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City Center/Protection Island, Nanaimo, British Columbia Real Estate and Homes for Sale

Small apartment buildings are the predominant housing type, representing about 45% of dwellings in City Center-Protection Island, while the rest are mainly large apartment buildings and single detached homes. About one third of properties in this neighbourhood were constructed pre-1960, while the majority of the remaining buildings were built in the 1960s and the 1990s. This neighbourhood is primarily composed of one bedroom and two bedroom homes. Renters occupy about 60% of the dwellings in the neighbourhood while the remainder are occupied by owners.  Read more about City Center/Protection Island real estate

61 Homes For Sale in City Center/Protection Island



A majority of the houses for sale in this neighbourhood are located in places that are quite well-suited for walking, although meeting daily needs is occasionally challenging on foot. This area is a very convenient part of Nanaimo for driving. It is straightforward to park. However, City Center-Protection Island is not very transit friendly. Nevertheless, the neighbourhood is connected by around 20 bus lines, and most homes are very close to a bus stop.


Property owners in this neighbourhood will be pleased to learn that a grocery store is always only a reasonably short walk away. Furthermore, a restaurant is often just around the corner, for example along Victoria Crescent, and there are also approximately 10 coffee shops in City Center-Protection Island. As far as education is concerned, it is a rather short walk to access daycares and primary schools from any location in this area. However, City Center-Protection Island does not contain any high schools.


The character of City Center-Protection Island is exemplified by its relaxed environment. This area is reasonably quiet, as noise from streets and other parts of the city is rarely an issue. Finally, it is easy to get to green spaces in the neighbourhood, since there are around 20 of them nearby for residents to discover and the majority of properties have a park around the corner.