Lakeside Living in Nanaimo

Nanaimo British Columbia is full of unique little pockets of the outdoor living lifestyle and the character of expansive waterfront living. There’s a new urban lifestyle vibe growing in Nanaimo’s downtown core and there are plenty of residential communities within commuting distance (not walking) of our city centre. Ocean front, island life, mountainside, agricultural and last but not least, lakeside living at its finest. 

Long Lake

Long Lake, situated on the Trans Canada Highway in the heart of Nanaimo, is lined with homes, a public beach, the Berwick retirement community, Nanaimo’s rowing club and a hotel. Many of Long Lake’s homes are high above the shoreline with incredible views of Mount Benson, private docks and lots of natural landscape. These lakeside home owners are known to own power boats, paddles boards, kayaks, jet-skis and a float plane or two. The lake is stocked with trout and has a boat launch for the communities use. A place to enjoy short lakeside trails that leading to a quiet fishing spot in one corner of the lake.

Brannen Lake

Lakeside Living Events

Brannen Lake, also in the heart of Nanaimo, could possibly be one of Nanaimo’s most underrated neighbourhoods. Many of the homes that grace the waters edge are close to each other and because of the small lots, there aren’t any mansions here. With the feeling of being at the family home on the lake, and the conveniences of biking, walking or driving only minutes to all amenities, this lakeside living offers relaxation and a breath of fresh air at the end of your long days.

The walkout waterfront, ever-changing views of the lake, a safe and quiet neighbourhood and Southwest & South facing homes make this a highly desirable location to retire or raise a family. Turnkey properties, summertime fun on your private dock and the following conveniences: 

  • Public Beach
  • Public Boat Launch 
  • Private Dock for Community Residence and Guests Only
  • RV Storage

Individual home owners own power boats, paddles boards, kayaks, jet-skis and a float plane on Brannen Lake too! 

Nanaimo’s lakeside living

Brannen Lake Lakeside Living Nanaimo

Two lakeside living communities sure to make you take a second look. Only minutes to Woodgrove Mall, Home Depot, Chapters, Starbucks and Thrifty Foods, not to mention our favourite locally owned businesses like Quality Foods, Nori Sushi, The Buzz coffee shop and Canadian Tire.

These properties are worth take a second look. Remember, you can always change your decor but you can’t change the location of your home. Where else can you find stellar walkout waterfront, minutes form your job, in the heart of a city.

Feature image and image credits, pHockin.