The Hospital districts neighbourhood culture is friendly and down-to-earth. The homes are varied and often interesting architecturally, affordable and most properties have decent-sized yards with mature foliage. The Hospital Area is a good entry point for people who want to try living in Nanaimo. It's not pretentious, it's pretty, and convenient, and the location is midway between downtown and the north end of Nanaimo.
Kiwanis Village is conveniently located here on a six acre campus of care catering to seniors requiring various levels of support and accommodation. This unique setting allows seniors to age in place. Kiwanis Village is adjacent to the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital - NRGH. Vancouver Island Health authority VIHA, provides services through a network of hospitals including NRGH, clinics, centres, health units, and residential facilities.
The well-situated Beaufort Centre is across from the hospital and offers the Windward Pub, TD Canada Trust, Life Labs, a Serious Coffee and more. Brooks Landing formerly Northbrook, a strip mall with a Royal Bank of Canada, Home Hardware, Staples, a Thrifty Foods, and doctor’s offices, and is on a major transit route with a stop at the entrance of the Village. The Hospital District is centrally located to the Beach Estates Park, Beban Park, and Bowen Park.