It's not hard to see why Cedar homes for sale are so popular with homebuyers. Located just 8 kilometers south of Nanaimo city limits, this quaint community offers a rural escape from city life, without sacrificing downtown conveniences. The area is also referred to quite often as Yellow Point, which refers to the peninsula on which many of the homes are located.
Residents are also conveniently located close to the Nanaimo Airport (which now has direct flights to Calgary, Victoria, Vancouver, and Seattle), and the Duke Point Ferry Terminal to Tsawwassen. Read more about Cedar real estate.
Homebuyers can find an eclectic mix homes for sale in Cedar, BC including single-family homes, family farms, expansive acreages, and the off mobile home as well. Most lots are oversized, and come with plenty of tree cover for privacy.
Cedar by the Sea is one of the more popular areas in Cedar, especially for vacation homebuyers. There are a number of waterfront condo buildings, which make great weekend getaways or income properties.
One thing to keep in mind, is that Cedar does not have its own municipal sewer system. So if you're looking to build in the area, it may be a challenge to subdivide areas for development. Many residents also use wells, despite the introduction of a municipal water system in recent decades.
There's a little bit of everything in this rural community. Drive down the windy country roads to find acreages, stunning waterfront communities, and heritage homes. Along the way you'll find scenic parks, small industrial areas and large tracts of undeveloped land. There's even an authentic British pub, which is one of the area's not so hidden gems.
You really have to enjoy the great outdoors in order to truly take advantage everything this scenic area has to offer. With so many outdoor activities just steps from home, deciding on what to do will will be the toughest part. Popular activities include ocean kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, and swimming.
If you head up the Island Highway a few minutes you'll find yourself at WildPlay Element Parks (formerly the Bungy Zone) which features a 150-foot bungy jump, Monkido (high ropes obstacle course), and zip lines.
If you're not a natural thrill seeker, Hemer Provincial Park offers plenty of recreation on the ground. Explore the over 11 kilometres of walking trails or try to catch some Steelhead in Holden Lake. Cable Bay Trail is another alternative, and takes you to the waters of Dodd's Narrows. On low tides, you can even explore the sandy banks of Dodd's Narrow. One must proceed with caution however, as the currents in this area are quite strong and can be dangerous.
One cannot mention Cedar without talking about its wonderful local dining. This area has a number of fabulous restaurants including Mahle House Restaurant on Hemer Rd., Page Point Bistro (closer to Ladysmith), and the Crow and Gate Pub.