Departure Bay real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of Departure Bay is exemplified by its relaxed environment. This part of Nanaimo is quiet overall, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour. Finally, it is easy to reach public green spaces from most locations in the neighbourhood since there are around 30 of them close by for residents to relax in.
The car is usually the preferred approach to get around in this area. It is especially convenient to access a parking spot. In contrast, the public transit network in Departure Bay is not very practical. Nonetheless, property owners have access to a few bus lines, and bus stops are not very far away from most homes. This area is not very conducive to walking because running daily errands is inconvenient.
Single detached homes are the predominant housing type, representing many buildings in Departure Bay, and the rest of the houses are mainly small apartment buildings and duplexes. This neighbourhood also has a good choice of unit sizes - it is quite easy to find properties ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around two thirds of the population of this neighbourhood own their home and the rest are renters. Most of the housing growth in this part of Nanaimo occurred in the 1960s and 1970s.
A portion of property owners in this neighbourhood may have the option to do groceries on foot, while others will have to turn to a vehicle. There are also a few options for those who appreciate restaurants and cafes in close proximity. As far as education is concerned, primary schools and daycares are convenient to reach on foot from most properties for sale in this part of the city. In contrast, there are no high schools in this area.