North Nanaimo Houses for Sale
Search all North Nanaimo houses for sale and real estate listings below. North Nanaimo is a central neighbourhood in Nanaimo, BC, with Woodgrove Mall, Costco, Cabelas and several parks and green spaces minutes away.
While many neighbourhoods in Nanaimo feature mid-century housing options—with some character homes that are a century old or more—North Nanaimo is primarily a newer-built part of the city. You typically won’t find homes more than forty years old. However, those looking for good-sized properties in laid-back subdivisions will find plenty of choices in this part of Nanaimo. The Texada is a high-end condo development perfect for those without a vehicle. To request up-to-date information about properties for sale in North Nanaimo, or to arrange a private showing, contact your Nanaimo real estate experts today!
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Real Estate in North Nanaimo
In 2022 the number of homes sold in North Nanaimo was 221 single-family homes. According to the statistics provided by the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB), the average list price for these homes reached $1,042,800, while the average sale price amounted to $1,050,000. On average, single-family homes sold at 101% of their listed price. The average days on market in North Nanaimo was 24 days.
In the area of North Nanaimo along the eastern section of Hammond Bay Road—appealingly near to both Neck Point Park and Linley Valley Cottle Lake Park—you’ll find large townhomes built in the last five years that offer stylish modern design choices. These homes typically feature high-end appliances and quality craftsmanship, with options including multiple balconies, rooftop patios, and more.
House hunters will also find plenty of options in terms of beautiful newly built condo homes in North Nanaimo near Uplands Drive, which offer the added benefit of proximity to the conveniences of Woodgrove Centre and Costco, as well as Dover Bay Secondary School. Condos in this neighbourhood—many only a year or two old—often feature spacious, airy open-concept floorplans, high ceilings, large windows, and back patio areas that are perfect for hosting. The relative affordability of good-sized, well-situated homes in this part of North Nanaimo makes them an attractive option for real estate investors.
North of Rutherford Road, those looking for affordable properties or looking to downsize will find impressive two-bedroom condo units in the Longwood development, which features more than fifty upscale units in a pleasant community that features fantastic views, landscaping, and a pond. Another popular condo development in North Nanaimo is The Texada, which offers affordable units with a massive perk of ocean and mountain views. Condo units in The Texada generally feature large bedrooms, open concept living spaces with high ceilings, and impressive kitchens. Retirees and young professionals can enjoy the high standard of living these properties offer. These properties also represent solid options for real estate investors, such as rental properties or vacation homes.
About North Nanaimo, BC
North Nanaimo is a large neighbourhood consisting of the area north of Hammond Bay but south of Lantzville, bordered by Uplands and Pleasant Valley on the west side. North Nanaimo is a loose neighbourhood geographically, and there is some crossover with what could be considered Uplands and Dover Bay. One thing that’s for sure is that North Nanaimo is one of the most desirable neighbourhoods in the city of Nanaimo, owing to its quiet, family-friendly streets and convenient amenities.
Much of North Nanaimo can be found along the coast, offering beautiful views of the Georgia Strait and the Gulf Islands that dot it, in addition to access to some of the best beachfront parks in the city. The Island Highway and the Nanaimo Parkway run through North Nanaimo, making transportation to Nanaimo’s other neighbourhoods and nearby Vancouver Island communities a breeze. Some of the best shopping in Nanaimo can be found in North Nanaimo, including Woodgrove Centre—the biggest mall on Vancouver Island. Residents of North Nanaimo enjoy easy access to top-notch recreational facilities, restaurants, and more. The drive downtown from North Nanaimo takes just over ten minutes when traffic is clear.
North Nanaimo offers plenty of available real estate options regarding recently-built properties, whether for real estate investors or those looking for a new home. North Nanaimo is widely regarded as a great place to raise a family, as it’s one of the safest and quietest parts of the city. There are excellent schools in the area and plenty of parks and other green spaces.
Things to Do in North Nanaimo
One of the top benefits of living in North Nanaimo is the easy access to some of Nanaimo’s best waterfront parks. One of the most beautiful oceanside parks in Nanaimo is Piper’s Lagoon, which has a wealth of beautiful winding trails with viewpoints that are a tranquil place to soak up the aquatic scenery, particularly at sunrise and sunset. Piper’s Lagoon is home to a thriving wildlife population, including a bird population that includes blue herons, loons, kingfishers, and plenty of other marine birds. Piper’s Lagoon is a popular spot for beachcombing, storm watching, and relaxing walks, even in the colder months.
Neck Point Park
Not far from Piper’s Lagoon, slightly to the north, is another popular park for enjoying the ocean scenery—Neck Point Park. Neck Point offers impressive opportunities to spot oceanic wildlife, including otters, sea lions, and whales. At Neck Point, there are numerous beautiful rocky beaches to choose from, and well-maintained walking paths wind through the park. The Neck Point Loop hiking trail is around 2 km long, takes around an hour, and is accessible to walkers and hikers of all skill levels. Beyond the main loop trail, several other paths lead to Finn Beach, Indian Beach, and other destinations.
Lantzville Lookout Loop
There are several natural attractions in North Nanaimo that don’t involve the ocean! Slightly north, in Lantzville, you’ll find the Lantzville Lookout Loop, a 6 km hiking trail with excellent views of Mount Arrowsmith. The Lantzville Lookout Loop is a great hike in the summer and winter months, but if conditions are muddy or snowy, you’ll want to bring shoes with good traction—and maybe even hiking poles—as the terrain can be tricky in certain parts.