Cinnabar Valley Real Estate
A beautiful, green-sloped valley between two ridges, the friendly community of Cinnabar Valley sits between Chase River and Extension, about ten minutes south of downtown Nanaimo. This is the perfect place to settle down for residents who wish to work in Nanaimo, yet also enjoy a more rural lifestyle. Despite being a small community, there is also a bus route that runs between Cinnabar Valley and Nanaimo, with buses about every hour or so. Contact Carly Carey today to start your home search, or click to learn more about Cinnebar Valley real estate.
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Cinnabar Valley Overview
True to its name. many of the Cinnabar Valley homes for sale boast stunning valley views, as properties in this community are often situated high on the slope of the area's western ridge (Extension Road). Residents enjoy the numerous outdoor recreational activities that the community has to offer, including its many parks (Extension Ridge, Morden Colliery Park). One of Nanaimo’s summertime hotspots, the Nanaimo River, is only minutes away from Cinnabar Valley.
Cinnabar Valley Real Estate Highlights
01A quiet community just south of Nanaimo
02A mix of larger homes on ample lots, acreages and farms
03Direct access to the Nanaimo River & Nanaimo Lakes
04Located just off Highway 1, minutes from downtown & the Nanaimo Regional Airport
Cinnabar Valley Real Estate
What was once a booming mining town is now a selection of small communities, but now, of course, the lots are larger and there's a wide variety of properties for sale. From farmhouses to picturesque cottages, and even empty lots for your dream home, any buyer can find a home or property for sale that suits their needs.
Cinnabar Valley real estate is characterized by charming, traditional style homes that have typically older construction dates. That being said, there are some new developments in the north end, closer to Chase River.
A Historic Past
The area in and around Cinnabar Valley has been known by many different names over its long history, but the exact borders of these small communities (Chase River, Extension, Cinnabar Valley) are often disputed. Whatever label you prefer, these South Nanaimo communities are linked to a storied past, tied to long-closed mines, early settlers, and dark histories.
Ask any long-time resident and they'd be happy to regale you with stories and legends of the past, as well as the tales behind each of these names.
Top Cinnabar Valley Attractions & Amenities
Cinnabar Valley, Extension, and Chase River have a long history. In terms of amenities, Cinnabar Valley is home to a few local businesses and a fire hall. It's also located nearby numerous hiking trails, parks, and the shores of the Nanaimo River.
Richards Marsh Park is a Cinnabar Valley highlight. This green space is situated between two residential neighbourhoods, and with its boardwalk, presents a lovely, natural escape into the marshlands. On early mornings, this is a great place for a walk or for bird watching. Other community parks and playgrounds include Ranchview Park, Country Hills Park, Cinnabar Valley Park, and Elaine Hamilton Park—the latter of which has large athletic fields where local camps and sports teams come to practice.
There is one school in the neighbourhood: Cinnabar Valley Elementary School. Other area schools include Chase River Elementary School, and Cedar Community Secondary School.
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