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

Small apartment buildings are the most common housing type, representing about 45% of buildings in City Center-Protection Island, and the rest of the dwellings are mainly large apartment buildings and single detached homes. Roughly one third of properties in this neighbourhood were constructed prior to the 1960s, while many of the remaining buildings were built in the 1960s and the 1990s. This part of Nanaimo offers mainly one bedroom and two bedroom homes. About 60% of the population of this neighbourhood rent their home and 40% are owners.  Read more about City Center/Protection Island real estate

93 Homes For Sale in City Center/Protection Island



Many of the homes for sale in this area are located in places that are reasonably convenient for those who travel by foot, although common amenities such as post offices or hardware stores can be an occasionally long walk away. Driving is a good transportation option in this part of the city. It is very easy to park. In contrast, City Center-Protection Island is not very transit friendly. Nonetheless, there are approximately 10 bus lines passing through the neighbourhood, and most properties are very close to a bus stop.


Families will find that wherever their house is located in this area, primary schools and daycares are nearby. On the other hand, City Center-Protection Island does not have any high schools. As far as food is concerned, it is frequently practical for property owners in City Center-Protection Island to do groceries on foot. In addition, this part of Nanaimo is a good place in which to eat out, and a limited number of cafes can be found as well.


People who prefer a relaxed atmosphere will enjoy City Center-Protection Island. This area is quiet overall, as there tend to be low levels of noise from traffic. Finally, there are approximately 20 parks close by for residents to visit, like Maffeo Sutton Park and Bowen Park, which makes them easy to access.