With many people leaving the city and looking for a more simple lifestyle, it is no surprise that small town properties are selling fast.  Creston has become a popular spot for first time buyers and retirees alike.  Creston Valley is situated just 10 kilometres north of the U.S. border and at the south end of Kootenay Lake, nestled between the majestic Selkirk & Purcell Mountains. The valley is a unique fertile agricultural region and home to many beautiful fruit orchards and wineries. It also boasts one of the mildest climates in British Columbia, making it a fantastic retirement town.  With a hospital, community complex, public and private elementary schools, and a high school, Creston offers everything you need in a small town.

We searched the current listings to find homes that are ideal for those wanting to get into the market and those wanting to downsize.  Here are our top four favourite downsizing/starter homes in the town of Creston.

325 9th Ave S. Creston, BC – $359,000

Priced for those wanting to get into the market, our first pick features a bright and spacious 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath home and a detached single car garage and shop. Situated on a large double lot, this property is ideal for those looking for space to park their toys, plant a garden, kids play structures, above ground pool etc. There is room for it all on this fantastic lot!

listed by Royal LePage East Kootenay Realty MLS #2465238

1904 Cook St. Creston, BC – $420,000

This absolutely adorable 1400sqft, 3 bedroom + den, 2 full bath home is situated on a lovely treed street in the heart of Creston.  Fantastic family home with a fully fenced back yard and within walking distance to the Creston Community Complex, parks, and high school. This home was completely renovated approx. 10 years ago – including 200amp service, all updated electrical, plumbing, heating system, insulation, roof, and beautiful Hardie board siding.

listed by Stonehaus Realty MLS #2464972

324 3rd Ave. Creston, BC – $425,000

This well cared for 2 bed 2 bath home is a fantastic option for those wanting to get into the market.  With a fenced yard, fruit trees, solarium, single car garage, family room and important updates like new furnace, air conditioner, hot water tank and roof – there is nothing left to do but move in.

listed by 2% Realty Kootenay Inc. MLS #2464485

604 Canyon St. Creston, BC – $469,000

Our final pick offers incredible convenience with main floor laundry and loads of storage – everything you need on one level, making this home ideal for retirees and families a like.  The main floor offers two bedrooms, while downstairs has a complete mother-in-law suite with separate entry.  With concrete patio, covered porch, and fire pit the yard is the perfect place for BBQs, relaxation, and entertainment.  There is also a workshop and indoor flex space making this a fantastic addition to our list!

listed by Stonehaus Realty MLS #2465675