Westwood real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of Westwood is exemplified by its calm ambience. This neighbourhood is reasonably quiet, as the streets are generally peaceful - however some areas can be quite loud, especially around Nanaimo Parkway. Finally, there are approximately 10 green spaces close by for residents to relax in, like East Wellington Road Park and Lotus Pinnatus Park, which makes them easy to get to.
Driving is very often the favoured mode of transportation in this area. It is very easy to come across a parking spot, and the majority of properties for sale are a rather short car ride from the nearest highway, such as Nanaimo Parkway. In contrast, the public transit system in this part of Nanaimo is not very accessible. Thankfully, homeowners benefit from a few bus lines, and most houses are near a bus stop. Walking is not very practical for home buyers in Westwood since very few common errands can be run without the use of a vehicle.
Around 30% of homes in Westwood were built following the year 2000, while many of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 1980s. Single detached homes and townhouses are the predominant housing type in this neighbourhood. Homeowners occupy roughly 80% of the units in Westwood whereas renters occupy the remainder. This neighbourhood is primarily composed of three bedroom and four or more bedroom homes.
It can be difficult to reach high schools and primary schools on foot from houses for sale in this part of Nanaimo. Furthermore, daycares are not particularly abundant and consequently not always within walking distance. With regards to food, house buyers in Westwood typically have to use a vehicle to shop for their groceries. Residents of this part of the city are served by a few restaurants.