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Nanaimo Luxury Real Estate

It's easy to see why so many discerning home buyers choose luxury homes in Nanaimo. This vibrant city on the east coast of Vancouver Island is home to beautiful parks, top-rated schools, superb shopping and dining options, and gorgeous waterfront properties. Nanaimo luxury homes range from palatial waterfront estates to sleek modern condos with all the amenities you could ask for. With a laid-back urban atmosphere and access to spectacular natural beauty, Nanaimo has everything you need right on your doorstep. Plus, Vancouver is just a ferry ride away.

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Nanaimo Luxury Real Estate

Luxury homes in Nanaimo are designed to impress with huge suites, high-quality materials like cedar, marble and granite, and beautifully landscaped grounds. Many offer sweeping views of the water, forest, and mountains.

Most single-family luxury homes in Nanaimo are custom-built, so you'll find a wide variety of architectural styles. This includes West Coast style homes with multiple stories, striking modern constructions, and even rustic-chic log homes.

Nanaimo luxury condos for sale typically have plenty of space to spread out, unobstructed waterfront views, modern appliances, and access to excellent amenities. Condo residents don’t have to worry about maintenance, as homeowner’s associations often manage tasks like property upkeep and security.

Typical features that you might find in Nanaimo luxury homes include oversized windows to let natural light in, large decks and/or balconies, fireplaces, gourmet kitchens, home offices, and multi-car garages. Some also have hot tubs, swimming pools, boat docks, and guest cottages.

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Living in Nanaimo

Nanaimo offers the best of both worlds— the conveniences of an urban centre and incredible nature. Residents can shop. dine out and go hiking, golfing, scuba diving, bungee jumping and wildlife spotting. 

Nanaimo typically experiences mild winters and warm summers. This makes it easy to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and scenery. Residents can stroll along beaches and explore forest trails and mountain paths.

Nanaimo also has a number of parks where you can enjoy the fresh air and scenery. Popular parks include Swy-a-lana Lagoon Park and May Richards Bennett Pioneer Park. 

You're spoiled for choice when it comes to food in Nanaimo because the city has a wide selection of restaurants serving all manner of cuisine. Must-try spots include Longwood Brewery, Smokin George's and Nori Japanese.

Families will find excellent schools in Nanaimo for children of all ages. There are over 30 public schools, as well as several independent schools. Nanaimo is also home to Vancouver Island University.

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Nanaimo Luxury Real Estate Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is Nanaimo a good place to live?

A: Nanaimo offers a very high quality of life compared to other urban centres in Canada. Residents will find plenty to do including a wide range of outdoor activities and cultural events. Plus you have everything you need for everyday life in the city including excellent schools, restaurants, cafes, grocery stores, recreational facilities, and parks. Nanaimo also enjoys an ideal location just across from Vancouver on the western coast of the Strait of Georgia.

Q: How far is Nanaimo from Vancouver?

A: The ferry ride from the Departure Bay Ferry Terminal to Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver takes about one hour and 40 minutes. Ferries leave every two hours.

Q: What is considered a luxury home in Nanaimo?

A: Nanaimo luxury homes are generally priced in the top 10% of the Vancouver Island real estate market. They often have very generous square footage, prime locations with great views, high-end finishes, and excellent amenities.

Q: Can you help me sell my luxury property in Nanaimo?

A: Absolutely! I have a wealth of experience selling luxury real estate on Vancouver Island, from waterfront estates to exclusive vacation homes, land for sale, and more. I can devise a unique marketing plan to highlight your property's best assets and tap into a network of international connections to give you the highest possible leads and reach.

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