Westwood real estate guide & listings for sale
People who prefer a slower-paced ambience will enjoy Westwood. Getting to parks in the neighbourhood, including Lotus Pinnatus Park and Morrell Nature Sanctuary, is easy, since the majority of houses have one that is sometimes hard to reach and there are around 10 green spaces nearby for residents to relax in. This part of the city is also reasonably quiet, as there are generally low levels of noise from traffic - although there are still several louder sections, especially near Nanaimo Parkway.
Westwood is an extraordinarily good part of Nanaimo for travelling by car. It is very convenient to come across a parking spot, and many properties for sale are a rather short drive from the nearest highway, such as Nanaimo Parkway. On the other hand, public transit riders may find very few choices in Westwood as a result of the service's low frequency. Thankfully, there are a few bus lines, and most residences are near a bus stop. Most homes for sale in this part of the city are located in areas that are not very conducive to walking because very few common errands can be run without having to resort to a vehicle.
Roughly 30% of properties in Westwood were built following the year 2000, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 1980s. The sizeable proportion of single detached homes in the housing stock of this part of Nanaimo is an important part of its character. About 80% of the population of this neighbourhood own their home and the remainder are renters. This part of the city offers mainly three bedroom and four or more bedroom homes.
High schools and primary schools are not especially abundant in Westwood, and therefore tend to be a rather long walk away. Moreover, parents and their children may consider it difficult to reach daycares as a pedestrian. When it comes to food, in vast majority cases, a car is required to buy groceries. Residents of this part of the city are served by a few restaurants.