SOLD 186 Bird Sanctuary Drive Nanaimo



Nanaimo University District Home

This five bedroom basement entry residence is in a great location close to sports fields, Aquatic Centre and Vancouver Island University. Steps from your own front door is Buttertubs Marsh. This bird and wildlife sanctuary has a 2 km loop trail with viewing platforms. The home is set on a large lot designed to take in Mt Benson views from inside and out. With a bit of imagination and hard work, this property can be renewed to become the perfect home for a growing family. On the main level is a spacious living room with gas fireplace and adjoining dining room. Glass doors open onto a partly covered front deck which takes in Mt. Benson views.

Everything is at your fingertips in the efficient kitchen and for casual meals, there is an eating nook with access to the rear decks, both with wonderful Mt. Benson views. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms complete this level. The lower level is ideal for teens as there is a spacious family room, three piece bathroom and two bedrooms. The laundry room is equipped with a stacking washer and dryer and offers access to the single garage. A garden shed provides added storage. This is a wonderful opportunity to put your own special touches on an affordable home in a great neighborhood. All data and measurements are approximate and must be verified if fundamental.

The Neighbourhood

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University District

This neighbourhood includes many of Nanaimo’s major education and athletic centres, such as Vancouver Island University, various Senior Secondary Schools and Nanaimo’s largest sporting facility, attached to the Nanaimo Ice Centre, Aquatic Centre and the Serauxman Stadium. University District is a new name for the areas of Harewood closest to the Vancouver Island University. The University District’s boundaries run south into Chase River near Tenth Street, west to the University and north to Third Street and Bowen Road. The railway tracks separate the University District from South Nanaimo to the east, towards the ocean. This neighbourhood is known for its different variety of houses, ranging from character homes to newer models. Close to the wooded area of Colliery Dam Park and the trendy Waterfront District, this neighbourhood is attractive for its close location to many different amenities. This area is also easily accessible to the Parkway Trail, where you can cycle or jog all the way to North Nanaimo.


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Vicky Needham REALTOR®

Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Vicky began her Real Estate career in Powell River in 1993. Vicky joined RE/MAX in 2001 and received the RE/MAX International Hall of Fame Award in 2010. Returning to Nanaimo in 2012, Vicky joined RE/MAX of Nanaimo, bringing with her an extensive referral network with Realtors across Canada. Vicky is delighted to bring her experience, knowledge, strong communication and negotiating skills to the Miller Team. Vicky continues to be a proud supporter of the Children’s Miracle Network, a charity which supports BC Children’s Hospital and the Bruce Denniston Bone Marrow Society. Contact Vicky today at [email protected]