I've posted real estate options in both Portland and Seattle - now that the cat's out of the bag about our plan to move to Tofino before we're 40, I may as well start salivating over the real estate options. Of course there's still that whole pesky immigration issue, but that shouldn't preclude me from dreaming about where we'd actually live, right?
For those who aren't familiar with the are (probably most reading this), Tofino is literally at the end of the Trans Canada Highway. You cannot drive any further once you reach Tofino - anything north is reached by boat or float plane. On the way to Tofino you pass through the Pacific Rim National Park. If you were to turn left at the end of Highway 4 instead of right you'd head to Ucluelet instead of Tofino. Ukee, as it's more frequently called, is a beautiful town, but not as developed as Tofino. Also, instead of long stretches of flat sand beach there are several rocky coves and inlets. To drive from Ukee to Tofino takes between 30 and 45 minutes depending on the traffic and the weather.
Because it's less popular than Tofino as a tourist destination the price of real estate there is significantly cheaper. A lot of people that work in Tofino actually live in Ukee because it's just more reasonably priced. And like I said, still beautiful - just different. The inventory is much broader and there are a lot of different types of properties available across a vast spectrum of price points. For this post I'm going to focus on places down Ucluelet instead of Tofino - I'll be back later with that post and you can see what I mean.
All properties for sale via RE/Max Mid-Island Realty.
$670,000 - 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
Two of these bedrooms are b&b suites
$598,500 - 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
$575,000 - 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
$559,000 - 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
$499,900 - 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
$420,000 - 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
$274,000 - 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
$430,000 - 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (condo)
$259,000 - 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (cabin)
$279,000 - 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (cabin)
$295,000 - 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (condo)
$249,000 - 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (waterfront condo)
$219,900 - 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom (waterfront condo)
$167,000 - 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom (waterfront condo)
$169,500 - 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom (waterfront condo)
$89,000 - 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom (mobile home)