scheduled to be completed by early July 2021.

This rancher/bungalow style of home has been designed with an open concept and features a gas fireplace, large windows and 9 ft ceilings throughout. The modern kitchen has quartz counters with an under-mount sink and an over-sized island which is perfect for the chefs in your family. There are 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, and the ensuite has a tiled shower. There are lots of storage options, with a full crawl space, and a large garage. This home is energy efficient as it has been built with an ICF foundation and includes a heat pump and a back-up furnace.

This home is being sold directly by the builder, Wayne Schick at Grand Legacy Homes.
Email: wayne@grandlegacy.ca
Cell: 250.702.2251
Price: $750,000 + GST

Note: Prices, availability and conditions are subject to change without notice.

Jan 28, 2021

61 New Building Lots in Phase 3B Now Available at The Ridge

1stView has exclusive details on the newest phase of lots at The Ridge in Courtenay, in the stunning Comox Valley. With 61 lots to choose from in Phase 3B, many of these oversized home sites feature stunning ocean and mountain views, and/or back onto dedicated green space. Choose your builder, choose your lot and then decide on a custom home design and you'll be on your way to living in one of the most beautiful communities on Vancouver Island. 

Let's Get Started!

Building a new home on Vancouver Island can be a dream come true for many people. The builders and developer at The Ridge are happy to guide you, step by step, starting with offering you a choice of premier lots in the Comox Valley. The Ridge is a well-established neighbourhood that is surrounded by spectacular mountain and ocean views, and is located close to all amenities. There is a two-acre park, offering play structures and a grassed area for all members of your family to enjoy. Enjoy a stroll down one of the many groomed trails in the community, some of which take you to the ocean’s shoreline. 

Meet the Builders at The Ridge

The preferred builders at The Ridge offer a variety of home plans for you to choose from, including bungalow styles as well as two-storey homes and homes with walk-out basements. These builders will customize to best suit your family’s current and future needs. Consider ideas like media or exercise rooms, fully equipped home offices and study areas, and plans to age in place with insgle storey living and wider hallways and doors. Contact the builders to find out more about lot availability, design options and custom home pricing on these choice lots.

The real estate market in BC is the hottest one in Canada, according to the 2020 MLS statistics. If you have been thinking about building a new home in Courtenay, now is the time to find out more as many of these homes and lots have already sold.

Contact one of the Preferred Builders at The Ridge:

Lawmar Contracting | lawmar.ca
Lawrie McIntyre  Phone: 250.338.7637  Email: lawrie@lawmar.ca

Brando Construction | brandoconstruction.com
Realtor: Bill Anglin  Cell: 250.703.6119  Email:info@courtneyanglin.com

Coastal Custom Homes | coastalcustomhomes.ca
Dean Vershuur  Cell: 250.465.2205  Email: dean@coastalcustomhomes.ca

Candor Developments Inc. | candordevelopments.ca
Isaac Bale  Cell: 250.702.7339  Email: info@candordevelopments.ca

Grand Legacy Homes
Wayne Schick  Cell: 250.702.2251  Email: wayne@grandlegacy.ca

Smits Construction Ltd. Nathan Smits
250.792.1560 Email: Nathansmits@hotmail.com

For more information on Phase 3B, visit: https://www.theridgebc.com/the-ridge-site-plan/


Jan 04, 2021

Holiday Lights Show Brightens Up the Season at The Ridge in Courtenay

Residents of The Ridge in Courtenay are eager to share why they love living at The Ridge. The sense of community is important in this new Courtenay neighbourhood, and this sense of community was very strong over the holiday season.

When winter nights were dark and gloomy at the end of a challenging year, residents of The Ridge did their best to brighten the spirits of their neighbours and light up the neighbourhood. Christmas lights and decorations were on full display throughout the community. Residents at The Ridge went above and beyond and created a festive Christmas atmosphere.

