If you're new to Nanaimo, and looking for a approachable area in an established part of town, consider the Central Nanaimo real estate market. As the name implies, this area is about the midway point between Downtown and the North End. The convenient location is a great homebase for commuting downtown and accessing shopping destinations in the opposite direction. Nearby Country Club Centre serves as a transportation hub, with buses serving most areas of town.
Also close by is Nanaimo General Hospital, in addition to other long-term care facilities. That is why you will sometimes hear this neighbourhood referred to as "the Hospital area."
The sheer variety of Central Nanaimo homes for sale is what makes this area so sought-after by a number of different homebuyers. First time homebuyers can find a number of different options to choose from including condos, older bungalows, and fixer uppers. Rental properties are also in high demand in this area, meaning lots of potential for the right investor.
Most homes in Central Nanaimo were built 70s-80s, and feature larger lots, varied architectural styles and mature landscaping.
Central Nanaimo Amenities
Living in such a central location has its benefits. Everything from parks to shopping is in abundance in Central Nanaimo, many within walking distance of most homes.
On top of the dozen or so community parks and fields, residents can take advantage of Beban Park Recreation Centre. This extensive complex houses a community pool, two skating rinks, a community centre, BMX track, equestrian centre, tennis courts and a dog park. Families can also bring their kids to the seasonal petting farm in the summer and a haunted house every Halloween.
Country Club Mall is a busy shopping centre featuring over 50 stores and services. Highlights include a Save-On-Foods, Future Shop, Shopper's Drug Mart, JYSK and a Starbucks Coffee.
Central Nanaimo also has a good selection of nearby restaurants. Some local favourites include Earls Restaurant, Original Joe's, Tania's, Shanghai City and Hong Kong House.
Schools Near Central Nanaimo
Nanaimo Montessori School
Forest Park Elementary
Ecole Quarterway Elementary (Offers French Immersion instruction)