Pleasant Valley-Rutherford real estate guide & listings for sale
Pleasant Valley/Rutherford is a fairly good neighbourhood to buy a house in for those who prefer a calm environment. This part of Nanaimo is quiet, as there are low levels of noise from traffic - however some areas can be quite noisy, especially close to the railway line. Finally, it is easy to get to parks from many locations in the neighbourhood since there are around 30 of them nearby for residents to enjoy.
Driving is usually the favoured way to move around in this part of Nanaimo. Many real estate listings are a short drive from the closest highway, and coming across a place to park is generally easy. On the other hand, the public transit system in Pleasant Valley/Rutherford is rather poor. Nevertheless, the neighbourhood is connected by about 10 bus lines, and bus stops are usually close by. It is impractical for people walking to get around in this part of Nanaimo as meeting daily needs is difficult.
The majority of dwellings are single detached homes, making it easy to find detached homes in Pleasant Valley/Rutherford, while the rest are mainly small apartment buildings and townhouses. About one third of homes in this neighbourhood were built in the 1990s, while the majority of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 2000s. This area is primarily composed of three bedroom and two bedroom homes. Homeowners occupy around 85% of the properties in Pleasant Valley/Rutherford and 15% are rented.
There are only a limited number of primary schools in this part of the city and therefore they can be an extended walk away. Additionally, Pleasant Valley/Rutherford does not contain any high schools. Moreover, parents may consider it challenging for their kids to reach daycares as a pedestrian. When it comes to eating, the nearest supermarket in Pleasant Valley/Rutherford is generally only a rather short walk away. There are also around 30 restaurants and cafes in this part of the city.