History and culture come together to greet today's trends in the Village of Cumberland. Founded in 1888 by Robert Dunsmuir, Cumberland's heritage includes a vast history of coal mining that continued right through to 1966. Cumberland was the central hub for trade and commerce during the coal mining era, and this brought in people from as far as China, Japan and Europe. The Cumberland Museum is a great place to visit to learn about the wonderful history of this community.
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Cumberland homes for sale provide one of the best small-town living experiences on Vancouver Island. This up-and-coming community is made up of a diverse selection of real estate offering home buyers a choice between character homes or new executive homes.
In the heart of Cumberland, you will find many of the original heritage houses. Heritage homes in Cumberland were built for the miners who first established the town. Some of these types of homes have been redeveloped to suit the modern buyer, while others are still in their original condition. These properties provide a wonderful option for those interested in a home that's traditional with plenty of interesting character. If you're the DIY type of home buyer, Cumberland heritage homes offer you the perfect “fixer-upper” opportunity.
Fresh housing developments have brought new life to the community and there's always something going on when it comes to entertainment. Cumberland real estate offers a fantastic variety of single-family homes. New homes are excellent options for those who are interested in well-appointed homes with modern living spaces. Cutting-edge designs mixed with some craftsman elements provide the overall look and feel of these homes. Many of these homes accommodate 2 to 5 bedrooms and bathrooms, with some having bedrooms downstairs and a separate entrance. Kitchens, dining rooms and family rooms are often generous in size making these properties great family homes to grow into over the years.
Here are some features to look forward to in newly constructed homes:
- Gourmet kitchens
- Recessed LED lights
- Granite counters
- Hardwood floors
- Energy-efficient appliances and heating
- Vaulted ceilings
- Designer interiors
- Luxury tiles
- Walk-in closets
Since Cumberland is a heritage town, you'll come across some extremely unique opportunities to invest in properties which were once commercial properties and are now available to be turned into mixed-use developments, or as a residential building. Owning a piece of history could make for a solid income generator or a one-of-a-kind living space.
Comox Lake is a popular place to cool off in the summer heat, accommodating watersport aficionados and activities like kayaking, fishing, boating, and swimming.
Life in Cumberland, BC
Time and time again, home buyers choose Cumberland real estate for its well-rounded lifestyle and access to the great outdoors. For a small town, it's one of the most desirable places to live if you're an outdoor enthusiast, or a family looking for somewhere with a more relaxed pace. Living here means you have quick access to Comox Lake, skiing, mountain biking, hiking, camping, fishing and boating. World-class skiing at Mount Washington is 30 minutes away from home, and some of the best mountain biking in BC can be found not too far from your doorstep, with over 80 kilometers of legendary trails. In fact, mountain biking is a major component of Cumberland's economy, drawing in several big-name events each year, including the BC Bike Race and the Mind Over Mountain Adventure Race. The town plays host to the various The United Riders of Cumberland (UROC) events throughout the summer, and tourists from all over BC flock to Cumberland for its high-calibre single track.
Dunsmuir Avenue is the core of this vibrant town and has earned a reputation for being very eclectic with a strong focus on staying local. In the last few years, a number of interesting niche stores have come to town, offering memorable shopping and dining experiences.
If you're looking for bigger amenities and shopping, Courtney and Comox are only minutes away, and Nanaimo is roughly 1 hour.
If you're looking for help with your Cumberland property search, let the Bryce Hansen Team be your guide to the local market! Contact us today!
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