The first of what will become and annual Christmas decorating contest was born when a few residents banded together to acknowledge the neighbours who put extra effort into decorateing their homes for the holiday season. A few residents were surprised when they received acknowledgment of their efforts in the firstsurprise Christmas contest held at The Ridge. 

The residents from these homes were surprised and happy to receive a small gift towards their efforts, as no official Christmas Lighting Contest had been declared. Now it is official! There will be annual lighting contests moving forward at The Ridge. It is an event that will bring out a friendly competition amongst the residents for years to come and promotes the community for everyone to enjoy.

Establishing this neighbourhood contest, inspired by the actions of others in their community, is one of the many reasons The Ridge is such a welcoming place to call home.

In the summer the community hosts an annual block party in the park, and on a daily basis friends and neighbours stop to chat, go for walks, play in the park, and enjoy the neighbourhood and the people in it.

If you’re ready to make the move to a friendly, welcoming Courtenay community, visit TheRidgeBC.com and learn more about lots now available in Phase 3B and the preferred builders working at The Ridge.


Dec 19, 2020

Build Your Forever Home at The Ridge on Vancouver Island

When you walk around The Ridge community in Courtenay these days, you'll see many beautiful and creative lights displays to celebrate the Christmas season. This year, perhaps more so than ever, is an opportunity to be grateful for our families, our neighbours, and our community. For many of the homeowners here, living in The Ridge is truly a gift. Depending on the time of year, the panoramic views offer different landscapes of the Comox Glacier the mountains and of Comox Bay.

New home construction starts and real estate activity continues to be at its highest level ever at The Ridge. This master-planned community in the Comox Valley continues to welcome new residents to the area as new homes are completed. This is the perfect place to “be home for the holidays”.  

The preferred builders at The Ridge have reserved lots in Phase 3 and work with buyers to design a home that works for them and their stage of life. Is this home for a family? Or for retirement? Or for a family with adults that require independent space, such as a secondary or in-law suite? Builders often hear the phrase, “We are building our forever home here at The Ridge.”

Start your journey towards living at The Ridge. Contact one of their builders to find out more about building a new custom home or a quick-possession or move-in ready home on Vancouver Island:

Preferred Builders at The Ridge:

Lawmar Contracting | lawmar.ca
Lawrie McIntyre  Phone: 250.338.7637  Email: lawrie@lawmar.ca

Brando Construction | brandoconstruction.com
Realtor: Bill Anglin  Cell: 250.703.6119  Email:info@courtneyanglin.com

Coastal Custom Homes | coastalcustomhomes.ca
Dean Vershuur  Cell: 250.465.2205  Email: dean@coastalcustomhomes.ca

Candor Developments Inc. | candordevelopments.ca
Isaac Bale  Cell: 250.702.7339  Email: info@candordevelopments.ca

Grand Legacy Homes
Wayne Schick  Cell: 250.702.2251  Email: wayne@grandlegacy.ca

Dec 10, 2020

Could a New Home at The Ridge be the Perfect Christmas Gift?

Developers and builders at The Ridge in Courtenay have noticed a trend of more and more people are relocating to the Comox Valley from lagrer urban centres. Familes and retirees are moving to enjoy the small-city charm, while still having access to all of the important amenities - including a new hospital, North Island College, a variety of shopping venues and the Comox Valley Airport. 

The Comox Valley on Vancouver Island is considered one of the most desirable places in Canada to live due to its close proximity to the ocean and many beaches, its mild climate and limitless year-round recreational options, all of which are available just a short walk, pedal or drive away. The Ridge is located in Courtenay, which is well known for having some of the warmest and most temperate weather in Canada. As a result, the area enjoys warm, dry summers and experiences mild, rainy winters with little to no snow. 

Real estate activity has been brisk on Vancouver Island for several months, with the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board reporting that sales of single-family homes increased in November 2020 by 33 per cent over November 2019. Rising home sales are due to a combination of factors, including extremely low interest rates, a lack of inventory and the lifestyle trend of families working and studying from home. 

