Extension, once a dynamic mining site in the 1900’s, is a now a quiet, rural neighbourhood only 10 minutes from downtown Nanaimo. Single family homes are a real mix including older homes on larger lots and newer with acreage to mobile homes. From the Annual Sales in 2017, the average selling price in this neighbourhood was $427,273 for a single family home compared to the Nanaimo area, single family home average sale price of $518,449.
Nature lovers will appreciate the many biking and hiking trails of Extension, as well as its proximity to Extension Ridge (don’t miss the earthquake fissure), Nanaimo River (one of Nanaimo’s best swimming spots) and fish-laden Beck Lake.
When you are ready to take care of life’s necessities, South Gate Mall, Country Grocer, and Co-op Gas bar are waiting while the amenities of University Village and Port Place Mall is only minutes away. Cinnabar Valley Elementary school feeds into Cedar Secondary School and Chase River Elementary feeds into John Barsby Secondary, with many graduates continuing on to Vancouver Island University.
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