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Departure Bay, Nanaimo, British Columbia Real Estate and Homes for Sale

Single detached homes are the predominant housing type, representing many dwellings in Departure Bay, and the rest are mainly small apartment buildings, duplexes, and townhouses. Around half of properties in this part of Nanaimo were constructed between 1960 and 1980, while most of the remaining buildings were built pre-1960 and in the 1980s. This part of the city has a good choice of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Homeowners occupy about two thirds of the units in Departure Bay whereas the remainder are rented.  Read more about Departure Bay real estate

55 Homes For Sale in Departure Bay



Departure Bay is very car friendly. It is very easy to find a parking spot. In contrast, this part of Nanaimo is not very transit friendly. Nonetheless, property owners are served by a few bus lines, and bus stops are not very far from most homes. Walking is not very feasible for house buyers in Departure Bay since most daily needs are sometimes challenging to meet without having to resort to a vehicle.


It is a rather short walk to reach daycares and primary schools from most houses for sale in this part of the city. On the other hand, there are no high schools in Departure Bay. When it comes to food, a portion of property owners in this neighbourhood may be able to travel to the nearest supermarket on foot, while others will have to use a vehicle. There are a few options for those who appreciate restaurants and cafes in close proximity.


Departure Bay offers a relaxed ambience and will appeal to home buyers who enjoy spending time outdoors. This area is reasonably quiet overall, as there are usually low levels of noise from traffic. Finally, access to public green spaces from many locations in the neighbourhood, including Beach Estates Park and Linley Valley Cottle Lake Park, is easy since there are about 30 of them close by for residents to check out.