Neghbourhood Profile: Brocklehurst, Brock, Kamloops, B.C. Real Estate

Brocklehurst, also known as Brock, is located north west of the Kamloops city core. Brock has numerous grocery stores, retailers, professional offices and amenities close by. The Brock shopping centre, a strip mall located on Tranquille Road and Desmond Street has a Coopers grocery store, Pharmasave and numerous other small retailers. Brock is also close to Northills mall, Safeway, Canadian Tire and Liquidation World which are located in North Kamloops. North Kamloops shopping is all within five to ten minutes of most Brocklehurst homes. Students living in Brock attend Kay Bingham Elementary (950 Southill Street), Parkcrest Elementary (2170 Parkcrest Avenue), Brocklehurst Secondary (now a middle school) (985 Windbreak Avenue) and NorKam Senior Secondary School (730 12th Street). Brock has many activities for outdoors enthusiasts. There are a lot of hiking trails, a river’s trail and beach walks. A popular place for many dog owners is the long stretch on the beach of the Thompson River beside the airport. Often bald eagles and other wildlife can be spotted in this area. For the explorer in you, Padova, formally a sanatorium and mental institution is a 181 acre vacant parcel of land with old buildings standing from it’s days of operation. Currently this property is guarded by a caretaker. The Padova property is a prime location for new development or a resort area as it sits at the end of the eastern bay of Kamloops Lake. There is very little useable land around Kamloops Lake because of the steep cliffs that surround the shore line of the lake. This is why the Padova property is very appealing to developers, it is entirely flat, useable land. There are currently plans to develop the site and the beginning stages have begun. Click here for further information on the Padova/Tranquille development. Brocklehurst is home to the Kamloops Airport. The airport is located at the intersection of Tranquille Road and Airport Road near the Thompson River. Numerous flights from Vancouver, Calgary and other popular destinations arrive and depart daily. There are numerous types of homes to choose from in Brocklehurst. There are building lots, quite a few mobile home parks, apartment buildings, townhouse developments, half and full duplex units, bareland strata developments, single family homes, acreage and farms. Brock is known to have large, flat lots (often 1/4 acre or more in size). Formally an orchard region, Brock homeowners often have numerous fruit trees in their yards such as cherry, apple, pear and plum trees. Fruit grows very well in the Kamloops’s summer climate. Brocklehurst has numerous waterfront homes that are typically located on a 1/3 acre lot or larger. Brock is located in the valley bottom of the Thompson Valley and tends to get less snow in the winter monhts. 

Some popular mobile home parks located on on Ord Road.are Orchard Mobile Home Park, L & E Mobile Home Park and Brock Estates Mobile Home Park. These parks will sign site leases essential for mortgage financing. Foothills is a park with modular or mobile homes but it is a bare land strata where the owners of the homes also own the land. For more information on listings in these parks click here.

The Kamloops Golf and Country Club is located on Tranquille road near the airport and approximately 10 kilometers from the downtown core. This 18 hole golf course is a traditional style golf course with generous tree-lined well-conditioned fairways.

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