Ladysmith

Just south of Nanaimo, Ladysmith is a town with strong ties to agriculture, tourism, and forestry. Rolling hills, mountain views, and sweeping ocean views provide residents an awe-inspiring setting, as well as fun year-round activities. With three elementary schools and one secondary school, Ladysmith is a great, safe place for families.

Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $706K
Lowest Price $13
Highest Price $3M
Total Listings 37
Avg. Days On Market 77
Avg. Price/SQFT $458

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Discover Ladysmith Real Estate

Many families look to the Ladysmith real estate market first when buying a new home. Not only is it a charming coastal community, but there is a house here to suit everybody.

The homes for sale in Ladysmith include spacious three bedroom units, with 9 foot ceilings, open concept design, hardwood laminate flooring, and balconies for taking in the mountain and/or ocean views -- all for under half a million dollars.

There are also spectacular luxury homes with panoramic views from all three levels of the property. These types of Ladysmith homes are commonly listed at more than a million dollars, but still rarely found at such a low price point.

These single-family homes in Ladysmith are typically bungalow, beach, and cottage style with plenty of bathrooms and private yard space, ideal for families of all sizes. With one of the strongest economies in Canada, Ladysmith is a great place to settle.

With a population of just under 10,000, this is a vibrant community for families that offers so much opportunity, outdoor recreation, and ocean living. Whether you’re looking for a residential home, a fantastic apartment, or a cabin with acres of land, Ladysmith is a great choice in Central Vancouver Island.

Explore the Ladysmith Community

Residents of Ladysmith love their quaint seaside town that is still large enough to have many services, amenities, and sources of fun things to do. They also love how close they are to the wonderful city of Nanaimo, whether for a casual trip, or commuting to and from work. There are only 22 kilometers between the two communities via the Trans Canada Highway.

Every day offers the potential for a great adventure for the residents of Ladysmith. Tourists travel here year round because it is so well known for being a magical place.

Surrounding the downtown and residential neighborhoods of Ladysmith is more than the stunning scenery of the mountains, forests, and vast ocean. The landscape here provides the residents with some of the most exciting outdoor recreation on Vancouver Island.

Bungee jumping, mountain biking, hiking, and more is world class here in Ladysmith, and there’s even more to do out on the water. Paddle boarding, boating, whale watching, kayaking, and days spent at the beach are perfect for hot sunny days.

The community here celebrates its interesting history by restoring and celebrating its heritage buildings. Ladysmith feels revitalized with local boutique shops, quaint cafes, delicious restaurants, and galleries lining the streets in the heart of the town. 1st Avenue is a street you can’t miss that features some of Ladysmith’s favorite local businesses.

Amenities Near Ladysmith Homes

The thriving community of Ladysmith has created a demand and opportunity for economic growth. It’s a great place to start a business, and that’s why so many local and familiar establishments are available to the residents here.

On the very popular 1st Ave, you’ll find delicious restaurants for whatever craving you have. With places like Spice Hut Indian Cuisine, Roberts Street Pizza, and Mr. Teriyaki & Mrs. Sushi, there’s something for everyone here. The Fox and Hounds is the spot in Ladysmith to grab a beer.

Schools in Ladysmith

In Ladysmith, there are three elementary schools and one secondary school.

  • Ladysmith Primary School
  • Ladysmith Intermediate School
  • École North Oyster Elementary School
  • Ladysmith Secondary School

Parks in Ladysmith

The residential streets are quiet here in Ladysmith, and the neighborhoods here were designed for families. It seems like around every corner there’s a spacious park to play in and enjoy.

Harbourview Park in the south offers a great balance of grassy fields and close proximity to the beach, while Holland Creek Ball Park has baseball diamonds, picnic areas, and trailheads that lead to four fascinating kilometres of trails.

There are many inner city parks to take advantage of as well, like Kinsmen Park & Playground and Queens Park. For those that live in the heart of Ladysmith, these parks are just a quick walk away.

Forest Field and Bob Stuart Park are two more massive parks in the north of Ladysmith. They both have plenty of room for whatever outdoor activities you want to take part in, as well as rugby fields, soccer fields, and baseball diamonds -- all with glorious mountain views.

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