Pleasant Valley-Rutherford real estate guide & listings for sale
Pleasant Valley-Rutherford offers a slower-paced environment and will appeal to home buyers who enjoy spending time outdoors. There are about 30 public green spaces nearby for residents to relax in, such as Oliver Woods Park, and they are very well-distributed, which results in them being easy to get to from the majority of locations within the neighbourhood. This area is also reasonably quiet, as noise from the streets and other parts of the city is rarely an issue - although that is not the case closer to the railway line.
The best means of transportation in this neighbourhood is usually driving. It is very convenient to park, and nearby highways are very easy to drive to from anywhere in Pleasant Valley-Rutherford. However, residents using public transit may find very few options in this part of the city as a result of the low service level. Thankfully, there are around 10 bus lines passing through the neighbourhood, and the closest bus stop is generally a short walk away. It is inconvenient for people travelling on foot to navigate Pleasant Valley-Rutherford as very few daily errands can be run without the use of a car.
In Pleasant Valley-Rutherford, many buildings are single detached homes, while small apartment buildings and townhouses make up most of the remaining housing stock. Roughly one third of properties in this part of the city were constructed in the 1990s, while the majority of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 2000s. This area offers mainly three bedroom and two bedroom homes. Around 85% of the units in the neighbourhood are occupied by homeowners and 15% are rented.
There are only a limited number of primary schools in Pleasant Valley-Rutherford and therefore they can be a rather long walk away. Additionally, this part of Nanaimo does not have any high schools. Moreover, daycares are not particularly plentiful and consequently may require an extended walk to get to. In terms of food, home buyers in Pleasant Valley-Rutherford will welcome that a grocery store is always only a reasonably short walk away. Residents benefit from around 30 restaurants and coffee shops as well.