The Central Nanaimo area is just as its name implies, a central area within the city. It is still very beautiful and offers plenty of access to nature, but it also provides more access to modern amenities. Beautiful with a wide range of property options, Central Nanaimo, the hospital area, provides buyers with affordability in some areas and very high values in others. Walking and hiking trails, local recreation and entertainment, and easy access to Nanaimo Highway make this area a prime place to call home.
Driving just ten minutes to the north or the south of this area will allow residents to gain access to just about anything needed. Central Nanaimo is not as rural and property options are more suburban or urban than in other areas just a few miles away. However, this area does provide convenience. There are numerous shops and restaurants here including locations such as Country Grocer and TD Bank are in the city often within walking distance to most homes. Nanaimo General Hospital is also in this area as is The Nanaimo Health Unit and various doctors' offices. Beban Park is nearby, which provides access to numerous golf, tennis, and pool facilities. Forest Park Elementary School is located in the neighbourhood and is a component of Wellington High School.
Finding single family homes for sale in Central Nanaimo is very easy to do. There are some condo properties here for those who want less maintenance and lower costs. Many of the homes were built in the late 1970's and 1980's. Still, much of the area is modern with some older homes and brand new properties in place.
Home values are growing quickly here with demand for the area rising. Home sale prices grew by 7.5% from October of 2014 to October of 2015. Home prices vary significantly, but purchasing a single family, 3-bedroom home for around $310,000 is possible. The stellar neighbourhood, easy access to amenities, and beautiful landscapes make this area one of the more sought after by buyers today.
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