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Suburban Convenience in North Nanaimo

Pleasant Valley Real Estate

As part of Nanaimo's northern end, the neighbourhood of Pleasant Valley is characterized by its convenient location. The community boundaries begin south of Aulds Road, with the Island highway acting as the eastern most edge. It stretches down to Mostar Road, and then moves west towards Brannen Lake. The city's major shopping complexes, top-tier schools, and parks are just minutes away from Pleasant Valley. Contact Carly Carey today to start your home search, or click to learn more about Pleasant Valley real estate.

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Pleasant Valley Real Estate Stats

Average Home Price $792K
Lowest Priced Home $309K
Highest Listing Price $1.7M
Total Property Listings 34
Avg. Days On Market 37
Avg. Price/SQFT $557

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Pleasant Valley Overview

 Residents will find that the surroundings are so diverse, that travelling far for amenities is seldom necessary. Not only are there parks and entertainment opportunities nearby, but the amenities at Pleasant Valley Landing will make it easy to check off items on your errand list. Areas such as Woodgrove and Pleasant Valley Landing have commercial spaces with everything you need, from hardware stores to grocers, and, of course, some great restaurants.

Schools near Pleasant Valley include Pleasant Valley Elementary, Uplands Park Elementary, Aspengrove School, and Dover Bay Secondary.

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Picturesque Community

Pleasant Valley Real Estate Highlights

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    Quick access to both Highway 1 and the Parkway
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    Some of Nanaimo's best shopping - Real Canadian Superstore, Costco & more.
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    Affordable mixture of single-family homes, townhomes & condominiums
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    Quiet suburban neighbourhood with an active community spirit
Life In Pleasant Valley The Pleasant Valley Community Center has been a welcoming space to gather since 1924, and today it’s still a popular spot. Rent the hall for a party, or stop by for the Island Roots Market Co-operative.
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Suburban Living

Serenity in the City

This serene community is located in the heart of the action, but with minimal impact from commuter traffic. The Pleasant Valley neighbourhood is able to maintain its a quiet, suburban ambiance because of its smaller streets, and it's quite desirable because of this.

The two highways (the Nanaimo Parkway and the Island Highway) make it easier for travellers and passersby to avoid any residential streets, and homeowners are minutes from nearby amenities.

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quiet escapes to nature

Popular Local Parks

Parks like Brannen Lake, alongside the nearby waterfront beaches and many community greenspaces, are just a few of the options available to residents of Pleasant Valley. Brannen Lake is located across the parkway and is a popular choice for boaters and various other summer water activities.

Mount Benson alone offers endless adventure, with hiking, geocaching and biking possibilities, with the trails to Ammonite Falls being particularly beloved. 

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Top Pleasant Valley Highlights & Attractions

Pleasant Valley is made up of both residential and commercial areas, with the latter roughly being found in the north and south ends of the neighbourhood. The benefits of this is that shops and stores are but a quick drive away, and residential streets are kept quiet and private. Residents of Pleasant Valley get the best of both worlds in regards to amenities and peacefulness.

The neighbourhood is also located near two large lakes, Brannen Lake and Green Lake. Both of these bodies of water have a boat launch, so for those of who like to get out on the water spontaneously, this community might be a great option. However, if the lakes are not for you, there are boat ramps for the strait (both motorized and non-motorized) about a 10 to 15-minute drive east. 

For outdoor enthusiasts of the hiking and mountain biking variety, Mount Benson Regional Park can be a bit of a drive, but worth it. There are some hiking trails closer to Pleasant Valley, such as Lower Norbacks Line and those at Benson Creek Falls Regional Park, however these trails are not always clearly marked and mapped, so interested individuals should take some caution. 


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