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Departure Bay Homes

Departure BAY

When you travel into Nanaimo by ferry you are greeted a picturesque hillside of homes overlooking the ocean which make up the area of Departure Bay.

Departure Bay is a mature neighbourhood and conveniently located central to Nanaimo. Many of the homes are perched up on the hillside and can watch the ferry coming to and from Vancouver with Newcastle Island just off to the right.

Kinsmen park it the pebbly beach park at the bottom of Departure Bay road and central to the area. It has a playground for kids, dog friendly beach area and room to sit on a log and watch the passing ferry.

There is a coffee shop, gas station and a couple of shops in the area. Down by the water, it feels more like a quaint beach town but with quick access to the highway, downtown and shopping amenities.

The main roads intersection the area are Departure Bay road which you  can take west quick access to groceries, Best Buy, a bank and other shopping at Country Club Mall and Hammond Bay road which you can take north to other waterfront parks.

The age of homes in the Departure Bay area is all over the map. You'll find once considered upscale modern homes built in the 50s & 60s, a good mix of modest homes built in the 80s and 90s then some completely new developments carved into the mountainside.

Lots of great ocean view homes in this area, a string of apartment complexes by the water and a handful of waterfront homes.

Also, I would be remiss not to mention that it's this area of Nanaimo that's known for the famous "Robin Hood themed" street names including Notthingham Drive, King Richard Dr, Bowstring Close and Little John Way!

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For sale $545,000
2427 GLENAYR DRIVE, nanaimo, British Columbia

2427 Glenayr Drive

Nanaimo, British Columbia

4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2463 sqft
For sale $659,000
905 MALASPINA CRES, nanaimo, British Columbia

905 Malaspina Cres

Nanaimo, British Columbia

4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 2312 sqft
For sale $585,000
3065 MCCAULEY DRIVE, nanaimo, British Columbia

3065 Mccauley Drive

Nanaimo, British Columbia

4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2005 sqft
For sale $514,000
2855 FAIRBANKS STREET, nanaimo, British Columbia

2855 Fairbanks Street

Nanaimo, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1490 sqft
For sale $779,000
3253 FOLKESTONE DRIVE, nanaimo, British Columbia

3253 Folkestone Drive

Nanaimo, British Columbia

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2149 sqft
For sale $629,900
2902 GLEN EAGLE CRES, nanaimo, British Columbia

2902 Glen Eagle Cres

Nanaimo, British Columbia

6 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 3567 sqft
For sale $649,900
1543 KNIGHT COURT ROAD, nanaimo, British Columbia

1543 Knight Court Road

Nanaimo, British Columbia

5 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 2950 sqft
For sale $1,050,000
2525 DEPARTURE BAY ROAD, nanaimo, British Columbia

2525 Departure Bay Road

Nanaimo, British Columbia

4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 3631 sqft
For sale $869,000
Lot B MANZANITA PLACE, nanaimo, British Columbia

Lot B Manzanita Place

Nanaimo, British Columbia

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1700 sqft
For sale $879,000
Lot D MANZANITA PLACE, nanaimo, British Columbia

Lot D Manzanita Place

Nanaimo, British Columbia

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2054 sqft
For sale $879,000
Lot A MANZANITA PLACE, nanaimo, British Columbia

Lot A Manzanita Place

Nanaimo, British Columbia

3 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 1997 sqft
For sale $1,400,000
160 CANTERBURY CRES, nanaimo, British Columbia

160 Canterbury Cres

Nanaimo, British Columbia

7 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 3910 sqft