Chase River-Duke Point-South End real estate guide & listings for sale
Chase River/ Duke Point / South End is a reasonably good neighbourhood to buy a home in for those who prefer a relaxed environment. This part of the city is fairly good for those who enjoy quiet surroundings, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour - although there are still several louder areas, especially around the railway line or Nanaimo Parkway. Lastly, it is easy to access green spaces from the majority of locations in the neighbourhood, since reaching the closest one is sometimes difficult from a large number of properties for sale and there are approximately 20 public green spaces close by for residents to explore.
Chase River/ Duke Point / South End is very car friendly. It is very convenient to park, and nearby highways, such as Nanaimo Parkway, are easy to drive to from any home in this area. On the other hand, public transit riders may experience very limited choices in this neighbourhood due to the low service level. Nonetheless, there are about 10 bus lines traversing the neighbourhood, and the nearest bus stop is usually close by. A majority of the houses for sale in this part of Nanaimo are located in places that are not very suitable for those who travel by foot as almost no common errands can be run without having to use a vehicle.
Chase River/ Duke Point / South End did not experience a single construction boom; the construction of new dwellings in this neighbourhood was spread throughout multiple decades in recent history. In this neighbourhood, the majority of buildings are single detached homes, while duplexes are the main alternative in the housing stock. Homeowners occupy about three quarters of the properties in Chase River/ Duke Point / South End whereas renters occupy the remainder. This part of Nanaimo is primarily composed of two bedroom and three bedroom homes.
There are only a limited number of primary schools in Chase River/ Duke Point / South End and accordingly they can be an extended walk away. Moreover, this neighbourhood does not contain any high schools. Likewise, daycares are not particularly plentiful and therefore not always within walking distance. When it comes to eating, some residents in Chase River/ Duke Point / South End may be able to purchase their groceries by walking, while others will need another means of transportation. A limited variety of restaurants and coffee shops can be found as well.