Diver Lake is a true jewel in real estate in the Nanaimo area. The neighbourhood wraps around the lake itself, where you will find sandy beaches and a calm, peaceful, protected bay. It's an ideal spot for those who enjoy kayaking or fishing. Trout are abundant here. The area itself is only a few minutes from the North Nanaimo Town Centre, where residents find most of their commercial needs. It is also easy enough to get to and from work or other areas of Vancouver Island.
Situated between Old Island Highway and the Parkway, Diver Lake is a small and comfortable place to call home. While it offers some outstanding amenities and outdoor areas, it is also less tourism-driven than other areas of the city. The city has a beautiful forest walking path and is only a matter of minutes from the shopping, restaurants, and entertainment offered by North Nanaimo. Beban Park is known for its BMX bike circuit as well.
Well protected and less commercialised than other areas, Diver Lake provides a wide range of opportunities for residents. The history of the area is much like the rest of Nanaimo with a strong timber and mining operations located nearby. Boating is also an important industry here.
Diver Lake provides a wide range of housing options. It has also seen a significant level of growth in its real estate market. According to reports from October of 2015, the area has seen an increase in single family home sales by as much as 5% over the last year. The available home prices sit around $317,000, which is more affordable than many other areas of the city. With good schools and a strong cultural and sports presence, Diver Lake is a gem in the heart of Nanaimo and perhaps the ideal spot for first time home buyers looking for an affordable, spacious home. With small homes and larger estates, as well as several luxurious property options, there is something here for any type of buyer.
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