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Departure Bay Condos and Townhomes For Sale

Departure Bay condos and townhomes are ideally located in Central Nanaimo, with many of these stunning properties containing priceless oceanside views, so you can watch the BC ferries come and go all day. While there may not be a high number of listings due to increased demand in the area, be sure to reach out to Carly Carey to see if there are any unlisted or upcoming options to discuss.

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Departure Bay Real Estate Stats

Average Home Price $1.1M
Lowest Priced Home $380K
Highest Listing Price $2.5M
Total Property Listings 16
Avg. Days On Market 23
Avg. Price/SQFT $427

Property Types (active listings)

View the latest condos and townhomes for sale in Departure Bay below or read more about the area.

waterfront condos and townhomes

Departure Bay Real Estate

Condos and townhouses for sale in Departure Bay are primarily located on Departure Bay Road, where the view of the water is at its best. Since this is an established neighbourhood, most of the condo complexes were built in the 1980s, though there are new developments on the rise. Many of the older condos have kept their original features and designs, like hardwood flooring and stone fireplaces, though oftentimes the kitchens and bathrooms have been modernized with renovations. There's so much to love about Departure Bay condos for sale!

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Highlights of Departure Bay Condos

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    Greet each new day with incredible views of Departure Bay, as well as the island of Saysutshun (formerly Newcastle Island) in the distance
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    Become a part of this vibrant community and love where you live!
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    Easy access to one of Nanaimo's most popular beaches, ideal for swimming, boating and more
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    With a variety of historic townhomes with loads of character and newer condos with all the amenities of modern living, there's something for everyone at Departure Bay
Enjoy Departure bay life to the fullest Departure Bay condos and townhomes offer some of the best opportunities for living among the finest real estate on Vancouver Island.
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Departure Bay is one of the most desirable areas in Nanaimo, as such there is often no inventory available in the Departure Bay area. BUT.. if you reach out to me, I can put you on a saved search that will give you priority access to any inventory that comes on the market in Departure Bay. And I sometimes have the heads up on off market properties as well that can be great deals. So please, reach out!

Condos and Townhomes in Departure Bay, Nanaimo

Condos and townhouses for sale in Departure Bay are primarily located on Departure Bay Road, where the view of the water is at its best. Since this is an established neighbourhood, most of the condo complexes were built in the 1980s, though there are new developments on the rise. Many of the older condos have kept their original features and designs, like hardwood flooring and stone fireplaces, though oftentimes the kitchens and bathrooms have been modernized with renovations. There's so much to love about Departure Bay condos for sale!

FAQ’s about Departure Bay Real Estate

Q: Where is Departure Bay located?

A: Departure Bay is located in Central Nanaimo, just north of the city's downtown core. What attracts so many homebuyers to this area is its natural beauty. In fact, this community is known for its parks and beaches.

Q: What should I do if there are no listings available?
A: Feel free to reach out to me, Carly Carey. I'm your local Vancouver Island real estate expert, and sometimes I have the inside track on listings that haven't hit the market yet. 

Q: Are water activities popular for Departure Bay homeowners?

A: Since this is a waterfront neighbourhood, many residents enjoy heading to the beach to swim, paddle board, kayak, or boat. There are endless options when it comes to water sports.

Q: What other activities do Departure Bay residents enjoy?

A: Locals also enjoy going for walks through the local parks or hikes on nearby elevations. Departure Bay is the ideal neighbourhood for those who love getting outside and staying active, especially with the island of Saysutshun just a short trip away from these homes, making for a perfect day trip.

Q: What are some popular parks in the Departure Bay area?

A: Some of the area's local parks include:

  • Beach Estates Park

  • Departure Bay Centennial Park

  • Woodstream Park

  • Cilaire Park

The community is also home to one of Nanaimo's top-rated golf courses: Nanaimo Golf Club. This is one of the best places for tee-time because of its amazing course and spectacular view. 

Explore Departure Bay Condos for Sale

Departure Bay is an established community in Nanaimo that incorporates the city's natural beauty down every street and cul-de-sac. When you drive through this neighbourhood, the first thing you'll notice is the gorgeous waterfront setting that's framed by towering douglas fir and pine trees. There is no better setting to own a condo than this.

The best part about buying a condo in Departure Bay is that you're practically guaranteed a view of the water and the ferries that pass by throughout the day. Most of the condos in the area are located on Departure Bay Road where you can spot the water from nearly every point.

Condos for sale in Departure Bay come in a variety of sizes, from as small as 1,000 square feet to as large as 2,000. But because many of the condo complexes were built in the 1980s, you can expect them to have large living spaces where each room in the condo flows seamlessly into the next.

It's easy to find condos that have been recently renovated to have modern designs and amenities, like chef's kitchens and top-of-the-line appliances. Often, bathrooms have been upgraded to have spa-like features, like soaker tubs and rain-head showers.

As Departure Bay is becoming a more and more popular place to live, new condo developments are on the rise. You can buy new-construction condos and townhouses that have stylish interiors and sleek designs. With hardwood flooring and private terraces, expect only the best in these condos.

Contact Nanaimo REALTOR® Carly Carey if you're interested in learning more about the condos and townhomes on the market in Departure Bay.