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Spectacular Beaches!

Parksville Real Estate

Located in a beautiful oceanside community, Parksville attracts buyers searching for a high quality of life in a spectacular natural environment. Surrounded by parkland, beaches, mountains, rivers, trails, and lakes, the town is a natural oasis, with an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities all year-round.

With 11,000 residents, Parksville is a relatively small city, made up of active retirees and families who are looking to live in a relaxed and friendly community. The city has a peaceful, laid-back atmosphere, and property types in the area vary from waterfront properties and rural acreages, to residences in town, and master-planned communities. Contact Carly Carey today or click to read more about Parksville real estate.

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Parksville Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $898K
Lowest Price $329K
Highest Price $4.9M
Total Parksville Listings 199
Avg. Days On Market 44
Avg. Price/SQFT $562

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Parksville Real Estate Highlights

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    Gorgeous community parks & trails
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    Easy access to the beach
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    Mix of local and large businesses in the city center
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    Year-round community events and activities
Life In ParksvilleParksville offers residents all the city amenities with the quiet, relaxed atmosphere of a small town.
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Countless Amenities

Parksville Real Estate

Parksville homes for sale are ideally located, offering easy accessibility to city amenities, a wide array of outdoor spaces, and nearby attractions and activities. Parksville is only 37 kilometres north of Nanaimo, and with two BC Ferry terminals so close by, the mainland is just a boat ride away.

Property types in town include beachfront condos, single-family homes, well-planned townhouse communities, and more rural acreage properties. Parksville has a wonderful selection of homes just minutes from the waterfront, as well as new, upscale developments and mature homes that sit on large lots, surrounded by towering trees.

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Parksville At A Glance

The city is home to the beautiful Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, a big draw for both residents and tourists. The park features an expansive five kilometre beach, a shady wooded area with old growth trees, a trail that winds along the oceanfront, picnic spots, and a popular campground. At low-tide, visitors can walk almost a kilometre out from the shoreline, and families and children can be found building sand castles and splashing in the water.

Another local and family favourite is the Parksville Community Park, home to Parksville Beach, a waterfront boardwalk, and an impressive children's playground and water park. At the Parksville Beach Festival in July and August, visitors marvel at the stunning sand sculptures, built by artists for the area's famous sand sculpting competition.

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Top Parksville Highlights & Attractions

In addition to amazing parks, trails, and outdoor spaces, Parksville also boasts a number of great amenities including local shops and a diverse mix of restaurants. Parksville and the surrounding area are dotted with galleries and studios featuring the works of local artists, and for gourmet grocery items, charming boutiques, and goats on a roof, the quaint Coombs Country Market is only minutes away.

Parksville has its own community center which hosts events, classes, and programs for residents.  Other area highlights include the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, Little Mountain Lookout, and Englishman River Regional Park⁠—all of which are located just south of the community.

There are to major parks in the community of Parksville: the aptly-named Parksville Community Park, and the famed Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park. Although both of these parks are located right on the waterfront, they offer wildly different experiences for their visitors. Parksville Community Park is perfect for the kids. It features a splash pad and expansive playground. It also has an outdoor theatre, a skatepark, volleyball and tennis courts, plenty of parking, and picnic areas. It also hosts the Sand Sculpture Competition, which is an area highlight. In contrast, Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park is the perfect Instagrammable location, with beautiful trails that wind through the trees and run parallel to the water.

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Parksville Real Estate Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can you see whales from Parksville, BC?

A: Parksville and Qualicum Beach (a town located just to the north) are known for their whale-watching opportunities, so there are many chances to book a tour or view these majestic animals from your own boat.

Q: Are there any events in Parksville?

A: Yes, Parksville has several annual events, including (but not limited to) the Brant Wildlife Festival, the Polar Bear Splash, and the nearby Qualicum Beach Film Festival.

Q: Is Parksville a good place to live?

A: Parksville is an excellent place to live. Located on the waterfront just 30 minutes north of Nanaimo, Parksville offers a high quality of living and safe communities, making this a great option for families.

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