Five Acres real estate guide & listings for sale
Five Acres offers a slower-paced atmosphere and will appeal to those who enjoy spending time in green spaces. Most locations in the neighbourhood have fairly good access to parks, such as Colliery Dam Park and Harewood Centennial Park, since getting to the closest one is easy from the majority of homes and there are approximately 30 parks close by for residents to relax in. The noise levels in this part of the city are also low, as the streets are quite calm - although there are still several noisier areas, especially closer to the railway line or Nanaimo Parkway.
Five Acres is very car friendly. It is a reasonably short car ride to the nearest highway, such as Nanaimo Parkway, from anywhere in this area, and parking is easy. In contrast, public transit users may find few options in Five Acres due to the infrequent service. Nonetheless, there are a few bus lines passing through the neighbourhood, and it is easy to find a nearby bus stop from most residences. This part of Nanaimo is not very well-suited for those who travel by foot as meeting daily needs is inconvenient by walking.
Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing roughly 45% of buildings in Five Acres, and the rest are mainly duplexes. This neighbourhood offers mainly four or more bedroom and three bedroom homes. Homeowners occupy around 60% of the units in Five Acres while the rest are rented. Roughly one third of properties in this part of Nanaimo were built in the 1960s and 1970s, while many of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 1980s.
Families will value that wherever their property is located in Five Acres, primary schools are nearby. However, parents and their kids may consider it challenging to access high schools on foot. Concerning eating, some, but not all, property owners in Five Acres will live within walking distance of the nearest supermarket. There are also a few opportunities for those who value close by restaurants and cafes.