Townsite real estate guide & listings for sale
Home buyers who prefer a slower-paced atmosphere will enjoy Townsite. Green spaces, such as Bowen Park, are very well-situated and there are a few of them close by for residents to unwind in, making it easy to access them from most locations in the neighbourhood. This part of Nanaimo is also fairly good for those who need quiet surroundings, as the streets are generally reasonably calm - however noise can be an issue around the railway line.
The preferred means of transportation in Townsite is often a car. It is convenient to find a parking spot. However, the public transit system in Townsite is rather limited. Thankfully, there are a few bus lines passing through the neighbourhood, and the closest bus stop is typically very close. Townsite is not especially conducive to walking because running common errands is sometimes difficult.
Roughly one third of properties in Townsite were built in the 1960s and 1970s, while the majority of the remaining buildings were built pre-1960 and in the 1980s. Single detached homes are the main housing type, representing about 45% of dwellings in this area, and the remainder are mainly small apartment buildings. There are equal parts renters and owners living in this neighbourhood. This neighbourhood also has a good choice of housing size options - it is quite easy to find properties ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
It is usually feasible for property owners in this area to do their groceries by walking. Additionally, a coffee shop is often just around the corner, and a small selection of restaurants is available in Townsite as well. As far as education is concerned, parents and their children will value that wherever their home is located in Townsite, daycares and schools are nearby. At the primary level, both public and private schools can be found.