The builders at The Ridge know that people are thinking ahead to next year, and considering the move to a new home, or even a new community for the Christmas season in 2021.

Now is the perfect time to consider building a new custom home at The Ridge. Developers have just released 61 new lots in Phase 3B that are available through their preferred builders. Take a tour of this phase via aerial video and you can see the stunning ocean views from The Ridge. 

Interested in finding out more about building a custom home? Contact one of the preferred builders who will work with you to design and build a custom home that suits your lifestyle. Come by and take a drive through this welcoming community. You will soon find out why residents “Love Living at The Ridge”

Nov 12, 2020

Outdoor Adventures Are Calling in the Comox Valley

Vancouver Island is well known for having some of the warmest and most temperate weather in Canada, making it a popular place to call home. Coastal communities such as Courtenay enjoy warm dry summers and mild winters sprinkled with rain and the occasional day or two of snow. 

The Comox Valley, which includes the city of Courtenay, town of Comox, the village of Cumberland, and a number of unincorporated communities, is easily one of the most desirable places to live in Canada. This Vancouver Island coastal community offers easy access to a huge range of year-round outdoor recreational activities.

The weather is mild enough to go surfing and kite boarding year-round. In the winter months, when a storm rolls onto Vancouver Island, the biggest swells are active, prompting surfers and boarders to put on their wetsuits and head to the nearest beach.

If you are a diving enthusiast, explore the rocky reef at Flora Inlet on the edge of Hornby Island where you might spot the elusive Six-gill Shark between April and September. You can also take a dive at the Royston Wrecks, a man-made breakwater of sunken ships along the shoreline where water visibility is excellent. For a unique underwater adventure, snorkel with the salmon in local streams and rivers.

With the right outdoor gear, you can do pretty much any activity in the winter in the Comox Valley. For instance, the golf courses are open year round and you can play golf at seven public courses almost any day of the year. Many people have relocated to the Comox Valley because of their love for mountain biking. Here you will find hundreds of trails, from beginner to advanced in Cumberland, Mount Washington, Forbidden Plateau and other areas throughout the Valley. The region is a hotspot with many mountain bikers coming from other provinces and countries to compete!

Are you ready to make the move? New ocean and mountain view homes at The Ridge in Courtenay are now ready for you. New homes are selling quickly in Phase 3A, and more lots are now available for custom homes. Contact one of the preferred builders at The Ridge to learn more.

Sep 10, 2020

BC Homes Sales Forecast to Be Strong in 2021

According to the BC Real Estate Association's third-quarter housing forecast, MLS residential sales are set to increase by 6.5 percent by the end of 2020, and even more for 2021, with predicted increase of 17.6 percent next year.

In the Comox Valley, real estate appraiser Chris Kutyn said in his monthly market update for September 2020 that the Comox Valley area will continue to see upward pressure home prices: “The single-family statistics for August point to a rising average price in the Comox Valley. The market is quite active and even aggressive at times.”

According to the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board, the average price of a home in the Comox Valley in August 2020 was $601,913 up 5% from the average sale price compared to the same time period last year.

Some of this imapct is due to Coivd-19. Families are looking at their homes in a different light - needing a dedicated home office to accommodate working from home, or a separate area for schooling from home as well. As people spend more time at home, many families want more space, both indoors and outdoors. The Ridge community in south Courtenay has recently welcomed several new residents to The Ridge who are relocating to the Comox Valley from larger, more urban cities, perhaps to reduce exposure to a larger population. With interest rates at an all-time low, more people are making the move to get into the market or to move into a bigger home.

What does this mean for you, if you are looking to purchse or build a new home? If you have been thinking of building a new home in Courtenay on Vancouver Island, now is the time to shift into action. The sales activity of new homes and lots has increased significantly during the past few months at The Ridge. Homes and new lots are selling at a brisker pace than at any other time since they started building this development six years ago. Nearly all of the existing new homes by their preferred builders have been sold. Our existing inventory of lots and homes in Phase 3A is 80% sold and the remaining lots will likely be sold in the next few months. To meet market demand, The Ridge will be introducing their newest and final phase - 61 new lots in Phase 3B - in the fall of this year. 

