Uplands is one of the more established areas in the north end of Nanaimo. This residential area can be found just off of Highway 1 between between North Nanaimo and the northern borders of the Departure Bay area.
Long Lake is the star attraction of this wonderfully scenic neighbourhood, which is a popular spot for watersports, fishing and kayaking. There is also an active 50+ community right on the lake, for those homebuyers looking for a retirement home that's easy on the eyes.
The central location of Uplands homes for sale means there's no shortage of things to do. Everything from shopping to recreation is within a short drive including beach access in North Nanaimo and shopping at Nanaimo North Town Centre. Learn more about Uplands homes for sale.
Good to know: Some homes in the Uplands area have lots of tree cover, which translates into cooler summers, and icy roads in the winter.
Uplands Real Estate
While most homes were built from the 70s onwards, Uplands real estate comes in all of shapes and sizes. The area's mixed landscape of hills and valleys offers a range of views and lot sizes depending on where you're located.
Lakefront homes demand a premium, but are well worth the price for the peaceful views. These sought after addresses often include private lake access, another added perk in the warm summer months. Long Lake Heights Estates is a popular upscale subdivision in Uplands with houses backing onto the lake or heavily treed lots.
There are also a number of condo buildings in the area, including of developments on the Long Lake, on Ross Rd, and off of Rutherford Rd.
Berwick on the Lake
Berwick on the Lake is an active 50+ retirement community located right on the eastern banks of Long Lake. The complex offers fully licensed care, a peaceful waterfront setting, and lots of great amenities. Offering 1 to 2 bedroom suites ranging in square footage from 600 to 782 square feet, homebuyers can choose between three different floor plans. Some of the shared amenities include a private dock, a hobby kitchen, coffee bistros, and a billiards room.