This conveniently located neighborhood is close to all the commercial and big box stores in North and Central Nanaimo. Pleasant Valley Elementary is located in the heart of the community, and residents are close to Brannen Lake and Green Lake. As well, there is access to the parkway trail, an extensive paved pedestrian/bike system that runs through mature forests alongside the parkway.
Bounded by the Nanaimo Parkway to the west and the Island Hwy to the east, traffic noise can be a problem. Elevation changes, natural area, and sound attenuation fencing minimize the impact for many residents. Care should be taken here to select a home which is properly protected or far enough away from the highway.
For families with teenagers, the nearest high school, Dover Bay is not considered within walking distance, but students can use the City bus system. The service here is reasonable due to the proximity of Woodgrove Center, the major bus hub for the north end.
The area has a mix of newer subdivisions and more established ones, providing a range of housing options to suit your needs. It’s nestled in a friendly community with great views of Mount Benson.