Northfield real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of Northfield is exemplified by its relaxed atmosphere. This neighbourhood is reasonably quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour - although there are still several noisier sections, especially near the railway line. Lastly, there are about 10 public green spaces nearby for residents to visit, such as Bowen Park and Beban Park, and they are very well-distributed, making it easy to get to them.
Cars are a great mode of transportation in Northfield. It is especially convenient to access a place to park, and most real estate listings are a reasonably short drive from the closest highway. However, Northfield is not very transit friendly. Thankfully, residents benefit from a few bus lines, and bus stops are ordinarily nearby. This neighbourhood is not particularly conducive to those who travel by foot since few common errands can be run without the use of a vehicle.
Over half of the housing stock of Northfield consists of small apartment buildings and single detached homes, and the rest of the properties are mainly duplexes and townhouses. This neighbourhood has a good choice of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. There are equal parts renters and owners living in this area. Around 40% of properties in this part of the city were built in the 1960s and 1970s, while the majority of the remaining buildings were built in the 1980s and the 1990s.
Parents and their children will value that no matter where their house is situated in this part of Nanaimo, daycares and primary schools are nearby. However, Northfield does not have any high schools. With regards to eating, it is straightforward to reach the closest supermarket on foot from most properties for sale in this area. Residents are served by approximately 30 restaurants and cafes as well.