Get started by contacting one of their preferred builders to arrange a consultation regarding a custom home build or to view one of the homes that is under construction. Our inventory of new lots is getting lower every month. Contact us for more information about the remaining lots in Phase 3A or about the upcoming 61 lots in Phase 3B.

Contact Bruce Clapham | Developer of The Ridge
Phone: 250.650.8588 Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com


Jul 30, 2020

Enjoy The Great Outdoors From Your Home at The Ridge in Courtenay

Vancouver Island is truly a special place to live. Tourists come from around the world to enjoy what residents experience every day. Outdoor lovers have easy access to expansive beaches, alpine meadows, ancient rain forests, championship golf courses, world class wildlife spotting and fishing and much more. The Ridge, a subdivision in Courtenay on Vancouver Island is in the heart of all of the action.

From retirees to young families, residents of The Ridge are exploring the many outdoor opportunities that await in the surrounding Comox Valley region.

Mount Washington offers year-round recreational opportunities, and the Comox Valley's easy access to biking and hiking trails, rivers and beaches, golf courses and fishing hubs keep residents and tourists alike busy!

When choosing a new community to call home, amenities and services are always an important consideration. Living at The Ridge in Courtenay, you’ll enjoy easy access to the busy Comox Airport (YQQ), the modern Comox Valley Hospital, the Comox Valley Aquatic Centre, North Island College, shopping, restaurants, and more. Courtenay also offers a vibrant year-round Farmer’s Market and a lively arts and music scene. Life in the Comox Valley offers a friendly and relaxed lifestyle in an incredibly beautiful setting. 

New homeowners at The Ridge are enjoying the ocean and mountain views. Are you ready to join them?

Candor Developments, one of the preferred builders at The Ridge has a home for sale 3372 Marygrove Drive in Courtenay (MLS# 467526).

This two-storey home is 3,024 sq. ft. and has a walk-out secondary suite on the ground level with its own entrance and patio. Stunning views of the ocean and mountains are available from the top floor. This home comes complete with a two-car garage, appliances, landscaping, and fencing. Price: $799,000
Contact: Realtor Richelle Newson
Email: hello@realestatebyrichelle.com
Cell: 778-977-2029  

Contact the developer to find out more about The Ridge lots for sale in Courtenay on Vancouver Island.
Bruce Clapham, Buckstone Developments
Phone 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com  

Jun 27, 2020

Find Your New Home At The Ridge in Courtenay, B.C.

The Ridge new home development on Vancouver Island offers new residents an opportunity to enjoy the supernatural beauty of Vancouver Island just steps from their front door. 

Located just minutes from the heart of Courtenay on Vancouver Island, BC, The Ridge is a residential community, offering building lots and new homes for sale. Phases 1 and 2 have sold out and more than 125 new homes have been built. New residents from BC, Alberta and beyond are thoroughly enjoying living at The Ridge.

The preferred builders at The Ridge currently have many new homes to choose from in Courtenay, B.C. Brando Construction is one of the original builders working in this community. They have built more than 60 homes in The Ridge and currently have the following homes for sale:

4088 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, BC

Impressive ocean and mountain views are stunning from this 2,675 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 3 bathroom home. This is truly a family-friendly home, offering a great room on the main floor and an additional family room on the upper floor.  This home comes with a two-car garage and it is completely landscaped and ready for occupancy. Price: $799,000

3360 Harbourview Blvd, Courtenay, BC

This 2,159 sq. ft. two-storey home has 3 bedrooms and 3 baths and it has the perfect floorplan for a family. Highlights include a tiled gas fireplace in the great room, quartz countertops throughout the home and all of the kitchen appliances are included in the purchase price. Enjoy your two-car garage and fully landscaped yard, complete with underground sprinklers. This home will be ready for occupancy in July of 2020. Price: 649,900

