Houses for Sale in Parksville, BC
Search all Parksville Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. Parksville is a neighbourhood in Parksville, BC, and is a small city on Vancouver Island's east coast. It's one of the ideal neighbourhoods on Vancouver Island, featuring large sandy beaches, friendly residents, and quaint shops.
Parksville is an attractive real estate market, and housing prices are known for being more expensive than in surrounding communities. Be sure to register for a free account so that you can receive email alerts whenever new Parksville properties come on the market.
Real Estate in Parksville
Real estate investors can find investment opportunities in the form of quaint rural homes slightly outside of the core Parksville neighbourhood and compact condo units that also present great potential to those looking for vacation homes or vacation rental properties.
An attractive option for real estate investors in Parksville comes from large, two-storey single-family homes built in the 1960s and 1970s. Frequently with floor space above 2,000 sq. ft., these homes commonly have up to five bedrooms and three bathrooms, making them excellent options for growing families. These homes offer real estate investors great potential for income-generating rental properties, as Parksville is a popular tourist destination.
As a popular vacation and retirement neighbourhood, there are plenty of options for well-situated condos in the heart of Parksville that offer the ability to walk to beaches in a matter of minutes. With bright and sunny floorplans and large windows and balconies that take every advantage of the surrounding ocean views, affordable condos built in the 1980s and 1990s are a great way to enter Parksville's real estate market without breaking the bank. If you're thinking of creating a vacation rental or other rental property, you'll want to look into each building's strata policies, as not all Parksville condos allow rental units.
In Parksville, you'll find affordable 55+ communities built in the 1970s and 1980s that offer great value on quiet and safe streets. The homes in these neighbourhoods typically have one or two bedrooms around 1,000 sq. ft., making them excellent homes for those looking to downsize and retirees looking to enjoy the next stage of their lives amidst all the beaches golfing, and sun one could ask for.
About Parksville, BC
Because of its beachy atmosphere and great weather, Parksville is a particularly popular retirement community. Given the access to outdoor recreation it provides, Parksville is also an excellent destination for outdoor enthusiasts, families, and more.
Parksville is a laid-back little city, but it is conveniently located along BC Highway 19A—the charming Old Island Highway that runs from Nanaimo to the south and Campbell River to the north. Getting from Parksville to Nanaimo takes under half an hour in good traffic conditions. Nanaimo is the second biggest population centre on the island—with a population of nearly 100,000 residents—and while Parksville typically has everything residents need day-to-day, the easy access to Nanaimo's shopping and amenities is a perk. The neighbouring cities of Courtenay and Port Alberni are only around forty minutes from Parksville by car.
Particularly in the summer months, Parksville resembles a resort city. The city has a strong tourism industry and is a common vacation spot for people from Vancouver Island, Vancouver, and worldwide. The beautiful landscapes in Parksville often feature a combination of the ocean, nearby old-growth forests, and rugged mountain peaks. Parksville may just have the best weather in Canada, and when you factor in the numerous golf courses, hiking and biking paths, provincial parks, and of course the beaches, you end up with is a truly desirable place to live.
Things to Do in Parksville
In Parksville, there's no shortage of charming and whimsical ways to enjoy oneself. A popular attraction with tourists and locals alike is heading to Paradise Fun Park, which has two excellent mini-golf courses that are challenging and fun for the whole family. Other attractions at Paradise Fun Park include bumper boats, an ice cream counter, and waterfront camping. Paradise Fun Park frequently offers specials and is a popular spot for children's birthday parties.
Parksville has some of the most beautiful beaches on Vancouver Island, and it's home to several luxurious resorts that make the most of this desirable setting to offer unique experiences to socialize, unwind, and connect with the local environment. One popular option is Ocean Sands Resort, just five minutes from Rathtrevor Beach. The resort has beautiful oceanside and poolside units. Miles of sandy beach is at your doorstep, and it's a great home base for outdoor adventures, as plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, kayaking, diving, horseback riding, whale watching are within close reach.
The crown jewel of the Parksville area is Rathtrevor Beach, located just a few kilometers outside the city's main centre. Rathtrevor is a sprawling sandy beach with enough room to never feel crowded, even on perfect summer days. The beach is framed by old-growth forests on one side and jagged mountain ridges on the other. It recedes nearly a kilometer when the tide is low, opening up endless opportunities for family outings, meditative walks, romantic evenings, and more.