North Alberni

Houses for Sale in North Alberni


North Alberni is one of the most sought after neighbourhoods in Port Alberni. This vibrant area, once recognized as the "city of Alberni" in Port Alberni's historic "twin city" past, is at the core of the Alberni Valley.

The neighbourhood is a diverse residential-commercial centre between Roger Street and the borders of Cherry Creek and Beaver Creek electoral areas. North Alberni is further segmented into Upper North Alberni and Lower North Alberni respective to a dividing line of historical railway tracks. Explore our listings below of houses for sale in North Alberni or continue reading to learn more.

About North Port Alberni

Combining commercial districts with desirable neighbourhoods, North Alberni features some of the valley's prime real estate. The elevated area of North Alberni offers houses adjacent to green belts and trails, and close to the Pacific Rim Shopping Center, while the lower flatland area harmoniously mixes charming character houses with shopping centres and historic locales.

The neighbourhood is bordered by Cherry CreekBeaver Creek, Westporte Place, and Glenwood, with residential areas along the Somass River and up the hill on Johnston providing some of the most sought after Real Estate in the valley. The top of the hill features quiet real estate in close proximity to the Pacific Rim Shopping Center. The lower flats are home to real estate that meshes with small shopping centers and a variety of local history, like the J&L Drive In and Pete’s Mountain Meats in the original North Port Post office.

At the foot of Johnston is the Victoria Quay and the Clutesi Haven Marina where the waters of the Somass River meet the Alberni Inlet. Tourists and valley residents alike enjoy the picturesque walkway as they relax and enjoy bear watching during the salmon runs in the river mouth. Eagles swooping in for salmon and seals skimming through the water put on a show as they catch their meals in front of the Victoria Quay walkway. Visit the boardwalk center highlighted by the figures welcoming visitors from the land and sea created by the Hupacasath First Nations Carvers and the Nu-Chah-Nulth Whaler’s Canoe depicting the traditional pursuit of the grey whale as a tribute to the seafaring culture of the Tseshaht and Hupacasath First Nations.

Central to shopping, sought after schools, restaurants, brew pubs, Kitsuksis Creek Dyke, Blair Park, Roger Creek Park, and Victoria Quay, North Alberni is a bustling section of town with the quieter areas off of the Johnston Rd Corridor. For dog owners who are looking for a park for their pooch there are Stirling Off Leash Dog Park and Spencer Off Leash Dog Park to accommodate some free romping around.

The beauty of buying a house or property for sale in North Port Alberni is that everything is within walking distance! Even our own Royal LePage Port Alberni-Pacific Rim office is located at the Victoria Quay, where we can watch the wildlife fishing across the tidal river when we take a break from posting our new listings.

North Alberni Housing Market

North Alberni is one of the most popular neighbourhoods in the Alberni Valley. Within walking distance to all amenities and close to trails, parks, and dog friendly parks, it is easy to see why.

The pricing range of the North Alberni housing market reflects the diversity of the real estate market, starting from $45,000-$220,000 for mobile homes or developed land, and with townhouses and condominiums available within the comfortable range of $330,000. A half-duplex can be yours for around $450,000, and for those who are seeking more luxury, custom high-end new builds on sizable lots are offered up to $1,298,000.

Additionally, riverside estates designed to welcome B&B guests are an attractive option priced up to $2,195,000. No matter your needs, North Alberni offers a range of properties in proximity to the centre of it all. It's truly a place where you can find a property tailored to your unique budget and lifestyle.

Being the highly coveted neighbourhood it is, North Alberni prides itself on having a markedly lower crime rate compared to other areas of the city, enhancing its appeal for potential homeowners. Housing approximately 5,860 residents, North Alberni contributes significantly to Port Alberni's overall population of around 18,000, or 25,000 when including the neighbouring rural areas.

The demographic makeup of North Alberni is diversified with approximately 40% of its residents aged 60 years and older, while the remainder is comprised of residents aged 0-59 years, including a dynamic 18% aged 0-19 years. This variety gives North Alberni a balanced, welcoming, and intergenerational charm.

North Alberni is under the jurisdiction of the City of Port Alberni for sewer, water, and trash disposal and is served by the Port Alberni Fire Department. Choose North Alberni for stunning views of Mount Arrowsmith, walking paths and trails, proximity to the marina and the river, or to be a short drive to the country and Sproat Lake and enjoy a true West Coast Lifestyle. 

North Alberni Neighbourhood Amenities

An abundance of shopping, trails, dog parks, health resources with dental and medical care, sought after schools, and childcare make North Port Alberni a great place for families and retirees alike. A hub and city centre, North Alberni has all your needs within walking distance in both upper and lower North Alberni.

Upper North Alberni features the Pacific Rim Shopping Center and the Alberni Mall. The surrounding area of moderately priced to executive homes borders on Cherry Creek and miles of walking trails through wooded and suburban neighbourhoods. Groceries, pet care, banking, and furniture stores are complemented by a variety of restaurants and past times with a large 24 hour gym and the local Casino. Enjoy dining out in the many unique and well known eateries or visit the Fresh Coast Market for “made fresh daily meals” ready to go home with you!

Lower North Alberni offers 3 plazas within a 10 block radius; an abundance of tasty eats at a variety of restaurants and cafes; clothing stores for men, women, and children; a specialty shoe shop; several auto suppliers and repair shops; and a touchless car wash. Need furniture, flowers, jewelry, electronics, a surf board, or fishing supplies? Find them all in Lower North Alberni. Take a walk on the dyke to warm up for your gym time at Alberni Fitness or spend some quality time at Stirling Dog Park with your furry friend.

Want to find out more about the available amenities in Port Alberni? Check out the Spotlight on Alberni and the Discover Alberni Videos on YouTube!

North Alberni Schools

North Alberni is serviced by École Alberni Elementary School in Lower North Alberni and John Howitt Elementary School in Upper North Alberni. Alberni District Secondary School is within walking distance from many households and via daily bus service for those in the Upper North Alberni area. Students attending École Alberni Elementary can take advantage of French Immersion schooling throughout elementary schooling.

North Alberni Real Estate Agents

Our Royal LePage real estate agents will guide you through North Alberni's real estate possibilities. Dedicated and equipped with insightful local knowledge, Royal LePage's North Alberni real estate agents commit to providing a smooth and rewarding property journey. 

Explore the opportunities that await you in North Alberni, where some of Port Alberni's most sought-after real estate is waiting to capture your heart. Give us a call at 250.723.5478 or contact us today to find out how our expert real estate agents can be of assistance to you. Alternatively, if you own a property in North Alberni that you are thinking about selling, contact us for a free home evaluation!


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