The Departure Bay neighbourhood is full of handsome older homes on larger lots, with most homes nestled on the sloped terrain of Sugar Loaf Mountain, and drink in the dramatic views of Departure Bay, the Pacific Ocean and Coastal Mountains. A variety of higher end, single family homes and condo developments can be found in the established Cilaire & Stephenson Point subdivisions. From the Annual Sales in 2017, the average selling price in this neighbourhood was $537,186 for a single family home compared to the Nanaimo area, single family home average sale price of $518,449.
The beach at Departure Bay is a popular place for families to relax and play in the sand, splash in the water and watch BC Ferries and pleasure craft sail by, with the coastal mountains as a spectacular backdrop.The golfer in the family will be smitten with The Nanaimo Golf Club, Nanaimo’s year round championship golf course. The paved multi-purpose 8 km long E&N Trail is a favourite of walkers, runners and bikers of all ages.
It’s easy to take care of life’s necessities with Country Club Centre (Save on Foods, Future Shop and CIBC) and Brooks Landing (Home Hardware, Staples and Co-op gas) close by. Cilaire, Departure Bay and Rock City Elementary are the feeder schools for Wellington Secondary School, with many of the students continuing on to Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island University.
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