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Find Your Dream

Whether it's heritage, modern, waterfront or farm; Powell River offers a wide range of housing options at a very affordable price. The average selling price of a single-family home in the city is approximately $400,000, and it is very hard to find one without at least a partial view of the ocean. Powell River has four distinct neighbourhoods (detailed below), each with their own character due to the historical development of the city.

There are existing businesses and new commercial lots for sale at very reasonable rates. All current listings can be found at REALTOR.ca - click here for residential listings, or click here for commercial listings.

Westview

The city centre of Powell River, the Westview neighbourhood is where you will find a majority of the City’s commercial and institutional activity. Westview also boasts gorgeous ocean views from almost everywhere. A seawalk, beaches and a campsite are within minutes of each other, and you would be hard pressed to find a more breathtaking sunset. Westview stretches from city limits in the south and east, the ocean on the west, and the intersection of Joyce and Manson in the north.

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Townsite

Townsite is the original Powell River settlement, designed and planned while the pulp and paper mill was being built. Blueprints for the entire community were drawn as early as 1909 using what was called Garden City Movement principles. These principles intended to create a comfortable, humane environment in an industrial town. The first house, the doctor’s residence, went up in 1911, followed by the mill manager’s home. Then, street by street, the houses appeared until construction was completed in 1930. Townsite is now designated a National Historic District. The neighbourhood has seen a resurgence recently, becoming home to new business developments such as Townsite Brewing and Townsite Market. The heritage homes in the area are very desirable due their affordability and lot sizes, which allow for extensive yards and gardens.

Wildwood

Wildwood is perched on the high ground on the north side of the Powell River. It was originally settled by pioneers who were granted land parcels and carved out their livelihoods. To claim their piece of the wilderness, they had to wait 40 days and 40 nights in Vancouver for a chance to own 40 acres of land. Wildwood’s character grew from its history of rural isolation. The community was finally connected to Townsite by bridge in 1916. Wildwood still has an atmosphere of rural charm and has been popular with new residents that are interested in growing their own food.

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Cranberry

Cranberry is a mostly residential neighbourhood north and east of Westview. It was the first suburb of Townsite for mill workers, as it was within walking distance of the mill. The neighbourhood surrounding Cranberry Lake grew out of an early 1900s economy built on livestock farming, agriculture and local forestry jobs. In 1917, a local entrepreneur, Bert Parry, saw the potential in the area and built houses and businesses to support the community. Cranberry is a charming neighbourhood with character homes, as well as some shopping and dining. Cranberry Lake (left) is fringed with water lilies, and while it’s not suitable for swimming, it is a lovely place to paddle.