For more information on these two homes for sale by Brando Construction, contact:
Courtney & Anglin Real Estate Group, REMAX/OCEAN PACIFIC REALTY
Realtor: Bill Anglin Cell: 250.703.6119
Realtor: Michele Courtney Cell: 250-703-1571

Are you interested in building a custom home at The Ridge? Find out more information about available lots and other homes for sale in Phase 3A. 
Contact Bruce Clapham
Phone 250.650.8588 
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com


Jun 22, 2020

New Homes for Sale in the Crown Isle Golf Community by Custom Home Builder Integra Homes

The Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community is a destination golf resort in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. Opened in 1992, this award-winning championship golf course offers iconic views of the Comox Glacier and Beaufort Mountain Range. A Par 72, 18-hole course is playable for golfers at all levels and offers a superb driving range, practice bunkers and chipping and putting greens. The stunning Crown Isle Clubhouse is the central hub of the resort, and The Timber Room Bar & Grill serves up a wide range of food and features ceiling height windows and a cozy fireplace. The wrap-around patio overlooks the 18th green, with some of the best views in the Comox Valley.

Daily life in the Crown Isle community is appealing thanks to its close proximity to the new Comox Valley Regional Hospital, the Comox Valley Aquatic Centre, elementary and secondary schools, North Island College, the Crown Isle Shopping Centre and many local restaurants & retail outlets. Crown Isle is located just a ten minute drive from the Comox Valley Airport (YQQ). Once there, you are a 30 minute flight from Vancouver and an hour’s flight from Calgary or Edmonton which connects you with other worldwide destinations.  

Crown Isle has been a popular destination for retirees and for families seeking to relocate from an urban area to a quieter community. The Comox Valley is known for its year-round outdoor lifestyle with activities for all ages. This area of Canada has a temperate climate allowing for a variety of recreational opportunities such as golf, hiking, cycling, boating, fishing, mountain biking, tennis and more 12 months of the year.

Custom home builder Integra Homes has been constructing new homes in the Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community on Vancouver Island for many years. 

New Homes for Sale in the Crown Isle Community in Courtenay, B.C.

2463 Crown Isle Drive, Courtenay, BC | Vancouver Island

This beautiful 1,730 sq. ft. rancher/bungalow style home is located in Cambridge Park Estates, one of the most beautiful neighbourhoods in the Crown Isle Community. It offers a master bedroom with a large walk-in closet and spa-like ensuite. The kitchen is finished in a white colour palette with custom ceiling height cabinets, white quartz countertops and a large island. It has two additional bedrooms, a covered backyard patio and a double car garage. This home is fully landscaped and fenced and is ready for occupancy! Take a virtual tour of this home here. Price: $825,000

1341 Crown Isle Boulevard, Courtenay, BC | Vancouver Island

This 2,870 sq. ft home for sale is under construction in THE RISE, a popular neighbourhood in the Crown Isle Community. This home exemplifies the modern West-Coast style in design features and finishes. Built in a walk-up design, this home has a spacious floor plan which includes 3 bedrooms and 2 baths on the upper floor, and 1,170 sq. ft. on the lower floor. The main upper floor features the great room, dining room and kitchen area. A wrap-around deck at the front of the home showcases stunning ocean and mountain views. This is the only area of Crown Isle where the homeowners can enjoy both mainland mountain and ocean views. Price: $775,000

During the COVID-19 situation, Integra Homes will be showing these homes and other homes for sale by private appointments. For more information, contact:
Debra Barnie, Integra Homes Office Manager at debrabarnie@gmail.com 

Note: Prices and availability subject to change without notice

Jun 12, 2020

New Homes for Sale by Preferred Builders at The Ridge on Vancouver Island

Lawmar Contracting is one of the preferred builders in The Ridge and has been building new homes in the Comox Valley for over 30 years. A family-run business, Lawmar has built more than 35 homes in The Ridge during the past seven years. Currently, they have two new homes for sale.

