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Qualicum Beach Real Estate

With so much to offer, Qualicum Beach real estate opportunities are truly endless. This charming community is a popular choice among retirees looking to relax and enjoy Vancouver Island's exquisite scenery and mellow climate in a slow-paced setting.

The area features six provincial parks, kilometers of sandy beaches, beautiful golf courses, and tons of local activities. It is perfect for the active adults, families, and seniors looking for a quiet, calm, citizen-first neighborhood. Come home to community in Qualicum Beach! Contact Carly Carey today or click to read more about Qualicum Beach real estate.

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Qualicum Beach Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $1M
Lowest Price $88K
Highest Price $5.5M
Total Qualicum Beach Listings 174
Avg. Days On Market 53
Avg. Price/SQFT $561

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Qualicum Beach Real Estate Highlights

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    Annual community events, programs, and festivals
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    Tranquil, small-town atmosphere
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    Numerous parks and trails, four kilometers of beach
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    Easy drive to nearby towns and cities
Life In Qualicum BeachThe town of Qualicum Beach offers ample amenities, making it the perfect place for a visit or the an idyllic area to retire.
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Qualicum Beach Real Estate

Many of the luxury Qualicum Beach homes for sale and real estate listings feature stunning west-coast design with magnificent large wooden beams, stone masonry, and a variety of shapes, sizes, and colours. These properties often include beautiful open acreage, gated and fenced private yard, and a comforting closeness to nature and wildlife. Smaller single-family homes are conveniently located closer to the heart of Qualicum Beach, often within walking distance to downtown and nearby services and amenities.

No matter where you choose to live, you are almost guaranteed to be surrounded by nature when you search for homes in Qualicum Beach. Property types here include single family homes, rural acreage, oceanside condominiums, and cozy townhome communities — just to name a few. There is truly something here for every type of budget and vision.

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Qualicum Beach Lifestyle

Qualicum Beach is home to a highly active volunteer community. Residents of all ages and backgrounds will often host events, social gatherings, active living programs, and more at little or no cost to the community. There is also a skateboard park, public swimming pool, and community park, just to name a few.  

If you love golf, you'll love living near three of the best golf clubs on Vancouver Island. Eagle Crest Golf Club, Qualicum Beach Golf Course, and Pheasant Glen Golf Course offer professional fairways with a close view of the ocean and Mt. Arrowsmith.

One of the aspects that really sets this quaint island town apart from others is its focus on the locally-owned business model. All of the business in Qualicum Beach are owned and operated by Vancouver Island companies and residents, many of which choose to live in Qualicum Beach too!

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Top Qualicum Beach Highlights & Amenities

The tight-knit community of Qualicum Beach hosts numerous events, many of which take place at The Old School House Arts Center (TOSH): a historic building and landmark in the town. This includes workshops, classes, exhibitions, camps, and more. The Village Theatre, originally a movie theater, is now a center for the performing arts. Events in Qualicum Beach include Beach Day, the Brant Wildlife Festival, Ocean Mile Swim, and the Uptown Summer Market. 

Other community highlights include the Qualicum Beach Museum, Heritage Forest (a large park located in the center of the town), and Milner Gardens and Woodland (a green area and botanical garden). Heritage Forest is a popular urban escape, and offers easy walking trails through the area woods. Trail can be found off of Hemsworth Road, Crescent Road East, and Chester Road.

The highway runs right along the beach, and there is parking available just off the road, although it is limited. There are also some restaurants right on the waterfront. The beach itself is not a large one, but many enjoy walking along the shore or the waterfront trail to experience the scenic views. There are benches located all along the trail, and the trail itself is stroller and dog-friendly. 

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Qualicum Beach Real Estate Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are some favourite pastimes of Qualicum Beach residents?

A: The community of Qualicum Beach, BC is quite vibrant! Residents of this community enjoy visiting the local market, attending events at the local arts center, and getting active outdoors.

Q: Which community is better, Parksville or Qualicum Beach?

A: That depends on what you’re looking for! Parksville is larger, but Qualicum Beach has a more laid-back and charming atmosphere. Both of these communities are home to beautiful beaches and plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities.

Q: How far is Nanaimo from Qualicum Beach?

A: Depending on the traffic, Nanaimo is about a 40-minute drive south of Qualicum Beach.

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