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Community Information

Duncan is located within the Cowichan Valley ("The Warm Land") on Vancouver Island. A vibrant community, growing quickly.  Duncan offers many recreational and entertainment venues as well as a quaint and bustling downtown core.

Duncan has that small town charm without being too small. It's convenient proximity to larger centres makes it an affordable option for people hoping to purchase. The drive from downtown Duncan to downtown Victoria is approximatley 60 minutes. The drive from downtown Duncan to the north end of Nanaimo (with popular shopping at Woodgrove Mall) is only 45 minutes. Many residents of Duncan commute to Victoria daily. This commute has just been made easier by a new and convenient commuter bus service.

“Houses can form a neighborhood but only people can make it a community."

Community is an essential part of family, of lifestyle, and of real estate.

Understanding local conditions in Duncan, the Cowichan Valley and surrounding areas is important when it comes to buying and selling real estate. The neighborhood you choose can have a dramatic impact on all other aspects of your life as well.

Please browse through the complimentary Duncan information we've provided.

When it’s time to move, call us for representation with experience, local market knowledge, and the confidence . We're full time Realtors with over 20 years combined experience selling real estate in the Cowichan Valley. Let us help to make your real estate goals become a reality. Doug & Brock


Tips for Finding the Perfect Neighborhood

1. Make a list of all of the amenities that are close by in the neighborhood you are considering as your new residence.  Keep in mind what distances and routes to each of these places are acceptable and what are not.

2. Determine what the best features of the neighborhoods are.  This is especially helpful if you are deciding between a few different neighborhoods.

Are there parks nearby?
Is it scenic and visually appealing?
Are there quiet areas, streets, culs de sac?
Are the people friendly in the neighborhood?
Is the neighborhood clean?  Yards, streets, parks?
Are there nice trees and foliage?
Do the lots have large or small yards?
Are there walkways and are they easily accessible?
Is it a safe neighborhood?
What are the market values of the homes in the area?
Are there many houses for sale?
How long ago was the community developed?
What is the average age of the people in the area?
Are there families with small children in the area?
What is the proximity to schools?
Are there community events or organizations?

3. Walk around in the neighborhood.  The best way to determine the cleanliness and friendliness of the neighborhood is to walk around in it and meet its residents.