5443 Big Bear Ridge, Nanaimo


5443 Big Bear Ridge • 489,000 • 1,657 Sq. Ft.

Minutes from Brannen Lake on a quiet no-through road with great walkability and access to amenities. Located in Pleasant Valley, just off of Metral Dr, this home sits close to grocery stores and other shopping. Just outside the front door is access to the Parkway trail, connecting you to other areas of Nanaimo easily by foot or bike. The large, flat backyard provides the opportunity for garden space while still having space for children’s toys and entertainment. On the entry level main floor, the living room and joining dining room create a great space for gathering with friends and family and a sliding door allows you to connect seamlessly with your backyard space. The den off the kitchen provides a large space great for storage or a children’s playroom. Having bedrooms on the second level provides separation from the common living space so everyone in the home can have their private space

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Pleasant Valley

Vancouver Island and Nanaimo Real Estate

Get to Know Pleasant Valley

Pleasant Valley: A Modern Retreat in the Heart of Nanaimo's North End. Situated near the tranquil shores of Brannen Lake, Pleasant Valley is a gem in the northern part of Nanaimo, blending natural beauty with urban convenience. This picturesque neighborhood is ideally positioned close to two of Nanaimo's major shopping destinations: the bustling Woodgrove Centre and the nearby Nanaimo North Town Centre.

Homes in Pleasant Valley, mostly constructed around the 1980s, offer modern living spaces with a nod to their more rural past. Many of these residences are nestled near the lake, providing a serene living environment. The development of Pleasant Valley marked a transformation from its rural roots to a contemporary neighborhood, offering a unique blend of past and present.

Beyond its immediate surroundings, Pleasant Valley enjoys proximity to other notable areas like Uplands and Long Lake, adding to its appeal. This neighborhood is perfect for those who appreciate a modern, lakeside lifestyle within easy reach of Nanaimo's vibrant shopping and recreational spots

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Nanaimo Montessori School
945 Waddington Road, Nanaimo, BC
(250) 753-0649

Brechin Elementary
510 Millstone Ave., Nanaimo, BC
(250) 754-7523

Forest Park Elementary
2050 Latimer Road, Nanaimo, BC
(250) 758-6892

Nanaimo District Secondary
355 Wakesiah Ave, Nanaimo, BC,
(250) 740-2000

*school catchment areas can change without notice; click the school locator link below to verify:
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Beaches and Parks

Beach Estates Park – Most of this park is trail, leading down to a small pebbly beach and the ocean. Features: beautiful waterfalls and ample lush greenery.

Beban Park – Large park with several areas for sports and play. Features: outdoor pool, trails, disc golf course, skate bowl, seniors’ center, 2 picnic shelters with children’s playgrounds, tennis courts, beach volleyball, horseshoes, seasonal petting zoo and duck pond. Trails along the Millstone River lead to a scenic waterfall and rhododendron grove.

Beaufort Park – Park with community garden. Features: tennis courts, walking trails and a year round dog off leash area that is partially fenced.

Hawthorne Park – Named after the English Hawthorne bushes that populate the area, this park is a perfect for an evening jog or walk, alone or with your pet. The park surrounds ponds and has many trail loops to follow.

Bowen Park – Bowen Park offers both sports and tranquility. This particular park stays busy year round because of all the activities it offers. During the summer months the outdoor swimming pool opens up and becomes a great way to cool off on those hot days. During the winter months, the hills are great for tobogganing. All throughout the year the playgrounds and seniors centre are open and keep the park very busy with people from all ages.

Buttertubs Marsh – Two km loop trail around this bird and wildlife sanctuary. Features: observation decks and a tower, and walking or running trail.

Colliery Dam Park – Large park with designated dog off leash area 6am-10am and then again 4pm to dusk daily. Features: trail system, waterfall, and fresh-water swimming (no lifeguard on duty).

Living Forest Park – Campground and RV Park –open year round. Features: 50 acres for private, family sized camp sites. Trails, ocean views, bicycling, paddling, swimming, birding, basketball, bocce, beach volley ball.

Westwood Lake – Westwood Lake Park has a much used 5.51 km trail around the lake in the foothills of Mt. Benson. Features: beach area and swimming with lifeguard patrol (June-August), children’s play park, running and walking trails, with shorter trails available towards the south end of the trail. Electric motors and non- powered boating allowed, washroom and change room building on site.

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