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Thinking About Relocating to Nanaimo? Here’s Why You Should Today

Relocating to Nanaimo

Even as the world continues to change around you, your dream to move, relocate and settle down is still possible.

Nanaimo is considered one of the top urban centres on Vancouver Island for those looking for a perfect sized waterfront community with many amenities. Nanaimo is referred to as the Harbour City. If you are looking for city living that also offers access to the ocean, lakes, mountains and other outdoor adventures, look no further. Nanaimo provides its residents access to the best of what nature has to offer.

If you're still debating whether or not to relocate to this lovely city, here are some of the reasons why my family made the move here.

City of Choice

Nanaimo has been considered an excellent city for people moving from other parts of the country. According to the City of Nanaimo “The population in the Regional District of Nanaimo was estimated at 162,727 in 2020. Based on future projections, strong population growth is expected to continue in the Nanaimo area.”

Location, Location

If you are looking for a central city that has easy access to both Vancouver and Victoria, Nanaimo leads the way for Vancouver Island Cities. It’s 1.5 hours drive from Victoria and depending on mode of transportation, very convenient to Vancouver. You can take a float plane, ferry or commercial flight and be in Vancouver in short order. It’s also only 1.25 hours to the Mt. Washington ski hill.

Driving Gets Easier

Rush hour is easy in Nanaimo. There is so much more time to enjoy what life has to offer by not needing to deal with commuter traffic. Nanaimo has two highways making your drive to-and-from work easy and fairly quick. Summer traffic is heavier than winter, spring and fall due to tourism but even then, it’s reasonable.


A little-known secret, the natural appeal of Nanaimo is the affordability, and Nanaimo real estate is thriving. Prices have gone up considerably over the past twelve months, but prices are still far more affordable than Victoria and Vancouver. The variety of neighbourhoods allow home buyers so many options to choose from. Ocean front homes, view homes, lake and river front, rural acreages and family neighbourhoods are just some of the choices. Whether you're a family, retiree, or student looking for the very best Vancouver Island you should have many housing options in Nanaimo.

Living the 'Island' Life

Nanaimo is a recreational paradise. Life is slower and more relaxed here. You get the best of both worlds- all the amenities a good-sized city offers along with the beauty of beaches, hiking, swimming, boating along with the mild west coast climate.

For more information, please contact me for my FREE interactive Relocation Guide.

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