Aberdeen, Kamloops, B.C. Real Estate
Neighbourhood: Aberdeen, Kamloops, B.C. Real Estate. 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. Click here to view the Aberdeen map.
Properties & Real Estate
Aberdeen has a many choices for residential homes. 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 northern area 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. They do tend to be on the smaller size with low maintenance yards.
A more mature neighbourhood with large executive homes often larger than 4,000 square feet can be found in Glenhmour Estates. This area is found off of Howe road on the west side of Pacific Way. Click to view map. Homes often are situated on large estate lots approximately a half acre in size.
There is a bare land strata mobile home park on Howe Road in Aberdeen called Aberdeen Glen Village. Homes range in size and age in this park. Owners of these homes own the land their home sits on and pay a small strata fee monthly for water, sewer and garbage services. This strata is very nice with a park like feeling surrounded by trees and wildlife.
Townhouse units are predominantly found off of Pacific way and Hugh Allan. The units on Pacific Way are rancher style homes that appeal to homeowners not wanting many stairs.
There are a couple new strata developments in Aberdeen. Cobblestone Pointe on Hugh Allan Drive, Pacific Ridge Estates on Pacific Way, The Villas on Van Horne Drive and Brighton Place on Kinross Place.
One of the newer single family housing development in Aberdeen is the Aberdeen Highlands Development. It is located east of Pacific way and this is the eastern development area. 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 located west of Pacific way using some of the Aberdeen Hills Golf Links Course which was an 18 hole golf course. In this development there are many different types of homes, single family homes, townhouses, duplexes, condo style homes, bare land strata and estate lots. There is also a community fire hall and small scale commercial spaces. The Aberdeen Highlands Development Corporation has a 10 year development period in order to accommodate growth. Development has begun on Linfield Drive and Crosshill Drive and Dunbar Drive where a number of single family homes exist. There are also three strata developments in this area called Carradale Court, Livingston Court (both on Aberdeen Drive), and Stirling Heights (off of Linfield Drive). The newest multi family development will be off of Kinross Place called Brighton Place and will feature a number of single family, semi-detached and townhouse units in a bare land strata.
Many areas of Aberdeen area have fantastic views. It can get a little foggy at times in the winter and Aberdeen does get more snow than other low lying areas. This is a small compromise that residents are willing to make for the desirable neighbourhoods and beautiful views.
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Shopping & Services
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, Best Buy, Sport Check, Chapters, Hudson’s Bay, 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.
Cascades Casino is located in this area as well and it houses three restaurants as well as gaming.
There are a few areas where professional offices are located. Mainly in the shopping district around Aberdeen Mall. There are not as many services in the Aberdeen area as the Sahali and Southgate areas.
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.
Thompson Rivers University is located in Southgate. TRU is a fully accredited University and offers a variety of programs and courses to students in many different areas of study. Aberdeen often is an area popular with students attending TRU. It is close enough to the University making it easily accessible.
There are a number of parks and green spaces in Aberdeen. Both elementary schools have play grounds for children to enjoy. There are also numerous hiking trails as some areas of Aberdeen back on to green belts.
Kenna Cartwright park is within a five to 10 minute drive of Aberdeen. This beautiful park has panoramic valley views and many hiking and biking trails for the whole family.
Tournament Capital Centre is located in Southgate which is only a five to 10 minute drive from any Aberdeen neighbourhood. TCC has many different facilities all in one building such as gymnastics, swimming, indoor track, fitness facility, courts and much more. There are also a number of sports fields that surround the facility.
Aberdeen is serviced by BC Transit buses on a frequent and regular schedule. Click here to view the BC Transit website. Highway #1 is easily accessible to Aberdeen.
Some areas of Aberdeen are located minutes from the Trans Canada Highway #1 and access to the Coquihalla. There are multiple access points and the longest distance from access is approximately five to seven minutes.
The Kamloops Airport is under 19 kilometers from Aberdeen and is a 20 to 25 minute drive.
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Deloro/South Thompson Valley Cherry Creek Dufferin/Southgate
Heffley Knutsford Juniper Heights
North Kamloops Paul Lake/Pinantan Lake Pineview
South Kamloops/Downtown Sun Rivers Sun Peaks/Whitecroft
Valleyview/Rose Hill Westmount Westsyde