Neighbourhood Profile: North Kamloops, B.C. Real Estate

North Kamloops is within five minutes of the downtown core. North Kamloops is home to a number of retailers. Extra Foods, Shoppers Drug Mart, Canadian Tire, Safeway, Fabricland, Book Warehouse and Liquidation world are larger retailers located in North Kamloops. There are also a number of financial institutions such as TD Canada Trust, CIBC and Bank of Montreal.

A popular sports area called McArthur Island Park is located between North Kamloops and Brocklehurst on the north bank of the Thompson river. McArthur Island is 51 hectares of playing fields, a mini golf course, indoor sports centre, bicycle paths, park space, a lagoon, wild flora and fauna reserve, marmots, a BMX track and walking trails. McArthur Island is a great place for sports enthusiasts to catch a game or tourists to take in the scenery. McArthur Island is one of the highlights of the north shore.

North Kamloops has a variety of homes for every budget. Apartment units, townhouses, half and full duplex units, multi-family units and single family homes all exist in this neighbourhood. There are a number of elementary schools in the North Kamloops area. AE Perry Elementary School (1380 Sherbrooke Drive), Arthur Hatton Elementary School which has a French Immersion option (315 Chestnut Ave.), Bert Edwards Elementary School (711 Windsor Ave.), John Tod Elementary School (435 McGowan Ave.) and NorKam Secondary School (730 12th street).

North Kamloops is divided up into small neighbourhoods within the region. A popular area for families is a region east of 8th Street and north of 

Fortune Drive. Some of the main streets in the region are Windsor Avenue, York Avenue, Cumberland Drive, Richmond Avenue, Brentwood Drive, Schubert Drive, Nelson Avenue, and many other streets which are named after trees such as Birch, Alder, Spruce, Juniper, Cypress and Chestnut to name a few. This area of North Kamloops is close to the river’s trail which borders the northern arm of the Thompson river. There are also beautiful beach walks along the shores of the Thompson when the river levels are low during late summer to early spring.

Another area of North Kamloops where many families call home is the area between Fortune Drive and Tranquille Road. Linden Drive and McGowan Avenue are two of the more popular streets in the area. The streets closer to Fortune tend to have less rental units. Many home buyers prefer areas with less rental homes.

The area of North Kamloops that borders the Thompson river where it becomes one with the North and East Thompson is definitely an area in transition.  This region is south and west of Tranquille Road extending to 12th Street near McArthur Island Park. Homes in this area are typically older and mixed with rental units. There are some beautiful river front properties. Many of the streets in this area are Yew Street, McKenzie Avenue, Royal Avenue, Willow Street, Poplar Street and Campbell Avenue to name a few.

Finally, an area of North Kamloops that borders Brocklehurst, that tends to attract a number of families is the region east of 12th street, west of 8th street, north of Tranquille Road and south of Halston Avenue. There are a number of single family homes, duplex and half duplex units and apartment buildings. These  streets that have very nice, well kept homes, often single family homes in this area have suites. There is also a large amount of half duplex units in this part of North Kamloops. Streets such as Sherbrooke Avenue, Selkirk Avenue, Lethbridge Avenue, Moncton Avenue, Pembroke Avenue and Surrey Avenue have great family homes.

Buyers tend to get more value for their dollar in North Kamloops. Homes cost significantly less in North Kamloops in comparison to the South Kamloops, Sahali or Aberdeen. For North Kamloops real estate and surrounding listings click here.

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Kirsten Mason

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