As the name suggests, this neighbourhood is central! A mere 10 minute drive north or south gets you to all that Nanaimo has to offer. An added bonus is that everything your family needs is within walking distance. You have many choices for the best quality of life … a mix of west coast malls offering Tim Hortons, Rexall Drugs, Country Grocery and TD Bank and the stand-alone goodness of Columbia Bakery, Piper’s Meats and Quarterway Pub. The shopping and services of Brooks Landing or Country Club Center Mall is only a quick trip across the Nanaimo Highway.
You’ll find a bountiful mix of well maintained single family homes developed in the 80’s nestled beside new townhouse and condo complexes. Central Nanaimo is often referred to as the “hospital district” by locals because of its close proximity to Nanaimo General Hospital, Nanaimo Health Unit, Nanaimo Child Development Centre. From the Annual Sales in 2017, the average selling price in this neighbourhood was $394,547 for a single family home compared to the Nanaimo area, single family home, average sale price of $518,449.
The large green space of Beban Park will keep your family very busy with its walking trails, Pitch ‘n Putt golf and driving range, tennis courts, gym and pool facilities, Frank Crane Arena,soccer fields and Marie Davidson BMX Park. The VIEX Fair Grounds is host to the annual 3-day Vancouver Island Exhibition summer Fair and summer-long Farmer’s Markets.
Forest Park Elementary students feed into Wellington High School while French Immersion students progress from Quarterway Elementary to Nanaimo District Secondary School’s French immersion programs.
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