3368 Harbourview Blvd., Courtenay, BC 

This spacious two-storey home features 2,382 sq. ft. and has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a bonus room that can be used as a fourth bedroom. The luxurious ensuite adjacent to the master bedroom includes a large stand-alone soaker tub, separate walk-in shower and double sinks. Plus this home has a covered outdoor patio that you can enjoy all year.

Price: $739,900

3322 Harbourview Blvd., Courtenay, BC 

This home has a main level entry floor plan with a full walk-out basement and features a total of 3,190 sq. ft on both levels. This home for sale will include a separate one-bedroom suite and features ocean and mountain views. The suite can be rented to provide extra income. This home is ready for occupancy and is fully landscaped. 

Price $799,900 

The Ridge in Courtenay on Vancouver Island is one of the best places to buy new real estate for active retirees and for families looking to relocate from an urban centre to a smaller community. The Comox Valley, comprising the communities of Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland is being recognized as a top destination for families of all ages. Located minutes from downtown Courtenay, The Ridge is a welcoming community featuring spectacular mountain and ocean views. There are a variety of trails accessible within The Ridge which include beach and park walks and pathways built within the neighbourhood which many residents enjoy for a morning walk or evening stroll. 

To arrange for a private viewing and to find out more about occupancy dates for these Lawmar homes for sale in Courtenay, contact RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realtor Tracy Fogtmann at tracy@tracyfogtmann.ca or phone 250.331.1544.

Or, contact the developer regarding available lots and homes in Phase 3A of The Ridge.
Contact Bruce Clapham Phone 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com

Jun 03, 2020

Vancouver Island Real Estate Board May 2020 Market Highlights

The Vancouver Island Real Estate Baord has relaeased their market highlights for May 2020. VIREB covers the region of Vancouver Island outside of Victoria and some Gulf Islands. For more details visit vireb.com.


May 27, 2020

Build The Home That Suites You Best At The Ridge in Courtenay

Are you looking to build a new home in a welcoming, master-planned oceanview community? Would you like to live in a patio home, do you need a secondary suite or lots of space for a growing family? All of these options are available at The Ridge in Courtenay, BC, on beautiful Vancouver Island. More than 100 new homes have been built in the past few years and many families are enjoying this Comox Valley neighbourhood. Phases 1 and 2 have sold out and numerous new homes are now under construction in Phase 3.

If you're ready to build a new home The Ridge offers a variety of lots, many with fabulous ocean and mountain views. The average size lot at The Ridge is approximately 7,400 sq. ft. – signifcantly larger than a typical city lot. At The Ridge, you'll enjoy the peaceful privacy of your yard while still being part of a friendly community. 

New Homes for Sale

Many homes at The Ridge offer spectacular ocean and mountain views. New homes are under construction now by their preferred builders and many are for sale and will be ready for occupancy soon. These builders have helped many happy homeowners build their dream homes at The Ridge. These homes can be built in a variety of styles, depending on your preferences and family needs.

Rancher/Bungalow Style Homes –  These homes are one-storey homes with an open interior design. The floor plan typically includes access from the kitchen/dining area to an outdoor patio. These homes appeal to growing families and older homeowners who would like to age in place.

Two-Storey Homes – These homes offer space and flexibility. This design accommodates those who like to enjoy their day-to-day living on the main floor of the home while the upper floor provides a separate living area, bedrooms and bathrooms.

Homes with Walk-Out Basements – The basement can be finished to expand the living space or a secondary suite can be added that can be rented or occupied by a family member. A separate entrance provides direct access to this area of the home.

Secondary Suites – All of the lots at The Ridge have been zoned to allow for secondary suites to be built as part of your new home. Create a comfortable and separate space for your guests, in-laws, adult children, or use the suite as a mortgage helper. A few homes are under construction now with secondary suites. Contact any of their preferred builders to ask about designing a custom home with a secondary suite.

