Brechin Hill

One of the older parts of the city and is known for its variety of unique character homes.

Welcome to Brechin Hill

A listing that we sold in the area is a beautiful example of the types of Character homes that can be found in Brechin Hill.
 
A shot of where the BC Ferries comes into Departure Bay
 

Brechin Hill – Transportation Hub and Beautiful Views

Brechin Hill is one of the older parts of the city and is known for its variety of unique character homes. Many of these houses offer spectacular views of the ocean and Newcastle Island. Though Brechin is an older area of the city, many of these homes have been modernized, while others have maintained their original character look.
 
Brechin Hill is close to Nanaimo’s downtown core, making this quaint area even more appealing to those looking to be within proximity to local shopping and amenities. Residents of the Brechin area have easy access to Bowen Park where they can enjoy the walking trails, outdoor pool, tennis and beach volleyball courts, and a disc golf course. Bowen Park also offers a community center as well as two large picnic shelters, making this an ideal location for large events.
 
Protection Island can also be seen from Brechin Hill with ferry access from Downtown Nanaimo. The Dinghy Dock Pub on Protection is a “must-visit” for tourists and locals alike. This floating pub looks back at the City of Nanaimo with fantastic southern exposure while you enjoy the stunning views.
 
If you feel like Brechin Hill is the spot for you, check out Homes for Sale in this fantastic area!
 
A drone shot down Stewart Ave with many of Nanaimo’s marinas lining the channel
 

One of our gorgeous listings on Stewart Ave. You can now rent it as an Airbnb!

 

Overview for Brechin Hill, British Columbia

17,977 people live in Brechin Hill, where the median age is 46 and the average individual income is $80,200. Data provided by Statistics Canada.

17,977

Total Population

46 years

Median Age

Medium

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$80,200

Average individual Income

Around Brechin Hill, British Columbia

There's plenty to do around Brechin Hill, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

76
Very Walkable
Walking Score
74
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
49
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including White Rabbit Coffee, Kelly's Kitchen Cafe, and Horang.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.87 miles 13 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 4.72 miles 10 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $$$ 1.86 miles 22 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $ 1.8 miles 5 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining · $ 3.6 miles 5 reviews 4.8/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Brechin Hill, British Columbia

Brechin Hill has 8,485 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by Statistics Canada. Here’s what the people living in Brechin Hill do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by Statistics Canada. 17,977 people call Brechin Hill home. The population density is 1.328 and the largest age group is Data provided by Statistics Canada.

17,977

Total Population

Medium

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

46

Median Age

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-19:

10-19 Years

20-24:

20-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
8,485

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$80,200

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

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Single
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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Schools in Brechin Hill, British Columbia

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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Brechin Hill. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by Statistics Canada.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Discover Montessori School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Secondaire de Nanaimo
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Career Technical Centre
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Forest Park Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
Quarterway Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
Quarterway StrongStart Centre
PUBLIC
PreK - PreK
No rating available
Cilaire Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
Brechin Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available

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