Central Alberni Houses for Sale
Search all Central Alberni houses for sale and real estate listings below. Central Alberni is one of the largest and most popular neighbourhoods in Port Alberni, BC, because it contains many amenities and affordable housing types. This area is popular with families and retirees due to the number of medical offices, pharmacies, and recreational opportunities nearby.
Real estate listings contain a mixture of commercial and residential. Small shops, restaurants, and office spaces are available alongside detached single-family homes, apartment buildings, condominiums, and duplexes. Most homes contain older character and mid-century styles, with a few newer craftsman builds. First-time home buyers often look to Central Alberni’s real estate listings for its high occurrence of quality, affordable homes. To request up-to-date information about properties for sale in Central Alberni, or to arrange a private showing, contact your Port Alberni real estate experts today! Read more about Central Alberni real estate.
Newest Central Alberni Real Estate Listings
In 2022, Central Alberni saw 43 single-family homes sold. According to the statistics provided by the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB), the average list price for these homes was $496,125, with an average sale price of $508,860. Homes in Central Alberni sold at 103% of the listing price. The average time it took for homes to sell in the neighborhood was 34 days in 2022.
Central Alberni offers a vast variety of real estate options to meet a vast variety of needs. Properties range considerably, from some of the most affordable residential real estate on Vancouver Island, to commercial properties for investors, to heritage houses full of charm, to semi-rural houses; this area encompasses some of the most diverse options in any geographical location in the Central Vancouver Island region.
Real Estate in Central Alberni is serviced by reliable city services, including water, sewer and waste disposal. Central Alberni falls under the City of Port Alberni and is served by the Port Alberni Fire Department.
Built on a hillside, the central region of the Alberni Valley has some impressive urban plateaus to scale, which your legs will love you for! The area also boasts plenty of level walking opportunities for the days you don’t want to fill your fitness tracker with incline fluctuations to smash all your fitness goals.
About Central Alberni
If we had to choose one word to describe Central Alberni, it would be diversity! It is without question the Alberni Valley’s most varied neighbourhood. Like much of Port Alberni, Central Alberni was built on a hillside, framed in the west by the waters of the Alberni Inlet and in the east by stunning second growth forests. Along the water’s edge is the industrial district, which pays homage to the Alberni Valley’s forestry roots. Next is the commercial district on 3rd Avenue, which is home to a mixture of stores, restaurants and services.
Above the commercial district is old Port Alberni, a residential neighbourhood offering some of Port Alberni’s most affordable houses, as well as some of its most beautiful character homes. Further up the hill, you’ll come across some of Port Alberni’s most impressive new executive homes, some of which enjoy panoramic views of the Alberni Inlet and the Alberni Valley. It's also home to Port Alberni's only gated community!
Finally, the last transformation as you move up Burde Hill is the change into peaceful, semi-rural, properties. These properties are surrounded by nature trails including the historic Log Train Trail, the Beaver Pond Trail, and the Roger’s Creek Trail network.
No matter where you find yourself in Central Alberni, you’ll be close to impressive options for shopping and recreation. So come and check out this vibrant neighbourhood and find out why so many Vancouver Islander’s call it home.
Things To Do in Central Alberni
Shopping and Accessibility
When you buy real estate in Central Alberni, you will have access to some of the best shopping that the Alberni Valley has to offer. From fun and funky locally owned & operated artisan shops, to a truly unique antique thrift shop, to grocery stores and a little of everything in between, there are choices abound. All of your amenities are easily accessed by foot and Port Alberni Regional Transit System intersects in this central location, making transportation a breeze without having to own a vehicle.
Restaurants and Services
There are so many choices when it comes to dining in the Alberni Valley and many of the eateries are located right in the heart of Central Alberni. From local coffee shops, to franchise chains and grocery stores with outstanding selections, you will never wonder what’s for dinner when you purchase real estate in this vibrant region.
Recreation in Central Alberni
With Echo Centre a short jaunt away, you have access to the local swimming pool, library and museum. This easily accessible community centre is host to the City of Port Alberni’s Parks & Recreation Department, which offers a wide array of fitness activities and community programs for the entire family. North Island College, the Alberni Athletic Hall and the Alberni Valley Multiplex – home to the Alberni Valley Bulldogs – are also all very close by.
Nature and Hiking Trails
The Alberni Valley is spoiled with our selection of gorgeous walking and hiking trails, and Central Alberni is no exception. With the Burde Street and Beaver Pond being two of the most spectacular and easy to access trails in the city, they are well travelled by locals and visitors alike. You will come across many breeds of canines walking their humans along these Alberni Valley trails, so if you love dogs, be prepared to greet oodles of them. Closer to the industrial and commercial areas of the City of Port Alberni is the Lower Dry Creek Trail, which is a short, accessible and level grade trail that is perfect for an easy evening stroll or cycle. With expansion and improvement being one of our local Port Alberni city council’s main priorities, there will be more trails to look forward to in the coming years.