Neighbourhood Profile: Lower & Upper Sahali, Kamloops, B.C. Real Estate

The area described as Sahali is on the south shore of the Thompson river. It is bordered by South Kamloops and the Downtown district, Southgate and Dufferin to the west and Aberdeen to the south west. Lower Sahali is the portion of Sahali that falls below the #1 highway and Upper Sahali is above the #1 with the Highway 5A being the dividing line between Sahali and Aberdeen.

Lower Sahali houses a number of Kamloops grocery stores and shopping. Save-on-foods, Superstore, Safeway, Toys-R-Us, Office Depot, Winners, Homesense and Zellers are a few of the major stores in the Sahali area. There are a number of restaurants and popular shopping destinations in this area as well.

Lower Sahali is a very popular residential area with decent sized lots and beautiful views of the valley below. It is within minutes of downtown, schools, including TRU and the hospital. Many of the homes in this area are older with the exception of some areas. There are also a number of multi-family residential units within Lower Sahali such as townhouse complexes, and apartment units. The Sahali area always has a variety of MLS listings for your choosing if you are looking for a home.

Beattie School of the Arts and Sa-Hali Secondary School are both located in Lower Sahali. St. Ann’s Academy, a private catholic school is on Columbia Street, also located in Lower Sahali. Lower Sahali is a great family neighbourhood close to numerous amenities. Thompson Rivers University is just west of Lower Sahali, it is within minutes by car and is within walking distance. Numerous students and professors call the Lower Sahali area home, because of the easy commute to school and work.

Upper Sahali has much fewer businesses and is mainly residential. There are a number of different types of residential units in this area anything from apartments to townhouses to single family homes.  There is a mix of newer and older homes throughout the Upper Sahali region. In the coach hills and Albert McGowan Park area are a number of the homes are newer than the surrounding areas where the homes are often defined as “old type”.

The lots in Upper Sahali are also a good size, and beautiful views. There are some specific regions where homes are located on steep slopes leaving little yard. Retaining walls are often found in the Sahali region as it covers a large part of the south slope of the valley.

There are a number of elementary schools in Upper Sahali including McGowan Park Elementary, the french immersion elementary school South Sahali Elementary and Summit Elementary. At the top of Summit Drive, there is a very popular water park called Albert McGowan Park, which is a popular place for neighbourhood kids to cool off in the summer.

Home prices in the Sahali area tend to be more expensive than other residential areas of Kamloops. Being such a desirable place to live, home buyers are willing to pay a premium to live in Sahali.

Throughout Lower and Upper Sahali there are a number of parks and green spaces. The Sahali area has everything close at hand, shopping, entertainment, schools for all ages, and park land. This is why it is one of the most popular regions of Kamloops. 

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