Yellowpoint to Nanaimo? I wouldn't want to do it every day, but it's nothing compared to what people do in larger cities - it's what, a 30 minute drive?
That maps a load of kaka poopoo, I have lived in Nanaimo now for 2 years, (southern end of Haliburton), only here would a district that has some of the highest concentration of heritage homes with views of the harbour and gabriola , within walking distance of the city centre be considered the least desireable area in town, when friends and family come to visit from Vancouver , they can't believe it!!, if this was Vancouver or Victoria , the southend would have been gentrified years ago, this has been the first city I have lived in where its desireable to live as close to a mall as possible, and by the way I will echo what others on here have allready stated, in two years of living in the Southend, I have never had one issue or feelings of being in a unsafe place.
Most of the time, its money that dictates where one will put their feet down. Rental units and homes for sale will let you know where the folks desire to live.With teenagers, I would be careful choosing, but thats for anywhere one would go.I like the Southend, but thats where I walk and take photos, I don't live there.Mind you, there are some fabulous views to be had!
The northend has just as many crackers, maybe more because they tend to slip under the radar, with the better concentration of police in the mid-south area.
I think it is more like a 15 minute drive. I was just out at yellow point lodge.
Originally Posted by riverrat
I've lived on Pine St. and that area is known to us as 'Old City'- has someone come up with a different name for the 'hood?
Can you recommend a realtor and a house inspector?
I have noticed that you used to be a realtor and hope you'd be so kind and suggest a trustworthy realtor to help me buy my first little home in Nanaimo over the next 2 months. Also is central Nanaimo a relatively quiet area to live in? What is the average age of the houses in that area?
Thanks very much for any help!
Originally Posted by islandgal
Last edited by riverrat; 02-06-2011 at 11:23 AM.
Reason: removed real name
Originally Posted by naturelvr
I sent you a PM. Central Nanaimo has some nice older homes (average age in that area is probably 35-40 yrs) and some areas are quite quiet...it depends on the neighbourhood/street you are looking at.
Sorry, I have not been on these boards for a long time, so just saw your message. Good luck with your house hunting and welcome to Nanaimo! If you have any questions just ask!