Houses for Sale in Jingle Pot, BC
Search all Jingle Pot Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. Jingle Pot is a neighbourhood in Nanaimo, BC. Newcomers to the Nanaimo area are often struck by the whimsical street names found around the city.
There’s Dingle Bingle Hill Road in Uplands and Twiggly-Wiggly Road in Westwood Lake. Another odd name is Jingle Pot Road, which names two of Nanaimo’s most desirable neighbourhoods: North Jingle Pot and South Jingle Pot. Be sure to register for a free account so that you can receive email alerts whenever new Jingle Pot properties come on the market.
Real Estate in Jingle Pot
In North Jingle Pot, you’ll find affordable homes built in the 1970s on large lots. North Jingle Pot is near Nanaimo’s city limits, and there aren’t many Nanaimo neighbourhoods where lots of this size can be had so affordably. Buyers will find options for large homes with renovation potential, often including full-height basements that could serve as rental suites.
In the area of North Jingle Pot, where Jingle Pot Road intersects with Biggs Road, you’ll find large, newly-built family homes with four or five bedrooms, spacious living areas, and the full range of high-end modern amenities. North Jingle Pot is a quiet, family-orientated neighbourhood, and those looking for spacious and well-built family homes won’t be disappointed.
One popular subdivision in North Jingle Pot is Deerwood Estates—a quiet and safe 55+ community that features affordable, compact ranchers. Deerwood Estates is perfect for retirees and those looking to downsize. Homes in the Deerwood Estates area were primarily built in the late 1990s and feature solid amenities and well-designed floorplans, generally in the 1,500-2,000 sq. ft. range. Deerwood Estates is located near Brannen Lake and offers a high standard of living at an affordable price.
The area of South Jingle Pot near Cathers Lake and Westwood Lake has impressive options in terms of deceptively large family homes built in the 1980s that can stretch into the 3,000 sq. ft. range. While these properties—often on quiet, low-traffic roads—would make ideal family homes, the proximity of properties in this area to Vancouver Island University also gives them potential as partial or full rental properties that cater to the student market.
Further south in South Jingle Pot is the Morrell Nature Sanctuary, a large green space featuring a lake and excellent hiking and running trails. Directly on the border of Morrell Nature Sanctuary is Willow Park, an appealing gated community that offers affordable two and three-bedroom ranchers in one of the most beautiful parts of the city.
About Jingle Pot, Nanaimo, BC
North Jingle Pot is one of the more rural areas of Nanaimo, located in the beautiful valley at the foot of Mount Benson. Residents of North Jingle Pot appreciate the proximity to Mount Benson’s excellent hiking and the views out over the Coast Mountains and the Strait of Georgia that the mountain’s summit provides. North Jingle Pot is within easy reach of the solid shopping options in the North End of Nanaimo and a direct ten-minute drive to downtown. This mix of rural living on large lots with convenient city amenities is a central selling point of calling North Jingle Pot home.
South Jingle Pot is located near the base of Mount Benson and is slightly less rural. It’s more development than North Jingle Pot and closer to the downtown area and the University District. The South Jingle Pot neighbourhood is relatively small and consists of the Jingle Pot Pub, Westwood Lake, and the power station. The Nanaimo Parkway runs directly through the Jingle Pot neighbourhoods, creating an easy link to Nanaimo’s surrounding areas and nearby communities and cities on Vancouver Island. North and South Jingle Pot are attractive options for buyers looking for properties in a rural environment that allow access to city convenience.
Things to Do in Jingle Pot
North and South Jingle Pot have several green spaces, and getting outdoors and enjoying the beautiful nature all around is one of the top local pastimes for residents of these neighbourhoods. Mount Benson Regional Park has over two hundred hectares of forest and rugged hiking trails, accessible by old logging paths that crisscross the park. One particularly popular trail is the Mount Benson Loop, over 7 km long. It’s a moderately difficult hike—especially in the wetter months when the path can become slippery—but the views from the top are certainly worth the effort.
Within the Benson Creek Falls, Regional Park is the excellent Ammonite Falls trail which features a relatively simple 5 km hike with a big-time payoff at the end, with its beautiful roaring waterfall. The trail is well-maintained and offers the soothing sight of large old trees and the calming sound of distant rushing water.
In the foothills of Mount Benson is yet another popular outdoor destination—Westwood Lake Park. This park has a popular 5 km path beloved by the neighbourhood’s running and hiking enthusiasts. Shorter trail segments are also available for those short on time. In the summer months, Westwood Lake Park has a swimming area that’s lifeguard-patrolled, and there is also a dog park nearby.