Departure Bay real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of Departure Bay is exemplified by its relaxed atmosphere. It is easy to access parks in the neighbourhood since there are about 30 of them close by for residents to check out. This part of Nanaimo is also good for those who prefer a quiet atmosphere, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour.
Cars are an excellent transportation option in Departure Bay. It is very easy to park. However, getting around by public transit is challenging in this area. Thankfully, the neighbourhood is served by a few bus lines, and bus stops are not very far-removed from most residences. Travelling on foot is not very convenient for house buyers in Departure Bay as meeting daily needs is difficult by walking.
In Departure Bay, about 60% of buildings are single detached homes, and the remaining houses are mainly small apartment buildings and duplexes. This neighbourhood is primarily composed of three bedroom and four or more bedroom homes. Homeowners occupy around two thirds of the properties in Departure Bay whereas the remainder are rented. Most housing in this neighbourhood was built between 1960 and 1980, during its main building boom.
Some, but not all, property owners in Departure Bay will live within walking distance of the nearest grocery store. There are also a few options for those who appreciate restaurants and cafes in close proximity. Regarding education, primary schools are convenient to get to on foot from anywhere in this neighbourhood. However, Departure Bay does not contain any high schools.