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

People who prefer a slower-paced atmosphere will enjoy City Center-Protection Island. There are approximately 20 parks close by for residents to check out, like Bowen Park and Maffeo Sutton Park, resulting in them being easy to reach from most locations within the neighbourhood. This area is also quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour.


Most homes for sale in this area are located in places that are reasonably conducive to walking, although carrying out daily needs is occasionally difficult without the use of a vehicle. Driving is a very good medium of transportation in this neighbourhood. It is very easy to access a parking spot. On the other hand, commuting by transit can be challenging in this part of the city as a result of the low service level. Thankfully, there are about 20 bus lines crossing the neighbourhood, and it is very easy to find a nearby bus stop from most homes.


About 45% of dwellings are small apartment buildings, making it easy to find apartments in City Center-Protection Island, but large apartment buildings and single detached homes are also present in the housing stock. This part of Nanaimo is primarily composed of one bedroom and two bedroom homes. About 60% of the population of this neighbourhood rent their home while the rest are owners. Around one third of homes in this part of Nanaimo were built pre-1960, while the majority of the remaining buildings were built in the 1960s and the 1990s.


In this area, families will typically be able to get to daycares and primary schools by walking. However, City Center-Protection Island does not have any high schools. When it comes to eating, it is easy to reach the closest supermarket on foot in this part of Nanaimo. Additionally, those who like to eat in restaurants will have a good number of choices, and home buyers benefit from about 10 cafes as well.

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