This Harbour City, Nanaimo, located in the central region of Vancouver Island on the east side, across the Georgia Straight from the city of Vancouver on the British Columbia lower mainland, is tucked cozily behind Protection and Newcastle Islands. Overlooking a glistening harbour, with a population base of 775,347 (2016), Vancouver Island offers a variety of rural and urban communities with rich cultural diversity. It's home to fishing fleets, a bustling downtown, BC ferries, and residences positioned to breathe in its spectacular natural wonders. This health-conscious and bustling society offers the perfect mix for clean living. The business centre of Van Isle, Nanaimo is easily accessible by sea or air to the Lower Mainland and the rest of the world.
Nanaimo offers investors an opportunity to do business in a beautiful location with an energetic lifestyle and highly skilled human resources. New residents and businesses are attracted to the Nanaimo region every year. People in every stage of life move to the island for the high quality of life; many of whom come from other Canadian provinces. It's a choice destination for empty nesters and pre-retirees because of the mild winters and communities that cater to the needs of seniors. Residential and commercial growth continues to flourish and strengthen the economy. Housing prices are approximately 1/3 of the cost of homes in Vancouver and about 1/2 the price of homes in Victoria. Nanaimo offers a variety of real estate choices, many of which offer spectacular ocean and mountain views. Nanaimo real estate is definitely a better bang for your real estate dollars.
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A quaint little community adjacent to Nanaimo North. Seaside and pastoral settings add a rural flavour to life.
Recently developed into the shopping destination and sub-urban centre of the city. Lies approximately twenty minutes …
Is an excellent starter home area where prices tend to be more affordable. You’ll find homes built during the early c…
Hammond Bay Rd. originates in Departure Bay and meanders along the coast north towards North Nanaimo where it termina…
This area was named for the bay from why the BC Ferry departs for Vancouver. The terraced streets permit spectacular …
Uplands is an area of the city you encounter as you drive north along the Island Highway. Situated on the East side o…
The Pleasant Valley area runs north from Mostar Rd, along the west side of the Island Hwy. until it reaches North Nan…
Nestled along the westside of the Island hwy. from Bowen Rd to Mostar Rd, Diver Lake is a wonderful residential area.…
The area is serviced by Jingle Pot road. It begins in the South Nanaimo area and weaves its way through beautiful cou…
Historic, charming owner-operated shops, styling architecture, flavourful eateries, and direct access to the downtown…
Central Nanaimo hosts the historic Downtown and Old City Quarter featuring the meandering seawall walkway, city park …
Imagine Living on a small, quaint, and beautiful island across from the city of Nanaimo. It was subdivided into resid…
Visitors arriving by BC Ferry encounter Gabriola Island on the port side as they enter the harbour to Nanaimo. Gabe, …
A small community south of the city that hosts rural properties and gorgeous waterfrontage. BC Ferries operates the D…
This area is aptly named as the area is an extension of the city’s boundary to the South West. Homes are affordable …
Chase River, a community of the City of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada on Vancouver Island. Situated south of town…
VIU (Vancouver Island University) educates and employs hundreds of people both from the surrounding area and from aro…