New Patio Homes at The Ridge 

Monterra Projects are moving forward with modern patio home development at The Ridge called Tanglewood. There are six available units at this time, with prices starting at $599,000. The floor plans in the first phase range in size from 1,338 to 1,542 sq.ft. Completion of Phase 1 is scheduled for the fall of 2020. 

Are you interested in building a custom home at The Ridge? Find out more information about available homes and lots in Phase 3A.
Contact Bruce Clapham
Phone 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com

Apr 28, 2020

Spring has Sprung on Vancouver Island

Spring has sprung on Vancouver Island. Flowers have been out for months already and the cherry and plum blossoms are now lighting up the streets with their pink glow.

One of the primary reasons people relocate to Vancouver Island is because of the temperate, year-round climate - an added benefit of this is the area's long gardening season. Early signs of spring like crocuses and daffodils typically pop up in February with a rainbow of tulips close behind. These flowers start to appear in March and April along with the helleborus and camellias.

The streets look beautiful when the cherry and plum trees bloom, showing off their magnificent canopies in a variety of shades of pink. 

Once April and May warm up, the colourful rhododendrons (which can grow to size of trees here!) and native dogwoods show off their spectacular blooms. 

Relocating to The Ridge on Vancouver Island

Families and retirees are looking to relocate where they can enjoy a temperate climate and live in a vibrant community. In Courtenay, the recreation opportunities are endless - at The Ridge, you'll live just 20 minutes from numerous golf courses, hiking, snow sports, world class mountain biking, water sports, fishing, beach walks and other outside activities.

The Ridge in the Courtenay offers easy access to an active, outdoor lifestyle, with a variety of new homes to choose from. This friendly community is also just a 20 minute drive to the Comox Airport (YQQ).

Current homeowners at The Ridge have come from across BC and Canada to discover the beauty of our ocean and mountain view neighbourhood. The Ridge is located in the city of Courtenay in the Comox Valley, an outdoor lover’s paradise.

Contact their preferred builders for more information on homes for sale at The Ridge.

Are you interested in choosing a lot and building a custom home? Contact the developer to find out more about our beautiful ocean and mountain view lots for sale in Courtenay on Vancouver Island.

Contact Bruce Clapham, Buckstone Developments
Phone 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com


Apr 17, 2020

New Patio Home Development by Monterra Projects at The Ridge in Courtenay

Comox Valley Builder Monterra Projects have been building custom-desgned homes and multi-family projects in this Vancouver Island community for many years. The Monterra team focuses on building relationships with their new home owners from the design process through to completion. They are now starting development of a modern patio home project at The Ridge called Tanglewood. 

Monterra Projects are now conducting a soft launch of Tanglewood and pre-sales are being offered on the Phase 1 patio homes.

There are now six available units, with prices starting at $599,000. These first phase homes will range from 1,338 to 1,542 sq.ft. Completion of Phase 1 is scheduled for the fall of 2020. Each home has been designed with a spacious main-floor area to optimize the square footage.

The kitchens will feature quartz counters, tiled backsplash, custom cabinetry, designer lighting, a walk-in pantry and all homes can accommodate a gas range/stove. The kitchen flows into the dining and living room with large windows offering plenty of natural light and views onto the patio and backyard. Engineered hardwood runs throughout the house. The living room has a coffered ceiling and a fireplace with a custom mantle. 

In some floor plans, the master bedroom is located at the back of the home, overlooking the landscaped backyard. Large ensuites feature cabinet lighting, heated tile flooring, and custom tiled walls in the shower. These homes also offer a laundry room that will accomodate a side by side washer and dryer. A large single-car garage and additional parking for two cars in the driveway round out the space.

Monterra Projects has chosen to build each home to Step Code 4 specifications, which means the homes have more insulation and be more energy efficient. Every home comes with a heat pump, air conditioning and a heat recovery ventilation system (HRV).

The Ridge is a new home development in South Courtenay on Vancouver island. The community is now building into Phase 3, and many of the home sites offer mountain and ocean views. Tanglewood will be the first multi-family project in this community.

