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4-bed, 2.5-bath custom home in Blind Bay
The collection of towns and villages along the 90-kilometre stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway from Chase to Sicamous is known as The Shuswap, named for the Coast Salish tribe that has hunted and fished here for centuries. Shuswap Lake consists of four narrow arms that stretch deep into the Monashee Mountains. Some residents enjoy country living, while others prefer pricy waterfront to dock their boats. Waterfront property can be had for as low as $400,000 on First Nations land and RV sites, while fully-serviced lots at Shuswap Lake Estates are priced just over $100,000.
Work: Nearly one-fifth of the region’s full-time residents are self-employed. Easy access to the Trans-Canada Highway and regional airports in both Kelowna and Kamloops make regional business convenient.
Play: Though hundreds of cottages and recreational properties dot the shoreline of Shuswap Lake, the majority of summer visitors rent fully equipped houseboats that ply the lake’s placid waters.
Culture: Little Shuswap and Adams Lake are the spawning grounds for literally millions of migrating salmon, celebrated annually at Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park.
Beaches Blind Bay Resort – beachesblindbay.com
Green Emerald Estates – greenemeraldinc.com/green-emerald-estates
Parkview Estates – greenemeraldinc.com/parkview-estates
Shuswap Lake Estates – shuswaplakeestates.com
Note: Population is listed by either municipality or region. Sample listing represents a home near the median average selling price in 2017. Real estate trend metric uses B.C. Assessment data for value and includes sales of all property types.