Discover Central Nanaimo
The Central Nanaimo area is an older, well-established neighbourhood that sits in the heart of Nanaimo. Homes in Central Nanaimo are characterized by larger lots and mature landscaping with several condo buildings and townhome complexes located in the area as well. Central Nanaimo is a great neighbourhood for affordable homes and investment properties that are close to amenities such as restaurants, parks and shopping.
Central Nanaimo keeps you close to all of the amenities that Nanaimo has to offer with easy access to the different communities throughout the city. Not only does Central Nanaimo have easy access to other areas of Nanaimo, but it also has many of these amenities in the area. Central Nanaimo is home to the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and has become a highly sought after community to live in for healthcare employees. Central Nanaimo is also a great area for families as it has ample park space, family based activities and schools throughout the area to keep everything close.
Central Nanaimo has a range of different types of parks ranging from smaller neighbourhood parks to large community parks. The largest of these parks is Bowen Park. No matter what activities you want to plan for your day, Bowen Park is sure to have it! As one of Nanaimo's largest parks there is ample green space to enjoy as well as walking trails that give you views of the Millstone river and waterfalls that run through the park. There is also a beach volleyball court, disc golf course, tennis courts, lawn bowling, curling and a skate park! During the summer the city of Nanaimo organizes outdoor concerts and events that utilize the amphitheatre in the centre of the park. There is also an outdoor swimming pool where the Nanaimo White Rapids swim team practices during the warmer months. The covered picnic area is also a great place to plan outdoor gatherings.
Sitting in close proximity to the hospital is Beaufort Park. This park features an off-leash dog area that has become quite popular with residents of Central Nanaimo. There is also an area where the city converted old tennis courts into a more multipurpose space for basketball, tennis and pickle ball. The park also features a community garden and food forest.
Being the centre of Nanaimo, Central Nanaimo attracts many business owners to the area to provide a vast variety of amenities. Shopping centres throughout the area give you access to local restaurants and shopping. These local shops include coffee shops, bakeries and butcher's shops. With all of these fantastic amenities at your door step you don't have to go far to find what you are looking for!
Hammond Bay features three elementary schools to ensure that no matter where you live in Hammond Bay, you are in close proximity to schools. Hammond Bay fits into the Wellington Secondary Catchment, which is just minutes from Country Clube Centre.