If you would like more information and detailed floor plans, please contact Stephanie Renkema. Due to Covid-19 health and safety precautions, communication will be over the phone or by email at this time. Brochures with pertinent information can also be delivered to you.

Stephanie Renkema, RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty
2230 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay BC, V9N2L4
Office: 250-334-9900  Cell: 250-465-0168
Email: stephanierenkema@remax.net


Feb 12, 2020

Home is Where The Heart Is at The Ridge in Courtenay

If "Home is Where the Heart is", find your love this Valentine's Day at The Ridge in Courtenay, BC. There are many new home options at The Ridge to find that perfect match for your family. 

In this master-planned community, a variety of home designs are available to suit your lifestyle. Their preferred builders currently have 13 homes under construction that are at various stages of completion. There are even a few homes that have been completed and are ready for occupancy. Choose from a variety of floorplans, including a rancher/bungalow home, two-storey homes and homes with walk-out basements. A few of these new homes for sale will include a secondary suite.

This residential community features mountain and ocean views from everywhere in the subdivision. The Ridge is one of the most desirable subdivisions in the Comox Valley and many homeowners at The Ridge know this, as they have already purchased or built their new home here.

Here is what a few of the residents have to share about The Ridge:

Jean and Brenda

“I was looking for a home where my mom could move in with me and we learned that The Ridge allowed legal suites to be built within the subdivision. We went to see The Ridge and fell in love with it. This is a quiet neighbourhood with beautiful views and pathways and parkways for walking. There are excellent trails for biking and we are located walking distance to the ocean. It feels like we are living in the countryside within the city.

"We really enjoy living here. We love our neighbours too, they are fantastic! ”

Brianna and Jeremy

“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 were looking for a safe and quiet neighbourhood for our family and our two young children. When looking for our new home, we wanted a location that provided quick access to outdoor activities in the Comox Valley. Most of the places we like to go to – like Comox Lake and Cumberland – are only a 15-minute drive away.

“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. The community is being built to a high standard and there is a relaxing atmosphere in the neighbourhood. We love living at The Ridge!”

Home is where the heart is at The Ridge. We can help you find the perfect match for you and your family. 

Contact Bruce Clapham, Buckstone Developments
Phone 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com

Jan 29, 2020

Preferred Builders at The Ridge in Courtenay Have a New Home Waiting for You

There are now 15 new homes under construction and available for sale at The Ridge in Courtenay. The preferred builders in this new residential community are busy building in Phase 3A, and these homes are in various stages of construction, with some ready for quick possession and/or occupancy.

The Ridge is one of the newest residential neighbourhoods in South Courtenay and offers new homes for sale that are more affordable than those in larger B.C. cities like Victoria or Vancouver. Choose from a variety of floorplans, including rancher/bungalow homes, two-storey homes and homes with walk-out basements and secondary suites. All of the lots at The Ridge are zoned to accomodate secondary suites, if you're looking for a space for extended family or a mortgage helper.

Stop by and tour any of these open houses at The Ridge by our Preferred Builders: 

1. 3409 Marygrove Drive, Courtenay, BC
Saturdays, 1 to 3 pm
Builder: Coastal Custom Homes
Realtor: Dean Thompson Phone: 250.898.4777
Email: dean@deanthompson.ca

2. 4142 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, BC
Saturdays, 12 to 2 pm
Builder: Lawmar Contracting
Realtor: Tracy Fotgmann  Phone: 250.339.2021
Email: tracy@tracyfogtmann.ca

3. 4100 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, BC
Saturdays, 12 to 2 pm
Builder: Brando Construction
Realtor: Bill Anglin Mobile: 250.703.6119
Email: bill@courtneyanglin.com

Note: Times of the open houses may change, please check with the Realtors for more information.

See for yourself why homeowners “Love Living at The Ridge!” Are you interested in building a custom home at The Ridge? Find out more information about newly available homes and lots in Phase 3A.
Contact Bruce Clapham
Phone 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com

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