Given the mild climate and natural beauty of the Parksville & Qualicum Beach region, many retirees continue to relocate to the area. The higher cost of living in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver, and Victoria is encouraging a younger generation to move to this beautiful oceanside area as well.

Compared to the rising costs of living in Vancouver and Victoria, Parksville & Qualicum Beach offers affordability, less traffic, less stress, and a lifestyle built around your richness, not riches.

Find out what locals already know about this hidden gem. Below are the top 5 reasons to live in the beautiful Oceanside region:


Compared to Vancouver and Victoria, Parksville and Qualicum Beach offer affordable living.The average home price in the region, although up from last year, currently sits at $850,000, and is still more affordable than the mainland. You can start thinking three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a nice sized backyard for the family to enjoy, as opposed to a Vancouver/Victoria studio apartment or condominium space.

Less Traffic

No more hours spent in gridlock. You can have a shorter commute and spend less time in traffic. With a smaller population, it's simply not a problem that we face here in Oceanside. The only traffic you may find is on a hot summer's day at some of the best beaches that Canada has to offer.

Less Stress

Enjoy stress free living in Qualicum Beach, BCIt's true, Vancouver Island is more laid back. Why wouldn’t you want to lower your stress and live longer? Residents around here are not in a big hurry and take more time to enjoy the moment. It really is no wonder why. It is absolutely beautiful here. With the Georgia Strait to the front, and Arrowsmith Mountain to the back; bounties of old-growth forests with clear picturesque streams surrounded by eagles and're starting to get the picture- it's amazing.

The Lifestyle

The Parksville Qualicum Beach region is very community-oriented. Year round there are various unique events that bring the community together. Come and see the annual sand sculpting competition, with its small-town feel. Not only will you know your neighbours, but you will likely get to know everyone on your entire block. This area is family focused and has very low crime rates which make it a safe environment to raise a family or retire.

Build Your Life Around Richness, not Riches

Hiking on trails in and around Parksville & Qualicum Beach, BCOpen your front door and swim in the river, hike in the forest or kayak in the ocean - no two-hour drive required. All of Vancouver Island is at your doorstep from this central location, your outdoor adventure lifestyle is awaiting you. Start dreaming your adventure, it's never too far.

You can do it!

With a growing economy on Vancouver Island, the Central Vancouver Island region is becoming a desirable location to buy real estate. Baby Boomers, young families, entrepreneurs and single professionals alike are all purchasing homes in the region. The possibilities are endless and loaded with potential.

If you are interested in learning more about moving to Parksville Qualicum Beach, be sure to give us a call or please join our subscribe list so we can keep you up to date on homes available that suit your needs. Make your next move, your last move to Parksville Qualicum Beach, BC.

-Parker McDonald

Parker is well-versed in the Qualicum Beach & Parksville area and thoroughly loves being a real estate agent. Parker specializes in relocating his clients to the Parksville Qualicum area from all over Canada. Interested in making a change?  Contact Parker McDonald directly by calling 250-951-5662. Find out what life in a true Canadian paradise can be like for you and your family.

Parker McDonald
460 Realty
Qualicum Beach
679 Memorial Ave. Qualicum Beach BC, V9K 1T4