Aberdeen is a desirable area of Kamloops to live. It is located on the south side of the valley bordered by Highways 5A (the Old Merrit highway) to the east and the Trans Canada Highway to the north. Pineview and Dufferin are to the west of Aberdeen, Southgate to the north west and Sahali (Upper and Lower) is located to the east and north east. Aberdeen stretches up the south slope fairly high giving it’s residents fantastic views of the city.
Aberdeen houses a number of retailers including the Aberdeen Mall where you will find numerous stores. There are also a number of big box stores in the Aberdeen area including Staples, Future Shop, Sport Check, Petcetera, Chapters, Sears, The Bay, Rona, Canadian Tire and Costco to name a few. Aberdeen is also home to many of the city’s hotels, mainly located on Rogers Way between Hugh Allan Drive and Highway 5A.
Lower Aberdeen is mainly multi-unit condominiums and townhouses with the exception of a couple small enclaves of single family homes such as the Gloaming Drive area known as Gloaming Ridge. In the upper Aberdeen area there are larger single family dwellings and townhouses. The neighbourhoods north of Aberdeen Drive and east of Pacific are mature neighbourhoods with older homes. Many of the homes are executive type homes, with over 2,000+ square feet of living space and mainly flat use-able yards. There are a number of cul-de-sacs in this area making it a very desirable family area. The area above Aberdeen drive is a newer development relative to the area north of Aberdeen. The homes range in age from just a year old to a couple decades old. The lot sizes in this area vary due to some of the steep slopes that the homes sit on.
A new development called Cobblestone Pointe is one of Aberdeens newest developments. It will consist of 20 duplex style homes in a bare land strata. They back on to a green belt and will have valley and mountain views.
One of the newest housing development in Aberdeen is the Aberdeen Highlands Development. It is located east of Pacific way and this is the eastern development area. To get there, turn off of Aberdeen Drive heading east take a right on Abbeyglen Way and a left on Bentall Drive. The area consists of the streets Talbot Drive, Bentall Drive, Willowbrae Drive and Court, Galbraith Drive, Telford Place and Drive and Raeburn Drive. Aberdeen Hills Skyline Park is located very close to this development, just below Telford Drive and Telford Place.
The second phase of the Aberdeen Highlands Development is the “West Highlands”. It is going to be located west of Pacific way using some of the Aberdeen Hills Golf Links Course which is downsizing to a 9 hole golf course. In this development there will be many different types of homes, single family homes, townhouses, duplexes, condo style homes, senior’s facilities, and bare land strata estate lots. There will also be a community fire hall and small scale commercial spaces. The Aberdeen Highlands Development Corp has a 10 year development period in order to accommodate growth.
Aberdeen has two elementary schools. Aberdeen Elementary (2191 Van Horne Dr) and Pacific Way Elementary (2330 Pacific Way). There are two high schools that often school Aberdeen students, but are not in Aberdeen, Sahali Secondary and South Kamloops Secondary. For further information on the schools visit the School District #73 website.
Many areas of Aberdeen area have fantastic views. It can get a little foggy in the winter and Aberdeen does get more snow than other low lying areas, but that is a compromise that residents are willing to make for the desirable neighbourhoods and beautiful views. For up to date Aberdeen MLS Listings click here.
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