Northfield real estate guide & listings for sale
Northfield is a reasonably good neighbourhood to buy a house in for those who prefer a calm atmosphere. The noise levels in this area are low, as the streets are generally peaceful - however some parts can be quite loud, especially around the railway line. Finally, it is easy to reach green spaces in the neighbourhood since there are about 10 of them nearby for residents to enjoy.
Moving around by car is very easy in this area. Parking is easy, and many properties for sale are a rather short drive from the closest highway. However, public transit riders may experience limited choices in Northfield due to the service's low frequency. Nonetheless, residents have access to a few bus lines, and bus stops are not very far away from most homes. It is at times difficult for pedestrians to navigate this part of the city because few daily errands can be run without the use of a car.
The majority of the housing stock of Northfield is made up of small apartment buildings and single detached homes, and the remainder are mainly duplexes and townhouses. This area also has a good selection of unit sizes; it is quite easy to find properties ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. The proportions of homeowners and renters are about even. Around 40% of properties in this neighbourhood were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, while many of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1980s and the 1990s.
Daycares and primary schools are convenient to access on foot from any location in Northfield. In contrast, Northfield does not contain any high schools. With regards to eating, the closest supermarket in this part of Nanaimo is typically only a short walk away. There are also around 30 restaurants and cafes in Northfield.