Lantzville is a community directly north of Nanaimo and spans both sides of the Island Highway. Lantzville was incorporated in 2003 and became it's own district as opposed to a community of Nanaimo. With a population of just over 3,000 people, Lantzville sits just outside of Nanaimo city lines and the residents of Lantzville benefit from the short distance to the amenities offered by North Nanaimo as well as the local shops and park space. Lantzville real estate has become quite popular for their proximity to the ocean and the abundant beach accesses in the area.
Lantzville has something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you enjoy browsing local shops and art studios, restaurants or parks, you are sure to find something to do in Lantzville! Lower Lantzville has the vibe of an ocean front town with beaches to explore and green spaces to explore. The real estate in lower Latnzville is a mixture of older and newer homes and ocean front homes line the beach. A majority of these homes have the benefit of privacy that is provided by longer driveways in a lot of cases as well as adequate tree coverage. In Upper Lantzville, there are some homes with larger propery and acreages. Further up the hill there has been substantial development including the Foothills project. These homes provide you with a good chance at stunning ocean views that look over the Georgia Strait and, depending on where the home faces, you can see across to the sunshine coast and Vancouver! The Upper Lantzville area also features ample park space and vast trail networks to explore, either on foot, or bike.
Purchasing a home in Lantzville guarantees that you are going to be close to many parks and other outdoor spaces to enjoy.
The University District has seen an increase in development more recently which includes a new shopping centre featuring new restaurants. Across from this new shopping complex is University Village which includes a coffee shop, more restaurants, groceries and a pharmacy. This development can be contributed to the popularity of the University District due to the increased demand from university students living in the area who want to be able to access everything that the may need within the community.
The City of Nanaimo has also invested heavily into parks and recreation in the area. These investments include an oval track and field, new turf field at Nanaimo District Secondary School (NDSS) and, most recently, improvements to Serauxmen baseball stadium. There is also an aquatic centre connected to NDSS that has 3 separate pools and a fitness centre. Across the street from the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre is the Nanaimo Ice Centre which is used for minor hockey events and is the home arena for the Nanaimo Bucaneers Junior 'B' hockey team.
- École Pauline Haarer Elementary (French Immersion)
400 Campbell Street, Nanaimo, BC
- Fairview Elementary
205 Howard Avenue, Nanaimo, BC
- Mountain View Elementary
2480 East Wellington Road, Nanaimo, BC
- École Quarterway Elementary
1632 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC
- John Barsby Secondary School
550 Seventh Street, Nanaimo, BC
- Nanaimo District Secondary School (NDSS)
355 Wakesiah Avenue, Nanaimo, BC