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Ladysmith Real Estate

Ladysmith homes for sale are located in the northern tip of the Cowichan Valley, just 14 km south of Nanaimo. This coastal, sea-side town is home to a growing population, which translates into a great diversity in the home prices and types. If you’re looking for a quieter atmosphere than Nanaimo, but with all the conveniences of the nearby city, look to Ladysmith. Contact Carly Carey today to start your home search, or click here to read more about Ladysmith real estate.

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Oceanfront living
Charming Community

Ladysmith Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $1.2M
Lowest Price $115K
Highest Price $15M
Total Ladysmith Listings 152
Avg. Days On Market 57
Avg. Price/SQFT $539

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Ladysmith Real Estate Highlights

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    Charming downtown area
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    Gorgeous mountain, forest, and water views
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    Convenient location
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    Scenic parks, trails, and preserves
 just a step away from the big cityExperience waterfront living like never before in charming Ladysmith, BC. 
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excitement at every corner

Highlights Of Living In Ladysmith

Famous for the breathtaking views, one of a kind hiking trails, and rich heritage and culture, Ladysmith is a community truly meant for those looking to live out their dream waterfront lifestyle in excitement and family-friendly fun.  

It starts from the dazzling harbour and hillside escapes with trails for every age and skill level like the Estuary Trail, Heart Lake Loop, Holland Creek Trail, or even the Stocking Lake Trail. 

Ladysmith locals run businesses that are the focus of the downtown core, and include storefronts for cafes, boutiques, restaurants and antique stores. As a homeowner, you'll also be able to enjoy the other amenities the town has to offer:

  • Hiking trails near waterfalls
  • Art tours
  • Festivals include Ladysmith Light Up and Celebration Days
  • Transfer Beach, an oceanfront park
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Tight-Knit Community
Year-Round Activities
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beautiful spacious Homes

Ladysmith Homes Were Made For You

On one side of the highway is the larger part of the Ladysmith real estate market: on these western edges sits the main downtown core, along with many established communities and new subdivisions. On the other side are the waterfront properties. Thanks to a large slope, many of the homes for sale on either side of Ladysmith boast ocean views.

Ladysmith is a great choice for buyers on the hunt for Vancouver Island waterfront properties. Yellowpoint is just south of Cedar, but quite close to the Ladysmith borders. As such, it’s not uncommon to see homes in the area listed under the Ladysmith umbrella. Look to Yellowpoint for large tracts of land and waterfront access.

Unobstructed views to Ladysmith harbour and a stunning backdrop of Mount Baker could make the most stunning sceneries for hosting guests in your new dream home.

Oversized windows were thoughtfully placed throughout the homes in these master planned properties so that you can truly take in all that nature has to offer from the comfort of your home.

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Top Ladysmith Highlights & Amenities

The town of Ladysmith has a tranquil, laid-back atmosphere that appeals to many. But despite this, there is always something happening in this beautiful area. Its downtown is located on 1st Avenue, and includes local businesses, boutiques, and restaurants, interspersed with the occasional chain or large business. 

Other highlights of the Ladysmith downtown area include:

  • Ladysmith Museum
  • Ladysmith Community Gardens
  • Ladysmith Branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library
  • Historic Ladysmith Train Station and the Ladysmith Historical Society
  • Aggie Fields
  • Ladysmith Community Marina

The community also has a number of annual and seasonal events. This includes food truck festivals during the warmer months, open mic nights at the marina during week nights, live music and concerts at the waterfront, and downtown markets. The Arts on the Avenue Festival showcases local art and artists, and the Community Banner Program allows artist submissions to beautify the town. 

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Ladysmith Real Estate Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who founded Ladysmith?

A: Ladysmith was founded in 1904 by James Dunsmuir, and was originally a mining town. Before European settlement, the area was inhabited by the Stz’uminus First Nation.

Q: How did Ladysmith get its name?

A: The coastal community of Ladysmith is named after a battle, the siege of Ladysmith, during the Second Boer War in what is now South Africa. Before its official naming, the community was called Oyster Harbour.

Q: Is Ladysmith a nice place to live?

A: Ladysmith, BC is a great option for those who love the small-town atmosphere and tight-knit communities. With many parks, outdoor recreation opportunities, and area events, Ladysmith appeals to nature-lovers and families.

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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.