This is a very active residential development area right now with many new subdivisions popping up. People are enjoying the country feel you get in Chase River and the pocket of sun in the cinnabar valley. Being the artery to the Nanaimo River there tends to be a good amount of traffic is the summer. The housing is again a good mix of newer homes to homes in the late 70’s early 80’s. You will be able to find nice larger homes on a little bigger lots at more affordable prices. As most places in Nanaimo it is close to downtown about a 10 minute drive and a quick exit on the highway south to Victoria.