Lake Cowichan real estate has unique characteristics. As a Lake Cowichan realtor, David has experience with this town, having lived in the Cowichan Valley most of his life.
About Lake Cowichan
Cowichan Lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes on Vancouver Island. It has numerous neighbouring towns that were originally logging towns such as Town of Lake Cowichan, Mesachie Lake, Honeymoon Bay, and Youbou.
Lake Cowichan is located 75 minutes north of Victoria, 60 south of Nanaimo, and 20 minutes west of Duncan, and I must say, it’s a nice scenic drive to unwind!
These towns now focus on recreation-forming the basis of their economy. Lake Cowichan is surrounded by the great outdoors and provides almost endless opportunities to explore – whether at one of the many lakes to swim, fish, kayak, boat; trails and mountains to hike; and private and municipal campgrounds for day visits or camping.
Lake Cowichan is a small town, that grows with the warm season with day-trippers wanting to get a bit of sun while tubing down the Cowichan River, to families that come for their annual camping trip. The recent addition to Lake Cowichan is Laketown Ranch, an outdoor venue to promote live music performances and offer camping.
Lake Cowichan has small friendly schools – an elementary (K-4) and secondary school (4-12).
Lake Cowichan Real Estate Demographics
Cowichan Lake real estate has been on the rise, with lower housing costs making it more affordable. The average sale price for a single-detached home as of March 2021 is $600,000 - $900,000. There is also a demand for recreational and waterfront properties that are upwards of $600,000 to over $2,000,000+.
Quick Facts about Lake Cowichan
- Population: 6,500
- Average home sale price: $600,000 - $900,000
- Average temperature: in January, 6.4C, and in July, 24.4C
I like to check out the Kaatza Station Museum to ponder the collection of artifacts from loggings past. I recently discovered that Lakeview Public Beach has a floating walkway and forest trail – something to do on a gorgeous sunny day.
Please contact me if you are interested in buyer or selling in Lake Cowichan.
Come and experience living in the beautiful Cowichan Valley.