Homes for Sale in Nanoose, BC
Search all Nanoose Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. Nanoose is a neighbourhood in Parksville, BC, Nanoose is a semi-rural community surrounding a prominent hill called "the notch," and housing is spread thinly.
The newest housing development in Nanoose is the Fairwinds waterfront community. It is promoted as a prime oceanfront location that offers residents a high quality of living with a balance of natural beauty and first-class amenities. Be sure to register for a free account so that you can receive email alerts whenever new Nanoose properties come on the market.
Real Estate in Nanoose
Nanoose's housing types range from modest single-family homes, cabins in wooded areas, or small rural valleys to spectacular custom-built ocean view homes on acreage. Most housing is single-family detached, but there are some townhouses and condos. Approximately 90% of residents are homeowners, and 10% are renters. Most houses were built between the 1980s and 1990s or later, with about 30% made in the 1960s and 1970s. This community of Nanoose is known for being quiet and peaceful.
About Nanoose, Parksville, BC
The community of Nanoose, population 4,200, can be found off Hwy 19 on the east coast of Central Vancouver Island, 15 km south of Parksville and 26 km north of Nanaimo. This beautiful lush area of farmland, hills, woods, and beaches was originally called Arlington after the Arlington Hall and Post Office. In 1916 it was renamed Nanoose after Nanoose Bay, a 6 km long deepwater bay. An 1864 map shows Nannose spelled 'Noonooa', and the current anglicized spelling was adopted in the early 1870s.
Living here requires a car to get to the local shopping centre or further out to either Parksville or Nanaimo. Retired individuals, artisans, or hobby farmers make up the bulk of the population, but there is an elementary school and daycare for younger families. High schoolers must commute to Parksville.
There is a marina at Schooners Cove, which is also the home of the local yacht club and a local pub. Nanoose is also where you'll find one of the most spectacular golf courses on Vancouver Island - Fairwinds Golf Club. New luxury condos and townhouses have been built near Fairwinds and are all part of the Fairwinds community with access to a health club with a fitness centre, indoor pool, and hot tub.
Things to Do in Nanoose
The heart of this community is the Nanoose Place Community Centre across the road from Thrifty's Food Store. Locals enjoy various fitness activities offered here, including Tai Chi, Keeping Fit classes, and Pickleball. The Pie Factory is also located nearby, which is a popular spot for locals. You can pick up a homemade savoury pie for a delicious and quick dinner or a sweet pie for a special dessert.
Beachcomber Regional Park
This one-acre seaside park located at the end of Nanoose's Beachcomber Peninsula offers scenic views of Craig Bay, north across the Strait of Georgia (the Salish Sea) and the coast mountains on BC's mainland. Sizeable flat rock formations are accessible at low tide, making them ideal for exploring tidal pools.
Moorecroft Regional Park
Once home to a youth camp called Camp Moorecroft, this 35-hectare oceanfront park is managed under the Nature Conservancy of Canada and has a Conservation Covenant, prioritizing enhancement and ecological protection through low-impact recreational amenities. Visitors enjoy the Garry Oak meadows and can walk the trails, picnic by the ocean, and take in the spectacular views of the Salish Sea and Coastal Mountains.
Fairwinds Golf Club
Fairwinds is an 18 hole golf course open throughout the year overlooking the Salish Sea. It is known for requiring golfers to develop strategies for maneuvering the tree-lined fairways and contoured greens and is one of the most popular golf courses on Vancouver Island.
Springford Farm Market
Living in Nanoose means you are a short drive from Springford Farm Market, where you can pick up farm-raised (free of hormones and antibiotics) beef, eggs, and in-season fruits and vegetables. The store, which is located on the farm, also carries a selection of local produce from other farms and Island made artisan foods.