City Center-Protection Island real estate guide & listings for sale

The character of City Center-Protection Island is exemplified by its relaxed environment. This area is reasonably quiet, as noise from streets and other parts of the city is rarely an issue. Finally, it is easy to get to green spaces in the neighbourhood, since there are around 20 of them nearby for residents to discover and the majority of properties have a park around the corner.


A majority of the houses for sale in this neighbourhood are located in places that are quite well-suited for walking, although meeting daily needs is occasionally challenging on foot. This area is a very convenient part of Nanaimo for driving. It is straightforward to park. However, City Center-Protection Island is not very transit friendly. Nevertheless, the neighbourhood is connected by around 20 bus lines, and most homes are very close to a bus stop.


Small apartment buildings are the predominant housing type, representing about 45% of dwellings in City Center-Protection Island, while the rest are mainly large apartment buildings and single detached homes. About one third of properties in this neighbourhood were constructed pre-1960, while the majority of the remaining buildings were built in the 1960s and the 1990s. This neighbourhood is primarily composed of one bedroom and two bedroom homes. Renters occupy about 60% of the dwellings in the neighbourhood while the remainder are occupied by owners.


Property owners in this neighbourhood will be pleased to learn that a grocery store is always only a reasonably short walk away. Furthermore, a restaurant is often just around the corner, for example along Victoria Crescent, and there are also approximately 10 coffee shops in City Center-Protection Island. As far as education is concerned, it is a rather short walk to access daycares and primary schools from any location in this area. However, City Center-Protection Island does not contain any high schools.

Neighbourhood Listings

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)
MLS® #: 464706


260 MILTON ST, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2K6

2 bed|2 bath|1126 sqft|house
Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)
MLS® #: 464680


5 - 111 WALL ST, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 5H9

2 bed|2 bath|1314 sqft|townhouse
Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)
MLS® #: 464659



3 bed|3 bath|1106 sqft|house
Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)
MLS® #: 464578


522 VANCOUVER AVE, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 4G7

4 bed|3 bath|3878 sqft|house
MLS® #: 464557


27 CYPRESS STREET, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 0A1

3 bed|4 bath|1466 sqft|townhouse
460 Realty Inc.
MLS® #: 464546

$239,900 Listing price move is DOWN

314 - 30 CAVAN ST, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 6K3

2 bed|1 bath|761 sqft|condo
eXp Realty
MLS® #: 464542


401 - 481 KENNEDY ST, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2J4

1 bed|1 bath|700 sqft|condo
eXp Realty
MLS® #: 464396


1302 - 154 PROMENADE DR, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 6Y3

2 bed|2 bath|1164 sqft|condo
ED GARNER*, RE/MAX of Nanaimo
MLS® #: 464339


202 - 1250 STEWART AVE, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 4C9

2 bed|2 bath|860 sqft|condo
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