Lantzville is a smaller community (3,400) that borders the North end of Nanaimo and connects to the South border of Nanoose Bay. Lantzville sits on mostly low bank waterfront and is made up of typically larger lots than that of the suburban neighbourhoods of Nanaimo. It’s a historical town with its beginnings based in the 1920’s coal mining era. Lantzville is a quieter community that still retains many of its larger trees, a leafy neighbourhood and the yards are usually fenced completely, instead of just the backyards. The waterfront properties have spectacular views of the Georgia Strait and when the tide is low, it’s a great place to walk on the pebble beaches. There are some “dog friendly” beaches in Lantzville that are popular with the dog loving families. (Me included)

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Nanoose Bay

Nanoose Bay, a spectacularly scenic community that embraces nature with the added bonus of being located in between two popular Central Vancouver Island waterfront cities. Nanaimo and Parksville, being only 10 & 15 minutes away from Nanoose Bay, with every shopping and service amenity possible. Nanaimo Hospital and Vancouver Island University are 20 minutes away from Nanoose Bay. There is an excellent highway system connecting all three communities.

Only 25 mins to BC Ferries, elegant Nanoose Bay has its own supermarket, post office, pharmacy and restaurants. Fairwinds Golf Club, an excellent golf course, enhances the Fairwinds homes with views that hug the course. Fairwinds Landing is a new waterfront development adjacent to the Marina. Panoramic Ocean views with plans that include a pub, restaurant and shopping. This new development will add to the already established waterfront condo building, if you are ready to move NOW! Continue reading