Northfield real estate guide & listings for sale
Northfield offers a calm atmosphere and will appeal to those who enjoy spending time in green spaces. Most areas in this part of the city are reasonably quiet, as there are usually low levels of noise from traffic - although that is not the case around the railway line. Finally, parks, such as Beban Park and Bowen Park, are very well-distributed and there are approximately 10 of them close by for residents to unwind in, resulting in them being easy to get to from most locations within the neighbourhood.
Cars are an excellent transportation option in Northfield. It is very convenient to park, and nearby highways are quite easy to drive to from any location in this part of the city. However, the public transit service in Northfield is fairly poor. Thankfully, homeowners are served by a few bus lines, and the closest bus stop is generally just around the corner. Many of the homes for sale in this part of Nanaimo are located in places that are not particularly conducive to walking since meeting daily needs is occasionally challenging.
Around 40% of homes in Northfield were built in the 1960s and 1970s, while the majority of the remaining buildings were built in the 1980s and the 1990s. Over half of the housing stock of this neighbourhood is made up of small apartment buildings and single detached homes, and the rest of the properties are mainly duplexes and townhouses. The split between renters and homeowners is about even. This neighbourhood has a good choice of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
House buyers in Northfield will value that a grocery store is always only a short walk away. There are also a limited number of options for those who care about nearby restaurants and cafes. With regards to education, primary schools are convenient to reach on foot from any location in Northfield. On the other hand, there are no high schools in this part of Nanaimo.