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Departure Bay provides homeowners a wide range of benefits including some of the most impressive views from their home's windows. The community, which is a neighbourhood located in Nanaimo, is located on the hills that surround Department Bay itself. The hillside elevation helps to create beautiful views of the bay itself as well as the surrounding mountain hillside and even Vancouver. For those that truly love the water and marine life, this area can often allow residents to feel as though they are perched in a lighthouse watching the boats come in.
Aside from spending your days looking out into the Bay to watch the BC Ferries coming in, residents also benefit from the overall easy access this community offers to local amenities. Virtually nothing in the city is more than 10 minutes from Departure Bay's neighbourhood. More so, many residents can walk to the grocery or to the various beautiful docks and boardwalks in this area.
Departure Bay has a long history of being very valuable to the area. It was one of the most sought after bays in the area because of its sheltered design. As a result, this port city became a connection point to the various mines and timber mills in the area moving product out towards Vancouver and the rest of the Pacific Northwest. Today it is quite modern and maintains its natural landscape.
The homes in this oceanside neighbourhood give buyers a wide range of styles to choose from including some unique homes. You will find many of the homes closer to the beach are older and more unique, a feature that many people seek out in real estate here. For more modern homes that have been built in the last few decades, move up the hillside just a bit. This is where you will find even the most luxurious of homes in the area.
Numerous subdivisions exist in this area including Beach Estates, Lynburn Estates, Sherwood Forest and Kin Beach. Home values are on the rise here as well. Over the last year, sale prices have climbed by an average of 8.2%. This showcases the demand for the beauty homes in this hillside community.