With many people leaving the city and looking for a more simple lifestyle, it is no surprise that rural properties are selling fast.  Creston has become a popular spot for buyers with its even climate and rich soil, there is amazing opportunity for homesteaders to put down roots.  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 wonderful place to grow and raise food.

Here are our top 5 picks for homestead properties in the Creston Valley.  We chose properties at several price points that feature 5 or more acres with their own wells and septic systems.  These features give the owner the start to a potential off-grid lifestyle, and offer enough space for vegetable gardens and animals.

14956 Juniper Road, Gray Creek – $597,000

Situated on the gorgeous East Shore of Kootenay Lake, you will find this private 7 acre property.  The lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is surrounded by forest and includes outbuildings and a space to plant a garden making this a fantastic homesteading option!

  • listed by CENTURY 21 Veitch Realty MLS #2464822

8120 Highway 3, Yahk – $650,000

Located just minutes from Yahk, this 8.5 acre property has so much to offer.  With a bright and spacious 4 bedroom 3 bathroom home, multiple outbuildings, large 48×36 shop, and fenced areas making it the perfect homesteading property.  The property also features an 185ft well, a natural spring, and water license for Jensen Creek that also flows though the acreage!

  • Listed by Stonehaus Realty MLS #2464620

8010 Highway 95, Yahk – $775,000

If you are looking to get away from it all this is the property for you.  Set on a tranquil 10 acres this property offers approx 1500 feet of Moyie River frontage.  A creek with water licence also runs through the property!  With two homes, a guest suite, fire pit, pond, and large fields that could become pasture areas or gardens – this property checks all the homesteading boxes.

  • listed by Century 21 Purcell Realty Ltd MLS #2464878

6412 Highway 3a, Wynndell – $849,000

With mature fruit trees, rolling fields, space for vegetable gardens, and outbuildings, this fantastic property is the perfect set up for a hobby farm or homestead.  The stunning 5 acre property has unbeatable views, beautiful outdoor patios, and a spacious 4 bedroom home.  

  • listed by Royal LePage East Kootenay Realty MLS #2465345

11502 Hall Road, Boswell – $955,000

Homesteading meets luxury!  On nearly 5.5 acres with breathtaking Kootenay Lake views, this little slice of Kootenay paradise offers a stunning 3300+ sqft home, large shop, fenced garden areas, a well kept farm house, and other outbuildings.

  • listed by Malyk Realty MLS #2465268