Chase River and Extension Real Estate
Chase River is at the south end of Nanaimo just west of Hwy 1 heading for Victoria. A quiet semi-rural community but still conveniently close to downtown, ferry terminals and the Nanaimo Parkway; it attracts families and couples looking for more affordable real estate prices. Homes are a mix of solid, beautiful old farmhouses in the country-side and newer homes. The neighbour has undergone changes over the last several years with the addition of newer developments which continues with large future development growth plans. Due to the new activity, housing prices have started to rise; but there are still some good deals in the area.
Extension is a well-established neighbourhood is another unique community located just on the outskirts of Nanaimo. Featuring a rural setting less developed compared to other areas in and around the city as over the years it has been relatively untouched by development. You will find a lot of older homes, some dating back to the first and second world wars, with large lots as well as acreages. Some of the larger lots have been sectioned off in recent years and now are home to Estate Properties.The South End of Nanaimo is accessible via Extension Road and Nanaimo Lakes Road keeping its desirable rural feel with all the amenities you need only about a 17 minute drive away. This rural community provides good areas for hiking and lots of other outdoor activities including the Nanaimo River which is a popular spot for families in the summer.
Beaches and Parks nearby:
Chase River Estuary Park- Park just south of downtown with 1.3km of trails. Features: boardwalk, viewing areas, seating areas, and shaded gravel trails. Boardwalk leads park visitors over the tidal mouth of the Chase River to view a diverse range of birds, Chum and Coho Salmon seasonally.
Colliery Dams Park- Large park with designated dog off leash area 6am-10am and then again 4pm to dusk daily. Features: trail system, waterfall, and fresh-water swimming (no lifeguard on duty).
The Nanaimo River Estuary- Estuary south of downtown. Features: plant life, wildlife and bird watching, and salmon rearing area.
Schools in the area:
Chase River Elementary - 1503 Cranberry Avenue; (250) 754-6983
Cinnabar Valley Elementary - 1800 Richardson Road; (250) 716-1030
Park Avenue Community School - 395 Eighth Street; (250) 754-5591
John Barsby Secondary - 550 7th Street; (250) 753-8211
*school catchment areas can change without notice; click the school locator link below to verify:
Included below are homes for sale in Chase River and Extension.
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