Popular Neighborhoods of Central Vancouver Island

Are you looking for real-estate in Port Alberni, Qualicum Beach, Parksville, or Nanaimo? Here is a detailed list of the best Central Vancouver Island neighborhoods to live in.

Port Alberni 

Echo: Exton St, Maitland St, Woodland Ave, Kendall Ave, Huff Dr. 

Why people want to live here.

Nicely kept family homes and yards. Close to shopping and amenities. Close to Wood Elementary, Alberni District Secondary, and North Island College. The Port Alberni library, museum, skating rink, sports field, and pool are nearby. 

North Alberni: Glenside Rd, Craig Rd. Michigan Rd. Bishop Cres. 

Why people want to live here.

Nicely kept older homes, walkable streets, close to businesses, amenities and shopping. Close to Blair Park, Williamson Park, an off leash dog park, the Kitsuksis Dyke Trail, and Alberni Elementary. 

Cherry Creek: Horne Lake Rd, Durham St, Cyprus Blvd, Markham Rd. 

Why people want to live here.

 Alberni Golf Club and the Log Train Trail. Large lots and small acreages. Plenty of greenspace and beautiful views of vineyards, mountains and pasture land. 

Qualicum Beach / Parksville

Qualicum Oceanside: Eagle Crest Dr, Bluffs Dr, Judges Row Dr, Elm Ave. 

Why people want to live here.

Spectacular views of the ocean, walkable  streets, nicely maintained yards and homes, close to beach and recreational activities. 

Central Parksville: Magnolia Dr, Vine Dr, Sandlewood Dr, Ponderosa Dr, Crabapple Cres, James St. 

Why people want to live here. 

New built walkable subdivisions. Close to the Springwood Elementary School, Ballenas Secondary, the Parksville Wetlands Trail, and an off-leash dog park. 

Lantzville / Nanaimo 

Lower Lantzville: Lantzville Rd, Jacks Rd, Dickinson Rd.

Why people want to live here.

Plenty of green space, scenic ocean views, and Woodgrove Centre is nearby. 

North Nanaimo: Groveland Dr, Broadway Rd, Carmanah WY, Carlton Rd. 

Why people want to live here.

Close to shopping and amenities and close to McGirr Elementary, Dover Bay Secondary, Saxer Park, Grovleand Gyro park, and the McGirr Sports Field.

Departure Bay: Hammond Bay Rd, Cosgrove Crescent, Cilaire Dr, Bay St. 

Why people want to live here.

Close to the ocean, nicely kept family homes and yards, close to the Nanaimo Golf Club, Staffordshire Park, Woodstream Park, Departure Bay Centennial Park, Departure Bay School, and the Peak Lookout. 

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