The rural Cedar Neigbourhood is situated just south of Nanaimo’s city limits. This vast and varied neighbourhood is a mix of farms and equestrian properties and the West Coast luxury waterfront properties of Cedar By the Sea and Yellow Point. The newer housing near Hemer Park adds to the diversity of this neighbourhood. Homes in this area are on the Cedar Community Water system or rely on their own personal wells, are on septic systems and are protected by the North Cedar Volunteer Fire department. From the Annual Sales in 2017, the average selling price in this neighbourhood was $480,538 for a single family home compared to the Nanaimo area, single family home average sale price of $518,449.
The trails of Hemer Park wind through old growth forests to the shores of Holden Lake were homeowners can fish, swim and boat. Nanaimo River is a favourite swimming hole during the hot summer months.
The magnificent natural beauty of Cedar belies its convenience to South Gate Mall, Country Grocer Rona, Coastal Community Credit Union, Smitty’s and Tim Hortons. Cedar proper boasts the 49th Parallel Grocery store, Coco Café, Cedar Tireland and the famous, fine dining of Mahle House. Yellow Point’s Crow and Gate Pub draws crowds from up and down Vancouver Island looking for an authentic English pub dinner.
North Oyster Elementary and North Cedar Intermediate schools feed into Woodlands Secondary School, with many graduates moving on to Vancouver Island University.
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