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Convenient Location

Central Nanaimo Real Estate

Many residents in Nanaimo choose to live in the heart of the city for two reasons: its proximity to everything Nanaimo has to offer, and its affordable housing prices. The perks of living in the hub of Nanaimo is that residents have an abundance of choice for shopping malls, recreation and sports facilities, schools, green spaces, and transportation. The Central Nanaimo district is commonly referred to as being part of "The Hospital District", as it's home to the Nanaimo Regional Hospital: Nanaimo's highly respected, leading-edge medical facility. Contact Carly Carey today to start your home search, or click to learn more about Central Nanaimo real estate.

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Excellent Amenities
Variety of Homes

Central Nanaimo Real Estate Stats

Average Home Price $700K
Lowest Priced Home $310K
Highest Listing Price $7.4M
Total Property Listings 106
Avg. Days On Market 57
Avg. Price/SQFT $473

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Convenience & Affordability

Central Nanaimo Overview

Housing prices are in the mid-range for Nanaimo, making it a great area for economical housing and investment properties. You’ll see a wide array of housing styles in this part of the city, including single-family homes and duplexes, small condos, townhomes, and apartment buildings. The area is well-tread with mature forest growth and offers up some incredible ocean views of Departure Bay, which is a huge attraction for real estate investors. If you want an incredible deal in a convenient location, Central Nanaimo might be the neighbourhood for you!

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Great Investment
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Great For Families

Central Nanaimo Real Estate Highlights

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    Excellent location
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    Access to the best shopping in the city
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    Impressive variety of available real estate
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    Affordable & family-friendly neighbourhoods
Life In Central Nanaimo Those living in Central Nanaimo enjoy easy access to the Departure Bay ferry terminal, which makes transportation to other cities practically effortless.
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Recreation Abound

World-Class Facilities

There is a great deal of recreation opportunities (both indoor and outdoor) in and around the Central Nanaimo area, making this neighbourhood a popular choice for families. The Beban Park Sports Complex boast high quality ice rinks, a swimming pool, tennis courts, soccer fields, and even Participark—a creative workout park inspired by ParticipACTION.

Residents and visitors love exploring one of Nanaimo’s treasures, Bowen Park, for its series of interpretive trails, a waterfall, picnic areas, and the duck pond (which the kids adore!). Wildlife enthusiasts greatly value the 2.2km trail winding around the nearby bird and wildlife sanctuary and the Buttertubs Marsh Conservation Area

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Sports Facilities
Local Wildlife
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Natural Treasures Await

Central Nanaimo Real Estate

As mentioned, there are a wide variety of real estate opportunities within the Central Nanaimo district, which suit a range of lifestyles. Single-family homes in this area comprise both bungalows and multi-storey properties, but are typically smaller in size than some of the neighbourhoods further west.  

Real estate in Central Nanaimo also encompasses a range of construction dates, with many of the smaller homes having been built in around the 50s and 60s. Some homeowners have chosen to build new construction properties in this area, but this is quite rare to find, as many enjoy the unique charm that only older homes have. And while typically well-maintained, many have chosen to preserve the original features of these homes as best as possible.

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Escape to Nature
Active Lifestyle

Top Central Nanaimo Attractions & Amenities

Part of Central Nanaimo's appeal is its great location; getting around is easy and convenient. Whilst there are commercial areas surrounding the hospital, it's also just as easy to visit Terminal Park, the large plaza on Terminal Avenue, or any of the shops and restaurants in the downtown Nanaimo district. 

This neighbourhood also features small community parks that really add to the appeal of this area. Beaufort Park has its own community garden, and Mansfield Park has a sports field, a basketball court, and a playground. Central Nanaimo has three neighbourhood and nearby schools,  École Quarterway Elementary School, Brechin Elementary School, and Woodlands Secondary School. Just outside of the community is Pryde Vista Golf Course and the Bowen Centre plaza.

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If you would like to discuss your central Vancouver Island real estate questions from Lake Cowichan through Qualicum and everywhere in between, please reach out. I love talking about Naniamo real estate and I can’t wait to meet you to discuss your next home with you.