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Pier of Nanaimo,BC
Downtown Nanaimo harbour, view from the boardwalk
Aerial view of downtown Nanaimo harbour overlooking Newcastle Island and Gabriola Island, BC

Living In Nanaimo

Ballard Fine Homes Nanaimo

If you’re looking for a custom home builder on Vancouver Island, then Donald Ballard is your man. At Ballard Fine Homes, Don has helped many families and even the occasional celebrity with their home building needs. The size of the project doesn’t matter – big or small, the job gets done with integrity, hard work, and in a timely manner. Don and his team will help with anything from design features like feng shui tips all the way to elaborate, executive-style oceanfront properties.
Older retired couple enjoying the views of Nanaimo, BC
Photo of Ballard Fine Homes storefront with blue skies in the background
Family enjoying new home Nanaimo, BC

Is Nanaimo a good place to live?

The oceanside, central city of Nanaimo is well known for many reasons, including the famous “Nanaimo Bar” dessert! But there are more than just treats for this harbour city.

With quirky events like bathtub races and an ever-increasing population, some may wonder what a place like Nanaimo is all about.

We’ll explain the different neighbourhoods, schools, attractions, parks, and other amenities within Nanaimo. 

Quality of Life in Nanaimo

These are links to external websites with information about various quality-of-life measurements.

If you are curious about subjects such as weather, crime rates, or cost of living, these links should help give you a better idea of life in Nanaimo.

Landscape photo overlooking Nanaimo, BC water

Nanaimo New Homes for Sale

As home builders, Ballard Fine Homes has become very familiar with Oceanside communities like Nanaimo. We build custom homes for a living, so we don’t want to build just anywhere. The location needs to match the lifestyle of the client. 

With values such as trust, strong relationships, and top-quality workmanship, where to build a home is just as important as how it is built. For that reason, we have created a neighbourhood guide for Nanaimo to give outsiders a glimpse into some of the perks of living in Nanaimo. 

Ballard Fine Homes contains several new homes for sale in Nanaimo and other Oceanside communities. 

Neighbourhoods in Nanaimo

Which area of Nanaimo is suitable for you?

View our Neighbourhood Guide for more information about each region in Nanaimo.

Neighbourhood in Nanaimo Ballard Fine Homes

Our Latest Developments

In select communities, Ballard Fine Homes has development projects underway. These projects include custom-built or spec homes in brand-new subdivisions. To check if Ballard is building in Nanaimo, please view the current development projects or give the office a call. We’d love to hear from you!

If you are interested in purchasing an empty lot or tearing down your existing home for a rebuild, Ballard Fine Homes is happy to assist. As you’ve seen, Nanaimo has several fantastic neighbourhoods suitable for a variety of lifestyles. If you have found the right area but the home doesn’t quite match your vision, Don Ballard and his team can help. Custom home building and renovation projects (big or small) are at the core of these Nanaimo builders.

Southshore past build by Ballard Fine Homes

Home Builder Reviews

Don Ballard and his team have proven results when it comes to new home construction because they value professionalism and quality above all else. Take a look for yourself at the level of customer satisfaction and rating behind Ballard Fine Homes. Further testimonials can be found on the main website.

  • We purchased our first Ballard home in 2020 and we’re thrilled with the high quality of the home, turn-key and the professionalism of Don Ballard and his staff. In 2021 we decided to move and build our forever home. There was no question who we wanted to built this home, and that was of course Ballard Fine Homes. We were involved in every aspect from design start to completion. We would highly recommend Don Ballard and his team. Thank you Don, for our beautiful home!

    Pam Itterman Avatar Pam Itterman
    October 16, 2022
  • We had our custom home built with Ballard Homes and we love it! So much so that we are having our next home built with them! It was a great experience with beautiful results!

    Silvia Isachsen Avatar Silvia Isachsen
    September 16, 2022
  • My wife and I visited the Ballard show home a few months ago and I can’t say enough about Ballard Fine Homes. We are looking to build a home and we have spoken and toured many show homes and Ballard by far has the nicest product and service team in my opinion. This will be our third house and we want it to be the final one and they have really bent over backwards to help us achieve that. We were recommended by friends and we can’t thank them enough.

    Chris Jackson Avatar Chris Jackson
    December 16, 2020

Ballard News and Awards

Recently Sold Homes

Interested in seeing what has sold recently? Below are a few examples of homes sold to happy clients. To see more recently sold homes, please view our main website.

Lot 16 – 3220 Klanawa Cres, Courtenay by Ballard Fine Homes
3258 Klanawa Cres.
5 BED | 4 BATH | 3,325 SQFT
Lot 11 – 3205 Klanawa Cres, Courtenay by Ballard Fine Homes
1163 Silversmith Place
4 BED | 3 BATH | 2,219 SQFT
Lot 1 – 3148 Mission Rd.
Lot 1 – 3148 Mission Rd
5 BED | 4 BATH | 3,135 SQFT

Awards and Recognition

We are humbled and proud to be recognized for our committment to exceptional customer service and craftsmanship by several third parties.

I am so pleased and proud to call Don Ballard my builder and life long friend. ~Maria Osmond

Avalon past build by Ballard Fine Homes
Don Ballard looking over housing plan for Ballard Fine Homes
Start Building With Don

Contact Don Ballard and his team to start on your new Nanaimo home.

Ballard FIne Homes outside storefront with blue sky in the background
Don Ballard looking over housing plan for Ballard Fine Homes

Start Building With Don

Contact Don Ballard and his team to start on your new Nanaimo home.